The Reader

Meg. 30-something. Fairy bookmother. Cat lady. Former adjunct professor. Bookseller. Perpetual student. Time-traveller.

Hello! I’ve been a bookseller on and off for ten years, I earned my BA in Literary Studies in the US and my MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature in the UK, and, of course, I read extensively. I studied Gothic literature, fairy tales, women writers, mysteries, Henry James, and surveys of American and British literature during my undergrad years; and, during my master’s degree, I studied sensation and Gothic literature, modern and contemporary literature (mostly British), and children’s literature. I wrote my master’s thesis on Neil Gaiman and the fear of growing up, focusing on the themes in CoralineThe Graveyard Book, and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I still actively study and read all of those genres, and lately I’ve been really interested in science fiction, especially women who write science fiction. In 2016, I developed an intro-level freshman seminar on science fiction called “To Boldly Go: Science Fiction from Shelley to Star Trek,” and I really enjoyed the research and insight that came from preparing the class and from my students. Even though I no longer teach, I still actively read and research the science fiction and fantasy genres and hope to write and blog more about the subjects.



  • 2012 – 100 books
  • 2013 – 119 books
  • 2014 – 114 books
  • 2015 – 100 books
  • 2016 – 116 books
  • 2017 – 131 books
  • 2018 – 180 books
  • 2019 – 110 books
  • 2020 – 100 books (goal)


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