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7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

By ElodieJanuary 15, 2019
There are some fictional characters who are just universally hated. Umbridge. Bob Ewell. Cholly Breedlove. There are also fictional characters who are universally adored, like Hagrid, Samwise Gamgee, and Atticus Finch if you, like me, prefer to forget that Go Set a Watchman More  →
7 Beloved Fictional Characters Who Are Secretly Terrible People

60 Young Adult Movie Adaptations, Ranked

By ElodieJanuary 14, 2019
We are, as a society, very big on movie adaptations of YA novels. I’ve given this some thought, and I’ve decided it’s because watching your favorite book come to life is almost as much fun as getting to be righteously mad when said book is adapted poorly. (I know I am More  →
60 Young Adult Movie Adaptations, Ranked

Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJanuary 11, 2019
Back in the olden days, there were only like three types of book: 1) epic poetry, 2) Latin prose, and 3) ancient Greek plays where the gods were constantly punishing people for things like "stealing stuff" and "being prideful one time." Over the years, we’ve accumulated m More  →
Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Literary Characters Summed Up in Quotes from The Office

By ElodieJanuary 10, 2019
It’s pretty easy to describe characters from literature. We have a whole website about it. What’s DIFFICULT is describing characters from literature using nothing but quotes from The Office. You think just anyone can watch the various antics of Michael Scott on Netfli More  →
Literary Characters Summed Up in Quotes from <i>The Office</i>

Snapchats from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieJanuary 9, 2019
There was a lot going on in the 1920s. Mostly it was just a booze-fueled, decade-long party, which is why it’s a shame Snapchat wasn’t invented until 90 years after the fact. Doing cool stuff and showing off all the cool stuff you’re doing is practically what Snapchat More  →
Snapchats from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>

15 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Slytherin

By ElodieJanuary 9, 2019
If you are ever going to open your heart to love, you must accept that life is a rich tapestry full of people from all walks of life, and some of those people are Slytherins. I say this not because Slytherins are inherently villainous—they’re not!—but because... More  →
15 Ways to Tell You're Dating a Slytherin

50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter

By ElodieJanuary 8, 2019
As nicknames go, "The Boy Who Lived" seems like a no-brainer. But just as Sean Parker had to tell Mark Zuckerberg to drop the "the," lest he doom us to a world where people say "The Facebook" unironically, I’m betting it took wizards a couple of... More  →
50 Rejected Nicknames for Harry Potter

Every Scene of Hamlet Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 8, 2019
First, we gave you the spectacular Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence. Then, we gave you the magnificent Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence. And finally, we gave you our masterpiece, Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in More  →
Every Scene of <i>Hamlet</I> Summed Up in a Single Sentence

The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

By ElodieJanuary 7, 2019
"Woman does a thing, society freaks out" is one of my favorite things that can happen in a book. Obviously "villains monologuing unnecessarily" is my second-favorite thing, and it’s a close second, but terrifying ladies striking fear into the hearts of men will always win More  →
The 7 Best Times Men Were Terrified of Women in Classic Literature

20 Questions You Can Ask About Pretty Much Any Shakespeare Play

By ElodieJanuary 4, 2019
There's going to come a time where you will find yourself in class discussing a Shakespeare play you haven't actually read. Perhaps you didn't quite understand the syllabus, or perhaps you were up all night binge-watching The Great British Bake-Off, in which case who can blame you? The good... More  →
20 Questions You Can Ask About Pretty Much Any Shakespeare Play