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The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The 8 Grinchiest Characters in Literature

The holidays usually bring out the best in people, but every so often you witness the worst. That woman who had a tantrum in the checkout line? The parents fighting over the last toy on the shelf? In most cases, it’s […]

by × December 18, 2014 ×

ONE-HIT WONDERS

5 Authors Who Only Wrote One Novel

5 Authors Who Only Wrote One Novel

It’s easy to write something bad and then never look at it again. Thousands of people did it just last month—it’s called NaNoWriMo. But to write an acclaimed, world-changing novel and then put down your pen forever? That takes a special kind […]

by × December 5, 2014 ×

MATCHMAKING

Perfect Celebrity Love Matches for Our Favorite Fictional Characters

Perfect Celebrity Love Matches for Our Favorite Fictional Characters

In third grade, I was in love with JTT (who wasn’t?) but I also dreamed of running away with the Artful Dodger. For readers, there’s little distinction between speculating on the love lives of famous actors and of famous literary […]

by × October 3, 2014 ×

BANNED BOOKS WEEK

11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

11 Books That Were Banned for Completely Ridiculous Reasons

Happy Banned Books Week! In honor of this glorious celebration of our freedom to read what we want, let’s pause for a sec and remember there are people out there still trying to take this freedom away for dumb reasons […]

by × September 24, 2014 ×

MAGICAL THINKING

The Magicians Trilogy Will Redefine Your Relationship with Fantasy

The Magicians Trilogy Will Redefine Your Relationship with Fantasy

Like a lot of kids, there were times in my childhood where I was convinced some grand mistake had been made, and I had been plopped down with the wrong parents, in the wrong world, and that someday, someone far […]

by × August 22, 2014 ×

REQUIRED READING

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

6 Great YA Books Every Australian Teen Knows

Not only do Australian teens not get shoved into lockers or have slushies thrown in their faces during high school, we also don’t all read The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, and As I Lay Dying in pursuit of great SAT scores (we […]

by × July 24, 2014 ×

HA!

Kickstart This: 8 Crowd-Funding Projects By Fictional Characters

Kickstart This: 8 Crowd-Funding Projects By Fictional Characters

This week, it was once again demonstrated that irony is not lost on the internet, when more than 5,000 people donated more than $45,000 to a Kickstarter campaign for potato salad. A single serving of potato salad. (“Risks and Challenges: […]

by × July 11, 2014 ×

SRIRACHA

10 Books You Must Read If You Love Sriracha

10 Books You Must Read If You Love Sriracha

Sriracha-lovers are a special breed. They are often wild, adventurous risk-takers and extremists. They’re a fun people. They’re foodies, but they’re not pretentious. They’re silly but take some things (eating) seriously. (They invented the word hangry.) We’re generalizing here, obviously. […]

by × March 31, 2014 ×

FICTIONAL CHARACTERS

7 Characters We’d Like to See Living in Other Books’ Worlds

7 Characters We’d Like to See Living in Other Books’ Worlds

Picture it: your local coffee shop, that one time you don’t like talking about. You and your pals are gathered around some hot cups of joe, discussing what you’ve been reading lately. Slowly, the conversation intensifies. Three hours later, you’re […]

by × February 28, 2014 ×