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8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

By ElodieSeptember 20, 2018
Generally, I think we should be reading everything all the time, and it’s ridiculous to me that schools have banned books for reasons like "it uses swear words" or "it’s too sexy" or "it has boys who kiss other boys on the mouth." Like who's actually banning these books More  →
8 Books That Actually SHOULD Be Banned

Muggle Studies 101: Important Terms and Vocabulary

By Maddy AaronSeptember 20, 2018
During your weeks in this course you will find that Muggles, just like Wizards, have their own language of sorts to describe the objects and actions of their everyday lives. And, just as a Muggle would find it entirely befuddling to hear you talk of... More  →
Muggle Studies 101: Important Terms and Vocabulary

The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

By ElodieSeptember 19, 2018
Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare's works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it's just one hilarious verbal smackdown after another. Seriously, if all you know about Sha More  →
The 7 Most Savage Moments in Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieSeptember 17, 2018
If we’re being honest here, Romeo and Juliet is a bit of an excessive read considering the entire plot can be boiled down to "Boy and girl fall in love, six people die, it’s a wild ride from start to finish." The play may be a masterpiece of poetic dramatic structure a More  →
<em>Romeo and Juliet</em> As Told in a Series of Texts

Snapchats from Jane Austen

By Taylor NolesSeptember 13, 2018
If our girl Austen had had a Snapchat back in the day, you KNOW she would've been using it to eviscerate her snobbiest relatives. But since she didn't, we took a few guesses at what she would have done. Your spirit lives on through us and our snaps, Jane. More  →
Snapchats from Jane Austen

The Hogwarts Houses Summed Up in Graphs and Charts

By ElodieSeptember 12, 2018
Nothing says more about you than your Hogwarts house—not your Zodiac sign, not your Myers-Briggs personality type, not whether you peel your string cheese or bite it. (That said, if you bite your string cheese, you’re a psychopath.) So we thought we’d throw together so More  →
The Hogwarts Houses Summed Up in Graphs and Charts

Lord of the Flies, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieSeptember 10, 2018
Lord of the Flies is one of those books that harkens back to a simpler (unspecified) time. It was a time when texting didn’t exist, a time when earnest youths could build a fire, a time when boys could be boys without worrying about things like MORALS or SOCIETY or THE DA More  →
<em>Lord of the Flies</em>, As Told in a Series of Texts

The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

By ElodieSeptember 7, 2018
Being the love-starved loser that I am, I’ve always been a big fan of fictional relationships. But while some are an ideal to which we can all aspire, others are pretty much the worst thing ever.  I may not know much about dating (I’m only vaguely aware that this is so More  →
The 8 Most Messed-Up Relationships in Literature

50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

By ElodieSeptember 6, 2018
The worst part about writing an essay is coming up with the topic. You COULD argue that the actual worst part of writing an essay is, well, writing it, and you’d be right to, but I needed a quick, snappy way to start this post and besides, I can’t just write your essay More  →
50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

6 Books That Were So Much Better Than the Movie It's Ridiculous

By ElodieSeptember 6, 2018
I try not to be that guy who gets upset when the movie is different from the book. Everyone hates that guy, particularly people who didn’t read the book and just want to enjoy the movie. But sometimes the adaptation is so god-awful that it turns us ALL into that guy, wh More  →
6 Books That Were So Much Better Than the Movie It's Ridiculous