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Our Tribute to Jane Eyre, the Heroine to Get Us Through 2017

By France CorbelJanuary 3, 2017
From being orphaned at birth to getting locked up by a psycho aunt and, eventually, surviving typhus, her future husband's nasty ex,... More  →
Our Tribute to Jane Eyre, the Heroine to Get Us Through 2017

The 8 Best Holiday Scenes in Fiction

By Emily BrownDecember 12, 2016
If there are two things the holiday szn is never lacking in, they are books and cheese platters. In the spirit of this,... More  →
The 8 Best Holiday Scenes in Fiction

The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

By SparkNotesDecember 9, 2016
Look, you *could* get everyone on your list pyramid shelves and a succulent this holiday season (our backup plan, tbh), but... More  →
The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

Loner Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

By Janet ManleySeptember 14, 2016
Applying to college is the stuff of myth—touring campus, imagining yourself lounging around in the common room in a Notre Dame sweater and... More  →
<i>Loner</i> Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

If Shakespeare Characters Had Business Cards

By Steffi LynnSeptember 8, 2016
Remember when Steffi Lynn brought you Harry Potter business cards? SHE'S DONE IT AGAIN. Can't you picture Mercutio spotting you at a... More  →
If Shakespeare Characters Had Business Cards

What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop

By Kurt HarrogateSeptember 7, 2016
When I showed up to my first fiction workshop as an English major, I had no idea what to expect; my high... More  →
What to Expect From Your First Fiction Workshop

The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

By Amanda BellJune 6, 2016
Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, and the rest of our top-billed book friends might get all the credit for their literary... More  →
The Most Underrated Sidekick Heroines in YA

How to Get Through a Book You HATE

By Amanda BellJune 1, 2016
We’ve all been there. You buy a book because so-and-so said it was “AN AHMAZZZING MUST MUST,” but after a few chapters... More  →
How to Get Through a Book You HATE

Tips for Creating Believable Fantasy Characters

By Andi O'ConnorMay 31, 2016

With characters ranging from wizards and elves to vampires and werewolves, only our imagination limits what type of being we can

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Tips for Creating Believable Fantasy Characters

The Most Important Game of Thrones Theories

By Amanda BellMay 31, 2016
If you’re like us, Sunday nights are fast becoming one of our favorite times of the week because Game... More  →
The Most Important <i>Game of Thrones</i> Theories