Have you ever wondered what would happen if you woke up on an island, surrounded by your peers (which happen to be frightened, adolescent boys)? Continue Reading ›
Jack London was born on this day in 1876. Decades after his time on earth, many of us still hold The Call of the Wild, To Build a Fire, White Fang, and his other works close to our hearts fraught with wanderlust. His writing instills a sense of adventure, enjoyed by young and old readers alike to this day.
Here are five of our favorite quotes that reflect London’s voice and resilient nature, as he instructs us to live a proper life to the fullest. Continue Reading ›
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Books, movies, music… the media. They influence and mimic (and steal from) one another, resulting in a rich network of ideas and entertainment.
At eNotes, we are unabashedly biased toward the written word (#BookNerdPride), and become giddy when books are the source of motion pictures or other modern cultural benchmarks. While bopping my head to some Lana Del Rey last week, “hey, Lolita, heyyyy” blasted through my headphones; I became curious about other modern songs with bookish Easter eggs. A bit of
Wikipedia studious research later, and I was pleasantly surprised with all the hit songs with literary inspirations. Continue Reading ›
Back-to school is upon us and, for many students, entering/returning to high school can be an intimidating and overwhelming situation. But the reality is, it’s a place where we spend four vital years learning, making new friends, and finding ourself. As a high-school graduate in 2012, I have some fresh perspective so you can make sure your high school years are nothing short of rewarding, stress-free, and memorable. Continue Reading ›
Beloved books turned film are probably one of the biggest cornerstones of today’s cultural foundation (Harry Potter, Twilight, Fault in Our Stars…must I go on?). This coupling allows fans to extend their fanaticism from the pages to the big screen.
But sometimes we, er, forget the main points, characters, and themes of the book…and suddenly it’s opening night. The read-a-thon we planned got pushed to the side (probably by a Netflix marathon, oops) and we could simply use a refresher. Luckily, we have just the refresher you need on the top eight 2015 movies-inspired-by-books with eNotes book summaries. Continue Reading ›