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The 7 Fictional Places We REALLY Want to Live

By Taylor NolesNovember 30, 2017
If there's one thing that this season's weather is good for, it's appreciating a cozy home nest. Occasionally, I'll claw my way out of the mound of Doritos bags and old band-aids that I call my house, and try to imagine what it'd be like to live in one of the fictional dream More  →
The 7 Fictional Places We REALLY Want to Live

Sorting the Characters from Romeo and Juliet into Hogwarts Houses

By ElodieNovember 30, 2017
Romeo and Juliet was written some 400 years before anyone knew what a Hufflepuff was. But does this mean we SHOULDN’T be taking the Sorting Hat to all these Elizabethan teens (and twenty-somethings) who died extremely preventable deaths? No. No it does not. Romeo: Gryffindor Like most... More  →
Sorting the Characters from <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> into Hogwarts Houses

Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieNovember 30, 2017
As human beings, we all like to think we’re pretty complicated, but the truth is most of us could be summed up in a single sentence. Take me, for example. I’m a twenty-something flesh vessel just doing her best, and that’s really all you need to know. Everyone reading More  →
Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

By Taylor NolesNovember 29, 2017
Harry Potter may have had a little trouble with that whole his-parents-getting-murdered-by-evil-incarnate thing, but generally? That boy is #blessed. All I can say is that we are lucky we live in the timeline wherein EVERYTHING goes Harry's way, or else the entire HP series More  →
Harry Potter's 8 Luckiest Breaks

6 Iconic Literary Villains (Who Were Actually Pretty Bad at Being Villains)

By ElodieNovember 28, 2017
As a society, we like our villains to be cunning, powerful, and evil, or at least just like really, really mean. But sometimes even the most iconic malefactors fall far short of this sinister standard. It feels a bit bold for me—a person who can’t even take control of h More  →
6 Iconic Literary Villains (Who Were Actually Pretty Bad at Being Villains)
The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

The 20 Best Insults in Fiction, RANKED

By Abbey ClarkeNovember 27, 2017
You know the feeling of not being able to think of a witty comeback until the middle of the night two weeks later? These authors don't. That, friends, is because they are literary ~masters~ of the witty repartee, at whose feet we might sit and learn from in abject adoration. More  →

Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 1 (The One Where Nick Is a Robot Just Learning to Love)

By ElodieNovember 27, 2017
There are some things we simply have to do, like assigned reading, taxes, and dying. I can’t do anything about two of those, but the first one? I can’t really do anything about that, either. What I CAN do is read The Great Gatsby and... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 1 (The One Where Nick Is a Robot Just Learning to Love)

Snapchats from Odysseus

By ElodieNovember 27, 2017
I understand that there are people who use Snapchat, and use it well. I am not one of those people. This is largely because I never go anywhere or do anything, but what do you want from me? You want me to put on pants? Leave my house? Odysseus did that, and look where it More  →
Snapchats from Odysseus

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapters 16 & 17

By ElodieNovember 24, 2017
To catch up on Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird, click here! I have spent half my life watching reruns of Law & Order: SVU. (The other half I have spent Googling things such as “how fast does hair grow” and “I know pizza is... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Chapters 16 & 17

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieNovember 24, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence