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YA Books We Wish Were TV Shows

[TV still from The 100, The CW]

While it’s (almost) always fun to see a favorite book turned into a movie, sometimes television is the medium more capable of bringing the true depth and scope of a beloved book for the screen. Some of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows right now, such as Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The 100, are adaptations of popular novels, and that’s just scratching the surface. In this era of Peak TV, here are a few more that we think would translate well to the small screen.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

Common Sense From Fictional Characters

[Movie still from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Warner Bros.]

We asked some of our favorite fictional characters what one piece of advice or word of wisdom they’d give to the average person going about their daily life. Here were their responses.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

Fictional Presidents’ Inauguration Speeches

[Movie still from Independence Day, 20th Century Fox]

We have seen fictional presidents do everything from single-handedly defeating terrorists to saving the world from aliens, but rarely do we get to witness the one act they all must have performed at some point — their inauguration speech.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

How Fictional Characters Spent Their New Year’s Eve

A non-comprehensive roundup of how certain fictional characters spent the final day of the year.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

Tolkien White Oliphaunt

[Movie still from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings, New Line Cinema]

In an alternate universe where the nine members of Tolkein’s Fellowship of the Ring did not assemble for the purposes of deciding what to do with an unfathomably evil Ring of Power, and instead came together solely to partake in holiday merriment, they might have opted to participate in a White Elephant gift exchange. Or, as would be more accurate in Middle Earth, a White Oliphaunt. View their results here.

Posted by Lauren Thoman

Literary Characters’ Favorite Charities

For many, the end of the year comes with a sense of increased generosity and goodwill toward those in need, and we imagine literary characters are no different. Below, a few favorites let us know which charities and organizations will be receiving their donations this year, along with why they’ve chosen them.

Posted by Lauren Thoman