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Twins in Literature, Ranked in Order of Creepiness

By ElodieJune 29, 2017
If you are a twin in a novel, you are either extremely cute or extremely creepy, and that’s just the way it is. (Twins in fiction that are neither cute NOR creepy occupy some nebulous in-between state.) Today we will be judging all literary twins based solely... More  →
Twins in Literature, Ranked in Order of Creepiness

13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

By Taylor NolesJune 29, 2017
J. K. Rowling created an airtight, deeply imagined, wholly immersive universe for us to inhabit. And she didn't do that by being sloppy with the English language, thank you very MUCH. The author's Twitter feed has been a source of awe for us for years. During that time s More  →
13 Times J.K. Rowling Schooled Her Twitter Followers on Language, Grammar, & Everything Else

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 2

By ElodieJune 28, 2017
We’re blogging To Kill a Mockingbird, all 400 pages of it. If you missed the first part, click here. Because Scout is young, fresh-faced, and not yet drowning in student debt, she’s excited to start school in chapter 2. Until she actually gets there,... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 2

Email Signatures For Every Fandom

By Emma W.June 28, 2017
I was a Russian major as an undergraduate, which means that FOR YEARS my iPhone email sign-off has been....*drumroll*...."sent from my troika." A troika's an old-school Russian sleigh, like the kind Anna Karenina, who just happens to be the protagonist of one of... More  →
Email Signatures For Every Fandom

40 Rejected Hogwarts Classes

By ElodieJune 27, 2017
You’ve heard of Potions, Transfiguration, and Charms. However, I have no doubt that some well-meaning Hogwarts professor tried to suggest a few new courses to Dumbledore and received a stern "No. For God’s sake, Stuart, there’s a three-headed dog on the third floor and a... More  →
40 Rejected Hogwarts Classes

We Sorted The Force Awakens Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER

By Little ChmuraJune 27, 2017
Was the Resistance the original Dumbledore's Army? All signs point to YASSSS. Think about it: both have a courageous leader with an unruly head of hair, a fierce, brilliant woman who cares deeply for her friends and gets maaaad sh*# done, and a lovable, loyal goof with a bra More  →
We Sorted <em>The Force Awakens</em> Characters Into Hogwarts Houses & Created the Hottest Fandom EVER

The 20 Best Harry Potter Posts We've Ever Published

By Chelsea DaggerJune 26, 2017
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, the book that kicked off the series that became our reason for living, we rounded up 20 of the best, most beloved, most beautiful, and most hilarious Harry Potter posts, gifs, and illustrations that w More  →
The 20 Best <em>Harry Potter</em> Posts We've Ever Published

The 20 Best Quotes in All of Harry Potter

By ElodieJune 26, 2017
Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which means we have spent the last TWO DECADES reading the books, waiting for our Hogwarts letters, and having unpopular opinions about Snape. So to celebrate twenty years, here are twenty Harry Potter... More  →
The 20 Best Quotes in All of <i>Harry Potter</i>

The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieJune 26, 2017
Awkward moments are awful enough to behold in real life, where you can’t really do anything about them (and where, more often than not, they're happening to you). But awkward moments in books or on film are just nightmare fuel. There are ACTUAL PEOPLE (directors and actors More  →
The 11 Most Awkward Moments in Fiction

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird

By ElodieJune 25, 2017
Hey guys! It’s been a minute since last I blogged a novel, but now I’m blogging To Kill a Mockingbird because SparkNotes is withholding my weekly paycheck of life lessons and Reese’s Pieces M&Ms until I comply. They aren’t really doing that (I’m useless without my... More  →
Blogging <em>To Kill a Mockingbird</em>