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Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get Treatment for My Eating Disorder?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 31, 2016
Dear Auntie, So, I've been struggling with an eating disorder for years now. As in like eight years. And it's even been in remission before, but it's reared its ugly head once again, this time worse than ever. Long story short: I haven't eaten anything at... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get Treatment for My Eating Disorder?

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 18-20)

By Emily BrownOctober 31, 2016
Welcome back to Blogging The Scarlet Letter. Last time, Hester and Dimmesdale decided to flee Massachusetts. Will Pearl be cool with it? Chapter 18: A Flood of Sunshine After a about hundred and seventy pages, Hawthorne has decided to reveal the saucier parts of Hester and Dimmesdale's relationship.... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 9 (Chapters 18-20)

Which Literary Device Are You?

By Jessie GaynorOctober 31, 2016
Are you advancing the plot or are you more of a showpiece? ... More  →
Which Literary Device Are You?

What Book Title Describes Your Love Life?

By ElodieOctober 31, 2016
Of all the novels in existence, at least a few of them could be used to describe the state of a person’s love life. I already know that mine’s Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Or maybe Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel. One Hundred... More  →
What Book Title Describes Your Love Life?

Auntie SparkNotes: Was It Okay that He Pressured Me?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 28, 2016
Hi Auntie SparkNotes, My freshman year in high school I was a part of my school's debate team. We travel all around the country, so we stayed in hotels a lot without chaperones because our coach was pretty old and just didn’t care. During the... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Was It Okay that He Pressured Me?

If Your Favorite Characters Could Vote

By andrew joanisOctober 28, 2016
With the presidential election right around the corner, genius illustrator Andrew Joanis couldn't help imagining what would happen if we gave our favorite classic lit characters a ballot. Make your way through, and then tell us: Do you agree? Who's missing? And would Gatsb More  →
If Your Favorite Characters Could Vote

These Are the 12 Worst Kinds of Halloween Candy, End of Discussion

By ElodieOctober 28, 2016
Not all Halloween candy is good, and every single one of us will be better off if we just admit that. Look, I get it: beggars can’t be choosers. And you’re never more of a beggar than when you’re traipsing through the neighborhood dressed as sexy... More  →
These Are the 12 Worst Kinds of Halloween Candy, End of Discussion

Blogging The Odyssey: Part 9 (WOW OKAY, SO THE DOG DIES)

By ElodieOctober 28, 2016
Last time on Blogging The Odyssey, Odysseus arrived in Ithaca disguised as a gross hobo. I never watch movies where the dog dies because I have a delicate constitution. I didn’t even know that “the dog dies” was a thing that could happen in... More  →
Blogging <em>The Odyssey</em>: Part 9 (WOW OKAY, SO THE DOG DIES)

Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston learned the ways of the Ministry of Love, by which I mean he got whupped by various torture machines day and night in the company of O'Brien, without his boy-crush ever fading. III Winston is still strapped to the Reiki... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)