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Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieApril 19, 2017
The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or fifteen years, I’m thinking), and if you’re a student taking an English class, you’re supposed to be familiar with basically all of them. But that’s imposs More  →
Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

10 Book Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

By ElodieApril 18, 2017
Sometimes I just want someone to come up to me in a coffee shop and say, "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you," instead of "Hey, are you waiting for someone or can we borrow this chair?" (Real talk: people are always taking my chairs in coffee sh More  →
10 Book Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

By ElodieApril 18, 2017
There's nothing like a really good would-you-rather question to 1) make you think about life, and 2) destroy you emotionally. It always starts off with something innocent (e.g. "Would you rather be lonely and rich, or poor and in love?") but ultimately spirals downward into More  →
(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

6 Shakespearean Prom Themes Your School Should Definitely Think About Using

By ElodieApril 17, 2017
When it comes to prom, most schools do a casino theme, or a Hollywood theme, or some other third theme. If your school wants to break the mold, have them give these Shakespearean themes a try. Just remember: if nobody dies by the end of the ... More  →
6 Shakespearean Prom Themes Your School Should Definitely Think About Using

The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

By ElodieApril 17, 2017
"Being really old and vaguely important" is pretty much the defining trait of all classic literature. This combined with the fact that your teacher is forcing you to read it under threat of suffering or death (or just a zero on Friday’s quiz, whatever) means that studying More  →
The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a John Green Quote?

By ElodieApril 14, 2017
The Venn diagram of words that could be Taylor Swift lyrics and words that could be John Green quotes... is a circle. [viralQuiz id=288] ... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a John Green Quote?

Lord of the Flies As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieApril 13, 2017
Lord of the Flies is one of those books that harkens back to a simpler (unspecified) time. It was a time when texting didn’t exist, a time when earnest youths could build a fire, a time when boys could be boys without worrying about things like MORALS or SOCIETY or THE DA More  →
Lord of the Flies As Told in a Series of Texts

30 Ways to Respond to Unwanted Flirting (With Shakespeare Quotes)

By ElodieApril 12, 2017
There is a certain type of person who finds the words "sorry, I’m not interested" to be extremely confusing. This person will continue to flirt in your general direction, heedless of your disinterest, until you either 1) get up and leave or 2) just burst ... More  →
30 Ways to Respond to Unwanted Flirting (With Shakespeare Quotes)

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieApril 12, 2017
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to quit. Now, most people have probably read a handful of those. Maybe you’re one of the special ones—you’ve read a handful and a half. The probl More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

30 Things You Could Be Doing Instead of Homework

By ElodieApril 11, 2017
You weren’t planning on doing your homework today anyway. Don’t lie to me, I know you. I’ve been you. Here are a bunch of things you could be doing instead, so at least you’re doing something: 1. Floss. 2. Watch YouTube videos of guinea pigs running mazes ... More  →
30 Things You Could Be Doing Instead of Homework
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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 tumblr or Twitter if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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