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Kristen McQuinn

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Arizona, United States

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Past articles by Kristen:

This is Why Starfleet Needs Gabriel Lorca

To many, the term “utopia” may conjure images of something like the Garden of Eden, Camelot, or Shangri-La. Some definitions of utopia can mean that one is “unaware of the knowledge of good and evil.” While many may see utopian cultures as visions of perfect societies, we should consider how these cultures became unified and unadulterated. → Read More

Arthur Conan Doyle, Spiritualism, and Fairies

Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of one of fiction's most logical characters, believed entirely in the existence of fairies. Learn about Arthur Conan Doyle, spiritualism, and the Cottingley fairy pictures. → Read More

Books About the Kentucky Derby (Plus Some Fun Facts About The Big Event)

With the greatest two minutes in sports coming up soon, why not pick up some fun facts and books about The Kentucky Derby? → Read More

By the Wrath of God, Queen of England: Books about Eleanor of Aquitaine

These books about Eleanor of Aquitaine are historically-accurate testaments to this strong-willed woman of the Middle Ages. → Read More

British Cozy Mysteries: An Intro To The Genre And 7 Books To Read

British cozy mysteries are just delightful. Here's what you can expect from the genre and reading recommendations beyond Agatha Christie (though, read her too). → Read More

Life Lessons from Tolkien

March 25th is the Gondorian New Year, and to lead up we are considering a few life lessons from Tolkien. → Read More

The Truth is Better than Fiction: Accuracy in Historical Fiction

Does twisting or changing history to suit a story make for bad historical fiction? How should authors approach accuracy in historical fiction? → Read More

6 Books About Rome For The Ides of March

Reader, beware. The Ides of March are here. And in honor of the Ides, we've rounded up some books about Rome during and beyond the time of Julius Caesar. → Read More

4 Books About Early Humans

Early human history has always been a source of fascination to me. Who isn’t curious about the origins of humanity and our evolution? These four books about early humans try to paint a picture of our beginnings. → Read More

Other Women’s Stories: Favorite Terry Tempest Williams Quotes

The best Terry Tempest Williams quotes about women, community, and wilderness. → Read More

Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Read-Along Book Pairings

Bolster that fiction storyline with nonfiction readalikes. Here are 6 fiction and nonfiction book pairings to start with. → Read More

20 Of The Best Historical Mystery Books, Or They Don’t ALL Have to Be Set In Regency England?

When two historians discuss the same event, you’ll end up with three different perspectives. That's why historical mystery books are so fun. → Read More

Rex quondam, rexque futurum: Arthurian Legend in History and Literature

A medievalist talks about all things Arthurian legend and lists some excellent reading for fellow enthusiasts. → Read More

What We Learned About Writing from Non-Writing Books

For National Day on Writing, Rioters share lessons they've learned about writing from books that aren't about writing. → Read More

Inbox/Outbox: October 6th, 2017

What books did you acquire (inbox) and finish (outbox) this week? → Read More

Arrr, Ahoy Me Hearties! Books for International Talk Like a Pirate Day

There best not be landlubbers here because it's Talk Like a Pirate Day, and we're celebrating with nautical jargon and these pirate-themed books! → Read More

15 Of The Best Audiobooks for Younger Children

Share story time with your younger kids with these audiobooks! → Read More

100 Must-Read Medieval Historical Fiction Novels

A list of must-read medieval historical fiction novels set in Japan, the Middle East, England, and more. → Read More

“The Heart and Stomach of a King” – A Few Things You Might Not Know About Elizabeth I

In memory of Elizabeth I on her 484th birthday, here are a few lesser known facts about The Virgin Queen, and a selection of works written about her. → Read More

PBS is Searching for The Great American Book

A new eight-part PBS series will search for American's favorite book. → Read More