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Every Conversation You Will Have During the Summer

By ElodieJuly 25, 2017
Ostensibly, summer is a time to relax, have fun, maybe eat a popsicle or two or twelve. But let's be realistic here. Summer is a time for sleeping until 3 PM, for complaining about how hot it is, for making plans to do things and then not doing them. It's just what has ... More  →
Every Conversation You Will Have During the Summer

How to Tell If a Guy Likes You (According to Classic Literature)

By ElodieJuly 25, 2017
As near as I can tell, men are an unfathomable conundrum. I know this not from personal experience (the last time I had a successful interaction with a guy was probably circa 2012), but from every women's magazine that has ever existed. Through them, I've learned there ... More  →
How to Tell If a Guy Likes You (According to Classic Literature)

QUIZ: Is This a Harry Potter Character or a 19th-Century Scientist?

By ElodieJuly 24, 2017
Every name in Harry Potter is either charmingly weird or just ridiculous, in the best way possible. (Wilkie Twycross, Dumbledore, and Adalbert Waffling, I'm looking at you.) But could you pick a Harry Potter character out of a list of scientists from the 19th century, a time when ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Harry Potter Character or a 19th-Century Scientist?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
There have only been two good inventions in the history of mankind: texting, and Harry Potter. (I guess fire, penicillin, and the internal combustion engine are also up there, but for the sake of this intro let’s pretend they’re not.) Texting allows me to talk to peopl More  →
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and winding road has led you to this low, low point in your life wherein you are Googling things like "[book title] summed up in a single sentence." You hear me More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

By ElodieJuly 20, 2017
When it comes to books, there is a Point A and a Point B, and then a bunch of stuff that happens in the middle. Writers are generally pretty good about including that middle bit—explaining, over the course of many chapters, how Point A led ... More  →
13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

QUIZ: What Book Should You Read Next?

By ElodieJuly 19, 2017
Do you need new books to read? Do you have a stack of unread books in your room that you keep meaning to get to, but instead you're online, looking for new books to read? That's okay. We won't judge you. [viralQuiz id=355] ... More  →
QUIZ: What Book Should You Read Next?

QUIZ: Is This an Adele Lyric or a Quote from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables?

By ElodieJuly 18, 2017
Victor Hugo takes about 1,400 pages to explain what it’s like to be really sad but also in love; Adele, meanwhile, is able to convey this in a single award-winning chart-topper. [viralQuiz id=354] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This an Adele Lyric or a Quote from Victor Hugo's Les Misérables?

Blogging Hamlet

By ElodieJuly 15, 2017
As someone who spends a lot of time perusing the various revenge plots and sex jokes of Shakespeare, I’ve come to believe that the Bard of Avon really only wrote three kinds of plays: 1. Someone’s in love, and this is terrible. 2. There’s been a misunderstanding, and ... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>

QUIZ: Are You Someone's Love Interest?

By ElodieJuly 14, 2017
If someone has ever described your smile as "crooked," don’t even bother taking this quiz. You’re a love interest. [viralQuiz id=352] ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Someone's Love Interest?
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Elodie

In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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