How Literary Characters Would Make Small Talk at a Party
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How Literary Characters Would Make Small Talk at a Party

Small talk is the oatmeal of conversation. Nobody actually likes it, but we all have to pretend we do so we can keep society going.  The problem? It’s hard! It’s hard to talk about the …

QUIZ: Which Literary Genre is Your Life?
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QUIZ: Which Literary Genre is Your Life?

Is your life a romance? Is it a horror novel? Is it a dystopian cyberpunk spy thriller? Only this quiz will tell.

20 Literary Twitter Memes You'll Only Understand if You've Read the Book
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20 Literary Twitter Memes You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Read the Book

Like most people who spend all their time on the Internet, scrolling through their various newsfeeds and dashboards in a desperate attempt to feel something, I love a good meme. It’s perhaps lucky, then, that …

Pick 10 Books and We'll Guess Whether You're an Introvert or an Extrovert
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Pick 10 Books and We’ll Guess Whether You’re an Introvert or an Extrovert

Are you an introvert? Are you an extrovert? Who knows? This quiz does, maybe.  Look, whether someone considers themselves more of an introvert or an extrovert is just good information to have, which is quite …

If Literary Classics Were Published as Modern-Day YA Novels
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If Literary Classics Were Published as Modern-Day YA Novels

There are literary classics, which are SPRAWLING, CREATIVE WORKS OF ARTISTIC GENIUS.  And then there are their titles, which are not. Listen, I’m not saying Hamlet would’ve been a better book if it had been …

All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Satirical Headlines
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All the Novels on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Satirical Headlines

There is objectively nothing funnier than taking a relevant headline from The Onion and slapping it on a still from a TV show or movie. And since there’s no reason this same principle shouldn’t also …

7 Movie Adaptations Made by People Who Apparently Didn't Read the Book
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7 Movie Adaptations Made by People Who Apparently Didn’t Read the Book

Adapting a book into a movie is no picnic. You have to try and please 1) people who haven’t read the book and are just looking to have a fun time, as well as 2) …

Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About

Everything YA Literature Lied to Me About

I was raised on a steady diet of Mountain Dew and young adult literature. From the ages of 12 to 17, I’m pretty sure I read virtually nothing outside the YA genre besides Beowulf (my required reading) …

Greek Mythology As Told in Clickbait Headlines
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Greek Mythology As Told in Clickbait Headlines

Clickbait has a lot in common with Greek mythology. For one thing, the stories are unbelievable yet compelling. For another, they both usually involve a man in a toga doing something he shouldn’t be doing. …

New Year's Resolutions of Fictional Characters
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New Year’s Resolutions of Fictional Characters

There’s just something about the dawning of a new age that makes people want to resolve to do better. It doesn’t matter that most of us will be eating half our weight in Cheetos before …

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