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Literary First Date Ideas

By ElodieOctober 18, 2017
So you’ve finally done it. You’ve made a genuine connection with another person, you’ve established a mutual interest, you’ve followed each other on Instagram and accidentally liked each other’s selfies from 2013. What comes next is the tricky part: going on an actual date. The reason ... More  →
Literary First Date Ideas

The Book Report: A Stranded Family Was Rescued by the Hogwarts Express

By ElodieOctober 17, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where we talk about all the (literary) news that’s fit to print. This week, a stranded family of six was rescued by the Hogwarts Express, To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned for approximately the billionth time, the mansion ... More  →
The Book Report: A Stranded Family Was Rescued by the Hogwarts Express

QUIZ: Do You Hate Everyone?

By ElodieOctober 16, 2017
On a scale of 1 to Heathcliff, Ebenezer Scrooge, and Timon of Athens, how much do you hate the general population? [viralQuiz id=378] ... More  →
QUIZ: Do You Hate Everyone?

QUIZ: Is This a Lorde Lyric or a Catcher in the Rye Quote?

By ElodieOctober 13, 2017
Lorde’s latest album makes me want to walk around a big city at night with no particular direction in mind. And since that’s pretty much the entire plot of The Catcher in the Rye, I thought we’d see if you guys can tell a Lorde ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Lorde Lyric or a <i>Catcher in the Rye</i> Quote?

The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked

By ElodieOctober 12, 2017
Let’s say you and I are watching a movie together and something awkward happens to the characters onscreen. The next sound you’ll hear will be me leaping out the nearest open window, because I just can’t deal with that sort of thing. I myself am charmless, off-putting More  →
The 7 Most Awkward Moments in Classic Literature, Ranked

Sorting the Characters from Pride and Prejudice into Hogwarts Houses

By ElodieOctober 12, 2017
You can't have a conversation about Hogwarts houses without someone getting mad. You just can't. If you are going to go down the "Sorting fictional characters into Hogwarts houses" rabbit hole, then you had better come prepared to duke it out in a deathless war where ... More  →
Sorting the Characters from Pride and Prejudice into Hogwarts Houses

The Great Gatsby Test

By ElodieOctober 11, 2017
I like to think I'm something of an authority on The Great Gatsby, as someone who read it once and took it upon herself to point out all the times Nick and Gatsby should have made out. But how well do YOU know The Great Gatsby? As well ... More  →
The <em>Great Gatsby</em> Test

Horror Novels for High School Students

By ElodieOctober 10, 2017
There are many things commonly agreed upon to be Very Scary. That's why our shelves are just chock full of horror novels about demons, clowns, and, in the case of Stephen King's It, demon-clowns. But perhaps the scariest thing of all is the one thing most horror authors ... More  →
Horror Novels for High School Students

What the Harry Potter Stars Look Like Now

By ElodieOctober 9, 2017
I am deeply fascinated and somewhat disturbed by the aging process. Whenever I realize someone who used to be 8 is now 26, I am shocked. This is probably because I looked roughly the same between the ages of 9 and 21, at which point I got a hair straightener, but I digress. More  →
What the Harry Potter Stars Look Like Now

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

By ElodieOctober 9, 2017
"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
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