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Literary Love Triangles, Ranked from Best to Worst

By ElodieJune 5, 2018
When done right, a love triangle is a richly told, sometimes tragic tale of star-crossed passion. When done wrong, it’s just a bunch of angst and longing looks cobbled together to sell T-shirts that could very well TEAR OUR SOCIETY APART. (Team Edward vs. Team Jacob, for e More  →
Literary Love Triangles, Ranked from Best to Worst

6 Gorgeous Gifs of Your Favorite Harry Potter Characters

By Little ChmuraJune 5, 2018
In this gorgeous sequel to Chmura's stunning One Breath Each series, she depicts 12 of our favorite Harry Potter characters going about their everyday lives at Hogwarts. In each portrait, Chmura combines fantastic wizarding world details (like moving staircases, thestrals, More  →
6 Gorgeous Gifs of Your Favorite <em>Harry Potter</em>  Characters

QUIZ: Is This a Pride and Prejudice Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

By ElodieJune 4, 2018
Pride and Prejudice actually has a lot of sentences besides "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." I know. I was surprised, too. What's even more surprising is that most of... More  →
QUIZ: Is This a <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> Quote or a Lana Del Rey Lyric?

The 20 Funniest, Most Accurate Literary Memes

By Chelsea DaggerJune 4, 2018
If you're not following us on Instagram, then 1. thanks for nothing, and 2. you're missing out on the greatest literary memes ever to grace the internet. Go smash that follow button, and then come back here to see our 20 best, funniest, and most accurate memes—they're the More  →
The 20 Funniest, Most Accurate Literary Memes

Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJune 4, 2018
The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or fifteen years, I’m thinking), and if you’re a student taking an English class, you’re supposed to be familiar with basically all of them. But that’s imposs More  →
Every Literary Movement in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Dad He's the Voice of My Anxiety?

By kat_rosenfieldJune 1, 2018
Before we get to the advice portion of today's show, a heads up: Due to editorial and budget changes at SparkLife, the Auntie SparkNotes column is dialing back from three columns per week to one. Going forward, you can find a new column... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Should I Tell My Dad He's the Voice of My Anxiety?

8 Weirdly Specific Things That Happen in Every Young Adult Novel

By ElodieJune 1, 2018
I have read every YA novel in the world. Not really (I’m just a person, after all), but sometimes it feels like I have because there are a few weirdly specific things that happen in just about all of them. (Also, I like to PRETEND I've read every YA novel in the world be More  →
8 Weirdly Specific Things That Happen in Every Young Adult Novel

Five Writers Who Just Can't Stop Killing Their Characters

By Damien GaleoneJune 1, 2018
Let’s leave out J.K. Rowling (inventing "Avada Kedavra" and using it on everyone we've ever loved pretty much puts her at the top of this list), and let's also ignore George R. R. Martin, whose epic imagination has been liberally applied to the dismantlement of the human b More  →
Five Writers Who Just Can't Stop Killing Their Characters