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  • Literarily speaking, 2017 was packed with as much drama as a bestselling novel. We saw dire dystopian books fly off the shelves, a piece of short fiction break the internet, and a trollish alt-right personality battle it out with an ex-publisher. There was scandalous “bestseller” manipulation—caught red-handed in real time—and gloves torn off for the…

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  • In fifth grade, my music teacher asked me to recite a poem during our holiday concert. This meant having to stand in front of my classmates, teachers, and parents, and, I guess, read? I practiced it, but practice always felt like a weird term for that. More like, read it over and over in my…

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  • The hustle and bustle of the holiday season are in full swing. While some of us may be roasting chestnuts on an open fire, others are feeling overwhelmed by the chaos. Winter is the perfect reading season, so why not avoid the mall mayhem and indulge in some light reading? Here are seven holiday reads…

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  • Jane Austen and Emily Dickinson, two of the most influential female writers in literature, continue to comment on the man’s world of today more than 200 years later. While they didn’t cross paths in their lifetimes (Dickinson was born 13 years after Austen’s death), they led strikingly similar lives. Both were the second daughters of well-respected…

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  • ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and final exam fear! Perhaps you’ve been here before, recognizing that the only thing standing in the way of your highly anticipated winter break are a few assessments that demand your time and attention. It can be a daunting realization that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. We understand…

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  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced in October that Seattle has been designated a City of Literature. After five years of attempting to secure a bid, Seattle City of Literature finally achieved its goal. Seattle now joins an exclusive group of culturally creative cities across the globe and is the second…

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  • A school district in Biloxi, Mississippi, recently made waves when it decided to pull Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird from required reading in its school. The reason? The language made students “uncomfortable.” Banning books has long been a problem in the United States and one that (justifiably) infuriates the general public. If we are a…

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  • Not only are we busy writing new study guides, answering hundreds of questions per day, and meticulously conquering comma splices, we’ve also been sprucing up key areas of our site. An overarching goal is to always be making eNotes even easier to use and more valuable to our users (sheesh, humblebrag much?), so we’re excited to…

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  • Though he had only 54 poems published in his lifetime, John Keats is recognized as one of the greatest poets of the romantic era. Mostly noted for his series of odes, Keats used gentle language and natural imagery to illustrate his subtle philosophies on life. John Keats was born in London on October 31, 1795.…

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  • With Blade Runner 2049 (2017) in theaters right now, stories categorized under the genre of “cyberpunk” have surged in popularity. Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction, usually set in technologically advanced dystopian societies, that incorporates larger themes about the ethics and implications of technology. Soon, Ready Player One will be released as a major…

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  • Divergent took the young-adult fiction world by storm, spawning two sequels, three movies, and a TV series. If you enjoy dystopian stories riddled with romances, villainous government structures, and page-turning adventure, then you might enjoy these titles too. Legend by Marie Lu The Republic, once known as the United States, is a nation perpetually at…

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  • British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the highest award a literary author can receive. It is given not for a single piece, but for the collective work throughout an author’s career. The organization that selects the recipient, The Swedish Academy, stated that Kazuo Ishiguro is a writer “who, in…

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  • Stanford University’s “Three Books” program encourages incoming first years to read three selected titles before beginning the school year. This year, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi was chosen as one of them. Gyasi’s debut novel details the lasting effects of slavery, both culturally and generationally. It spans over three centuries and seven generations beginning with two…

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  • In her 2013 memoir, I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai recounts the profound influence that education has had on her own life and the eventual formation of her life goal: for girls to receive education worldwide. When she was denied education in her home country, Pakistan, she spoke out. At just the age of 11, she…

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  • Sylvia Plath is one of the most iconic writers of the 20th century. For decades, her confessional style of writing has captivated readers with its raw emotion and prolific language. This October, Plath would have turned 85 years old. We thought there was no better way to start Plath’s birthday month than with a look…

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  • 6:30 a.m.: Wake up. 6:31 a.m.: Hit “snooze.” 6:37 a.m.: Wake up for real. 6:37:30 a.m.: Roll over. Check Twitter, news articles, Twitter again, news comments…WHY?! 6:40 a.m.: Allow the ennui to take over as you shuffle off to brush your teeth. If this sounds like you for the past few months, we get it, and…

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  • It’s back-to-school season—a perfect time to give your book-loving friends and family (or yourself, of course) a little something-something. We put together a curated list of our favorite bookish gifts with dorm life and personal style in mind. If we missed anything literarily amazing, be sure to let us know in the comments below so…

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  • On July 2, 2017, we will commemorate the one-year passing of novelist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize Elie Wiesel. While Wiesel penned several autobiographies and works of fiction, his best-known work is Night—a memoir based on his experiences as a prisoner in WWII concentration camps, specifically Auschwitz and Buchenwald. A harrowing read offering a firsthand account of one of our world’s...

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  • “Read more books by diverse authors” was a friend’s New Year’s resolution which, in my humblest opinion, is an important evolution from the common and, dare I say, vanilla “Read more!” resolution. While challenging because of the low levels of publishing industry representation, reading diverse books is a rewarding and crucial task in confronting your perspectives, privileges, […]

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  • National Poetry Month began in 1996 and has become the largest literary celebration in the world. It is an important reminder to engage with poetry through public and private readings, lectures, and support of local authors. Poetry challenges us to broaden our thinking about the physical and metaphysical by using beautiful imagery, various sonic tools, […]

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  • Enter to Win The Handmaid’s Tale and an eNotes Subscription As you may have heard, Hulu will soon be premiering its new series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s famous novel of the same name, on April 28. The Handmaid’s Tale depicts a dystopian future in which the United States (now called the Republic of […]

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  • This post originally appeared on Medium, by OwlEyes.org. We don’t need to tell you that Shakespeare’s sonnets are incredible (or that they can be puzzling beyond all reason). Though they may be difficult to decipher, they are well worth the hours you’ll spend close reading and contemplating the meaning of “is.” Since we are literature nerds […]

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  • Do you avoid mathematics and sciences like the plague? Maybe you’re not particularly bad at math and science; you just would much rather be studying literature (which is completely understandable). The reality is that at some point during your educational pursuits, you’re going to have to cross over to the dark side of numbers and […]

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  • Because there are simply far too many beautiful libraries for just one list, we made a second one! Here are 14 (more) beautiful libraries from across the globe. Philological “Brain” Library at the Free University, Berlin, Germany The name speaks for itself: this 800,000 volume-filled library will expand your mind while you read inside its […]

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  • Get Cozy: 5 Holiday Book Reads

    The holiday season, though festive and fun, is a time best experienced indoors. The good news is that dreary weather is the best reading weather! No matter what holidays you celebrate this time of year, no one can deny the comfort of keeping warm and cozy with a good book. Here are five books perfect for […]

  • Take Note! 6 Tips to Enhance Your Notes for Successful Studying

    Notes are a great way to stay engaged with material in class, whether it’s presented in a lecture or a discussion-style format. Not all notes are created equal, however—some strategies in particular can maximize the quality and effectiveness of your notes. Consider these six tips to enhance your notes this school year. 1. Use simple, […]

  • Prose, Poetry, and Macaroni: Seattle’s Lit Crawl 2016

    Lit Crawl is Seattle, WA’s biggest and baddest annual event of poetry and prose readings. With 15 venues, 35 readings, and 5 phases, Lit Crawl is a massive uplift of local voices and art, as well as the perfect niche for a literary nerd. We went to the first four phases, and were blown away by the […]

  • How to Land an Internship (The Right Way!)

    For college students, the word internship is one with a lot of weight attached. Everywhere you turn, it seems you can hear fellow students talking about/discussing/desiring/angst-ing over a coveted internship. So what exactly is an internship anyway? According to Vocabulary.com, an internship can be defined as “a temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than merely […]

  • 6 Feminist Literary Costume Ideas

    It’s October, so the search for the perfect costume has begun! This year, why not put something together other than the half-hearted whiskers and cat ears you’ve been sporting in a rush to the costume party? Or maybe you take your costumes seriously and are looking for something extra fierce this year. Well, either way, […]

  • Ace Your Midterms with These Study Tricks

    We’re all familiar with late-night cram sessions and all-nighters during the week of midterms. Exams and tests come one after the other, it seems, and not too long after the school year starts! Studying doesn’t have to be that stressful, though. Here are handy tricks to help you ace your midterms: Rewrite your old notes […]

  • 6 Budget-Friendly Ideas to Keep Your Students Engaged this Year

    As a teacher, you know firsthand that students often respond to experiential and interactive learning methods, not to mention they often remember these lessons more vividly. Regurgitating information from a textbook might be today’s prevailing academic model, but you understand that students are more likely to absorb this information when they recognize the real-world applications. […]

  • Math Brain Teasers: 5 Famous Paradoxes that Will Make you Think

    Who doesn’t love a good mathematical riddle? Challenge yourself to one of these brain teasers, and whip them out at your next social gathering. The Potato Paradox Q: Say you have 100 pounds of potatoes, which are 99% water by weight. You let them dehydrate until they’re 98% water. How much do they weigh now? The […]

  • 7 Texts That Will Make You the Family Intellectual This Holiday Season

    Ah, the holidays: that season of cheer, giving, and proving to your relatives that you do, in fact, have your life together. One of the joys of the season is proving yourself smarter than the rest of your family, but how can you cement your position as the family intellectual? Simple: read some of the […]

  • Review Strategies You Need to Know for Final Exams

    Final exams are right around the corner, and as much as you may be looking forward to a winter break, you need to get through tests first. Before you can open presents, enjoy a cup of hot cocoa, and sleep in late, you need to prepare for your end-of-semester tests. As you begin studying, take […]

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  • 12 of the Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

    If you’re not already a regular library goer, it may be time to reconsider your book-gathering habits—libraries are some of the best places in the world. (This is coming from a purely unbiased stance, of course.) First, they provide free books. Let me repeat that: Free. Books. Secondly, libraries can be places of astounding architectural beauty, rich with […]

  • 4 Ways to Succeed in Your First Lecture Class

    College can be fun and exciting, but for freshmen it can also be confusing and overwhelming—especially when it comes to your first lecture class. Whether it’s physics, astronomy, English 101, or one of the other hundreds of subjects available at your school, a lecture class is likely to appear on your schedule. Regardless of your […]

  • The Indie Bookstore Tour of Seattle

    Have you ever arrived in a new city and just wanted to see the bookstores? Whether you’re a Seattleite or have never been to the rainy city, we’ve created a bookstore tour of Seattle! After scouting some of the best and most indie bookstores in the city, we visited each one to snap a few […]

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