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10 Times Gollum Said What We Were All Thinking

A young man once found a ring abandoned at the bottom of a river. He dove in and grabbed it. He held onto the ring and realized, one day, he wasn’t aging. As long as he had it in his possession, he wouldn’t die. So he held onto it for a long time.

10 Moments From Romantic Poetry That'll Make You Feel Sublime

The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center.

14 Reasons English Majors Are Amazing in Bed

English majors are known for a handful of personality traits. They are quiet, compassionate, maybe a little shy. But they’re not known for their gargantuan sex drives. Maybe they should be. Sup, ladies?


15 Stories Every Creative Writing Professor Has Read

As a former adjunct professor of creative writing, I can't offer the world much besides $4 for one cup of tea and my teaching stories. I've already spent $4 for a cup of tea this week, so I am now going to share with you my limited teaching wisdom.

8 Romantic Poems That Will Add a Literary Touch to Your Wedding Vows

I am nowhere near to getting married anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t thought of what I’d like to have as part of that 'big day'. Aside from special touches and decorative themes, I love to write and I’ve often thought of that dreaded four-letter word: Vows.

10 Terry Pratchett Quotes to Bend Your Brain

Funny writers are weirdly rare. There’s Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, um. J. K. Rowling writes funny things sometimes. Oh, Douglas Adams! Steve Martin wrote a book. Amy Schumer too.


11 A.A. Milne Quotes That Are as Sweet as Honey

Childhood magic is usually captured through the books we’ve read and the world we’ve imagined in the comfort of our backyards or sunlit bedrooms. The sky was the limit on a bright afternoon and seeking out new adventures with friends is how we lived and learned.