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8 Kids’ Book Characters Who are Basically Kidnappers

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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...
The 5 Best Grandpas in Literature

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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...
Ranking the Meet-Cutes of Classic Lit

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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?

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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

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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...

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6 Fictional Characters Whose Memoirs We’d Love to Read

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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

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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...

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7 Fictional Characters We’re Dying to Take with Us On Spring Break

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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...
Jane Steele Is the Hard-Edged Jane Eyre You Never Knew You Wanted

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Jane Steele Is the Hard-Edged Jane Eyre 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...
The Best Worst Couples in Literature

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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...

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5 Fictional Characters with Dirty Jobs

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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

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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,...

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