January 2022 Leisure Learning

January 2022 Leisure Learning

Hello and welcome to a new column for DIY MFA. As some of you may know, my name is Melissa Haas, and like most of you reading this, I love to learn! In fact, it’s one of the main reasons that I write: to ensure that I will always keep learning.   However, as much as… Read more »

World Reading Habits in 2021

World Reading Habits in 2021 

How much did the world read in 2021? That’s what Global English Editing set out to answer in their great new infographic, World Reading Habits in 2021. They dig into all sorts of metrics to put the world’s reading habits into perspective. Did you know that Europeans are the world’s biggest bookworms and many spend… Read more »

Not Just Dudes in Tights: Don’t Go Without Me

Not Just Dudes in Tights: Don’t Go Without Me

When I like something, I want a lot of it. This is why I gravitate towards comics like Lumberjanes, which has so many volumes, or Wicked + Divine, which has a long and complex enough arc that getting to the end is a satisfying endeavor. But every now and again I pick up a one-shot… Read more »

Cozy to Cold-Blooded: My Auto-Buy Series, Part 1

Cozy to Cold-Blooded: My Auto-Buy Series, Part 1

In the course of writing this column, I haven’t shared my personal favorite mysteries yet. But today, for the debut of my Sunday columns, I made it all about my favorites. I’m sharing the books I don’t even read a description of before clicking buy, the ones I binge in between reading for my column… Read more »

#5onFri: Five Books to Kickstart 2022

#5onFri: ​​Five Books to Kickstart 2022

Happy January, word nerds! I hope that over the holidays you were able to spend some serious time curling up with a good book and beverage of your choice. Now that it’s 2022, it’s time for you to write the read which will compel your readers to do the same. Today I am recommending five… Read more »

Book Nook: The Reading Challenge

Book Nook: The Reading Challenge

I’ve been putting off writing this column. I love getting to check in each month and talk about books, but the practice of keeping track of what books I’ve picked up in a given month and then deciding which ones to share (I mean, how much of a particular book do I need to read… Read more »

December

Book Nook — December Edition

I feel like I am in the midst of the reading slump to end all reading slumps. It has stretched from October to November to December. On the rare occasion that I have a moment to actually pick up a book, I lack the mental bandwidth to focus on it. And that’s really a bummer… Read more »