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The Odyssey As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieMarch 8, 2017
The Odyssey is the story of one man’s journey home, and something you’ll almost certainly have to read for school. It’s also a whopping 12,000 lines long. To be fair, at least 8,000 of those are spent describing Odysseus’s sweet, sweet abs and extremely chiseled th More  →
<em>The Odyssey</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

The 10 Most Crush-Worthy Villains in Literature

By Little ChmuraMarch 8, 2017
We fully admit that we're moral-less morons for making heart eyes at some of literature's most sinister characters—but can we help it if the worst villains just happen to have the best cheekbones? The fabulously talented Little Chmura illo'd some of our favorite antagonist More  →
The 10 Most Crush-Worthy Villains in Literature

9 Pick-Up Lines Guaranteed to Work on Book Lovers

By ElodieMarch 6, 2017
I am a person who prefers to be wooed with chocolates, flowers, and TGI Fridays' endless appetizers. If, however, the right man or woman were to approach me with any of the following pick-up lines, well, I’m not saying I’d marry them immediately, but I’m also not sayin More  →
9 Pick-Up Lines Guaranteed to Work on Book Lovers

40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

By ElodieMarch 3, 2017
Contrary to popular belief, the worst thing ever is not spiders, or even death. The worst thing ever is required class participation. It’s terrifying. Look, some of us can’t just make mouth-words on the fly, okay? Some of us need at least three days’ notice... More  →
40 Questions You Should Definitely Ask In Your English Class

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

By ElodieMarch 2, 2017
I’m just going to say it: in the past, there were too many people writing books. Now it’s the twenty-first century and it feels like I’m expected to know every struggling bard or wayward scribe who ever picked up a pen. I mean sure, I’ve heard of Jane Austen, and I More  →
Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Blogging Hamlet: Part 10

By ElodieMarch 1, 2017
I’m not trying to tell Shakespeare how to do his job, mostly because he wrote Hamlet and I didn’t. But if you’re going to use a pirate attack as a plot device, at least have the decency to make it happen onstage. I want to see a... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 10

7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

By ElodieFebruary 28, 2017
I thought about using some other, more scholarly phrase to describe these characters, but "no chill" is the only thing that feels even remotely adequate. I have no doubt that you will feel the same. I mean, look this photo of Tom "Khaki Jeggings" Buchanan from The Great Gat More  →
7 Literary Characters Who Had Absolutely No Chill

Here's What Would Happen If Voldemort Had Been the Villain In Classic Lit Novels

By ElodieFebruary 28, 2017
This post was originally published in January 2016 Remember Voldemort? That guy who got his butt kicked by a baby and was ultimately killed by his own deflected curse? Yeah. He kind of sucks, doesn’t he? But c'mon—everyone has bad days. We think it’s only fair... More  →
Here's What Would Happen If Voldemort Had Been the Villain In Classic Lit Novels

30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters

By ElodieFebruary 27, 2017
I have never said a single intelligible thing in my life. I live in fear of starting conversations with people because I know I will inevitably panic and say something unnerving and not at all relatable, something like, "Hey I like your shirt, what’s your... More  →
30 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Conversation Starters