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Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieFebruary 13, 2018
Shakespeare wrote a lot of plays. 37 of them, in fact, and that’s a conservative estimate. Dude just didn’t know when to... More  →
Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By Janet ManleyFebruary 6, 2018
There is no greater Sorting Hat than the college admissions system, and SO MANY PLACES TO GET SORTED. If you've just started... More  →
Campus Life at 100 of the Best Colleges, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJanuary 3, 2018
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... More  →
Every Author on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieNovember 30, 2017
As human beings, we all like to think we’re pretty complicated, but the truth is most of us could be summed up in... More  →
Protagonists Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2017
I have a very specific idea in my head of people who have read every Jane Austen novel. They actually floss, and... More  →
Every Jane Austen Novel, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

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

By ElodieSeptember 1, 2017
The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or... More  →
Every Literary Movement in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieAugust 18, 2017
Back in the olden days, there were only like three types of book: 1) epic poetry, 2) Latin prose, and 3) ancient... More  →
Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJuly 21, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and... More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Classic Novels Summed Up By Someone Who Has Never Read Them

By ElodieJune 1, 2017
Despite certain grandiose and easily disprovable claims I sometimes make on first dates, no one has yet managed to read every book... More  →
Classic Novels Summed Up By Someone Who Has Never Read Them

Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning

By ElodieMay 10, 2017
Dystopian novels ask us not to see the world as it is, but as it COULD be (you know, if things were... More  →
Dystopian Novels Summed Up in a Single Dire Warning