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Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 16, 2017
Back in the olden days, there were only like three types of book: 1) epic poetry, 2) Latin prose, and 3) ancient Greek plays where the gods were constantly punishing people for things like "stealing stuff" and "being prideful one time." Over the years, we’ve accumulated m More  →
Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

The 7 Creepiest Outfits In Flannery O'Connor

By Rosa LysterFebruary 16, 2017
Like J.D. Salinger, Flannery O’Connor speaks the language of clothes. She nailed the art of extracting MAXIMUM value from a simple description of a coat or a hat or a dress. But while Salinger's characters are generally rich New Yorkers who shop at department stores with assistants... More  →
The 7 Creepiest Outfits In Flannery O'Connor

Blogging Hamlet: Part 8

By ElodieFebruary 15, 2017
Maybe Shakespeare is not your thing, and that's fair. In high school, he sure wasn’t mine. But I must say, "Elizabethan plays where the main character kills a man and then MAKES PUNS ABOUT IT" should ALWAYS be your thing, because that’s just good sense. Last time,... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 8

QUIZ: Which Underrated Literary Heartthrob Is Your Soulmate?

By Maddy AaronFebruary 15, 2017
Oh, everyone has pictures of Harry Potter, Gale Hawthorne, and Laurie (aka Teddy aka Theodore Laurence) plastered across the walls of their room, but some of us like to show a little chill in the characters we self-ship; literary buffs are,... More  →
QUIZ: Which Underrated Literary Heartthrob Is Your Soulmate?

40 More Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have on Facebook

By ElodieFebruary 14, 2017
Only a handful of people are actually “in a relationship.” The rest of us are stuck with “it’s complicated,” “friends with benefits,” or “single and destined to remain so in perpetuity.” Things are even more confusing when you’re fictional. You could be “in a relationship,” of... More  →
40 More Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have on Facebook

6 Extremely Romantic Moments in Literature

By Kelly HoffmacherFebruary 14, 2017
Let’s keep our standards high, people. An Instagram like is not romance! Expect nothing less than the A++ caliber wooing below. Did I miss any other moments especially epic? Please share any glaring omissions from this list.   When Rhett Butler lays one on Scarlett O’Hara in... More  →
6 Extremely Romantic Moments in Literature

If Literature's Biggest Romantics Could Text

By ElodieFebruary 13, 2017
There is no one in the history of the world who is GOOD at texting. I myself have sent thousands of texts over the course of my life, and all of them were a mistake. Mostly it’s just people saying “Hey, are you busy?” and me texting back “Sorry, I just saw this!” t More  →
If Literature's Biggest Romantics Could Text

Classic Novels As Told By YOUR COMMENTS

By ElodieFebruary 10, 2017
Making sense of classic literature for school is like trying to decode the Rosetta Stone while the room is on fire, and also you have an exam in twenty minutes. But that's why you're here perusing SparkNotes in the first place—because it condenses the old timey verbiage o More  →
Classic Novels As Told By YOUR COMMENTS

Blogging Hamlet: Part 7

By ElodieFebruary 9, 2017
YES. AT LAST. THINGS ARE REALLY KICKING OFF NOW. Look, I swear I’m normal and everything—it’s just that we’ve gone roughly 150 pages without anyone getting murdered, and I feel like it’s about time someone fixed that. Apparently Hamlet feels this way about it, too. More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 7

The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

By ElodieFebruary 9, 2017
A dad joke is any joke that’s so terrible it elicits groans and ruins lives. It need not originate from a dad, per se, but the common cultural understanding is that most of them do. You’ll find them in wedding speeches, rogue Facebook comments, and conversations in line More  →
The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare