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If The Great Gatsby Had the Internet

By ElodieMay 25, 2018
I waver between “The Internet is the greatest invention known to man” and “The Internet was a mistake,” which is something I find myself thinking whenever I come across some really out-there fanfiction (think Snape x Dobby) or see a meme that is just entirely too muc More  →
If <i>The Great Gatsby</i> Had the Internet

All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

By ElodieMay 25, 2018
There is objectively nothing funnier than taking a relevant headline from The Onion and slapping it on a still from a TV show or movie. And since there's no reason this same principle shouldn't also apply to books, we figured we'd combine a few of the greatest literary cl More  →
All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Relatable Headlines

Jimmy Kimmel Asked People on the Street to Name Any Book & It Went About As Well As You Would Expect

By ElodieMay 24, 2018
This week in books news: Jimmy Kimmel asked people to name a book—any book—and it went about as well as you would expect, which is to say it went terribly. Hardly anyone could name anything even resembling a book, and those that COULD a) weren’t ... More  →
Jimmy Kimmel Asked People on the Street to Name Any Book & It Went About As Well As You Would Expect

QUIZ: What's Your Shakespearean Pick-Up Line?

By ElodieMay 24, 2018
Do pick-up lines actually work? I wouldn’t know. I’ve never tried one myself, and whenever someone tries one on me I naturally just assume they’re trying to steal my wallet. Maybe pick-up lines would have a better overall success rate if they were SHAKESPEAREAN as opposed ... More  →
QUIZ: What's Your Shakespearean Pick-Up Line?

13 of the Most Underrated Quotes in Literature

By ElodieMay 23, 2018
Quotes like “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves” and “Not all those who wander are lost” get all the credit, all the glory, all the Etsy T-shirts. However, most books contain more than just one extremely quotable line. In fact, they ofte More  →
13 of the Most Underrated Quotes in Literature

7 Fictional Characters You Would Probably Hate in Real Life

By ElodieMay 22, 2018
I want to believe I would enjoy hanging out with my favorite fictional characters in real life, but in my heart of hearts I know nothing could be further from the truth. When I meet a new person, I have to ask myself three questions before I extend the hand of friendship:  More  →
7 Fictional Characters You Would Probably Hate in Real Life

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

By ElodieMay 22, 2018
We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an In Cold Blood, a Lolita, maybe a Clockwork Orange or two. It’s simply inevitable. Let’s talk about them. Now, I could not include EVERY disturbing, godfors More  →
6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

QUIZ: Can You Identify These Extremely Obscure Harry Potter Characters?

By ElodieMay 21, 2018
There are probably days where you wish you could purge all that unnecessary Harry Potter trivia from your brain to make room for other things. For example, I can’t remember the quadratic formula to save my life, but you can bet I remember how many ... More  →
QUIZ: Can You Identify These Extremely Obscure Harry Potter Characters?

Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

By ElodieMay 21, 2018
Very rarely does a novel’s title give you any indication of what you’re getting yourself into. For instance, Beowulf sounds like it’s about a wolf (spoiler alert: it’s not). And if you’d asked me before I read it, I would have said Animal Farm was an idyllic ba More  →
Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

How to Flirt, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieMay 18, 2018
If you’re anything like me, your idea of "flirting" involves both parties making eye contact for far too long and then simultaneously barfing out the romance words. For your sake, I hope you’re not like me. The world doesn’t need more of us. I hope ... More  →
How to Flirt, According to Shakespeare
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Elodie

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