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QUIZ: Which Creature from Greek Mythology Are You?

By ElodieAugust 14, 2018
We all like to think we’d be sirens (I mean, luring hapless sailors to a watery grave with naught but the sound of my voice? Ideal. Sign me up), but the truth is that most of us are probably gorgons with snakes for hair and ... More  →
QUIZ: Which Creature from Greek Mythology Are You?

The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

By ElodieAugust 14, 2018
"Woman does a thing, society freaks out" is one of my favorite things that can happen in a book. Obviously "villains monologuing unnecessarily" is my second-favorite thing, and it’s a close second, but terrifying ladies striking fear into the hearts of men will always win More  →
The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

100 of the Best Colleges Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieAugust 13, 2018
Now, there are a number of reasons you might have clicked this slideshow, including but not limited to: You want to scope out some potential colleges without actually visiting them, because who has that kind of time? You want to find your college on this list so you can More  →
100 of the Best Colleges Summed Up in a Single Sentence

7 Dirty Jokes You Didn’t Catch in Shakespeare’s Most Popular Plays

By ElodieAugust 13, 2018
Nowadays Shakespeare is considered the height of high-brow literature. But what you may not have known is that the guy was, at any given moment, trying to see how many dirty jokes he could pack into a single five-act play. (The answer was usually “a lot,” sometimes borde More  →
7 Dirty Jokes You Didn't Catch in Shakespeare's Most Popular Plays

QUIZ: What Will the Plot of Your First Novel Be?

By ElodieAugust 10, 2018
You are going to write a book. It's not a matter of if, but when. And the only thing left to decide is what the plot is going to be. [viralQuiz id=461] ... More  →
QUIZ: What Will the Plot of Your First Novel Be?

Snapchats from Greek Mythology

By ElodieAugust 10, 2018
As near as I can tell from the mainstream media, we are a generation of soulless degenerates. All we care about are memes, selfies, and emojis—and if you're going to stand there and tell me to my face that the heroes of Greek mythology wouldn't have been just as bad, if More  →
Snapchats from Greek Mythology

Science Says People Who Read Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Make Better Significant Others

By ElodieAugust 9, 2018
What is your most attractive quality? Mine is that I’m able to fast forward through the commercials and hit play almost exactly when the show comes back on. Or at least, I thought that was my most attractive quality. It turns out my actual most ... More  →
Science Says People Who Read Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Make Better Significant Others

What the Wives of Henry VIII Would Be Watching on Netflix

By ElodieAugust 9, 2018
The ill-fated wives of Henry VIII didn’t have Netflix, of course—mostly they just had jousting, bread, and the plague—but that shouldn’t stop us from guessing what would have been in their queues.  Confession: I’m obsessed with the Tudor period. I have researched More  →
What the Wives of Henry VIII Would Be Watching on Netflix

13 Literary Names You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

By ElodieAugust 9, 2018
The definition of hell is "reading out loud in class and coming to a word you don’t know." (Don’t verify this with Merriam-Webster, just trust me.) Now, I understand that people's names in particular are not "difficult" so much as "a result of the linguistic imperialism ... More  →
13 Literary Names You're Probably Pronouncing Wrong

18 Literary Quotes That Will Break Your Heart, But Only if You've Read the Book

By ElodieAugust 8, 2018
Do you like sad things? Sure you do. Your favorite book is The Book Thief, and sometimes you watch YouTube compilation videos titled things like “Saddest TV Deaths” ostensibly to see if your favorite character’s death made the cut, but also because you just want to se More  →
18 Literary Quotes That Will Break Your Heart, But Only if You've Read the Book
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Elodie

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