Blood brings life to the body, and almost as long as humans have been alive, they’ve imagined monsters stealing blood away from them. Stories of vampires and other blood-sucking creatures have cropped up around the world for centuries. They channeled people’s fears even as they gave explanations for certain unknown diseases and other natural phenomena. Now, they’ve become an integral part of the horror genre.
Happy Hobbit Day! Many "Lord of the Rings" fans celebrate September 22, which is Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday. I choose to celebrate it in the most Hobbit-like way possible: making food! This year, I made some lembas to snack on .
As I talk with people about my job at the library, they sometimes ask me if I get asked any weird or frustrating questions. My favorite encounter so far involves education, so there’s no better time to tell it than now, when all the kids are going back to school.
Dragons have appeared in myths and legends all around the globe since ancient times, and this is a quick overview of the characteristics and history of the dragon in literature and mythology.
This is the teaser announcement for my upcoming short story, “The Golden Arrow”, which will feature in the anthology “Fairytale Dragons”.
The old Star Wars books, now called Legends, have a special place in the hearts of many. Learn why you should try them and where to start.
In case you want some recommendations to help you pass the time in quarantine, here are my Top 10 medical books (fiction and nonfiction).
April is National Poetry Month in the United States, and if you’re stuck at home, you might want to enjoy a collection of short works.
Since I’m a librarian, people seem to expect me to spend all my time saving and preserving books. However, I’ve also spent quite a bit of time taking them apart in various ways for various reasons. Here are some ways that I mangle books, and you can, too!
I grew up reading a lot of Dr. Seuss, but this post talks about the books that he wrote for adults and the ones that I enjoy in new ways now.