Literature

  1. Why Is The Name “Jack” Used In So Many Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales?

    Since Jack went up the hill with Jill, Jack jumped over the candlestick, and Jack climbed the beanstalk (to name just a few of his exploits,) he must be wiped out. Doesn’t it seem like a disproportionate number of nursery rhymes and fairy tales contain a hero named Jack? Is this just a coincidence? What’s a nursery rhyme vs. a fairy tale?  First things first, …

  2. Dr. Seuss’s Most Magical Made-Up Words

    Let’s take a quick look at some of our favorite examples of Seuss's fanciful linguistics.

  3. Fantastic Beasts That Can Be Found In The Dictionary

  4. Toni Morrison Quotes To Remember and Share

  5. Famous Quotes From Modern Books

  6. 14 Quotes That’ll Make You Fall In Love With Books All Over Again

  7. 15 Writers On Heartbreak And Sadness

  8. 12 Quotes Book Lovers Can Relate To

  9. How To Speak Queer Eye

    It didn’t take very long for the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye to sneak into America’s chests and start tugging those heartstrings. Now, with Season 4 out on July 19, 2019, we wanted to shine the spotlight on some of the lexical magic of the Fab Five.Spoiler alert … some Queer Eye plot points may be revealed. Grab your tissues and prepare for the ride.For …

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    “Cinnamon Words”: Words Famous Authors Can’t Get Enough Of