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Six Galaxy Brain Tweets from SparkNotes

If you’re anything like me, SparkNotes has always been there when you need it. Now, they’re not only helping you pass your classes, but also serving you the spiciest of literature memes. They’re all pure gold, but here are just a few.

 

 

Theseus or not, YOU. ARE. VALID.

 

 

Unfortunately there’s no third option, so if you want to set the Minotaur up on a blind date with your friend, you’re kind of out of luck. Otherwise, you’re good though. What color do your sails need to be if you didn’t slay the Minotaur but you’re seeing it this Friday?

 

 

 

Some people appreciate attitude

 

 

I mean, he’s already in love with her by that point, but you get the idea. He’s always talking about how mean she is, and then boom, marry me! Of course, the same could be said of her. What a stressful ship. Still though, you know, I’m on it.

 

 

 

Want to delay your problems forever?

 

 

Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it sure killed Dorian Gray. Still, he lived a while looking fresh and evil in stead of old and evil, so if you’ve got the attic space, why not? In this economy though? The thing’s going under the bed.

 

 

 

Do You haunt an old building? Then you need…

 

 

 

Sure, you might not be the most conventionally attractive, but your secret underground hideaway is second to none, and isn’t it what’s on the inside that matters? What’s under the surface? (What’s directly  under the opera house?)

 

 

 

People can’t know we sit! And… murder!

 

 

Maybe not as relatable as the original video, but definitely a strong mood, and just as futile. The body stays right under the floorboards after all. If only there’d been seashells on the doorknobs, maybe things would have gone better.

 

 

 

Hindsight is… Ah man I botched it.

 

 

Don’t look back in anger (or at all). Going to the depths of hell is a nice gesture, and who doesn’t like musicians, but you’ve gotta stick the landing by actually fulfilling the deal. Just one opinion, but if both of you don’t come back alive, that’s a bad date.

 

 

 

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You Know You’re a Single Book Nerd When…

Supposedly winter is when people are most anxious to find a significant other. And yet here we are. Maybe we turn to a nice paperback for comfort. You can relate. You know you’re a single book nerd when…

 

1. You go to bookstores to meet attractive people rather than to buy books.

 

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2. You show off the book you’re reading every chance you get in hopes somebody notices.

 

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3. You compare your singleness to the rich romantic life of the character in this freaking book.

 

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4. You assume every attractive person you see reading a book is single and definitely into you.

 

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5. You’ve become increasingly aversed to showing your affection and would rather just return to your book.

 

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6. Smiling at another person makes you feel vulnerable, so you just smile into your book instead.

 

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7. You’re so afraid of rejection that you read a book, which can never reject you.

 

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8. You’re suddenly really into Jane Austen.

 

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9. You start memorizing love poems.

 

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10. You don’t feel guilty about being sad because only your book sees you when you’re sad.

 

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11. You feel romantic feelings for the person who wrote the book you’re reading.

 

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12. You get butterflies when you see a nice book cover just like when you see a nice person.

 

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5 Reasons Being a Slow Reader Is Actually a Good Thing

I’ve never been able to read books at a fast pace. Throughout school and college, my reading speed never increased, no matter how often I read—even when I was under pressure to read a novel a week for class, which absolutely did not happen. So in order to make myself feel better about my snail-paced reading, I’m putting together a list of the reasons it is better to be a very slow, decidedly not-fast reader. It’s actually fine, really. 

 

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1. You get to re-read large sections of the book because by the time you’re halfway through, you’ve forgotten the beginning.

 

If a character doesn’t appear for a couple of chapters, the chances are you’ve forgotten who they are and must therefore return to previous parts of the story in search of clues as to who this person is—likewise, by the time you’re about halfway through a text of any significant length, you’ve more than likely forgotten most of the key details of the beginning of the book and must therefore return to the start and reread portions. This gives you a much more in-depth reading of the text than if you just read it from start to finish. 

 

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2. The book you’re reading becomes part of who you are because you’ve been reading it for so freaking long.

 

What’s up? I’m Laura-Blaise. I’m twenty-five. And I’ve been reading The Master and Margharita every day for three months and no longer know what day it is or where I live.

 

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3. You acquire supreme book mending skills.

 

You become unbelievable at fixing battered books, as you tend to your book’s torn pages, frayed edges, and other injuries it has sustained from being carried around with you on planes, trains, and automobiles, shoved into and pulled out of your bag, handled and held for literally months. 

 

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4. You get to live in a house that is essentially made of books.

 

You get to live in a house that is essentially made of books because, like many other book lovers, you compulsively acquire books but, unlike many other book lovers, you cannot read fast enough to keep up with the amount of books that keep mysteriously appearing in your home. 

 

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5. You get seriously emotionally invested in the book you’re reading.

 

You spend so much time with a particular set of characters that when you finally finish the book, it’s pretty devastating. You’ve become so unhealthily attached to the people in the book that you almost resent the characters of whatever the next book is that you move on to, kind of like a child perceiving a step-parent as trying to usurp the throne once held by their now absent biological parent. It’s tough. 

 

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