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8 Kids’ Book Characters Who are Basically Kidnappers
Ah, children’s literature, realm of innocent fun and magical beings who bring a sense of wonder and adventure to bedtimes everywhere. Assuming, of...
who wants a werther's?
The 5 Best Grandpas in Literature
Becoming a grandparent is a remarkable experience that many people report as rejuvenating, bringing fresh purpose to people who have otherwise achieved...
love at first fight
Ranking the Meet-Cutes of Classic Lit
The classic meet-cute can be the best part of a love story, or the most cringe-worthy. The more awkward, quirky, or downright doomed the relationship...
Can You Guess the Fictional Character By Their Yearbook Quote?
It’s that time of year, when bright-eyed seniors on the verge of leaving the academic coop put together their yearbook pages. Between the “thank...
The 10 Worst Betrayals in Fiction
Whether for love, for money, or just for the fun of it, hideous betrayal never fails to make for a compelling story. From classic literature to...
6 Fictional Characters Whose Memoirs We’d Love to Read
There’s nothing better than a good tell-all memoir…except, of course, a tell-all memoir from someone whose past, present, and future...
The 5 Creepiest Rabbits in Fiction
Easter is upon us, bringing its usual associates: egg hunts, little girls in frilly white dresses, Peeps, and, of course, the Easter Bunny, hop-hop-hopping...
7 Fictional Characters We’re Dying to Take with Us On Spring Break
If you’re heading off to spring break, let’s talk about squad. Your squad isn’t just the people you happen to book tickets with, the people whose...
Is the Hard-Edged
You Never Knew You Wanted
Lyndsay Faye is a certifiable meddler in fiction. Her debut novel, Dust and Shadow, pitted Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in a masterful showdown...
all hail singledom
The Best Worst Couples in Literature
Every February, Valentine’s Day makes people in romantic relationships sweat their way through increasingly elaborate displays of affection, while...
somebody's got to do it
5 Fictional Characters with Dirty Jobs
If you’re like me, and wouldn’t want to go a single day without reading, you turn to books for all kinds of reasons. You read because...
7 Amazing Female Friendships in Fiction
Besties! BFFs! #SquadGoals! Whether it’s Taylor Swift and her parade of friends onstage, or adorable groups of puppies on Twitter, best friendship,...