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Where Are They Now: Harry Potter's Minor Characters

By Amanda BellApril 6, 2017
This post was originally published in August 2016 Thanks to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we’ve gotten some crucial status updates on most of our forever loves: Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, and their kiddos… Even Draco Malfoy and Dudley Dursley each got a smidgen of ... More  →
Where Are They Now: Harry Potter's Minor Characters

The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

By Amanda BellMarch 24, 2017
Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and the rest of our top-billed book friends might get all the credit for their literary lady heroism, but at the end of the day, the depth chart for awesome in the genre is staggering. In fact, these YA sidekicks have ... More  →
The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

QUIZ: Which YA Character Would Be Your Bestie?

By Amanda BellMarch 17, 2017
Imagine how fun it would be if some of your literary favorites were available for some off-page camaraderie—and while you're imagining that, WE'RE CALLING DIBS ON AUGUSTUS WATERS.  Let’s find out which YA character you’d buddy up with best! [viralQuiz id=31] ... More  →
QUIZ: Which YA Character Would Be Your Bestie?

Which Taylor Swift Are You?

By Amanda BellJuly 13, 2016
Taylor Swift might still be young, but the girl has already gone through enough publicized ~phases~ to give us all a case of whiplash. You already know which of her squad members is your spirit sister, so now let’s find out which of Swift’s split ... More  →
Which Taylor Swift Are You?

12 Hunger Games Book Scenes That Definitely Should Have Made the Films (sponsored)

By Amanda BellJune 13, 2016
Like a lot of book-to-screen adaptations (because, hello, the books are always better, no exceptions), The Hunger Games films left many of the stories’ tastiest scene morsels on the table and created their own ways of getting Katniss from Point A—that is, District 12 when ... More  →
12 <i>Hunger Games</i> Book Scenes That Definitely Should Have Made the Films (sponsored)

Real Talk: I Almost Failed A Bio Class For Refusing A Live Dissection

By Amanda BellJune 7, 2016
Even though science classes tend to be a lot more cumbersome and taxing than their liberal arts sisters, it’s the only discipline that really lets students get hands-on about their learning in wonderful (albeit sometimes really weird) ways. Whether it’s everyone joining hands for a ... More  →
Real Talk: I Almost Failed A Bio Class For Refusing A Live Dissection

QUIZ: Which Voldemort Are You?

By Amanda BellJune 3, 2016
Whether you prefer to call him by his given name (Tom Marvolo Riddle), his chosen name (The Dark Lord), or the non-names that some wizards whisper in place of either out of pure petrification (You-Know-Who/He Who Must Not Be Named), Lord Voldemort was bad to ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Voldemort Are You?

How to Get Through a Book You HATE

By Amanda BellJune 1, 2016
We’ve all been there. You buy a book because so-and-so said it was “AN AHMAZZZING MUST MUST,” but after a few chapters you start to realize this is not the end-all be-all piece of awesome that you were told it would be. And what’s worse ... More  →
How to Get Through a Book You HATE

The Most Important Game of Thrones Theories

By Amanda BellMay 31, 2016
If you’re like us, Sunday nights are fast becoming one of our favorite times of the week because Game of Thrones takes away the usual “OMG it’s almost Monday again” sting of its time slot and actually gives us something to look forward to about ... More  →
The Most Important <i>Game of Thrones</i> Theories

If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?

By Amanda BellMay 11, 2016
If anything earns you a slick nickname in the wizarding community, it's surviving a one-on-one encounter with You-Know-Who. This feat was particularly impressive in Harry's case, as he had his first run-in with the Dark Lord while he was still in diapers (of course, he had a ... More  →
If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?