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The 7 Most Underrated Heartthrobs in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 12, 2018
On the whole, I prefer hot people in literature over hot people in real life. Hot people in literature can never disappoint me, whereas hot people in real life disappoint me constantly. Example: I’ll see a guy, develop an all-consuming crush on him based on nothing other More  →
The 7 Most Underrated Heartthrobs in Fiction

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 16th Century?

By ElodieNovember 12, 2018
Instead of boring you all with examples of how dateable I’m NOT, let’s focus on what’s important here: would hot people in 1579 like me and want to date me, or would they find me wanting just like everyone currently alive in the 21st century? ... More  →
QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 16th Century?

The 15 Most Iconic Lines in All of Harry Potter

By ElodieNovember 9, 2018
I’m not sure if you know this, but the Harry Potter books are really quite good. They’re stunning, imaginative works of fiction, each line of life-changing prose simply better than the last. One minute, they inspire; the next, they move you to tears. 95% of the human po More  →
The 15 Most Iconic Lines in All of <i>Harry Potter</i>

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

By ElodieNovember 9, 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

16 Signs You Are Dating a Gryffindor

By ElodieNovember 8, 2018
If you are in a relationship, there is a 25% chance you are dating a Gryffindor. There is a 25% chance you are dating one of the lion-hearted, and it would behoove you to know for sure because Gryffindors are… well, they’re something else, that’s ... More  →
16 Signs You Are Dating a Gryffindor

Classic Novels, Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

By ElodieNovember 7, 2018
Some books are easy to read, and others? Well, others are difficult. In the time it took me to struggle through The Sound and the Fury once, I could have read Of Mice and Men approximately a gajillion times. (It took me a really long time to read The Sound and the Fury More  →
Classic Novels, Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

If Holden Caulfield Could Text

By ElodieNovember 7, 2018
We all have opinions about Holden Caulfield. Is he just some obnoxious rich kid? Is he a lonely teenager who’s also depressed? The answer is likely closer to “actually he’s both,” but today I think we should set aside those questions in favor of what are, to my mind, More  →
If Holden Caulfield Could Text

What Three Books Were You OBSESSED WITH as a Child?

By ElodieNovember 6, 2018
There is a Tweet making the rounds and generating a lot of discussion on Book Twitter. I myself have texted it to four people, and I'm planning on bringing it up later this month at Thanksgiving dinner to steer the conversation away from such divisive topics as 1) American politics ... More  →
What Three Books Were You OBSESSED WITH as a Child?

15 Brilliant Plot Ideas for Your YA Novel

By ElodieNovember 5, 2018
I wish we lived in a world where everyone was having good ideas all the time. But we don’t live in that world. Case in point: they keep making Pirates of the Caribbean films. Who is asking for more Pirates of the Caribbean? That’s not a judgment, incidentally; I under More  →
15 Brilliant Plot Ideas for Your YA Novel

How to Tell if Someone Has a Crush on You, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieNovember 2, 2018
There are lots of articles on the Internet explaining how best to tell when someone has a crush on you. I know this because I have read all of those articles. I am not a particularly discerning person; if you are not saying “I desire ... More  →
How to Tell if Someone Has a Crush on You, According to Shakespeare