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The Gilmore Girls are Back! 5 New Books That Should Be On Rory’s List
This fall marks the 15th anniversary of the first episode of Gilmore Girls, and the kickoff of the cult following that developed soon after. As a true...
happily ever after
6 Self-Help Books for Disney Princesses
File under sad but true: as far as self-fulfillment and personal growth goes, snagging a prince, no matter how charming, just doesn’t matter that...
6 Fictional Villains We’d Love to be Best Friends With
Listen kids: don’t go evil. I shouldn’t have to say it, but just in case, do not attempt any of the crimes contained in this article at home....
5 of the Strongest Single Mothers in Fiction
Writing a novel with a compelling plot requires putting characters in trouble, constantly presenting them with obstacles that make the reader turn the...
The Amazing Arden and 5 More Fabulous Lady Magicians
I love stories about magic and magicians. (My bio offers a clue why…) One of my favorite novels is Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr....
The 5 Worst Mothers in Literary History
As Philip Larkin wrote in the Greatest Poem of All Time (GPAT): “Man hands on misery to man/It deepens like a coastal shelf/Get out as early as you...
how to be a heroine
8 Lessons We Learned from
How to Be a Heroine
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...
5 Great Fictional Evil Geniuses
Everybody loves a protagonist. Our heroes and heroines inspire us to face our fears, to strive for greatness, and to triumph in the face of evil. Which...
5 Awesome Books With Non-Human Narrators
Great fiction is all about providing a different perspective on the world—taking readers outside of their own heads and looking at things in an...
13 Inspiring and Heroic Books that Live on Leslie Knope’s Bookshelf
Some facts about our favorite Parks and Recreation character’s book-nerd lifestyle that are probably true: Leslie Knope’s books are organized by...
Our Favorite Fictional Characters Share Their New Year's Resolutions
When it comes to well-meaning New Year’s resolutions, actual people aren’t the only ones trying to improve themselves by vowing to join a gym...
written in the stars
Literary Astrology: Sagittarius
We come full circle on the Literary Zodiac this month with Sagittarius. Represented by the archer, more specifically a mythical half-horse humanoid archer,...