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8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 27, 2016
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually ... More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

Will Your Date to the Museum Be a Success or a Complete Disaster?

By ElodieSeptember 26, 2016
I have been on two museum dates in my life. One of them ended with the two of us making out in the back of an exhibit on basket-weaving. The other one ended with me knocking over an expensive globe and the guy never calling me ... More  →
Will Your Date to the Museum Be a Success or a Complete Disaster?

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 4 (The One Where Odysseus Seduces EVERYONE)

By ElodieSeptember 23, 2016
Previously on Blogging The Odyssey: Odysseus escaped Calypso’s island and wound up naked on a beach. The princess who discovered him has agreed to lend him a hand, and also presumably some pants. For the past six chapter-books, Homer has been saying, "Guys, I promise, we’re going to get ... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 4 (The One Where Odysseus Seduces EVERYONE)

Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have On Facebook

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2016
On a scale of "single" to "in a relationship," Facebook does a pretty good job of leaving out the most important nuances, like "dating but it’s not official," or "single and desperately looking," or "occasionally I make eye contact with the opposite sex." For characters in ... More  →
Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have On Facebook

The 9 Worst Patronuses and What They Say About You As a Person

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2016
Pottermore just released the official Patronus test! If you’re anything like me, you heard this news and had roughly 112 feelings about it, including but not limited to "YES" and "FINALLY," even though we at SparkLife totally already made one of those things and it was a delight. But then ... More  →
The 9 Worst Patronuses and What They Say About You As a Person

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2016
I consider it an insult to my very personhood when an online quiz suggests that I might not know everything there is to know about Harry Potter. When I see the words "Only True Harry Potter Fans Can Ace This Quiz," I am seized by a righteous ... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire</em>?

How to Ask Someone to Homecoming, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 19, 2016
Someone once asked me to homecoming by saying, "Dance? You and me? Maybe?" and I said, "Yep," and for me that exchange was high school in a nutshell. I don't know why this had to happen, but I'm thinking it's because the poor guy just didn't have ... More  →
How to Ask Someone to Homecoming, According to Shakespeare

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 3 (The One Where Everyone is Naked for Some Reason or Another)

By ElodieSeptember 16, 2016
To catch up on parts 1 and 2, click here! Good news: Odysseus is alive! Bad news: an island nymph is holding him hostage. Good news: Zeus is negotiating for his release! Bad news: Calypso is like, "I kidnapped this human fair and square and I'm keeping him." So there's ... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 3 (The One Where Everyone is Naked for Some Reason or Another)

8 Fictional Couples I Will Never Root For and You Can't Make Me

By ElodieSeptember 15, 2016
I like to live vicariously through books, movies, and TV shows because my life is just a string of moments between Crunchwrap Supremes. And as much as we try to pretend otherwise, that sort of thing just isn’t as exciting as being a wizard or blowing up ... More  →
8 Fictional Couples I Will Never Root For and You Can't Make Me

How Would You Die in Greek Mythology?

By ElodieSeptember 15, 2016
I always figured I knew how I would die in Greek mythology (rejected, lovelorn, pecked to death by an eagle who is also somehow my father). But that was before I started blogging The Odyssey and realized just how many ways there are to die. You ... More  →
How Would You Die in Greek Mythology?
About the Author
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. She's a writer, a bad influence, and a connoisseur of fine chicken nuggets. She realizes none of these things will help her survive a zombie apocalypse, and she’s made her peace with that. You can follow her on tumblr or Twitter if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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