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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

Business Cards For Your Favorite Harry Potter Characters

By Steffi LynnFebruary 27, 2017
We collaborated with our champion Weasley sweaters illustrator, Steffi Lynn, to bring you never-before-seen business cards of those we thought would be most likely to distribute them. Click on for some REAL TREATS—from Hermione's gmail, to Voldemort's striking similar More  →
Business Cards For Your Favorite <i>Harry Potter</i> Characters

Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 24, 2017
I know that you have read all the Harry Potter books. At this point, everyone in the world who is going to read the Potter books has already read them. You don’t need me to tell you what happens; you don’t need my pithy one-sentence summaries. I get that. But some More  →
Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Single Sentence