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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
There have only been two good inventions in the history of mankind: texting, and Harry Potter. (I guess fire, penicillin, and the internal combustion engine are also up there, but for the sake of this intro let’s pretend they’re not.) Texting allows me to talk to peopl More  →
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, As Told in a Series of Texts

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and winding road has led you to this low, low point in your life wherein you are Googling things like "[book title] summed up in a single sentence." You hear me More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

By ElodieJuly 20, 2017
When it comes to books, there is a Point A and a Point B, and then a bunch of stuff that happens in the middle. Writers are generally pretty good about including that middle bit—explaining, over the course of many chapters, how Point A led... More  →
13 Books That Went from 0 to 100 Real Quick

Me Then vs. Me Now: Classic Lit Edition

By Taylor NolesJuly 19, 2017
Whenever there's an opportunity to combine classic lit and tumblr memes, BY GOD, WE WILL TAKE IT.—eds  More  →
Me Then vs. Me Now: Classic Lit Edition

Anatomy of a Lord of the Rings Fangirl

By SparkLifeJuly 18, 2017
Welcome back to our new series, Anatomy of a Fangirl! To see our previous installments, click here. This week, an enormous thank you goes out to Emma Barker for this ✨ illustration. This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know the One Ring verse by heart Have SO MANY feelings about Aragorn... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Lord of the Rings</i> Fangirl

7 Harry Potter Covers Reimagined by Our Favorite Illustrators

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 18, 2017
Previous to the publication of this slideshow—which features amazing reimaginings of all seven Harry Potter covers—our greatest accomplishments in life were eating our own weight in raw cookie dough and getting a 7/10 on this One Direction Lyric or Romeo & Juliet Quot More  →
7 <em>Harry Potter</em> Covers Reimagined by Our Favorite Illustrators

The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

By Amanda BellJuly 17, 2017
Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and the rest of our top-billed book friends might get all the credit for their literary lady heroism, but at the end of the day, the depth chart for awesome in the genre is staggering. In fact,... More  →
The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

Blogging Hamlet

By ElodieJuly 15, 2017
As someone who spends a lot of time perusing the various revenge plots and sex jokes of Shakespeare, I’ve come to believe that the Bard of Avon really only wrote three kinds of plays: 1. Someone’s in love, and this is terrible. 2. There’s been a misunderstanding, and... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>

RonNotes: Ron Weasley Explains the Classics

By Nicole DiekerJuly 14, 2017
RonNotes are exactly like SparkNotes, if the SparkNotes editors read half of each book before quitting and were only reading them in the first place to impress the brightest witch of their age. So, actually not at all like SparkNotes.This slideshow was originally publish More  →
RonNotes: Ron Weasley Explains the Classics

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 4

By ElodieJuly 13, 2017
Catch up on parts 1 — 3 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird here! Scout is the rough-and-tumble sort of tomboy that I never was, but wanted to be. I climbed a tree or two in my time and ate dirt or whatever, but this... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 4