The 7 Most Messed-Up Short Stories We All Had to Read in School
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The 7 Most Messed-Up Short Stories We All Had to Read in School

There’s nothing that will claw its way into the deepest recesses of your memory, only to resurface when you least expect it, quite like a super messed-up short story. There you’ll be—just taking a shower …

8 of the Worst Opening Lines in Books

8 of the Worst Opening Lines in Books

The first sentence in a book is like a pick-up line. If it’s memorable, the other person will be captivated, engaged, intrigued. Fail and you’ll either become a joke for all eternity, or be forgotten …

Pick 7 Books and We'll Guess Your Relationship Status
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Pick 7 Books and We’ll Guess Your Relationship Status

I’ve spent much of my life single, and I think that’s obvious. Everything from my clothes (all of which were purchased at a Kmart that has been going out of business since 2015) to my …

QUIZ: What Book Title Describes Your Love Life?
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QUIZ: What Book Title Describes Your Love Life?

I already know that mine’s Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. Or maybe Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. …

15 of the Most Romantic Quotes in Literature
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15 of the Most Romantic Quotes in Literature

No one in real life ever says stuff like “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” And if people are saying that, then they’re certainly …

11 Quotes That Sum Up the Entire Book
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11 Quotes That Sum Up the Entire Book

It took Herman Melville 135 chapters (and an epilogue) to say, “A bunch of guys fight a whale and they lose.” That’s 585 pages, depending on the publisher. That’s 206,052 words. That’s weeks of my life …

Valentine's Day Cards from Fictional Characters
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Valentine’s Day Cards from Fictional Characters

Valentine’s Day was easier in elementary school. Everyone got 25 cards no matter what, and you could eat half your weight in Dove chocolates without giving it a second thought. Nowadays, things aren’t so cut-and-dry. …

QUIZ: Is Your Life a Shakespearean Comedy or a Tragedy?
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QUIZ: Is Your Life a Shakespearean Comedy or a Tragedy?

Either you’re going to have a happy ending, or you’re going to die an easily preventable death at the hands of your dearest friend and greatest enemy. There is no in between. (Unless your life …

If Candy Hearts Used Literary Quotes
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If Candy Hearts Used Literary Quotes

Can you think of anything more romantic than receiving a box of candy hearts that taste like chalk and say things like “BE MINE” or “I HEART YOU” or “YOU ROCK”? I sure can’t! Well, …

QUIZ: Which Jane Austen Novel Do You Belong In?
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QUIZ: Which Jane Austen Novel Do You Belong In?

One day you may very well find yourself living out a Jane Austen novel. I don’t know how or why this will happen—I don’t know what sort of otherworldly portal you’ve tripped and fallen into, …

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