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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 of the Least Supervised Children in Literature
There’s nothing like parental supervision to quash potential adventure. That’s why there’s a rich tradition of unsupervised children in...
quotes we love
14 of the Most Romantic Lines in Literature
I’ve always been a sucker for a good quote. To the horror of my friends who like to keep their books in immaculate condition, I rarely read without a...
April Fools! 10 of Fiction’s Finest Tricksters
As you read these words, eye blackened from a trick kaleidoscope, you might be tempted to think, “Boy, do I hate April Fools’ Day.” For victims...
Sherlock + Watson, and 7 More Literary Bromances
Season Three of Sherlock was unleashed upon the American public last night, and considering the fact that fans of the show have been stewing over last...
Classic Books Re-Dramatized as Lifetime Original Movies
Dear Lifetime Movie Network, We’ve got ideas! They involve: drama, murder, adultery (LOTS of adultery—everyone’s cheating on everyone), fancy...
Little-Known Spinoffs of Classic Works
You may have already read a few follow-ups to famous novels, some of which became even more well-known than the originals themselves (e.g., Mark...
the deadly sins reading list
The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Greed
Channeling our lesser natures, we recently launched a series that promises to be wicked good fun: The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List. Mortal sin by mortal sin,...
The Heroes & Heroines of Kid Lit: Where are They Now?
What’d Matilda end up doing with her telekinetic powers and superior intellect? Hands-free brain surgery? Did the Hardy Boys retire to host a show on...
5 Books That Predicted The Internet
Someday I’ll be able to tell my daughter that I grew up in a time before the internet, and she’ll look at me the same way I used to look at my...
11 Book Covers That Make Great Halloween Masks
Around this time of year, television shows, magazines, and half the Internet are inundated with the same old tired tutorials on creating unique Halloween...
7 Time Travel Books that Aren’t Science Fiction
Fall is upon us, and with it crisp air, the scent of pumpkin, and the lingering anxiety of all the summer reads you haven’t yet finished. You might...