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Harry Potter Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

By Olivia DolphinFebruary 16, 2018
Villains. We love to hate them. Sometimes we looooove hating them a little too much, and wish we could cradle their misunderstood bodies in our arms (looking at you, Loki fans). Other times, we just plain hate them.Welcome to the SparkLife ranking of our fav/least fav Harry More  →
<em>Harry Potter</em> Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About

By ElodieFebruary 15, 2018
I was raised on a steady diet of Mountain Dew and young adult literature. From the ages of 12 to 17, I’m pretty sure I read virtually nothing outside the YA genre besides Beowulf and whatever popped up every time I Googled “how fast does hair... More  →
Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About

7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

By Taylor NolesFebruary 15, 2018
The physically and mentally ill generally get treated like garbage in classic literature, and no one gets a worse deal than women accused of madness. At one point, the default medical opinion was that all women were insane by nature. (COME ON.) Here are 7 women who really  More  →
7 "Crazy" Women in Literature Who Were Actually Being Totally Reasonable

Pride and Prejudice As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieFebruary 14, 2018
Pride and Prejudice is a 19th-century novel about unmarried people dancing with each other while snobbish aristocrats walk through gardens and make cutting remarks. If it took place today, there would be markedly less garden-walking, an equal amount of upper-class snobbery More  →
<i>Pride and Prejudice</i> As Told in a Series of Texts

5 Literary Antagonists Who Were Technically the Good Guys, If You Think About It

By ElodieFebruary 14, 2018
All fictional characters exist on a sliding scale of hero and villain, except for Umbridge, who’s just pure dagnasty evil and the one who taught me how to hate. Sometimes, however, you take a step back and realize the resident "bad guy" in the story isn’t really the bad More  →
5 Literary Antagonists Who Were Technically the Good Guys, If You Think About It

Valentine's Day Cards from Fictional Characters

By ElodieFebruary 13, 2018
Valentine’s Day was easier in elementary school. Everyone got 25 cards no matter what, and you didn’t know about calories yet so you could eat half your weight in Dove chocolates without giving it a second thought. Nowadays, things aren’t so cut-and-dry. If you’re s More  →
Valentine's Day Cards from Fictional Characters

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 13, 2018
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to quit. Now, most people have probably read a handful of those. Maybe you’re one of the special ones—you’ve read a handful and a half. The probl More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Adorable Harry Potter Valentines That Will Totally Bewitch Your Crush

By Lila SelleFebruary 12, 2018
DISCLAIMER: These cards—created by the fabulous Lila Selle—are imbued with VERY powerful magic. Give one to your crush, and you just might get a date. Give ALL OF THEM to your crush, and you just might end up getting married, having 3 kids, and giving one of those kids w More  →
Adorable <em>Harry Potter</em> Valentines That Will Totally Bewitch Your Crush

Classic Lit Plots Most Likely to Happen in 2018

By Taylor NolesFebruary 12, 2018
Hey, you know what would be fun? Let's make a few light-hearted predictions about which literary classics might have their storylines play out in some way through 2018! For example, maybe I could win the chance to visit a chocolate factory because some eccentric CEO goes bon More  →
Classic Lit Plots Most Likely to Happen in 2018

Snapchats from Romeo and Juliet, Part TWO

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 9, 2018
Is Romeo and Juliet the greatest love story ever told? Yes (if we pretend that Jim and Pam don't exist.) But we humbly submit that it would have been even better if Billy the Bard and his star-crossed lovers had had Snapchat—and Part 1 of this series proved our theory More  →
Snapchats from <em>Romeo and Juliet</em>, Part TWO