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The Sorting Test

By ElodieMay 4, 2016
If this is the first time you’ve ever taken a Sorting Test, then congratulations! You’re unique. The rest of us have taken about a hundred of these things, and then we took them again because we didn’t get the result we were looking for. But here’s... More  →
The Sorting Test

The Coolest Moms in Fiction, Ranked

By Maddy AaronMay 4, 2016
Moms rarely get their due in fiction: they typically serve as the vessel that delivers the Chosen One and then crumbles into dust like a discarded silkworm cocoon. Take Lily Potter: without her [accidentally magical] sacrifice, there would be NO HARRY POTTER SERIES. Seriousl More  →
The Coolest Moms in Fiction, Ranked

POLL: Which Classic Novel Should I Blog Next & Probably Ruin For Everybody?

By ElodieMay 2, 2016
I just finished blogging The Great Gatsby, and oh boy. What a time. We had some chuckles along the way. Some tears. Some existential dread about the vitality of our illusions. Remember Nick Carraway’s inexplicable car fetish? I do. I will never... More  →
POLL: Which Classic Novel Should I Blog Next & Probably Ruin For Everybody?

Where the Hogwarts Gang Would Go to College

By Janet and EmilyMay 2, 2016
It's college acceptance deadline day, with seniors across the country deciding whether to board the Harvard Express (Malia!!!!) or the Rutgers Express (Amtrak) come September. But where would the Hogwarts crowd go post-Voldemort? Would Hermione really go to Brown, or is the More  →
Where the Hogwarts Gang Would Go to College

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: October 12, 1954

By Nicole DiekerMay 2, 2016

Dear Diary,

Having to go to work every day seems like a great unfairness. How do so many adults manage it? I suppose I am also an adult now, although I do not feel like it—and I do not think the other adults feel like... More  →

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: October 12, 1954

Boss B*tch Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale, Week Three

By Emma W.April 29, 2016
Margaret Atwood's all about the slow reveal: last time, we finally got a visual (though a rather basic one) of our narrator, and, in this installment (our third!), we finally get the details of how women were disenfranchised—they were fired from their jobs (which were... More  →
Boss B*tch Book Club: <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, Week Three

Writer Wars: The Poetry Edition!

By reidfaylorApril 29, 2016
To check out the poetry promp that inspired this week's winners, click here!  More  →
Writer Wars: The Poetry Edition!

Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 9 (The One Where This Disastrous Sex Party Reaches Its Inevitable Conclusion)

By ElodieApril 29, 2016
Catch up on the entire Blogging Gatsby series right here! When last we spoke, Jay Gatsby the sexy orphan war hero passed away peacefully in his sleep after being violently assassinated in his own swimming pool. He ultimately left the world jazzier and... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 9 (The One Where This Disastrous Sex Party Reaches Its Inevitable Conclusion)

Would You Be Asked to Dance in a Jane Austen Novel?

By ElodieApril 27, 2016
At least twice a week, I wonder how I would fare in Jane Austen’s world of ballrooms, gossip, and snappy dialogue. Considering my aversion to fashionable bonnets, my lack of decorum, and the frequency with which I talk about butts, I think it’s safe to... More  →
Would You Be Asked to Dance in a Jane Austen Novel?

The Definitive Ranking of Voldemort's Biggest Regrets

By ElodieApril 26, 2016
You’re going to regret a lot of things in this life of yours, but you’re never going to regret things quite like Voldemort probably regrets things. I mean is there anything more embarrassing than being hit with your own deflected Killing Curse and unintentionally creating... More  →
The Definitive Ranking of Voldemort's Biggest Regrets