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Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

By Emily BrownSeptember 26, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Pearl were released from prison. Besides having no friends, they're doing alright for themselves. Find every installment here! Chapter 7: The Governor's Hall Hester is making a trip to Governor Bellingham's mansion for a few reasons: She has to deliver a pair of embroidered gloves ... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 3 (Chapters 4-6)

By Emily BrownSeptember 21, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester was being escorted back into the prison after refusing to tell anyone who the father of her baby is. Chapter 4: The Interview Hester is panicked because the husband she hasn't seen or heard from in about two years just gave her the universal "shh" ... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 3 (Chapters 4-6)

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 1-3)

By Emily BrownSeptember 19, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a really long introduction—the equivalent to the Hogwarts profs' obstacles in Sorcerer's Stone. Did he even want us to read this book? Chapter 1: The Prison Door If you're wondering what to put down for "setting" on your quiz, try "my post-apocalyptic nightmare:" A throng ... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 2 (Chapters 1-3)

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (Introduction)

By Emily BrownSeptember 15, 2016
In preparation for this series of Blogging the Classics, I went through all the SparkNotes comments on The Scarlet Letter: "This is the most stupid book ever. Why read a book you can't understand? #thisbooksucks #hasnoswag" "I have really bad insomnia. Then my teacher assigned the Scarlet Letter. And ... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 1 (Introduction)

How Strong Is Your Text Game?

By Emily BrownJune 24, 2016
Find out now or forever hold your ✌🏽 [viralQuiz id=94] ... More  →
How Strong Is Your Text Game?

Is Matilda the Early Draft of Harry Potter?

By Emily BrownJune 14, 2016
Matilda and Harry were both significant parts of my childhood, in that I'd spend hours watching those movies from the floor of the living room while I knocked back thirty tiny boxes of raisins. But it really never occurred to me that their stories had so many parallels until a couple of weeks ... More  →
Is Matilda the Early Draft of Harry Potter?

I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

By Emily BrownJune 13, 2016
I'm a real sucker for beauty tips, in that I click on every single article beginning with "Hacks," "Skincare," and "You'll NEVER Believe What This Common Pantry Item Did to My Pores." So far, I've read about three hundred of these. Seeing as I'll probably never stop (/will continue to look ... More  →
I Swear By These Weird Skincare/Beauty Hacks

SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

By Emily BrownJune 1, 2016
If you got laughter abs from watching Hot Rod, unironically enjoyed This Is Us, or have an affinity for turtles and/or Adam Levine, we are urging you spelunk out of your basement and into a movie theater to watch Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping with a giant box of raisinets. The Lonely Island ... More  →
SPARKNOTES EXCLUSIVE: The Lonely Island Talk High School, Harry Potter, and Snapchat

A Tribute to the Mums of Harry Potter

By Emily BrownMay 5, 2016
What would J.K. Rowling's brainchild be if not for all its moms? Let's explore. Molly Weasley — Harry's proxy parent from the very moment he realizes that Hagrid conveniently omitted directions to Platform 9 3/4. If you'll recall, Mrs. Weasley is the one who pushes Harry trolley-first into a brick wall; she is the ... More  →
A Tribute to the Mums of <i>Harry Potter</i>

Which Hamilton Character Are You?

By Emily BrownApril 25, 2016
We were not about to throw away our shot at making this quiz. [viralQuiz id=26] ... More  →
Which <i>Hamilton</i> Character Are You?
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Emily Brown

Emily likes breakfast, history, Canada, walking around, and most other things besides cilantro. Follow her on Twitter @em_jbrown

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