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Blogging Moby Dick, Part 1: Or, Moby Richard

By Elaine AtwellAugust 23, 2016
Ahoy!   Let us be clear: unlike some of the books my illustrious colleagues have blogged you through, you will most likely never have to read Moby Dick in high school. The thing has 133 chapters, weighs as much... More  →
Blogging <i>Moby Dick</i>, Part 1: Or, Moby Richard

Shakespeare Plays From the POV of Their Female Characters

By andrew joanisAugust 23, 2016
Ever feel like Shakespeare didn't give enough credit to his female ... More  →
Shakespeare Plays From the POV of Their Female Characters

Calling All Teen Bloggers Who Love YA Lit

By Melissa AlbertAugust 18, 2016
Do you love YA books? Wait, let me rephrase that. Do you looooove YA books? Are you reading this from inside a book fort made of Shadowhunters boxed sets? Is your cat named Jellicoe, your wifi network named AIDAN, and your Tumblr named An Imperial... More  →
Calling All Teen Bloggers Who Love YA Lit

We Brought Body Diversity to Classic Lit & We're in Love with the Results

By Kate AllanAugust 18, 2016
We've always loved courageous, independent literary heroines like Katniss, Hermione, and Lizzy Bennet—but we didn't love that the majority of our fictional role models have been depicted in film by actresses who fit within society's narrow stereotype of beauty (aka tall, t More  →
We Brought Body Diversity to Classic Lit & We're in Love with the Results

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 12, 1970

By Nicole DiekerAugust 17, 2016
Dear Diary, It's the end of the first week of term, and the beginning of my fifteenth year as a Hogwarts teacher. I'll turn thirty-five in less than a month. I don't feel old at all, but I do feel older, especially when I look at my... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: September 12, 1970

12 Textbooks All Students Wish They Could Buy

By SparkLifeAugust 16, 2016
Can you smell it in the air? The scent of fresh glue and costly knowledge? That's right, it's textbook season! We're already hunting down those academic brain-bricks, but there are some life lessons we can't learn from books... YET. Here are the top 12 textbooks we wish we could buy. Okay, okay—the real... More  →
12 Textbooks All Students Wish They Could Buy

Anatomy of a Game of Thrones Fangirl

By SparkLifeAugust 15, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! To see our previous installments, click here. This week, the unparalleled Vitoria Bas gives you an illustrated warning against spoilers (& frostbite)! This one's for the fangirls who... Have your House sigil printed on all your correspondence and stationery... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Game of Thrones</i> Fangirl

Texts From Your Textbooks

By SparkLifeAugust 15, 2016
Heads up: You don't need to pause Netflix just yet, but school is about to start again. And assuming you're not heir to any thrones, that means buying or renting a whole bunch of textbooks is gonna dig into the spring break fund. I know, I know—this is the last... More  →
Texts From Your Textbooks

The 30 Most Dumbledore Things That Dumbledore Ever Did

By ElodieAugust 12, 2016
Albus Dumbledore was the most Dumbledore person to ever have Dumbledored. Dude ran a school full of death and whimsy, and he did it with smiles and cryptic comments. Not just anyone can do that. He was without peer. We will never see another like him in... More  →
The 30 Most Dumbledore Things That Dumbledore Ever Did

If Books Were Bands

By Ana RuizAugust 10, 2016
Any hardcore fan of The Doors knows that the band got its name from Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. If I had a shred of musical talent, there is a great chance that I'd follow in the footsteps of Modest Mouse, Belle & Sebastian, Titus Andronicus,... More  →
If Books Were Bands