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The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

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?

The Graces Is the Witchy YA Novel of Your Dreams

By Emily BrownOctober 18, 2016
Laure Eve's The Graces is at the top of my book recs this fall, and not just because it decorates my room for the season... More  →
<i>The Graces</i> Is the Witchy YA Novel of Your Dreams

7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

By Jessie GaynorSeptember 29, 2016
  1. “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy because they're losers. My family is happy—the best. Winners. All happy... More  →
7 Literary Quotations, Rewritten by Donald Trump

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

By Emily BrownSeptember 26, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Hester and Pearl were released from prison. Besides having no friends, they're doing alright for... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 4 (Chapters 7-8)

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 1-3)

By Emily BrownSeptember 19, 2016
Previously in Blogging The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote a really long introduction—the equivalent to the Hogwarts profs' obstacles in Sorcerer's Stone. Did... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 2 (Chapters 1-3)

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (Introduction)

By Emily BrownSeptember 15, 2016
In preparation for this series of Blogging the Classics, I went through all the SparkNotes comments on The Scarlet Letter: "This is the most stupid... More  →
Blogging <i>The Scarlet Letter</i>: Part 1 (Introduction)

Genius Tattoo Ideas for BFFs

By Elliana EsquivelAugust 24, 2016
It's hard to commit to a tattoo idea, especially when there are two or more people involved in the decision. That's why we asked our... More  →
Genius Tattoo Ideas for BFFs

Blogging Moby Dick, Part 1: Or, Moby Richard

By Elaine AtwellAugust 23, 2016
Ahoy!   Let us be clear: unlike some of the books my illustrious colleagues have blogged you through, you will... More  →
Blogging <i>Moby Dick</i>, Part 1: Or, Moby Richard

How Hard Do You Need to SparkNote?

By Taylor NolesAugust 19, 2016
All righty, my intellectuals, my wisenheimers, my walking encyclopedias. So you think you know your books, eh? Ehhh??? Take the quiz below... More  →
How Hard Do You Need to SparkNote?