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The Classics IQ Test

The Classics IQ Test

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Whether you were an English Lit major or a just a book nerd like me, you’ve probably read your fair share of classics. Today, the canon is referenced everywhere from satirical movies to...
8 Lessons We Learned from How to Be a Heroine

8 Lessons We Learned from How to Be a Heroine

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Jane Eyre or Catherine Earnshaw? When a friend of Samantha Ellis’s argues that Jane is the better choice for a personal heroine, Ellis finds herself wondering if she’s been rooting...
10 Ways to Commemorate the Ides of March

10 Ways to Commemorate the Ides of March

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The Ides of March are upon us, and instead of cryptically telling everyone to “Beware,” we’re throwing caution to the wind and thinking of ways to commemorate the iconic date. “Beware the...
In Honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday, 11 Classics Retold In His Inimitable Style

In Honor of Dr. Seuss's Birthday, 11 Classics Retold In His Inimitable Style

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In If I Ran the Circus, ambitious little Morris McGurk, who surprisingly did not learn the lesson of one Gerald McGrew, dreams up spectacular plans for his imaginary circus. The excesses build...
9 Great Novels Summarized as Haikus

9 Great Novels Summarized as Haikus

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It’s a sad fact of life that even the most dedicated bookworm runs out of time to read. When you’re busy, you have to steal five minutes here and two minutes there just to enjoy a few...
The Originals: 5 Books That Defined Genres

The Originals: 5 Books That Defined Genres

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As far as art forms go, the novel’s still a relative novelty (see what I did there), having only existed for a few centuries now—compared to, say, cave paintings or epic poetry. Even so, it...
Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

Five Books that Tell the Story Behind the Story

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Sometimes it seems like classic novels have just always existed; they were there when most of us were born, and seem like eternal aspects of daily life. But behind every novel is a second story,...
The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

The Christmas IQ Quiz: Can You Name Which Books These Quotes Come From?

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In our house, Christmas isn’t complete without some cozy nights spent by the fire, reading aloud. We look forward to rereading our favorites and discovering new classics each year.  The...
The Fall Dares To Out-Haunt Poe, And Three Other YA Retellings of Classics

The Fall Dares To Out-Haunt Poe, And Three Other YA Retellings of Classics

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As long as there are English classes and mandatory curricula, our teen years will be spent reading more classic literature than we will at any other point in our lives. It makes sense, then,...
7 Books That Would Be Better with Cats

7 Books That Would Be Better with Cats

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Books are great, and so are cats. It is thus pure logic that we determine combining books with cats will yield something truly remarkable. Sure, these great works are all just fine on their own,...