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Textbook Alternatives!

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 13, 2010
Long ago, before anybody knew much of anything, all human knowledge could be contained in a single Tupperware container, a compact little thing that held such essential information as "how to kill a woolly mammoth," "cave-dwelling etiquette," and "don't drink your own pee." But ... More  →
Textbook Alternatives!

Auntie SparkNotes: The Secret Lives of Stepsisters

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 12, 2010
We like the sound of this Sparker's stepsister. —Sparkitors Auntie, Firstly, my story isn't the kind of sad Cinderella thing that usually comes with the word "step" -- I love my stepsister, stepdad, stepgrandparents, stepuncles, and stepdogs. My stepdad is 56, my mom is 53, I am ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Secret Lives of Stepsisters

SparkNotes and NOOKstudy are Practically BFFs

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2010
Face it: your study materials are a gross, heavy mess. Just look around your dorm room. Papers everywhere! Textbooks lost under the bed! Important files missing on the day you need them, only to turn up later inexplicably covered with hair and Cheez Whiz! Yep, it's ... More  →
SparkNotes and NOOKstudy are Practically BFFs

Auntie SparkNotes: Tactfully Yours

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 11, 2010
Today, Auntie addresses one of our pet peeves: people who excuse their jerkiness by saying, "I'm just being honest!" —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, Although you probably get many many questions like this and even though this may sound extremely ridiculous I have a problem: I can't lie. There ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Tactfully Yours

Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Many years ago, when the world was still a civilized place, people understood innately that the words "summer" and "reading" should never, EVER go together. It was a glorious epoch, and it should have lasted forever. But alas, sometime during the 20th century, school administrators ... More  →
Four Ways to Fun Up Summer Reading

Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 10, 2010
Wanting to be a ninja is just a phase?! Thanks for bursting our bubble! *sobs while throwing away nunchucks* —Sparkitors Dear Auntie Sparknotes, I'm a 17 year-old pre-op, pre-transition, ftm [female-to-male] transboy. I'm currently not out to my mom about my gender and sexuality. I came out ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Trans-tastic

Auntie SparkNotes: Father Knows FAIL

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 9, 2010
Now we're fixated on the word "lurk." Lurk lurk lurklurklurk. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, So I'm having this issue with my dad. He's a single father who's been through a lot in the divorce. And he's really sensitive, always wondering if he's parenting right. Anyway, he was driving my ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Father Knows FAIL

Auntie SparkNotes: Screw Perfect

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 6, 2010
We say "awnty"...and sometimes "ant-y." Because we're fickle weirdos (aka not perfect). —Sparkitors Hello Auntie! In your head, do you pronounce Auntie "ant-y" or "awnty"? I say awnty. Anyhoot, that was just an icebreaker. Since school is coming up in three and a half weeks , I ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Screw Perfect

Auntie SparkNotes: The Green Police, They Live Inside of My House

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2010
Today, Auntie hears from a Sparkler who makes us feel really guilty about sometimes throwing our Diet Coke cans in the trash. —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, My older sister is getting her post-doctorate at Woodshole (renowned oceonographic institude in Cape Cod) my brother-in-law is heading a movement to ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Green Police, They Live Inside of My House

Auntie SparkNotes: The Moral Can of Worms

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 4, 2010
This question made our brains break out in hives. Good thing Auntie is like hive medicine for brains (sorry, we just got back from a trip, and our metaphors are a bit iffy.) —Sparkitors Dear Auntie, This has been bugging me for the longest time. We had ... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: The Moral Can of Worms
About the Author
kat_rosenfield

Kat Rosenfield is a writer, illustrator, advice columnist, YA author, and enthusiastic licker of that plastic liner that comes inside a box of Cheez-Its. She loves zombies and cats. She hates zombie cats. Follow her on Twitter or Tumblr @katrosenfield.

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