The Chronicles of Narnia (any title): You won the school spelling bee but lost in the second round at the district level. You pretended not to mind (who cares about losing a stupid spelling bee?) but you did. As an adult, you either love or hate C.S. Lewis passionately. There is no middle ground, C.S. Lewis-wise. More
Previously: Part I.
Goosebumps (any title): The “tomboy” label stuck with you years after you felt that you’d grown out of it. It didn’t matter how you dressed or how you wore your hair or how quiet and low you pitched your voice; girls never told you their secret crushes and boys never bothered to tease you in the hallways. You wore dozens of thin leather bracelets on each wrist every single day. More
Are no beloved characters safe from creepiness?! More
The Outsiders: You were the first member of your peer group to discover, and later write, fanfiction.
Sweet Valley High (any title): You had an older sister. Depending on how much older she was, you found the books thrillingly racy or strangely foreign. Either way, your favorite part was always the opening description of the twins’ appearance. You can still recite their measurements like beads on a rosary. Five foot six. Perfect size six figures. More
This week marked the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. As one of Plath’s most famous works and her only novel, the book has been read and beloved by millions of people all over the world. When I was a teenager, it touched me more than almost any other book, feeding me the compassion and empathy from another voice that I had been so hungry for. For this reason, I would up getting a Bell Jar tattoo on my ribcage as an adult. More
I bet you’re never going to guess who this handsome man is. I will give you a clue. He’s famous. More
The NC-17 rated 50 Shades Of Grey movie is basically going to be soft porn. Cool! More
A compilation of the first chapter of every book where the narrator described how glamorous his or her parents looked when they used to get dress up and go out for the night.
A compilation of the first paragraph of every novel that opens with the murder of the most popular girl in school.
A compilation of every time a woman has talked about how handsome her grandfather looked in those old pictures and isn’t it a shame how nobody dances, really dances like that anymore? More
COMBINED PRINT & E-BOOK NONFICTION
ARE WOMEN TOO NICE ON THE INTERNET AND ALSO OTHER PLACES TOO? I WONDER SOMETIMES, K.R. Omner
WHITE PRESIDENTS WHO HAVE DIED, Bill O’Reilly and ghostwriter
THE TIME I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN, Jon Owens
I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN TOO SO I CAN CONFIRM JON’S DESCRIPTION, Alexander Maury
COMPELLING RISE OF AN ANIMAL THAT RACED FOR MONEY, Sarah Gibralter More
Somehow I remain pessimistic about my own dreams. But then again, I’m not 16-years-old and winning gold medals, god dammit. More
Of course she did. More
Coeus Waved But Then Realized It Wasn’t Who He Thought It Was So He Kept Waving Until They Passed To Make It Look Like He Was Waving At Someone Else More
“(It is about) the ‘Fight Club’ of [bleep] – a young woman’s sexual awakening. I’m sharing what I learned, and doing lots research. Lots and lots of research.” More
Would you like to know how to properly finger a belly button? How about the best way to “69″ with a crash test dummy? All this and more awaits you in this amazing sex guide from 1960s era Japan, which the amazing people at Hello Damage were kind of enough to scan and post for your edification. (NSFW) More