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Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

By ShahzodaOctober 16, 2018
There’s much we can learn from fictional tragedies, like how to avoid fulfilling a terrible prophecy or why it’s not generally considered good advice to marry your boyfriend in secret right before you fake your own death.  Still, there’s no way around the fact that t More  →
Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

By ShahzodaOctober 10, 2018
It’s a wonder that there aren’t more YA versions of Edgar Allan Poe stories, although I guess it’s probably because of all the creepy birds, sinister eyeball motifs, and just straight-up death. (Dude was OBSESSED with death.) Publishers may feel like teens aren’t in More  →
Edgar Allan Poe Stories Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

Popular Books As Explained by the Characters of Pride and Prejudice

By ShahzodaAugust 21, 2018
Popular books are popular because they’re relatable—because they mirror our innermost thoughts and desires. We’ve all been Mr. Darcy at one point or another, too bumbling and awkward to tell our crush how we feel. We’ve all felt like Hamlet as well—churlish and sna More  →
Popular Books As Explained by the Characters of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i>

If Lord of the Rings Characters Had Tinder

By ShahzodaJuly 23, 2018
Most fictional characters are perfect. And even when they’re not, they are. But put them on Tinder, and they become just like every other guy in his early twenties named Kyle who’s “looking for something real, swipe right if you think you can handle me.” Legolas wou More  →
If <i>Lord of the Rings</i> Characters Had Tinder

Popular Novels Explained by the Characters of The Great Gatsby

By ShahzodaJuly 16, 2018
How would you explain the plot of Pride and Prejudice? “Elizabeth is one of five unmarried daughters, there’s a dance, Darcy is hot but rude, everything works out in the end” seems to be the standard response. But how would FICTIONAL CHARACTERS explain the plot of Pr More  →
Popular Novels Explained by the Characters of <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

All Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Movies, Ranked

By ShahzodaJuly 5, 2018
Gandalf once said, “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us,” so I decided to spend my time re-watching every Lord of the Rings movie (including all the Hobbit ones) and ranking them from best to worst. You’re WELCOME. Needless to say, t More  →
All <i>Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> Movies, Ranked

9 Classics Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

By ShahzodaJune 27, 2018
You may have noticed that 90% of all books are YA novels. (This is definitely a real statistic, probably. I mean, it feels right.) That’s because young adults are a powerful demographic. How powerful, you may ask? Well, I’m pretty sure they’re on track to rule the wo More  →
9 Classics Reimagined as Modern YA Novels

Every Jane Austen Novel, Ranked from Worst to Best

By ShahzodaJune 13, 2018
It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone has a favorite and least favorite Jane Austen novel. And whether you’re bored or you’re as busy as Bath in July, there’s always time to click through a slideshow ranking the books to see if your personal preferences More  →
Every Jane Austen Novel, Ranked from Worst to Best
About the Author
Shahzoda

Shahzoda is a storyteller, an (aspiring) filmmaker and author, and an animal lover. She has eight cool cats, one hungry turtle, and a penchant for reading a bazillion books at the same time. You can find her on Instagram or drop by her (sometimes) useful blog for writers.

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