Shmoop

Let me shmoop it for you

You’d scarcely believe this, but Rahini is in love.

I met the love of my life quite accidentally when I was browsing about Delilah. (Well, what can I say? I wanted to post something really cool and witty on my new twitter account and Delilah is one interesting character. I take to such research like a fish to water)

So turns out there is this secret community of teachers who are dedicated to make learning fun. This thing did not exist when I was a child. But let us focus on this existing when I am an adult. Things can’t possibly get better, no? These teachers know that learning can and should be fun and so they did what they had to do and made plenty of dry subjects pretty darn palatable, juicy even.

Here is a sample list.

Books – Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn or Sherlock Holmes are all there and not to mention more recent ones like Interpreter of Maladies and Gone Girl and that girl who kicked the hornet’s nest.

The Bard naturally gets his own section with plays and quotes discussed in detail.

Science topics, SongsMythology and Movies they are all there.

The opening lines of Jurassic Park goes “These dinosaurs ain’t Barney. But that’s neither here nor there. We’re here to talk about Jurassic Park, the mega-hit that got everybody in the 1990s interested in paleontology, chaos theory, and genetic engineering.” and this is the upbeat introduction that I have been looking for all my life. I read the Twilight introduction and it is not condescending at all. And the Harry Potter set of articles is not overtly fan-girling him either and that is new in the World Wide Web unless we are talking about boring analysis that deliberately saps itself of the written words’ juice. This is the best of all possible worlds.

And I get to read the BIBLE with someone with a sense of humour. And surely that has NOT happened before.

Please don’t come and tell me you knew all about Shmoop already. I might kill you for not letting me know.

Just kidding. You know I turn to mush when I am in love.  ❤

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