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You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

By ElodieDecember 9, 2016
We originally published this slideshow in November 25, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you missed it the first time around!—the edsHarry Potter had pretty much everything you could ask for in a book (magic, dragons, a yearly death-defyin More  →
You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

By SparkNotesDecember 9, 2016
Look, you *could* get everyone on your list pyramid shelves and a succulent this holiday season (our backup plan, tbh), but nothing says "I know and get you" like a well-chosen book.  The gift of a book also says, "You're more than a hat rack" and "given the choice betw More  →
The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

It's Finals Season at Hogwarts

By Emily BrownDecember 9, 2016

This post was originally published on December 8, 2015, but we're bringing it back because #finals.

Meanwhile, conversations overheard in the halls of a snowy, caffeinated Hogwarts...

Dumbledore: A small Christmas treat as a token of my gratitude for... More  →

It's Finals Season at Hogwarts

Writing a Paper on The Scarlet Letter? Here's Your Custom Thesis Topic

By Emily BrownDecember 8, 2016
If you are here, it's because you finished The Scarlet Letter. First, congratulations—you just got through a forty+ page introduction, thirty mentions of scaffolds, unnecessarily long descriptions of woodland creatures, and the insufferable entirety of Arthur Dimmesdale. (Somewhere in there was some superb humor and poignant commentary, I swear.) Now, presumably, you're being asked... More  →
Writing a Paper on The Scarlet Letter? Here's Your Custom Thesis Topic

The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
This post was originally published in January 2016, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you missed it the first time!  Like any normal person, I've been known to unleash a veritable tsunami of happy tears because my favorite fictional... More  →
The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to quit. Now, most people have probably read a handful of those. Maybe you’re one of the special ones—you’ve read a handful and a half. The probl More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

By ElodieDecember 6, 2016
My parents gave me my name for no reason other than they heard it somewhere and said, "Yep, that’ll do." But if you’re a fictional character, there’s a good chance your name is so symbolic and meaningful it may as well be Remus McSecretWerewolf. (It’s also entirely More  →
7 Fictional Characters Whose Names Give Away the Story

Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

By Kelly HoffmacherDecember 6, 2016
Not that we're judging by covers or anything... ... More  →
Quiz: Which Book Title Best Describes You?

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

By ElodieDecember 5, 2016
Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things coming a mile away. Most of us, anyhow. Maybe you’re a little unsure. Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve read a book... More  →
How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a book, saying, "I'm just finding it very hard to get invested in a plot low-key centered around an architectural dance-off, Jeanine." Sometimes a... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever