This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

This New Novel Is Set Within the ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ World

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Now, if you’re at all like me, then you already know that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is one of the greatest series to ever grace modern television. This layered, genre-bending series about a cheerleader-turned-heroine helped pave the way for a generation of girls who believed that they, themselves, could fight the monsters under the bed; a generation of girls who knew exactly how powerful they were.        ***Buffy Spoilers*** . . . . . . . . . . . .   Even without the very clear feminist foundation, Buffy had such intense, powerful messages hidden beneath the plot lines of monsters, demons, and vampires. …

10 Holden Caulfield Quotes About Life That Are 100% Accurate

10 Holden Caulfield Quotes About Life That Are 100% Accurate

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If one could describe Holden Caulfield in three words, they’d probably be: Angsty, obnoxious, and anti-phony.   The sixteen-year-old protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s iconic and only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, has annoyed, baffled, and offended readers since its release in 1951. His manic antics, obsession with calling out society, and sensitive statements have managed to make The Catcher in the Rye one of the most read novels (and most banned novels) of all-time. While some of his statements are indeed offensive and bizarre, this angsty teen has some pretty on-the-mark views about life.   Here are ten of Holden’s quotes about life that …

6 Terrifying Children in Literature

6 Terrifying Children in Literature

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Children are amongst the most terrifying creatures imaginable. Behind their unsuspecting smiles and affectionate hugs, they are undoubtedly scheming behind your back. They shout in high-pitched screams, talk in wiccan rhymes, make sudden movements, and are willing to resort to physical violence if it means getting their way. They are evil.   If you don’t believe me, here are six evil children from literature that will seriously make you rethink having little monsters of your own.   1. Isaac – Children of the Corn by Stephen King   Image Via Hal Roach Studios   The leader of a muderous child cult that terrorizes the …

In the Age of Technology, Kids Prefer Old Fashioned Books

In the Age of Technology, Kids Prefer Old Fashioned Books

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It is a common misconception that young people are so obsessed with technology that they shudder at the touch of paper, have forgotten how to use pens, and can only relate to abstract concepts such as ‘likes’ and ‘the internet.’   Via Laughing Gifs   As pointed out in this article on The Conversation, the myth is so pervasive that it has affected book-sourcing practices in many school libraries in countries like the United States and Australia, with some abandoning paper books altogether in favor of e-readers. I KNOW. I can hear your horrified gasps from here.   However, it is just that: a …