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Literary Advice for Fictional Characters

By kat_rosenfieldMay 16, 2016
Dear Auntie: I live in a really small community. Sometimes I feel like it will be physically impossible for me ever to leave. No one here ever listens to me, even when I GOT THE CONCH. They bully me a lot since I'm a little... More  →
Literary Advice for Fictional Characters

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
You might remember me as the person who blogged The Great Gatsby and hated every minute that Tom Buchanan SPENT sapping my lifeblood with his dumbness. Now that the people have spoken, I’m back with Lord of the Flies. But if... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 1 (The One Where This Island Full of Children is Basically My Nightmare Realm)

BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

By ElodieMay 13, 2016
If you’re anything like me, then I’m sorry about that for a variety of reasons. But I’m not sorry if you heard about the apparent leaked wizarding houses of the American school Ilvermorny and your first thought was, "Oh, jeez," because that was... More  →
BREAKING: These Are the New American Wizarding Houses and You Can't Tell Me Otherwise

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

By Nicole DiekerMay 12, 2016
Dear Diary, I thought I would hate going back to London after the holidays but I found myself missing it more than I anticipated. I loved seeing my family again, but it felt a bit like a favourite jumper gone small in the wash; still beloved even... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: January 8, 1955

If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?

By Amanda BellMay 11, 2016
If anything earns you a slick nickname in the wizarding community, it's surviving a one-on-one encounter with You-Know-Who. This feat was particularly impressive in Harry's case, as he had his first run-in with the Dark Lord while he was still in diapers (of course, he had a... More  →
If Harry Potter Is "The Boy Who Lived," Who Are the Rest of the Characters?

The Dictionary of Fandom

By kat_rosenfieldMay 11, 2016
Are you fresh on the fandom scene, and a little confused by the lingo? We don't blame you, young Padawan. Even if you're thoroughly informed about all your fave fictional worlds—and you know how to say "Go pee up a rope" in Elvish, Entish, and High... More  →
The Dictionary of Fandom

How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.May 10, 2016
I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I was prepared—I'd done the reading!—only to find that I was not. At all. Discussions went way, way overhead my head. Like, I might as well have been a caveman. I hated those... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class

Boss B*tch Book Club: The Handmaid's Tale, Week Four

By Emma W.May 6, 2016
I have good news for you: The Handmaid's Tale is coming to Hulu with Elisabeth Moss slated to play Offred !! !! !! !! I am super excited about this, and was a lot more excited until The Guardian checked me with the news that a white man will be... More  →
Boss B*tch Book Club: <i>The Handmaid's Tale</i>, Week Four

The 30 Most Sirius Black Things That Sirius Black Ever Did

By ElodieMay 6, 2016
Sirius Black was my first love, and my future spouse is just going to have to come to terms with that one day. When he died—snatched too soon from this world by the cold, unfeeling hands of death—it ruined my whole year. History will remember him... More  →
The 30 Most Sirius Black Things That Sirius Black Ever Did

How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby

By ElodieMay 5, 2016
I recently blogged every last single "old sport!"-laden sentence of The Great Gatsby, and if there’s anything I learned from it, it’s how to go on something akin to a date. But don’t take my word for it—let’s turn things over to the expert... More  →
How to Go on a Date, According to Jay Gatsby