Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: Some of Our Favorite Literary Love Quotes

It probably doesn’t surprise anyone that Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. The media shows us two reactions to this little, commercial holiday: 1) the lovey dovey people feeding each other heart-shaped chocolates into their perfect, air-brushed mouths, and 2) single, bitter people, doubling down on the BOGO chocolate at the local grocery store. Many of us,…

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Exquisite Commencement Speeches by Famous Authors

A lot of the literary geniuses who penned the eNotes top one hundred literary works are dead—but a surprising number of them aren’t, and have thankfully stuck around long enough to see the invention of YouTube. Check out the funny, profound, tragic, and sometimes surprising revelations offered by the authors you think you know in their…

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What You Read Over Summer Vacation: Readers Respond to eNotes

Remember, just a few months ago, when the summer seemed endless and our Loyal Blog Readers were asked what  books were going into beach bags and which were being chucked in the backseats of cars?  Some were novels recommended by a friend; others were purchased because of the rave reviews of trusted literary critics; still…

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Ten Writers….Errrr…Toast… the Future: Thoughts for New Years’ 2013

Looking for some words to guide revelers into the future? Here are some sentiments from writers who have pondered the unknown. 1.  Looking for Alaska by John Green  Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia…You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it…

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