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15 of the Most Infamous Deleted Chapters in History
Revision is a vital aspect of creation; all authors delete, re-write, and occasionally burn entire manuscripts with tears streaming down their faces. Most...
5 Novels Whose Main Characters Are Shut-ins
Characters, as a rule, should possess agency. They must be capable of changing the course of the plot, of meeting conflict, or else they’re just...
9 Great Novels Summarized as Haikus
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...
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...
5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours
A select (lucky) few of us aside, most employees tend to think that the offices we work in are uniquely crazy hotbeds of chaos, dysfunction, and coworkers...
My 5 Weirdest Fictional Crushes
You can keep your Darcies, your Rochesters, your Wentworths (okay, okay, save one Wentworth for me). Because the best fictional crushes are the weird ones,...
Fun With Useless Prequels
When it comes to our favorite novels, a rich fictional universe and a memorable cast of characters often beg to be explored in further depth. But although...
We Revised 20 Classic Novels so the Kids Can Relate
Things are different today than they were in the olden days, because that’s how time works. But just imagine for a sec if some of our beloved classics...
Murderers, Kidnappers & Teachers: 10 Children’s Book Characters Who are Legit Insane
Remember how our parents used to tuck us in at night and send us off to dreamland with stories of a woman the size of a mastadon punishing kids by placing...
Celebrating 50 Years of
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
While a number of people and things that changed my life turn 50 this year, including Lucky Charms, Mary Poppins, Nicolas Cage, Arby’s, and Mariska...
The 7 Best Comeuppances in Literature
There is nothing quite as gratifying as a good comeuppance—it can even outmatch a good revenge, in some cases. Although the two definitely overlap,...