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) …

QUIZ: Is This a Celebrity Baby Name or a Character from Shakespeare?
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QUIZ: Is This a Celebrity Baby Name or a Character from Shakespeare?

If you are a normal person, you’re allowed to name your child something like Steve or Liz. If you are a celebrity, however, you must christen them Blue Ivy or Diva Muffin. It’s just how …

12 Ways to Tell You're About to Have a Summer Romance

12 Ways to Tell You’re About to Have a Summer Romance

It’s summertime, which means we’re all being divvied up into “people who are having a summer romance” and “people who are not having one.” To tell you the truth, I always thought summer romances were going …

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) …

The 10 Most Brutal Punishments in Greek Mythology, Ranked
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The 10 Most Brutal Punishments in Greek Mythology, Ranked

In Greek mythology, the punishment hardly ever fits the crime. It would be like your mom punishing you for stealing a cookie from the cookie jar by chucking you into an active volcano. Not everyone …

QUIZ: Which Coming-of-Age Trope Will You Experience This Summer?

QUIZ: Which Coming-of-Age Trope Will You Experience This Summer?

If books and movies have taught us anything, it’s that summer is the perfect time to grow as a person. Some of us will go on road trips and learn a little something about ourselves …

7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature
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7 of the Most Disappointing Endings in Literature

Not every literary ending is a home-run. Sometimes you will be enjoying a book immensely, only to have it all go horribly wrong in the last few pages. Bottom line: there is a right way …

Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What Summer is Like
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Shakespeare Quotes That Describe What Summer is Like

Summer today isn’t THAT different from summer in the time of Shakespeare. There are more iPhones now and fewer plagues, sure, but everything else has remained largely the same. For instance, it’s still very hot …

The Worst Break-Ups in Literature, Ranked
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The Worst Break-Ups in Literature, Ranked

Look, no one likes to read books about people breaking up with each other with grace and maturity. We like to read books where people take a loving, stable relationship and burn it to the …

Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Quote from The Office
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Every Shakespeare Play Summed Up in a Quote from The Office

I know a lot of stuff about exactly two things: Shakespeare, and The Office. That’s it. That’s my entire pool of knowledge. I majored in the first one, and I’ve rewatched all 9 seasons of …

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