Kristian Wilson
Kristian Wilson is a freelance writer and editor from the rural American South. She writes. She reads. She plays video games. She also sleeps sometimes. Talk to her about blankets, ampersands, and the Oxford comma.

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"Keeping Up With The Librarians" Is The Kardashians Spoof You Didn't Know You Needed

As some of you may know, Saturday marked 10 years since Keeping Up With the Kardashians premiered on E! Entertainment Television. Known and vilified as the show that introduced most of the world to the inner lives of Kris Jenner and her daughters — K…
By Kristian Wilson

'To Kill A Mockingbird' Shouldn't Be Banned, But Students Do Deserve Better

By now, you've probably heard the news that Mississippi's Biloxi Public School District removed Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel from its curriculum, on the grounds that it "makes people uncomfortable." What the school board misses is that T…
By Kristian Wilson

Tom Felton's Reveals His Favorite Magical Creature, And It's Not What You'd Expect

In a new interview with Pottermore, Harry Potter stars Tom Felton (aka Draco Malfoy) and Warwick Davis (aka Professor Flitwick) were asked which magical pet they would most like to own, if they had the chance. As a result, we learned that Tom Felton'…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Nonfiction Books About Rape Culture That Should Be On Every Single Person's Reading List

If the recent outpouring of sexual-assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein have you feeling angry, anxious, or depressed, you should know that you are not alone. Whether or not you are a survivor of gender-based violence, you should consider rea…
By Kristian Wilson

This First Edition Harry Potter Just Sold For More Than Most People Make In A Year

Since the first book hit stores in 1997, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has made a fine habit of breaking sales records. A Harry Potter first edition just sold at auction for a record-setting price of $81,250. The final bid far exceeded the aucti…
By Kristian Wilson

John Green's Brilliant Writing Advice Is The One Thing Aspiring Authors Need To Read Today

Want to finish the novel you've been working on, but keep getting discouraged and dragged down by insecurities about your talent or ideas? John Green's writing advice will help any aspiring novelist get over the hump and finish their manuscript draft…
By Kristian Wilson

These Harry Potter Freakshakes Taste Like Butterbeer & It's Magical AF

Just when you thought the oversized-milkshake trend was dying out, Harry Potter Freakshakes have finally arrived to shake up — pun definitely intended — the dessert landscape. Bristol's Beehive Coffee House specializes in ridiculous beverages and con…
By Kristian Wilson

This Room Service For Books Will Make You Want To Visit Paris ASAP

Have you planned your next vacation yet? If you have the time and the money, you might consider spending the summer in France, because a room service for books is available in this Paris hotel. Sure to become the ultimate in book-nerd destinations, L…
By Kristian Wilson

A Waterproof Kindle Is Finally Here To Make Your Bathtub Reading So Much Easier

Ten years after the first Kindles hit Amazon, the online-shopping giant is finally releasing the tablet of your dreams. A waterproof Kindle is coming to make your bathtub reading so much easier. Available for pre-order now, the Kindle Oasis can be yo…
By Kristian Wilson

Romance Novels Have A Major Diversity Problem, According To A New Study

According to a new study conducted by romance novel bookstore The Ripped Bodice, romance novels have a major diversity problem. Booksellers Leah and Bea Koch examined the catalogs for 20 publishers, and compiled the data in an infographic that allege…
By Kristian Wilson

13 Spooky Short Stories You Can Read Online RN — If You Dare

The season for spooky ghosts and creepy ghouls is finally upon us, folks! If you need a little nudge to get you ready to jump into your finest costume, I have picked out 13 spooky stories you can read online to get you into the Halloween spirit. Put …
By Kristian Wilson

Quvenzhané Wallis Is Now An Author Of Two Children's Books

Oscar-nominated actress and all-around wunderkind Quvenzhané Wallis makes her publishing debut on Tuesday, when her first two children's books, Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg and A Night Out with Mama, hit store shelves. The 14-year-old star of An…
By Kristian Wilson

Donate To PR For A Chance To Get Your Name In Rainbow Rowell Or Victoria Aveyard's Next Book

Shocked and saddened by the widespread devastation on the island in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, members of the children's and YA publishing community have organized a hurricane-relief fundraiser for Puerto Rico. The #PubforPR online auctio…
By Kristian Wilson

J.K. Rowling Asked Twitter To Cheer Her Up, And The Internet Really Delivered

With the world going to crap around us, it is nice to know that there are still some heroes out there doing good work. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling's tweets about otters are a light in dark places today, and I think we could all use a little brea…
By Kristian Wilson

This Woman Just Won A Prize For Book Collecting And It's Goals AF

If you've ever been told that you have too many books, you can rest easy knowing that someone might one day give you money just for being a book lover. Seriously, this woman just won a prize for book collecting, and now I have new goals in life. Chil…
By Kristian Wilson

The 5 Under 35 List This Year Is Entirely Comprised Of Women

Every year, the National Book Foundation announces its 5 Under 35 honorees — young authors who have published a debut novel or short-story collection in the previous five years — in the hopes of launching new writers into the literary stratosphere. F…
By Kristian Wilson

These 21 Super Creepy Books Will Scare You More Than Any Horror Movie

A lot of people get in the autumn spirit with scary-movie marathons, but I much prefer the slow, unspooling terror of a good horror novel. I've got 21 terrifying books that are scarier than any horror movie I've seen, so people like me can enjoy thei…
By Kristian Wilson

This Stunning Marauder's Map Illustration Is Coming To Bookstore Near You Very Soon

The release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Edition is just around the corner, which means that the wait for a new collection addition is almost over for Potterheads in the U.S. and U.K. To celebrate the book's impending relea…
By Kristian Wilson

People Are Donating Their Jane Austen Notes For An Amazing Reason

You don't need me to tell you that Jane Austen had serious literary chops before she became the first female author to grace paper money in the U.K., but now I hope you'll be pleased to learn that the Jane Austen £10 notes are doing a lot of good for…
By Kristian Wilson

These Are The 5 Most-Read Books Of Summer, According To Amazon

Praise be! Amazon has released a short list of the most-read books of the summer, based on gathered Kindle data, and it turns out that — no surprises here — The Handmaid's Tale was the most-read book of the summer. Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel h…
By Kristian Wilson