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Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

By Janet ManleyFebruary 24, 2017
Part of the appeal of Hogwarts is the coursework: instead of AP chemistry, you get potions; instead of biology, you get to tear around the Forbidden Forest on a Hippogriff as you learn about "Care of Mystical Creatures." Although Hogwarts' academic curriculum was rigorous, s More  →
Sex Ed at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Horcrux Test

By Janet ManleyJanuary 10, 2017
"A Horcrux is the word used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul." —Horace Slughorn Eeeee! Nobody is advocating you are capable of a wizardly atrocity, but there are moments in life where you feel your soul torn a little bit, ... More  →
The Horcrux Test

Blogging 1984

By Janet ManleyDecember 31, 2016
I first "read" 1984 in maybe grade eight, and the main memories are of my English teacher writing "BIG BROTHER" and "NEWSPEAK" up on the blackboard, lest we miss the \subtlety/ of George Orwell's writing. As the saying goes, behind every book with a one or more ... More  →
Blogging <i>1984</i>

Quiz: Are You So Sad or So Awkward?

By Janet ManleyDecember 7, 2016
Your life is tragic, but it is it art? [viralQuiz id=199] ... More  →
Quiz: Are You So Sad or So Awkward?

The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2016
At some point in English class, no matter how smart and perceptive you are, you will find yourself shaking your head at a book, saying, "I'm just finding it very hard to get invested in a plot low-key centered around an architectural dance-off, Jeanine." Sometimes a book's Ultimate ... More  →
The Secret to Decoding Every Single English Text Ever

Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

By Janet ManleyNovember 15, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, we went inside Room 101 and it was the biggest letdown since we saw the Red Room of Pain in the 50 Shades of Grey film adaptation (there was a cage of rats that almost got strapped to Winston's face, but ... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, The END (of the World As We Know It)

The Meaning of 1984 According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

By Janet ManleyNovember 1, 2016
So you've read 1984. Maybe you read along with us. You found out what is in Room 101 (it's rats and I swear I did not see that coming), you've survived long-winded Marxist screeds and some nearly unbearable descriptions of Winston's daily "physical jerks," but you ... More  →
The Meaning of <i>1984</i> According to Feminism, Deconstructionism, Marxism + More

Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyOctober 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston learned the ways of the Ministry of Love, by which I mean he got whupped by various torture machines day and night in the company of O'Brien, without his boy-crush ever fading. III Winston is still strapped to the Reiki table and ... More  →
Blogging 1984: XI, Come Inside Room 101 (Part 3, Chapters 3, 4 & 5)

What Type of Woman Would You Be in 1984?

By Janet ManleyOctober 25, 2016
In an Orwellian future, it's "[Big Br]ovaries before Ovaries," so let's find out what kind of woman you would likely be in a world where uteruses are just one more thing likely to get you arrested by the Thought Police. Are you a sexless Party robot, a breeder, ... More  →
What Type of Woman Would You Be in <i>1984</i>?

Blogging 1984: X (Part 3, Chapters 1 & 2)

By Janet ManleyOctober 21, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Julia and Winston were busted by the Thought Police and a Very Important Motif met its demise on the floor of Mr. Charrington's shop. 1 Winston is in a holding cell at the Ministry of Love. Ordinary prisoners—your Proles—are as rambunctious as ever, ... More  →
Blogging 1984: X (Part 3, Chapters 1 & 2)
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Janet Manley

Janet is the Sparkitor who most resembles a common field potato, and isn't opposed to pineapple appearing on a pizza. She is proof that dreams can come true, as long as your dream is to share a love seat with Benjamin Barnes for nine and a half minutes after standing him up for five because you can't work out hotel elevators. Janet once had a smexy dream where Haymitch Abernathy hugged her meaningfully, which I think means they are married now. She would like to third-person you on Twitter @janetmanley

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