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How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

By ElodieJune 20, 2017
An idea can be perfect in your head, but explaining it out loud? With words? Coherently? That’s a different beast entirely. This is true whether you’re pitching a novel or just getting feedback on your thesis statement for an essay about The Scarlet Letter. Either... More  →
How Classic Authors Pitched Their Novels, Probably

What's Your Name in The Outsiders?

By Taylor NolesJune 20, 2017
Sixteen years on the street and you can learn a lot. A few hours on Wikipedia and you can learn even more. If you'd been part of Ponyboy's pack in S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders, what part would you have played, tough gal? ... More  →
What's Your Name in <em>The Outsiders</em>?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJune 19, 2017
Technology is amazing. It’s 2017, people; we don’t have to wonder things anymore. Back in the days of yore, a person could ask “How tall is Bruno Mars, do you think?” and never truly know the answer. Nowadays, you can simply speak the words at your smartphone and h More  →
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, As Told in a Series of Texts

Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

By Taylor NolesJune 19, 2017
One thing every author will hear at some point is this: writing is rewriting. So it follows that most famous novels went through a few extreme changes before they reached their final form—and luckily for you, we've tracked down your favorite writers' notes on their books'... More  →
Rejected First Drafts of 6 Famous Novels

SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

By Chelsea DaggerJune 16, 2017
As the late, great Jane Austen once said, it's a truth universally acknowledged that SparkNotes are the single best study guides on the interwebs, an infinitely helpful source of info on symbolism, important quotes, plot summaries, and literary analysis for every book you could... More  →
SparkNotes Is Here to Save Summer Reading-Vote For Your Fave Book & We'll Blog It!

The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

By ElodieJune 16, 2017
A dad joke is any joke that’s so terrible it elicits groans and ruins lives. It need not originate from a dad, per se, but the common cultural understanding is that most of them do. You’ll find them in wedding speeches, rogue Facebook comments, and conversations in line More  →
The 10 Best Dad Jokes in Shakespeare

The 6 Best Slash Pairings in Classic Literature

By ElodieJune 15, 2017
The term “slash” usually refers to same-sex couples in modern media and the fanfiction derived thereof, but not always. Look, people have been writing homoerotic subtext (and sometimes not even subtext) into their books for as long have books have existed—whether it was in the... More  →
The 6 Best Slash Pairings in Classic Literature

5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

By Taylor NolesJune 15, 2017
A sapiosexual is not only an option for your OKCupid profile, it's also a thing you can call yourself if you want to assert your brain domination over every trembling, mindless cretin around you at the cafeteria table. Though this word has not... More  →
5 Fictional Characters Who Were Sapiosexuals

6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

By ElodieJune 14, 2017
We have all read our share of messed-up books in the name of school. Every single one of us has experienced an In Cold Blood, a Lolita, maybe a Clockwork Orange or two. It’s simply inevitable. Let’s talk about them. Now, I could not include EVERY disturbing, godfors More  →
6 of the Most Messed-Up Books We All Had to Read for School

14 Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios

By ElodieJune 13, 2017
Anyone who has ever used Tinder has agonized over what to put in their bio. It needs to communicate that you are witty and brilliant and also a good listener who works out a lot and has a dog. But that’s a lot of things to convey in 500 characters or less. Better to stic More  →
Shakespeare Quotes That Would Make Great Tinder Bios