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.

These Bookmarks Support Charities For Women's Causes & You Can Get One Now

For many in the book world, it wasn't exactly a surprise when the online community of readers and authors emerged as one of the biggest advocacy groups for social and political reform after President Donald Trump's election. From organizing on…
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An Adults-Only Harry Potter-Themed Halloween Bash Going Down At This Berkshires Hotel

When I think of Halloween, I immediately picture the iconic Great Hall at Hogwarts, festooned with floating Jack O' Lanterns and long tables creaking under the weight of candy apples, caramels and other seasonal treats. And for a lucky few Harry…
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13 YA Books That Will Speak To Anyone Who's Dreamed Of Being A Musical Star

If you were anything like me as a small child, you harbored daydreams of celebrity stardom. What with actors like the Olsen twins and many other Nickelodeon and Disney Channel stars being my main sources of entertainment from the ages of five to 11,…
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Judy Blume Finally Said Yes To An 'Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.' Movie

You already know author Judy Blume is an icon when it comes to teen lit. Her middle grade and young adult books are mainstays in libraries and classrooms across the country, thanks to her unflinching and relatable takes on everything from puberty to…
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Gloria Steinem Just Recommended 35 Feminist Books For Your Fall Reading

The esteemed Gloria Steinem has not only been a women's right activist and legendary icon for the last five decades, she's been a writer, too. Steinem actually began her career freelance writing for Esquire, Cosmopolitan, and New York Magazine…
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10 New Romance Novels Perfect For Cold-Weather Reading

It's no secret that 2018 has been a big year for romance, both on page and on screens big and small. If you're as big a fan of the rom-com as I am, you've been basking in the afterglow of such diverse offerings as Netflix's To All the Boys I've…
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This Chilling Short Story Collection Is Becoming A Television Series

Fans of small screen book adaptations and all things horror, rejoice: Carmen Maria Machado's short stories are coming to a TV near you. It was announced today that FX, the network that hosts shows like Ryan Murphy's award-winning American Crime…
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Meghan Markle Revealed The Classic Book She Can't Wait To Read To Her Own Kids

When actress Meghan Markle married Prince Harry of Wales and became an official member of the British Royal Family this past May, everyone began speculating on whether the couple would choose to become parents, and when. On Oct. 15, the Duke and…
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Home Libraries Gives Kids A Leg-Up In 3 Life Skills, According To A New Study

Most readers like to wax poetic about books: the physical items as much as the stories inside of them. The dream of being surrounded by floor-to-ceiling bookshelves overflowing with books is a common one. And although I've recently tried to adopt a…
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11 YA Books Like 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' To Read If You Need More Teen Witch Vibes

The creators of CW's Riverdale are taking their creepy comic book reimaginings to Netflix with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which will be available to stream on Oct. 26. And fans of the beloved '90s series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, beware:…
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J.K Rowling Explained Her Quidditch Scoring System & You'll Think About The Game In A New Way

Not only is J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series one of the most enduring literary creations of all time, but many aspects of her world-building have become ubiquitous pop culture references, too. You'd be hard-pressed to find a reader of the series…
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The 2018 MacArthur Fellows Who Won This Year's 'Genius Grant' Include 3 Women Writers

The MacArthur Fellows Program has become pretty legendary since it was first awarded in 1981, and for good reason. The grant has become synonymous with excellence thanks to its rigorous selection process and commitment to awarding those who show not…
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'Riverdale' Fans Are Going To Love These 13 Chilling YA Books

Before the Riverdale TV show premiered on The CW back in Jan. 2017, I assumed that the show would be an updated take on the wholesome, classic, earnest Archie comics series that began in 1939. Let's just say: I was very, very wrong about that. See,…
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11 Poems Every Twenty-Something Needs To Print Out & Tape To Their Mirror

You've probably heard it before: your twenties will be the hardest decade of your life. Of course, everyone has their own experiences, and for some the years between 20 and 29 might be filled with nothing but rainbows and butterflies. But for so…
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Ellie Kemper Hilariously Describes Her First Day On The 'Kimmie Schmidt' Set In Her New Memoir

If you've been tuned in to the world of comedy or Netflix the last few years, you definitely know actress Ellie Kemper. She played Dunder Mifflin receptionist Erin in the beloved series The Office and eventually landed a lead role in the Netflix…
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The Author Of 'Love, Simon' Has A New Rom-Com — & It's Written With Another YA Superstar

Authors Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera have been planning to write a novel together pretty much since they met. The young adult novelists, who share a literary agent, first started emailing each other in 2014. They were already fans of each…
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10 Fantasy Novels About Asian Mythology, Written By Women

If you've been paying attention to bookish news at all recently, you'll know that J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved Harry Potter series, has come under scrutiny since the release of the trailer for the Fantastic Beasts film sequel, The Crimes of…
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This Creepy New YA is About Girls Who Fight A Mysterious Monster & You Can Start Reading Now

If you're looking for magical, dark, or just downright creepy new books that feature female characters you'll root for, look no further than author Claire LeGrand. The YA and middle grade author has made a name for herself with books that are some…
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Read About The Female Painter Who Successfully Prosecuted Her Rapist In The 1600s

It's no secret that badass women have long been kept out of the history books. But it's also true that it's more important now than ever to bring the stories of these women to the forefront, which is why there has been a surge of books in recent…
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Here's What To Know About The "Leaked" Footage From The Harry Potter Video Game

Over the past 20 years, Harry Potter has been a source of endless entertainment, passionate debate, fierce fandom, and some very well-kept secrets. It's rare for anything related to J.K. Rowling's series and its many spin-off endeavors to be leaked…
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