Goblins, bookworms, book goblins...it's the best time of the year. No, not National Dental Hygiene Month (though it is indeed National Dental Hygiene Month)...it's HALLOWEEN TIME!
In honor of the creepiest time of year, we found these Snapchats from your favorite scary li More →
It’s a wonder that there aren’t more YA versions of Edgar Allan Poe stories, although I guess it’s probably because of all the creepy birds, sinister eyeball motifs, and just straight-up death. (Dude was OBSESSED with death.) Publishers may feel like teens aren’t in More →
A common motif in The Great Gatsby is Gatsby smiling, which is immediately followed by Nick swooning so hard he just about dies.
I learned this back when I was reading the book and blogging it chapter by chapter. I tried to take note whenever this happened,... More →
Let’s say you and I are watching a movie together and something awkward happens to the characters onscreen. The next sound you’ll hear will be me leaping out the nearest open window, because I just can’t deal with that sort of thing.
I myself am charmless, off-putting More →
I am an adult, technically, but I don’t know how to compromise, iron my pants, or do my taxes— usually I just staple a bunch of papers together, put them in an envelope, and throw it into the sea.
I’m sure William Shakespeare knew all the... More →
I don’t necessarily BLAME Shakespeare for deciding to be born some 400 years before the advent of the Internet, thereby robbing us all of the chance to see Hamlet tweet, but… well, okay, I do blame him a little. Hamlet’s a pretty good story, but it needs a little some More →
Dystopian novels ask us not to see the world as it is, but as it COULD be (you know, if things were just a little bit worse, and if everyone was constantly wearing beige and riding trains to nowhere).
Now, depending on your life choices, you may have already stumbled upon o More →
There’s no feeling quite like the feeling you get when your teacher slaps a short story down in front of you in the middle of October. It’s an ominous feeling. A feeling of dread. I don’t know what it is about teachers, but they love short stories that are equal parts More →
It could be a throwaway comment, a weird dream, a madman babbling dire warnings that don’t make sense until later.
No matter what form it comes in, really good foreshadowing will give you a sense of unease. Really good foreshadowing will seem obvious in hindsight. Reall More →
Given the haunted crypt that is my love life, it makes sense that I would eventually meander my way on over to Tinder, which is like the Taco Bell of dating. And having now swiped right and left to my lonely heart's desire, I can confirm with absolute certainty that the si More →