Kerri Jarema
Kerri Jarema is a writer from New York City. She has worked in the fashion and entertainment industries as an editor and reporter, was the founder of lydiamag.com, and spent two years as a children's bookseller. She strongly identifies as a Capricorn Gryffindor.

Jenny Han Never Saw An Asian-American Girl Star In A Teen Movie — Until Her Book Got Adapted

Seeing a YA book turned into a film is not exactly a rare occurence. Some of the biggest and most lucrative films of the last 10 years — Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight — were stories pulled directly from the pages of young adult books.…
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This 'Frankenstein' Retelling Will Change The Way You Think About The Classic Story

It's undeniable that Mary Shelley's macabre horror story, Frankenstein, is one of the most enduring classics in literature. Readers everywhere just can't seem to get enough of the tale of Victor Frankenstein and his monster. But have you ever…
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This Aretha Franklin Reading List Is The Best Of Writing By Her & About Her

Grammy Award winning soul singer Aretha Franklin died on Thursday at age 76. News broke earlier this week that Franklin was "gravely ill" with pancreatic cancer, prompting an outpouring of love and well-wishes from fans and celebrities alike — even…
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10 Nonfiction Books To Read If You Miss Going Back To School Every Fall

Every year, when August rolls around and fall seems imminent despite the 90 degree temperatures, I can't help but think of two things: that opening scene in You've Got Mail with the "bouquet of sharpened pencils" and the old excitement of going back…
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11 Book-To-Movie Adaptations That NEED To Happen, Because We Need More Diverse Love Stories

The '90s were a Golden Age for rom-coms. During that decade, more classics than I can count on one hand were released — You've Got Mail, 10 Things I Hate About You, Never Been Kissed — but none of them were exactly diverse. It's no secret that…
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If You're Looking For Jane Austen Vibes With A Side Of Murder, This Is The Book For You

When you think of Regency Romance novels, the first author to come to mind is probably Jane Austen. If you're anything like me, you probably think of fierce heroines like Elizabeth Bennet, and love stories that are equal parts frustrating, romantic…
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17 Books That Combine Food AND Romance With Delicious Results

It scarcely needs to be said that food and passion go hand-in-hand. There is something sumptuous about the act of cooking and eating — the tactile experience of hands kneading bread dough, lips smacking against a lemon cake, mouths watering at the…
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A 'Golden Girls' Cookbook Is Coming & OMG There Is So Much Cheesecake

If you've ever watched the classic '80s sitcom, The Golden Girls, you'll know that there are certain variables that make up the equation of its enduring success: A snarky comment from Sophia, a meandering St. Olaf story from Rose, Blanche's latest…
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These 2 Rom-Coms Totally Shook Up My Ideas About Modern Romance

If you've ever experienced the modern dating scene (or helped a friend navigate through it) you already know that things can get pretty wild out there. Between catfishing and ghosting and breadcrumbing and Gatsbying, it seems like a lot of romance…
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You Should Definitely Judge These 11 Yellow Books By Their Gorgeous Covers

Millennial pink has been the reigning color of everything from fashion to homewares — and it has even resulted in a long list of pink book covers — for the past few years. But some are seeing a new shade on the horizon, one decidedly more sunny...…
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This Free App Makes It Possible For Me To Read Way More For Way Less Money

It wasn't until I made a list of everything I've read so far this year that I was able to admit it: I've been in a reading rut for a while. At the beginning of 2018 especially, I had been feeling the effects of my limited "reading identity" and it…
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11 Hermione-Inspired Accessories To Pay Tribute To The Brightest Witch Of Her Age

Hermione Granger is known for many incredible things — her mind-blowing talent, her bold bravery, her unmatched intelligence — but she definitely isn't known for her stylish wardrobe. In the books, readers don't see much about Hermione's clothes and…
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11 Must-Have Harry Potter Party Supplies You Need To Celebrate Any Magical Event

If you're the kind of Harry Potter fan who looks forward to commemorating special days from the series every year — the start of term at Hogwarts every Sept. 1 or Harry's final battle with Voldemort on May 2 — then marking Harry Potter's birthday on…
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A New York Museum Is Celebrating Harry Potter's 20 Anniversary In A BIG Way

I've said it many times before: When it comes to throwing themed-parties, no bookish fans do it better than Potterheads. And when it comes to the rapidly approaching 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone, fans of the Boy Who Lived…
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11 Uplifting Quotes From 'Anne Of Green Gables,' Because 2018 Is Kind Of The Worst

L.M Montgomery's Anne Shirley, the heroine of her Anne of Green Gables series, is one of literature's most beloved characters, and for good reason. Though I loved the original PBS miniseries as a kid, I didn't read the books until I was in my…
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11 Books Like 'Mamma Mia 2' To Keep Those Feel-Good Vibes Going All Summer Long

If you had asked me back in the spring what I thought the biggest film phenomenon of the late summer would be, I would not have said Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. But now that we're here, nearing August and the descent into the final few months of…
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11 Harry Potter Accessories You Need For Your 20th Anniversary Celebration

The 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter, or more specifically, the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone falls on September 1. And if HP fans are known for anything, it's for throwing a pretty spectacular wizarding world…
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Start Reading From 'How To Date Men When You Hate Men' & Try Not To Cry With Laughter

If you're a woman who dates men or a woman who hangs around with other women who date men, you're bound to hear some variation of the following sooner or later: "I wish I wasn't attracted to men because dating men is the worst." And yes, of course,…
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11 Books That Make The Perfect Companions On Rainy Summer Days

It seems like there's always at least one week of summer where it just doesn't stop raining. It's not exactly the beach, pool and park weather one would hope for in the last stretches of the summer, but that doesn't mean you still can't take full…
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11 Fiery New Books To Heat Up Your Leo Season

It's officially Leo season, people. If you're not an astrology person you might not know that Leo season, which runs from July 22 through Aug.21, is one of the more popular times in the Zodiac calendar. Maybe it's because Leo season also brings with…
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