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Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 28, 2014
One reason reading about love in YA books is so gratifying is that it is usually the first love for the characters. Another is that human hearts calcify into hard little rocks after age 21.BUT REALLY, our favorite authors really know how to hit us in the feels, as these ten More  →
Our Ten Favorite Quotes About Love From YA Novels

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Petite Trailer Has Teasers in All the Right Places

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2014
We have slept at the office all weekend waiting for this moment; waiting for our first glimpse of the Mockingjay. And the Mockingjay is indeed dangled in front of us for a tantalizing moment, before being snatched away. We must wait... More  →
<i>The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1</i> Petite Trailer Has Teasers in All the Right Places

From Boy Who Lived to Man Who HND'd: Danny Radcliffe Tells All! (Some)

By Janet ManleyJuly 25, 2014
In case JK Rowling's latest fanfic about ancient family man Harry Potter didn't convince you, an interview with Elle will jolt you into accepting that Daniel Radcliffe is ALL GROWN UP NOW and free to put his lips wherever he wants. Danny... More  →
From Boy Who Lived to Man Who HND'd: Danny Radcliffe Tells All! (Some)

Stealth Cosplay: Summer Ladies' Gaming Edition

By KathJuly 24, 2014
Not all of us are lucky enough to visit San Diego Comic Con, that seething mecca of nerd-dom (Sparkitor Josh is ON HIS WAY RIGHT NOW!). But in the meantime, we have the power to secretly, subtly cosplay as our gaming favorites all year long. That power: fashion. You can use More  →
Stealth Cosplay: Summer Ladies' Gaming Edition

10 Reasons Batman Is the Perfect Book Nerd

By Rebecca Jane StokesJuly 23, 2014
HAPPY BATMAN DAY, EVERYONE! Today in stores Barnes & Noble is celebrating the man, the bat, the legend. It’s his 75th anniversary, and he doesn’t look a day over 35. As a lifelong devotee of both Batman (please see this letter to the... More  →
10 Reasons Batman Is the Perfect Book Nerd
The BEST TIMES That Celebs Played DC Comics Characters

The BEST TIMES That Celebs Played DC Comics Characters

By Abbey ClarkeJuly 23, 2014
COMIC FANS, MAY WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION! To celebrate the DC Comic Spectacular, Barnes & Noble stores are giving away DC goodies TODAY (all you have to do is show up!). You can also get a free DC graphic novel for every two you buy until MONDAY, July 28!In honor of the DC Co More  →
Take the Test: Which Batman Villain Is Your Soul Mate?

Take the Test: Which Batman Villain Is Your Soul Mate?

By Jason SaenzJuly 23, 2014
Today is Batman Day at Barnes & Noble stores across the SparkNation. Celebraaaaate!Wharf = Go to Slide 2Downtown = Go to Slide 3 More  →
6 YA Books EVERY AUSSIE TEEN KNOWS That You Will Love

6 YA Books EVERY AUSSIE TEEN KNOWS That You Will Love

By Janet ManleyJuly 22, 2014
Not only do Australians not get thrown into lockers or have slushies thrown in their face during high school; they don't all trough their way through Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird and As I Lay Dying in pursuit of great SAT scores (we do, however, read a... More  →

Get the Sneakiest of Peeks This Weekend As Part of Get Pop Cultured

By SparkLifeJuly 18, 2014
We here at SparkLife are obviously highly educated people with numerous PhDs in nerd culture (PLEASE CALL US "DOCTOR SPARKITOR" FROM NOW ON), and all the Nobel prizes for services rendered to "geeking out over our own fear landscapes," so it is with... More  →
Get the Sneakiest of Peeks This Weekend As Part of Get Pop Cultured

Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on Inheritance and Being a Writerbot

By SparkLifeJuly 16, 2014
This post is cross-published from SparkNotes' BFF, the Barnes and Noble Book Blog. Writing the Inheritance Cycle was like training for and competing in the Olympics. For over twelve years, I spent nearly every waking moment working on, thinking about, or discussing the series. When... More  →
Eragon Fans! Christopher Paolini Gives the Goss on <i>Inheritance</i> and Being a Writerbot