7 Insanely Bizarre Lessons from Classic Novels
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7 Insanely Bizarre Lessons from Classic Novels

The whole point of books is to teach us how to be better people. Always stay true to yourself, don’t give up, never lie to your mother. But then there are some books out there—CLASSICS, …

How to Tell if You're About to Be in a Love Triangle

How to Tell if You’re About to Be in a Love Triangle

Fictional characters always seem to be caught off-guard by love triangles, but you and I? We could see one of those things coming a mile away. Most of us, anyhow. Maybe you’re a little unsure. …

Every <i>Harry Potter</i> Book Summed Up in a Shakespeare Quote
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Every Harry Potter Book Summed Up in a Shakespeare Quote

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty years, you probably know about Harry Potter. It’s a worldwide phenomenon that has been credited with both 1) getting kids to like reading, and …

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

Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first, and human beings second. But this doesn’t change the fact that some books …

Literary Quotes That Would Make Great Instagram Captions
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Literary Quotes That Would Make Great Instagram Captions

Fact: social media is a thing and it’s here to stay. Another fact: posting a photo of your walk to school/work/the refrigerator with the caption “I’ll just leave this here” does not an influencer make. …

7 Authors Who HATED the Movie Adaptations of Their Novels
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7 Authors Who HATED the Movie Adaptations of Their Novels

I imagine trusting a filmmaker to adapt your novel is a lot like leaving your kid with a new babysitter. They COULD be a murderer, but they could also be a really nice person—there’s just …

6 Popular "Love" Stories That Are Not Actually Love Stories
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6 Popular “Love” Stories That Are Not Actually Love Stories

I enjoy a good love story as much as the next lovelorn loser who has to live vicariously through fiction, but you know what I don’t enjoy? Books that have been wildly misconstrued as love …

<i>Macbeth</i> As Told in a Series of Texts
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Macbeth As Told in a Series of Texts

“But Elodie, they didn’t have texting in Shakespeare’s day,” I can hear you saying. But I’ll tell you right now: you cannot read this article with an attitude like that. You simply can’t. For the …

QUIZ: What Will the Plot of Your First Novel Be?
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QUIZ: What Will the Plot of Your First Novel Be?

You are going to write a book. It’s not a matter of if, but when. And the only thing left to decide is what the plot is going to be.

What Your Favorite Horror Novel Says About You
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What Your Favorite Horror Novel Says About You

Anyone who LOVES horror—just can’t get enough of it—has probably wondered if there’s something wrong with them because they enjoy such a gruesome genre, and the answer is yes. You’re weird and almost definitely a …

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