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Blogging 1984: VII (Part Two, Chapters 7 & 8)

By Janet ManleySeptember 23, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia had a lot of sex in an antique shop, and O'Brien returned to bore his way into Winston's head with the offer of a Newspeak Dictionary. VII We dive into the pensieve, as Winston turns his mind back to a childhood defined ... More  →
Blogging 1984: VII (Part Two, Chapters 7 & 8)

Blogging 1984: VI (Part 2, Chapters 4, 5 & 6)

By Janet ManleySeptember 16, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston and Julia sat in a tree, k.i.s.s.i.n.g., and we all had a terrible feeling about how that would turn out. 4 We open on the room above Mr. Charrington's antiques shop, where Winston is preparing for another tryst with Julia. Out the ... More  →
Blogging 1984: VI (Part 2, Chapters 4, 5 & 6)

Loner Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

By Janet ManleySeptember 14, 2016
Applying to college is the stuff of myth—touring campus, imagining yourself lounging around in the common room in a Notre Dame sweater and rugby socks, assuming your rightful place at your Dream School/in the upper echelon of society—but when you get there, one of the weird ... More  →
<i>Loner</i> Is the Scariest, Realest Book About College You Will Ever Read

Aliens Like You and Me

By Janet ManleySeptember 12, 2016
The best thing to come out of summer 2016, and this year's most promising Halloween theme is Stranger Things, Netflix's paranormal thriller about a middle-schooler, Will, who goes missing in his tiny American town in 1983. The show is a walking Pinterest board of glorious '80s film and television ... More  →
Aliens Like You and Me

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

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, things got "hot and heavy" with a toothless prostitute, and that's as much as I can say about Winston's nighttime adventures without getting myself arrested. Part 2, Chapter 1 At the conclusion of Part 1, Winston had just run into That Brunette from ... More  →
Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

Blogging 1984: IV (Part 1, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

By Janet ManleyJuly 14, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, Winston went to work and had the Mondayest of Mondays at minitrue, then pondered proliferation of idiots under the Big Brother regime. This time: sex.  VI Winston is home Dear-Diaring again when we pick up, and ~bless~ he launches straight into a raunchy tale of prostitution ... More  →
Blogging 1984: IV (Part 1, Chapters 6, 7 & 8)

What Your Report Card Really Says About You

By Janet ManleyJuly 13, 2016
I don't care about your grades, I want to talk about *you.* [viralQuiz id=105] ... More  →
What Your Report Card Really Says About You

Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Like you, the first thing I did yesterday was get sorted into my Ilvermorny house over at Pottermore. It was a frantic three and a half minutes in an unfamiliar user interface, and at the end of it, I had my answer: Pukwudgie. This naturally meant ... More  →
Here Is What Your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny Houses Say About You

Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

By Janet ManleyJune 29, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984 This week, we find out what Winston does all day at work—the greatest pleasure in his life, if not an activity so tedious he can't be bothered to disguise his loathing from the telescreens. Know the feeling? Let's hop right in. At the ministry, Winston sits ... More  →
Blogging 1984: III (Part I, Chapters 4 & 5)

The Love Match Test

By Janet ManleyJune 28, 2016
I'm not here to be your friend and tell you what you want to hear. This is real. [viralQuiz id=71] ... More  →
The Love Match Test
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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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