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Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

By ElodieDecember 3, 2018
Very rarely does a novel’s title give you any indication of what you’re getting yourself into. For instance, Beowulf sounds like it’s... More  →
Honest Names for All the Books You'll Have to Read in Your English Class

Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in Marvel Quotes

By ElodieNovember 28, 2018

Like most people, I sold my soul to Marvel long ago in exchange for cool fight sequences, hot outfits, and

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Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in Marvel Quotes

15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

By ElodieNovember 15, 2018
You know as well as I do that Thanksgiving is not just a time for eating carbs like there’s no tomorrow—it’s also... More  →
15 Ways to Break Up Any Argument at the Dinner Table This Thanksgiving

The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

By ElodieNovember 14, 2018
Fictional characters are always dying of boring things like shock, broken hearts, and long winters. That’s why it’s awesome when they die... More  →
The 7 Most Hardcore Deaths in Literature

Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

By ShahzodaOctober 16, 2018
There’s much we can learn from fictional tragedies, like how to avoid fulfilling a terrible prophecy or why it’s not generally considered... More  →
Heartbreaking Fictional Tragedies, Fixed

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieJune 22, 2018
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

9 Fail-Proof Ways to Enhance Your Reading of Classic Literature

By Cassidy GrahamJune 8, 2017
Let's be honest: classic literature can be boring AF. If you're struggling to get into a novel, we can help: below are 9 tried*... More  →
9 Fail-Proof Ways to Enhance Your Reading of Classic Literature