Intrepid contributor Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. To catch up on past posts, go here!Chapter 17 – The Pastor and His Parishioner
Hester calls out to Dimmesdale to get his attention. (That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we in... More →
This is Dan's final post on New Moon. It went by so fast, didn't it? Before he gathers his courage and dives into the next book, he's going to do a live chat on Facebook! Details will be announced soon; start making a list of... More →
Welcome to the world of SAT vocab novels, where reading is mandatory, treats are prohibited, and nobody leaves without putting in a good word about motifs or something French.
Here's how this really works: Every Sunday we're going to post a chapter of a brand... More →
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. His past posts are here, and the SparkNotes lit guide is here.Chapter 15 – Hester and Pearl
Instead of jumping ahead seven years into the future, this chapter picks up immediately where... More →
Chapter Twenty-Four: VoteBetter Title: Some Junk Happens and Edward Says Things. Bella Says Things Too.
Would you like to know a secret? Edward and Bella are in love! Shocking, right? Who would have thought that these two would ever…Wait a moment. That's not secret at all!... More →
Because we hate censorship, we love Banned Books Week. But it occurs to us that if we were in a devious and anti-First-Amendment mood, we could use Banned Books Week as a way to get more books banned, particularly those books that make our... More →
We’re pretty much all book nerds here at SparkNotes (as are plenty of you Sparklers), so we love this time of year. Why? Because from September 26th to October 3rd, it's National Banned Book Week, which gives us a chance to feel like... More →
Reading The Scarlet Letter? So is Ramsey! To catch up on his past posts, check out the index page.Chapter 13 – Another View of Hester
When we last left Colonial Boston, we saw Hester Prynne and Reverend Dimmesdale accepting their sin together as Roger... More →
Chapter Twenty-Three: The TruthBetter Title: The Glower Hour
Can someone explain this chapter to me? I understand what happens in the story, but the conversations between Bella and Edward are written in a code that I'm not able to crack. (So far, I've established it's... More →
Chapter Twenty-Two: FlightBetter Title: It's Emmett! Emmett's Back! Hi Emmett!
That's it? Is the story over? There are only two more chapters and an epilogue left, so I'm assuming the race to save Edward was the climax of the book. And to say that I'm... More →