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From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 21, 1972

By Nicole DiekerSeptember 26, 2016

One of my second-year students asked me today how a person becomes an Animagus. I like to amuse my first-year students, on the first day of class, by entering the room as a cat and only revealing myself to be their Transfiguration professor

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From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: November 21, 1972

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

By Emily BrownSeptember 26, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Pearl were released from prison. Besides having no friends, they're doing alright for themselves. Find every installment here! Chapter 7: The Governor's Hall Hester is making a trip to Governor Bellingham's mansion for a few reasons: She has to deliver... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 4 (In Which Crumby Stuff Gets Crumbier)

By Emma W.September 23, 2016
Last timewe learned that Holden had a younger brother, Allie, who died of leukemia and we cried. Also, Holden got his nose punched in by Stradlater because he couldn't bear the thought of Strad "giving the time" to Old Jane Gallagher—and, as a result... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 4 (In Which Crumby Stuff Gets Crumbier)

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 4 (The One Where Odysseus Seduces EVERYONE)

By ElodieSeptember 23, 2016
Previously on Blogging The Odyssey: Odysseus escaped Calypso’s island and wound up naked on a beach. The princess who discovered him has agreed to lend him a hand, and also presumably some pants. For the past six chapter-books, Homer has been saying, "Guys, I promise, we’re going... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 4 (The One Where Odysseus Seduces EVERYONE)

Blogging 1984: VII (Part Two, Chapters 7 & 8)

By Janet ManleySeptember 23, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia had a lot of sex in an antique shop, and O'Brien returned to bore his way into Winston's head with the offer of a Newspeak Dictionary. VII We dive into the pensieve, as Winston turns his mind... More  →
Blogging 1984: VII (Part Two, Chapters 7 & 8)

Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have On Facebook

By ElodieSeptember 22, 2016
On a scale of "single" to "in a relationship," Facebook does a pretty good job of leaving out the most important nuances, like "dating but it’s not official," or "single and desperately looking," or "occasionally I make eye contact with the opposite sex." For characters in... More  →
Literary Relationship Statuses They Should Definitely Have On Facebook

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 3 (Chapters 4-6)

By Emily BrownSeptember 21, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester was being escorted back into the prison after refusing to tell anyone who the father of her baby is. Chapter 4: The Interview Hester is panicked because the husband she hasn't seen or heard from in about two years just gave her the... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 3 (Chapters 4-6)

What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 20, 2016
For a lot of people, writing poetry is a deeply private and personal process of committing thoughts to paper for no one else to see. That changes when you get to college—depending on your school, you'll likely have the chance to enroll in a poetry workshop where... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Poetry Workshop

Blogging The Catcher in the Rye: Part 3 (In Which Sh*t Gets Really Real)

By Emma W.September 20, 2016
Last time, we learned that Holden is actually a p nice guy because of the way he gets his nail scissors down for Ackley and lets his roommate Stradlater borrow his jacket for a date. Oh, and he seems to be in love with... More  →
Blogging <i>The Catcher in the Rye</i>: Part 3 (In Which Sh*t Gets Really Real)

Harry Potter Posters That Get You

By Madeline GobboSeptember 20, 2016
For as long as there have been Hogwarts houses, the Marauders, and the Order,* people have found a society of like-minded people in the Pottersphere. Haven't found your crew yet? Take a look at these fab posters by the incomparable Madeline Gobbo and you just might have your More  →
Harry Potter Posters That Get You