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Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 3 (The One Where Gatsby Meets Nick & Calls Him "Old Sport" Five Times Immediately)

By ElodieMarch 7, 2016
Catch up on the first two installments of Blogging Gatsby right here! New around these parts? Hi! I’m reading The Great Gatsby and "blogging" about it, with "blogging" loosely defined as "occasionally drop-kicking this book out an open window because of all... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 3 (The One Where Gatsby Meets Nick & Calls Him "Old Sport" Five Times Immediately)

How to Go On a First Date, According to Jane Austen

By ElodieMarch 4, 2016
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a first date must be a complete catastrophe for everyone involved. If you’re lucky, it will only be a minor catastrophe, and barely anyone will wind up disgracing the family name. But what if I told you—just stay... More  →
How to Go On a First Date, According to Jane Austen

The 50 Most Ron Weasley Things That Ron Weasley Has Ever Done

By ElodieMarch 4, 2016
When he's not playing second fiddle to the Chosen One, Ron is either eating, complaining, or firing off a snarky comment that he’ll later come to regret—which is to say Ron Weasley is every single one of us, in our... More  →
The 50 Most Ron Weasley Things That Ron Weasley Has Ever Done

Writer Wars: Mostly the Truth

By reidfaylorMarch 3, 2016
See last week's Writer Wars prompt right here!  More  →
Writer Wars: Mostly the Truth

CALLING ALL SPARKLERS: What's the Absolute WORST Book You Were Required to Read for School?

By ElodieMarch 3, 2016
Somewhere around 100% of you have had to read for school, and that’s kind of a mixed bag. For every spectacular, life-changing book you GET to read, there’s a burning garbage dump of a novel that you HAVE to read. Most people suck it up... More  →
CALLING ALL SPARKLERS: What's the Absolute WORST Book You Were Required to Read for School?

Would You Rather... (I'm Doing It, Guys. I'm Throwing My Hat in the Political Ring)

By ElodieMarch 2, 2016
Last week we tackled spoilers vs. cliffhangers vs. Captain America’s perfectly sculpted, science-engineered body. Captain America won, as usual. I mean, technically spoilers won with 53% of the vote, but have you seen Cap’s butt? He’s always winning. Speaking of winn More  →
Would You Rather... (I'm Doing It, Guys. I'm Throwing My Hat in the Political Ring)

We'll Always Have Snogging: A Tribute to Louise Rennison

By Brit McGinnisMarch 1, 2016
This past week, we lost one of the great unsung heroes of YA literature. Louise Rennison was the author of Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging, Dancing In My Nuddy-Pants and a bunch of other books. She was the creator of Georgia Nicolson, a loud, brash British... More  →
We'll Always Have Snogging: A Tribute to Louise Rennison

Who Said It: Bernie Sanders or Albus Dumbledore?

By Emma W.March 1, 2016

It's Super Tuesday! What better way to wait for the results to pour in and narrow down the subjects of late-night monologues for the next nine months than to take a deep dive into one of the most overlooked issues of the campaign: the... More  →

Who Said It: Bernie Sanders or Albus Dumbledore?

Quiz: Which Brontë Sister Are You?

By Emma W.March 1, 2016
Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell—Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Three sisters, all born with a four-year period, all poets and novelists, all teachers and governesses, all unmarried for most of their lives (Charlotte married at 38), all childless, all quiet, plain, and shy, all elusive... More  →
Quiz: Which Brontë Sister Are You?

Quiz: What Is Your Horcrux?

By Janet ManleyMarch 1, 2016
"A Horcrux is the word used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul." —Horace SlughornEeeee! Nobody is advocating you are capable of a wizardly atrocity, but there are moments in life where you feel your soul torn a little bit, and this is the stu More  →
Quiz: What Is Your Horcrux?