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The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where I scour the Internet for book-related news so you don’t have to! This week we’ll take a look at the ever-present conveyer belt of new Harry Potter lore, John Green’s first book in five years, and what is... More  →
The Book Report: There's a Harry Potter Documentary (& Two New Books!) Coming in October

8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually banning these books More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 21, 2017
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it's just one hilarious verbal smackdown after another. Seriously, if all you know about Sha More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

These Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them Illos Are Simply MAGICAL

By Lila SelleSeptember 21, 2017
As you surely know by now, we're lowkey obsessed with FBAWTFT (or as we pronounce the acronym, "fuh-baw-tuh-fut." IT ROLLS OFF THE TONGUE). We even went to so far as to rank the characters by their hair (it would have been a crime not to, considering that Newt Scamander's ra More  →
These <i>Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them</i> Illos Are Simply MAGICAL

Snapchats from Hogwarts: Part 2

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2017
Imagine a world without Snapchat. How would we know what our friends look like in flower crowns? What would we send to people when we’re bored at work or school? When would we see fit to succumb to despair, if not immediately after watching the snap stories of people whose More  →
Snapchats from Hogwarts: Part 2

Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2017
I have a very specific idea in my head of people who have read every Jane Austen novel. They actually floss, and they know when to use a semicolon, and they can mentally calculate the tip without using the calculator on their phones. In short, they are simply a higher calibe More  →
Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

9 Outfits in J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories, Ranked

By Rosa LysterSeptember 19, 2017
Some writers speak the language of clothes, and some do not. J.D. Salinger speaks it fluently. Clothes, in Salinger, are used to define character, to move the plot along, to add depth and weight to a scene.... More  →
9 Outfits in J.D. Salinger's <i>Nine Stories</i>, Ranked

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

By Chelsea DaggerSeptember 19, 2017
So far, Sparklers, you've aced every Harry Potter test we've Accio'd your way, and you're probably feeling prettttty good right about now. You might be sassin' professors right and left. You might even be strutting through the halls just like... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</em>?

How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 18, 2017
Kissing is pretty neat. Let’s not dive too deeply into the haunted crypt that is my love life, but suffice it to say I have kissed a person or two in my time. No one's good at it right away; it takes practice. Learning to kiss... More  →
How to Kiss, According to Shakespeare

This Is the Harry Potter Question That Keeps Me Up at Night

By ElodieSeptember 15, 2017
Maybe you’re a normal, well-adjusted, self-actualized human being who doesn’t spend every waking moment analyzing the finer points of Harry Potter. If that’s the case, you might as well move along. Go on, clear out. There’s nothing here for you. If you’re not one More  →
This Is the <em>Harry Potter</em> Question That Keeps Me Up at Night