• Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Load Up Your TBR: Women’s History of Horror

    This month, we’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month, and of course, that means we’re celebrating the LOHF way: it’s time to stack up your TBR! This list is all about a Women’s History of Horror, highlighting books written by (and books that feature) women who pioneered the horror, sci-fi, and other speculative genres. If you’re interested in learning more about women in horror throughout the ages, check out our previous post outlining the history of the genre and the women who created it here. Now on to the books! Happy reading! You can also view this list on our Bookshop.org page. If you purchase any book through our Bookshop, we…

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    Celebrate International Women’s Day!

    March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a day where people of all backgrounds, cultures, and races can come together and celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Here’s a quick history of how this day got started. In 1908, fifteen thousand women marched through New York City, protesting unequal pay and demanding voting rights. In August 1910, one hundred delegates from over seventeen countries met in Copenhagen at the International Conference of Working Women. There, Clara Zetkin proposed a day each year where women all over the world would simultaneously press for their demands. A year later on March 19th, more than one million people from across…

  • LOHFReadalong,  Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    National Read Across America Day

    The National Education Association established National Read Across America Day in 1998 with a main aim of encouraging children to read. If you love to read and spend a lot of time with books, you may not always consider what a privilege it is to be able to read. But due to a variety of reasons, this isn’t the case for all people. Though 1 in 5 American adults are literate, 52% read at or under a basic level. That means that most of Americans read at under a ninth grade reading level. To put that into perspective, most legally binding contracts are written at or above an eleventh grade…

  • Reading Recommendations,  Women's History Month

    Women’s History Month—Celebrating Women in Horror

    March is Women’s History Month, a celebration of women’s contributions throughout history. It began as Women’s History Week, as instituted by Congress in March of 1981 and then expanded over the next five years to encompass the whole month. At LOHF of course, we celebrate women every day! However, this month we wanted to highlight the women who paved the way for modern horror and other speculative genres. During the twelfth century we meet our first lady of horror fiction, Marie de France. Marie was a poet who wrote the poem “Bisclavert” (“The Werewolf”), which was a story of an adulterer who was punished by being trapped in his werewolf form.…