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six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks

Six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks

How do you deal with a pandemic and rapidly changing, uncertain circumstances? How do you handle the fire hose of information and misinformation coming from all angles? Some people turn to books, which is why I put together this list of six novels about plagues and viral outbreaks. As I’m writing this, the United States...

three novellas to read on leap day

Three novellas to read in one sitting on Leap Day (or any day)

Every four years we get an extra day to keep our human calendars synchronized with the astronomical calendar. It’s the perfect chance to catch up on your reading. To that end, here are three novellas you can read in one sitting on Leap Day! While Leap Day isn’t a national holiday (it absolutely should be!),...

31 Comics 31 Days - Under the Moon A Catwoman Tale

My attempt to read 31 comics in 31 days: Part 1

In January, I set myself a goal of reading one comic book, graphic novel, graphic memoir, or comic strip collection per day: 31 comics in 31 days. I knew it would be difficult, but I hoped that the additional downtime I had while recovering from flat foot reconstruction surgery would work in my favor. Unfortunately,...

cover image of I Am Not Famous Anymore

Small Press Dispatch: I Am Not Famous Anymore by Erin Dorney

Small Press Dispatch is a new column for short reviews of books and literary magazines published by small, independent publishers. To submit a book or lit mag for review, please email me at klthomas [at] alumni.pitt.edu. Books will be accepted based on interest and availability. I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf So,...