There are many reasons you might ask a question in class, the most obvious being that you would like to know the answer. But sometimes, raising your hand is a strategic maneuver. You need the participation points, for instance, or you’re trying to get a... More →
It's the Centennial of the National Parks Service today, and I for one am thrilled to celebrate 100 years of conservation, tiny green shorts, and curated pine cones, without which Yellowstone (est. 1872) would surely by now have been paved over as "Disneyland Hot Spring More →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →