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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

10 Fictional Families We’d Love to Spend the Holidays With

10 Fictional Families We’d Love to Spend the Holidays With

The holidays are about spending time with your family. They’re also about drinking more wine than usual and stuffing your face with stuffing, various types of brittle, and all-of-the-cheese-there-is in a bid to keep you from throttling said family within […]

by × November 25, 2014 ×

BOOKMARKS

11 Things You Would Never See Written on a Bookmark

11 Things You Would Never See Written on a Bookmark

I used to be terrible at using bookmarks. The truth is, I still sort of am. If I manage not to dog-ear my page before closing the covers, I’ll flip open to my place and find a candy wrapper, a […]

by × September 3, 2014 ×

THE READING LIFE

6 Flirting Tips I Learned From Fiction

6 Flirting Tips I Learned From Fiction

My first school dance ended with me crawling out the bathroom window clutching Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. I was in seventh grade, I was a scrawny little book nerd, and I’d attended an all-girls Catholic school my entire life. No […]

by × June 11, 2014 ×

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

Literary Astrology: Taurus

Literary Astrology: Taurus

Taurus: They are strong like bull. I know, because I am one. Born between April 20 and May 20, Tauruses (Tauri?) are known as stubborn, practical, reliable, and loyal people. The epicureans of the Zodiac, they find comfort in the […]

by × May 12, 2014 ×

SWOON

10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

10 Fictional Men Who Have Ruined Me For Actual Men

Pity the poor boys in my life from 1996 on, few as they may have been. That was the adolescent year I first started reading novels by Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, and even though at the time I […]

by × April 29, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

6 of Our Favorite Redheads in Literature

6 of Our Favorite Redheads in Literature

Only four percent of the global population rocks naturally red hair, but their representation in literature is way higher. After all, endowing a character with a mop of ginger locks is basically a shorthand way of saying, “Hey reader—this person […]

by × April 21, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

The 7 Best Fictional Depictions of Female Friendship

The 7 Best Fictional Depictions of Female Friendship

We recently celebrated the return of the BBC’s Sherlock with a list of the best literary bromances. But why should dudes have all the fun? Tight-knit female friendships are as much of a staple of good literature as male kinship, […]

by × February 14, 2014 ×

LOVE STORIES

The Most Memorable Marriage Proposals in Literature

The Most Memorable Marriage Proposals in Literature

Happy Engagement Season! What? You weren’t aware that engagements have their very own season? They sure do, according to the modern wedding industry. It’s the stretch between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. You know, sort of like hunting season: better pull […]

by × January 29, 2014 ×

DATING

The Lamest Boyfriends In Fiction

The Lamest Boyfriends In Fiction

It’s easy to think of boyfriends in literature I want to cuddle up with in real life (call me, Mr. Darcy!). But sadly, I’ve also encountered a number of less-than-scintillating romantic prospects as well—boyfriends so dull or exasperating that I […]

by × November 15, 2013 ×