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Book-A-Minute

Are CliffsNotes (well, it ws Cliff’s Notes when I was in school) still too long for you? Then you need this: RinkWorks’ Book-A-Minute website where you can catch up on all the classic literature [...]

Literary Characters that Should be BFF IRL

Who would famous literary characters be best friends with, if they could select other characters from across works of fiction by other authors? Flavorwire imagined 8 such pairings, starting with this one of Holden Caulfield from [...]

14 Literary Settings Inspired by Real Places

At the end of a good book, don’t you just sometimes close the back cover, sigh, and think, “I wish I could be there.” Good news: in some cases, you can. While you’re probably never going to make it to Narnia or Hogwarts (I know – I’m disappointed, too) here are a handful of “fictional” [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Strange College Traditions

Most colleges have a campus-specific tradition or two that you simply must participate in before you graduate. Here are a few of them – be sure to leave a comment and tell us what your college or alma mater does! 1. Naked Quad Run – Tufts University, Medford, MA. I don’t need a special day to [...]

Inside the World of Fan Fiction

Fan fiction—that is, fiction that uses an existing universe created by another author and expands (or pirates) it—has literally been around for centuries. Consider the “infancy gospels,” later texts that explored the life of the infant Christ and other figures in the original gospels. But right now, we are living in an unprecedented era of [...]