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Mr. Darcy Is the Most Eligible Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny Pride & Prejudice Retelling

By Janet ManleyApril 19, 2016
No matter the specific details of any Pride and Prejudice remake, Darcy pretty much always ends up wet-shirted. Whether we are in Georgian England, or a zombie-pocalypse, or present-day London, there is something about Darcy's blend of hauntiness, keen letter-writing skills, and lamb-chops that makes us want to ... More  →
Mr. Darcy Is the Most <i>Eligible</i> Bachelor Ever in This Hysterically Funny <i>Pride & Prejudice</i> Retelling

Mockingjay Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why

By Janet ManleyApril 6, 2016
Somehow Mockingjay Part 2 came and went quietly; we, the loyal Hunger Games fans, watched it expire beneath our feet last November, dropping a bloom of fire down on top of it that it may live on, frozen in our memories, smiling, holding its triton, topless, eating a sugar ... More  →
<i>Mockingjay</i> Is Not Just Another YA Dystopia; Here's Why

The Friends Test

By Janet ManleyMarch 31, 2016
Could you be any more ready to take this test? [viralQuiz id=13] ... More  →
The <i>Friends</i> Test

The Horcrux Test

By Janet ManleyMarch 28, 2016
"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

I Have Opinions

By Janet ManleyMarch 24, 2016
As a Sparkitor on this site, I feel it is important for me to be accepting of all your viewpoints, each representing a single note in the chaotic Carmina Burana of internet dialogue. This is why I spend my lunch hour practicing writing supportive replies to comments; ... More  →
I Have Opinions

To Understand Howl, Watch Field of Dreams

By Janet ManleyMarch 15, 2016
You've seen Field of Dreams, right? You *must* see it, and not just because of the epic mom jeans situ^ on Kevin Costner. Imo, it is the best of the supernatural baseball movies (why are there so many?)—the image of the baseballers stepping out of the ... More  →
To Understand <i>Howl</i>, Watch <i>Field of Dreams</i>

To Understand Orientalism and the Cultural Other, Read Paper Towns

By Janet ManleyMarch 8, 2016
Paper Towns means a lot to people a) because Nat Wolff, b) because it's eminently tattooable, c) because we have all thought about running away from home, and d) because John Green, just generally.  We all love John Green. We all love Paper Towns, but since ... More  →
To Understand Orientalism and the Cultural Other, Read <i>Paper Towns</i>

Quiz: What Is Your Horcrux?

By Janet ManleyMarch 1, 2016
"A Horcrux is the word used for an object in which a person has concealed part of their soul." —Horace SlughornEeeee! 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, and this is the stu More  →
Quiz: What Is Your Horcrux?

To Understand Much Ado About Nothing, Watch When Harry Met Sally

By Janet ManleyFebruary 23, 2016
What's the difference between a Shakespearean comedy and a tragedy? In one everyone gets married at the end, in the other, everyone dies. I mean, there are some qualifications regarding fatal, ironic character flaws, but basically it comes down to whether the story ends with the mournful ... More  →
To Understand <i>Much Ado About Nothing</i>, Watch <i>When Harry Met Sally</i>

Thanks for the Trouble Is the Ageless YA Novel of Your Teen Dreams

By Janet ManleyFebruary 23, 2016
Last year, there was a mini explosion of excitement for We All Looked Up, Tommy Wallach's novel about four Seattle high schoolers who wake up one day to a small green dot in the sky, discovering that a meteor may or may not obliterate everything in a few ... More  →
<i>Thanks for the Trouble</i> Is the Ageless YA Novel of Your Teen Dreams
About the Author
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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