QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> Quote?
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QUIZ: Is This a Taylor Swift Lyric or a Pride and Prejudice Quote?

Not many people know this, but the lyric “He’s so tall, and handsome as hell” was written with Fitzwilliam Darcy in mind. (Don’t try to fact-check that, just trust me.) Turns out there’s a lot …

Great American Novels, Ranked by How Much We Hate Them
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Great American Novels, Ranked by How Much We Hate Them

I try not to hate things. It distracts me from emotions I feel more strongly about, like the unbridled joy I feel whenever there are new episodes of Bob’s Burgers on Hulu, and also the …

The 7 Worst Couples in Literature
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The 7 Worst Couples in Literature

Think of the worst couple you know. Do they break up and get back together at least twice a week? Do they share a Facebook account? Are they constantly making passive-aggressive digs at each other …

20 Incredible First Lines That Will Make You Want to Read the Rest of the Book Immediately
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20 Incredible First Lines That Will Make You Want to Read the Rest of the Book Immediately

Don’t you just love it when the first line of a book hooks you instantaneously? You settle in and start reading, devouring the story one chapter at a time. Suddenly you’re flipping pages with a …

Answer These Would-You-Rathers and We'll Tell You Which Famous Fictional Character You Are
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Answer These Would-You-Rathers and We’ll Tell You Which Famous Fictional Character You Are

There’s nothing quite like a really good would-you-rather question to help you get to know someone. That’s why whenever I go out on a date, I open with “Would you rather know how you’re going …

7 Classic Novels That Are a Little Too Real Right Now
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7 Classic Novels That Are a Little Too Real Right Now

In much the same way as you should never watch a scary movie at night when you’re home alone, there are certain books you should never read in the middle of a global pandemic. Of …

QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 17th Century?
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QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 17th Century?

In my never-ending quest to find a time period in which someone would date me, I’m delighted to say I think I may have found one. In the 17th century, people were all about frizzy ringlets, center …

The 9 Most WTF Deaths in Literature
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The 9 Most WTF Deaths in Literature

In literature, ANYONE can die of tuberculosis or poison or the war. However, it takes a special kind of fictional character to die of something truly bonkers, like spontaneous combustion or an angry mob or …

QUIZ: How Messed-Up is Your Sleep Schedule?
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QUIZ: How Messed-Up is Your Sleep Schedule?

Are you getting enough sleep, or do you have the circadian rhythm of a raccoon?

5 Fictional Heroes Who Were the REAL Villains of the Story
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5 Fictional Heroes Who Were the REAL Villains of the Story

We’re all the hero in our own story and the villain in someone else’s. For instance, I’m the hero in my life, but I’m the villain in the eyes of anyone who’s ever had to …

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