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Blogging Animal Farm: Chapter 9

By Taylor NolesOctober 25, 2017
Comrades, our fairy tale is beginning to draw to a close. We have lots to talk about. Discussion questions to consider as we near the end: in light of the pigs' behavior, is eating bacon a moral necessity? How much bacon should we eat? Hickory-smoked... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: Chapter 9

The Creepiest Books We All Had to Read for School, Ranked

By ElodieOctober 24, 2017
I don’t do creepy. I watched Paranormal Activity in broad daylight and still got scared, I can’t listen to murder podcasts, and every time I hear a noise in my apartment I swiftly and resolutely come to terms with my mortality while thinking, “Hey, I lived a good lif More  →
The Creepiest Books We All Had to Read for School, Ranked

The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

By ElodieOctober 24, 2017
"Being really old and vaguely important" is pretty much the defining trait of all classic literature. This combined with the fact that your teacher is forcing you to read it under threat of suffering or death (or just a zero on Friday’s quiz, whatever) means that studying More  →
The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

Blogging Hamlet: Part 1

By ElodieOctober 24, 2017
As someone who spends a lot of time perusing the various revenge plots and sex jokes of Shakespeare, I’ve come to believe that the Bard of Avon really only wrote three kinds of plays: Someone’s in love, and this is terrible. There’s been a misunderstanding, and this is... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 1

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapters 14 & 15

By ElodieOctober 20, 2017
To read parts 1—9 of Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird, click here! I am never going to become a parent. Not only are kids louder than they have any right to be, and not only do they always smell of peanut butter and markers, but... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Chapters 14 & 15

10 Classic Lit Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

By ElodieOctober 20, 2017
Sometimes I just want someone to come up to me in a coffee shop and say, "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you," instead of "Hey, are you waiting for someone or can we borrow this chair?" (Real talk: people are always taking my chairs in coffee sh More  →
10 Classic Lit Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

What Your Favorite Harry Potter Book Says About You

By ElodieOctober 19, 2017
There’s nothing in the world that says as much about you as your favorite Harry Potter book. Not your Zodiac sign, not your Myers-Briggs personality type, not whether or not you pour your milk before your cereal. (If you pour you milk before your cereal,... More  →
What Your Favorite Harry Potter Book Says About You

20 Literary First Date Ideas

By ElodieOctober 18, 2017
So you’ve finally done it. You’ve made a genuine connection with another person, you’ve established a mutual interest, you’ve followed each other on Instagram and accidentally liked each other’s selfies from 2013. What comes next is the tricky part: going on an actual date. The reason... More  →
20 Literary First Date Ideas

Blogging Animal Farm: Chapters 7 & 8

By Taylor NolesOctober 18, 2017
Welcome to the latest (and darkest) installment of blogging Animal Farm. You can catch up on Chapters 1-4 right here! Previously, on Animal Farm: Snowball gets voted off the island, Napoleon is being super sketch, and the windmill falls down. Chapter 7 I'm gonna be honest: this... More  →
Blogging <em>Animal Farm</em>: Chapters 7 & 8

The Book Report: A Stranded Family Was Rescued by the Hogwarts Express

By ElodieOctober 17, 2017
Welcome back to the Book Report, where we talk about all the (literary) news that’s fit to print. This week, a stranded family of six was rescued by the Hogwarts Express, To Kill a Mockingbird has been banned for approximately the billionth time, the mansion... More  →
The Book Report: A Stranded Family Was Rescued by the Hogwarts Express