An information junkie at heart, Patricia has a Master's in Library and Information Science and has volunteered hundreds of hours as a sex educator. Her hobbies include baking, snail mail, archery, & poorly playing the ukulele. Her literary interests include comics, sci-fi, fantasy, erotica, self-improvement, non-fiction about food & science, & fairy tales. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Patricia lives in Oakland, CA with her wife and a small tree Patricia insists, "It's indoors, so it's an indoor plant!" If you yearn for a "Mary Poppins, but Black, Filipina, & queer," you can find her via her newsletter, Enthusiastic Encouragement & Dubious Advice, her author site patriciaelzie.com, or on Twitter, Instagram, & Goodreads: @theinfophile. You can also hear her on All the Books! and All the Backlist podcasts.
Should Most Self-Help Books Be Pamphlets?
November 4, 2022
A lot of self-help books could certainly be pamphlets, but should they be? A self-help reader with a fondness for the genre weighs in.
8 Beautiful Black, Queer, Coming of Age Stories
October 13, 2022
I often wonder what my life would have been like if I had access to Black queer coming of age stories like these when I was younger.
13 Beautiful Bookish Temporary Tattoos
August 9, 2021
Whether you're practicing for a permanent version or switching them up every week, here are 13 stunning bookish temporary tattoos.
More Fascinating and Free Things From the Library of Congress Website
August 10, 2020
From concerts to images and so much more, find some fantastic free treasure available on the Library of Congress website right now!
Fascinating and Free Things Available on the Library of Congress Website
May 4, 2020
Prepare to fall down the rabbit hole of fascinating, fun, and intriguing free things that you can access from the Library of Congress website!
36 Of My Favorite Alice In Wonderland Quotes
January 24, 2020
36 of my favorite Alice in Wonderland quotes grouped by the best characters, like the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar, and Alice herself.
Gift Yourself A FIYAH Literary Magazine Subscription For 2020
October 5, 2019
FIYAH literary magazine is the gift that keeps on giving -- treat yourself to a subscription to the award-winning black speculative fiction journal.
Grab Your Wands Because Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Now Available!
June 20, 2019
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the highly anticipated mobile game from Niantic Labs, is now available in the US for both iOS and Android.