E. Ce Miller is a writer, reader, activist, feminist, and yoga instructor, usually in desperate need of a hairbrush. Currently she writes about books for Bustle, and has been a writing mentor for the PEN America Prison Writing Program and the Afghan Women's Writing Project. Her words have appeared in Culture Trip, Midwestern Gothic, Sixfold Journal, The Sun Magazine, and more.

Why So Many Sexual Assaults Are Unreported, According To 2 Must-Read Books

If the “uproarious laughter” of now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is indelibly imprinted in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s mind, her reporting of that laughter — and the alleged assault that went with it — is now indelibly imprinted…
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20 Feminist Book Quotes To Remind You There's Power In Anger

I don’t know about you, but I am SPENT right now. Everyday, there's a new fury-igniting headline (come to think of it, every hour, sometimes) to remind us of the regular injustices being committed, the lies we are being told, the immense work that…
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This Riveting New Book Is About The Arson That Nearly Destroyed The Los Angeles Public Library

It might seem odd to begin a story about loving books from a place of burning books, a story of loving libraries from a library engulfed in flames — but that’s exactly what journalist and author Susan Orlean has done in her most recent title, The…
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21 Quotes From Rebecca Traister's Timely New Book 'Good And Mad'

New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Traister is good and mad — at least, that is, according to her latest book, Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger. Out just days before the divisive (and, as far as Traister was concerned,…
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Rebecca Traister's New Book Celebrates The Power Of Women's Anger

When I speak to New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Traister, we’re just over 24 hours away from hearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. I’m mad. Traister is mad. It seems, at times, like the entire…
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I'd Read Biographies About These 25 Women In A Heartbeat

I was in my twenties before I learned that Rosa Parks wasn’t tired when she sat down, that women wrote the code to put men on the moon, that “Roe” was actually her name, that there were countries around the world who had already elected female…
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This 1948 Medical Guide Is Dangerous & Sexist — And Sadly, Too Little Has Changed

It started out, really, as a joke: When my sisters, my mother, and I discovered the Pictorial Medical Guide in my grandmother’s library — first published as Every Woman’s Standard Medical Guide in 1948 — we couldn’t believe some of the medical…
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Why Immigration Activist Julissa Arce Adapted Her Memoir For Young Readers

Julissa Arce doesn’t remember reading a single book in middle school with a protagonist who was someone like her: a Latina immigrant living in the United States. That’s one of the reasons Arce — social justice advocate, cofounder and chairman of the…
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Your Favorite Fairytales Get A Makeover In This Absorbing New Collection

What if Little Red Riding Hood actually became ruler of the wolves, instead of being eaten by one? What if Rapunzel used her braid to climb down the tower herself, instead of lowering it for the prince to rescue her? What if Snow White and Sleeping…
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These 13 Authors Haven't Released New Fiction In A While — And I Would Love To Read More

In this instant-everything age, a book-lover’s greatest struggle — or, at least, one of the many — is waiting for a favorite author to publish a new book. (Fans of George R.R. Martin understand this particularly well, I hear.) Granted, novels come…
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13 Books That Mean More To Me In My 30s — And Might Mean More To You, Too

Since I first learned to read, I’ve always been pretty interested in reading books that were well beyond my age group or understanding. Although my mother never really monitored or censored my reading material, there was still something that felt…
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When I Became A Mom, I Turned To An Unexpected Harry Potter Mother For Inspiration

“Your mother died to save you,” Headmaster Dumbledore explains to an intrepid, first year Harry Potter, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. "If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn’t realize that love as powerful…
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15 Nonfiction Books So Terrifying, You'll Think They're Horror

If you’re a fan of reading horror, you’re already familiar with the qualities of a great horror novel: surprise, suspense, shock, maybe even a little disgust here and there for some "ick" factor. It definitely needs to be scary. But one of the keys…
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9 Thrillers To Fill The 'Sharp Objects' Shaped Hole In Your Life

Whether you’ve been with her since Gone Girl fever or only arrived at the altar of Gillian Flynn during the more recent HBO adaptation of her novel Sharp Objects, there’s no denying that the thriller writer is having a major moment. Few writers…
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I Found A Women's Liberation Book In My Grandma's Library & It Changed My Relationship With Her

How much can you really learn about a person from the books that they keep? It’s a question I’ve asked myself dozens of times — from the shelf-perusing of my first babysitting gigs and college house parties, to overnights at new boyfriends’…
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This Searing Biography Of Laura Ingalls Wilder Changed The Way I Think About Her Books

If asked to name the favorite book of my childhood, I can’t say that Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House series would necessarily be the first that comes to mind. But they were undoubtedly the most ubiquitous books of my childhood — that…
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9 Writers To Follow If You Want To Think More Deeply About The Books You're Reading

Something I love almost as much as reading books is reading what other readers (particularly the seasoned, scholarly, decidedly elbow-patchy kind) have to say about the books I’ve read. In the age of 280-character hot takes, true literary criticism…
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These 10 Book Quotes Will Help You Grieve & Heal After The Death Of A Pet

Anybody who loves books knows that loving books and loving cats go hand-in-hand (hand-in-paw?) At least, that has always been the case for me. So in 2003, when I adopted my very first, and much longed-for kitten, I knew I had found my reading buddy…
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'A River Of Stars' Is A Powerful Story About The Unique Challenges Of Immigrant Mothers

“If you’re of Chinese descent, “Ni cong nali lai?” is often the first or second question you get from another Chinese person: where are you from?” award-winning author Vanessa Hua, whose debut novel A River of Stars, tells Bustle. The novel takes…
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This Poetry Collection Might Help You Make Sense Of The State Of The World Right Now

“Here’s the problem — is it a problem? — with writers and poets: we think every moment is worthy of a poem,” Ada Limón tells Bustle. “When people say they can’t find anything to write about, I realize I feel the exact opposite. There is too much to…
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