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S**t Bilbo Says

By Josh PeriloJanuary 26, 2012
Is anyone else as excited about The Hobbit as we are? GOOD. Because today—TO-DAY—blogger Josh Perilo brings the hottest/dumbest/bestest/not-meant-for-fantasy-novelsiest meme of all time TO THE SHIRE. —Editors ... More  →
S**t Bilbo Says

Don't Break The Rules (Big Brother Is Watching You)

By Scott GreenstoneJanuary 26, 2012
Hello and good (circle one) afternoon/evening/teatime/Day of Reckoning/Teatime of Peril! Did you know we only have three more Rules left after this? I’ve known that ever since there were no longer four Rules left. Not like I’ve been counting down or anything, of course. Haha!... More  →
Don't Break The Rules (Big Brother Is Watching You)

Your Revised Reading List

By ContributorJanuary 23, 2012
Because the only things I did this week were decorate 24 cakes, do far too many dishes, and finish two books, this is a post about books you should and should not read. Books you should NOT read: 1. The Inheritance series, by Christopher... More  →
Your Revised Reading List

Somebody Call the President: Voldemort Just Won the Hunger Games

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 23, 2012
KA-BLAM. That was the sound of me putting all three of last week's prompts into one giganticly (made that word up!) awesome title. No, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but neither does the fact that Andrew Garfield has somehow managed to... More  →
Somebody Call the President: Voldemort Just Won the Hunger Games

Therapy for The Rules

By Scott GreenstoneJanuary 19, 2012
You know what’s great about college basketball? This. We could all learn from this guy. He’s so jubilant, so joyful about his passion (which I assume is sports announcing, but it could very well be screaming "GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOSH! HE... More  →
Therapy for The Rules

Why Nancy Drew Could Sweep the Floor with the Hardy Boys

By ContributorJanuary 19, 2012
Veronica Mars isn’t the only game in town. Turq8 gives props to the original girl detective. –Sparkitors Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys have a lot in common. Both were (are?) popular book series about teenage detectives. Both were written by ghost writers. Both... More  →
Why Nancy Drew Could Sweep the Floor with the Hardy Boys

The Worst (Imaginary) Novel Openings

By Rachel KorowitzJanuary 19, 2012
I spent my teens slogging through Gravity's Rainbow and Ulysses and translating Caesar's infinity-length ramblings, so if an author doesn't grab me inside of the first few words, I'm out. Gone. Stick a fork in me, 'cause I ain't readin'... More  →
The Worst (Imaginary) Novel Openings

Are English Classes Totally Worthless?

By ContributorJanuary 19, 2012
SirAlecoftheIntegral makes a bold claim, but can he back up his big talk? (We're really into the phrase "big talk" right now.)—Sparkitors I recently read a SparkLife post all about the Glorious Classics, and I couldn’t help but think how... More  →
Are English Classes Totally Worthless?

The Books that Came BEFORE Our Favorites: An IB Geek's List of Classics!

By ContributorJanuary 18, 2012
IBfreefromhomework would like to direct your attention to the novels that were cool BEFORE novels were cool. She's sort of like a literature hipster.—Sparkitors Once in a while, we read books so brilliant that our nerdy minds are overpowered,... More  →
The Books that Came BEFORE Our Favorites: An IB Geek's List of Classics!

The Return of the King (Writer Wars is BBACCCKKKK)

By Chelsea DaggerJanuary 17, 2012
You butts know that scene in Lord of the Rings when everybody thinks Aragorn is dead, and then he busts through the doors of Helm's Deep like the muddiest badass in Middle Earth? Well THAT is what's happening on Writer Wars today; it... More  →
The Return of the King (Writer Wars is BBACCCKKKK)