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Blogging Animal Farm: Chapter 9

By Taylor NolesOctober 25, 2017
Comrades, our fairy tale is beginning to draw to a close. We have lots to talk about. Discussion questions to consider as we near the end: in light of the pigs' behavior, is eating bacon a moral necessity? How much bacon should we eat? Hickory-smoked ... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: Chapter 9

Blogging Animal Farm: Chapters 7 & 8

By Taylor NolesOctober 18, 2017
Welcome to the latest (and darkest) installment of blogging Animal Farm. You can catch up on Chapters 1-4 right here! Previously, on Animal Farm: Snowball gets voted off the island, Napoleon is being super sketch, and the windmill falls down. Chapter 7 I'm gonna be honest: this recap is not for ... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: Chapters 7 & 8

Horoscopes Written By Famous Authors

By Taylor NolesOctober 17, 2017
The Brothers Grimm, Scorpio: The ghosts of lovers past may tempt you during a full moon on September 6. These ghosts have terrible hungry mouths full of sharp teeth; they eat orphan children left in the woods, and if you don't weave a basket full ... More  →
Horoscopes Written By Famous Authors

Literature's Spookiest Snapchats

By Taylor NolesOctober 16, 2017
Goblins, bookworms, book goblins...it's the best time of the year. No, not National Dental Hygiene Month (though it is indeed National Dental Hygiene Month)...it's HALLOWEEN TIME! In honor of the creepiest time of year, we found these Snapchats from your favorite scary li More  →
Literature's Spookiest Snapchats

Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

By Taylor NolesOctober 11, 2017
Everyone's got a technique. More lip. Less tongue. In the rain, mid-sentence, while proclaiming love, while proclaiming hatred, while bleeding, just before being devoured by a shark... we called up our resident kissing expert (translation: I put on my straw hat and ate a ban More  →
Famous Fictional Kisses, RANKED

The Surprising College Majors of 8 Harry Potter Stars

By Taylor NolesOctober 5, 2017
Weird but true: turns out that the stars of Harry Potter did not in fact major in "Looking Good" and "Getting Money." There are lots of ways to decide a major, but probably the best way is to just do whatever Hermione did. More  →
The Surprising College Majors of 8 <em>Harry Potter</em> Stars

Blogging Animal Farm: Chapters 5 & 6

By Taylor NolesOctober 3, 2017
Gather round, squirrelfriends, because it's time for the next installment of our tale: Rollicking Misadventures of a Commie Oinker, also known as Animal Farm (you can catch up on Chapters 1-4 right here)! Previously: The pigs bring all the milkshakes to the yard (and don't share), and ... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: Chapters 5 & 6

How Well Do You Know Your Shakespeare Villains?

By Taylor NolesSeptember 11, 2017
One may smile, and smile, and be a villain! One may also read, and read, and take this quiz, and check thy knowledge of villains! How ready are you to be the bad guy in Shakespeare's plays? [viralQuiz id=368]     ... More  →
How Well Do You Know Your Shakespeare Villains?

The 5 Craziest Plot Twists in Classic Literature

By Taylor NolesAugust 30, 2017
Some plots are as plain as a potato (lookin' at you, Paradise Lost), while others are twistier than a Game of Thrones episode high on PCP-soaked pretzels. To find out our top 5 favorite plot twists in classic lit, READ ON. More  →
The 5 Craziest Plot Twists in Classic Literature

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?

By Taylor NolesAugust 17, 2017
Get over here, mortal. Think you can hang with the deities? First, you gotta be able to tell me which god liked a nice glass of sauvignon blanc. Then we can talk about lightning bolts. [viralQuiz id=365] ... More  →
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?
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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