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Blogging Animal Farm

By Taylor NolesJuly 1, 2017
HERE'S THE SITUATION: Last month, we asked you to vote on what book you'd like us to blog this summer in order to make your required reading assignment (and your life) exponentially less awful. Well, the people have spoken, and because this is not (YET) a terrifying, metaphorical farm ... More  →
Blogging <i>Animal Farm</i>

13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

By Taylor NolesJune 29, 2017
J. K. Rowling created an airtight, deeply imagined, wholly immersive universe for us to inhabit. And she didn't do that by being sloppy with the English language, thank you very MUCH. The author's Twitter feed has been a source of awe for us for years. During that time s More  →
13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

What's Your Name in The Outsiders?

By Taylor NolesJune 20, 2017
Sixteen years on the street and you can learn a lot. A few hours on Wikipedia and you can learn even more. If you'd been part of Ponyboy's pack in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders, what part would you have played, tough gal? [viralQuiz id=343] ... More  →
What's Your Name in <em>The Outsiders</em>?

Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

By Taylor NolesJune 19, 2017
One thing every author will hear at some point is this: writing is rewriting. So it follows that most famous novels went through a few extreme changes before they reached their final form—and luckily for you, we've tracked down your favorite writers' notes on their books' ... More  →
Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

By Taylor NolesJune 15, 2017
A sapiosexual is not only an option for your OKCupid profile, it's also a thing you can call yourself if you want to assert your brain domination over every trembling, mindless cretin around you at the cafeteria table. Though this word has not (yet) officially ... More  →
5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

What YA Plot Sums Up Your Life?

By Taylor NolesJune 14, 2017
Are you young and/or ageless thanks to a creepy portrait in your attic? Are you keen for adventure? Are you determined and/or kind and/or intelligent and/or handy with an axe? Then you, my friend, are the perfect candidate for a YA novel protagonist. Take the quiz ... More  →
What YA Plot Sums Up Your Life?

TFWs From Classic Literature

By Taylor NolesJune 12, 2017
Honestly, who hasn't found themselves racked with madness after talking their husband into murdering the King of Scotland? Just classic #litproblems. We can relate.—eds More  →
TFWs From Classic Literature

Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

By Taylor NolesMay 18, 2017
With graduation comes commencement speeches, and with commencement speeches comes a 3-hour monologue about the misery awaiting you in the real world, delivered by your profusely sweaty principal. Thrilling, yes? No. Here are some fresher choices for your consideration: 10. Maleficent Pros: Killer cheeckbones, fierce, fashionable, elegant, great speaking ... More  →
Dream Graduation Speakers, Ranked

Snapchats from Shakespeare

By Taylor NolesApril 25, 2017
This slideshow was originally published in September 2016 More  →
Snapchats from Shakespeare

What's Your Superpower?

By Taylor NolesApril 25, 2017
Put your world-savin' gloves on, X-Sparklers. [viralQuiz id=86] ... More  →
What's Your Superpower?
About the Author
Taylor Noles

Taylor has very strong feelings about Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Her first name is actually Delaney, and her writing has appeared on VICE, NPR, and elsewhere. You can follow her on twitter @delaney_nolan

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