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  • “Since the invention of the kiss there have been five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.” That line comes at the end of William Goldman’s seminal novel The Princess Bride, and it is a wonderful capstone on the adventures of Buttercup and Wesley. But it also brings up the question, what were the other five kisses? Mr. Goldman was no help at all with this—we had to dig up the other five on our own.

     

    Grok & Oog

  • From amateurs to policeman to private investigators, we’re a bit obsessed with detectives in pop culture. After questioning witnesses and examining the evidence, we’ve compiled a list of six of our favorite detectives. The results are in, and they are random and strange and possibly not the ones you would’ve chosen.

  • Happy Save Your Hearing Day! In honor of this obscure and bizarre holiday, we've compiled a list of literature’s loudest characters. You know, so you can avoid them if you see them on the street (or on your bookshelf).

  • Who has time to read a whole novel these days? With expediency in mind, here are classic works of literature condensed to that most indispensable of poetic forms, the limerick.

     

    Les Miserables

    Val Jean, who stole a baguette

    Leaves prison without paying his debt

    During the French Revolution

    He finds a solution:

    Be a good dad to his daughter, Cosette

     

     

    Oliver Twist

    Oliver was a boy who was born poor

    And caused a row when he asked for more

  • Hey there, lovers of crochet and literature! With Mother's Day this coming Sunday, show Ma you care—with cards featuring adorable amigurumi. We're giving you two Literary Yarns Mother's Day cards to post to Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook. Because we all know your mom is on Facebook. Just click the image to be taken to the file, and then right click and save! We hope she appreciates these literary puns as much as we do.

     

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    Oh, Margaret Atwood, what would we do without you? Your books, poetry, and very words have inspired us. And with The Handmaid's Tale now on Hulu, there's no better time to honor your stellar work. 

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