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GOTHIC NOVELS

5 Gothic Novels, By the Numbers

5 Gothic Novels, By the Numbers

Gothic novels come in many flavors, ranging from the classics, like Matthew Lewis’s The Monk, that helped pave the way to some of my favorites, and newer works, like Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, that perfectly fit the bill. But my favorites all […]

by × June 26, 2014 ×

QUOTES WE LOVE

43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

43 Great Quotes From Literature We Forgot to Mention

Last week we collected 10 of our favorite lines in literature, but it appears we have forgotten some. Embarrassing! To those of you who weighed in on your own favorites in the comments: thank you. They were fun to read. And […]

by × June 25, 2014 ×

ANNIVERSARIES

Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

Happy 10th Anniversary, Mean Girls! Here Are 5 Characters to Rival Regina George

We hope you’re wearing pink, beyotches, because this isn’t just any Wednesday: it’s the tenth anniversary of the release of Mean Girls, cinematic bible for all aspiring Queen Bees—and those who would take them down. To celebrate the continuing pop-culture […]

by × April 30, 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 ×

MAD MEN

The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

The Literary Doppelgängers of Mad Men

Last night Mad Men, everyone’s favorite dramedy about midcentury malaise, amazingly high-functioning alcoholics, fantastic clothes, questionable parenting choices, and reinvention through capitalism, returned to the small screen. Characters as rich as Matthew Weiner’s don’t come along everyday. They do, however, have […]

by × April 14, 2014 ×

HA!

14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

14 Lines that Would’ve Ended These Books Early

Have you ever wondered what might happen to a beloved book if a certain character said or did something very early on in the story that irrevocably altered the entire course of events? Here are a few seemingly innocuous phrases […]

by × April 7, 2014 ×

VICTORIAN LITERATURE

The Best Pickup Methods From Victorian Literature

The Best Pickup Methods From Victorian Literature

When it came to finding the love of her life, your average Victorian lady was far from helpless—as a matter of fact, she had more than a few tricks up her sleeve. Sure, she couldn’t just call up a boy […]

by × March 20, 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 ×

WEDDINGS

The 6 Most Momentous Weddings in Fiction

The 6 Most Momentous Weddings in Fiction

You may have noticed pictures of rings posted all over social media during the past few months—perhaps you’re even among the newly minted betrothed! To celebrate the conclusion of “engagement season” on February 14, I compiled a list of momentous […]

by × February 7, 2014 ×