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Blogging New Moon: Part 16

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 31, 2009
Chapter Sixteen: Paris Better Title: The Cullens Ruin Everything! The fire that Bella sees in the water is really Victoria's hair. There. I just saved you from reading this lousy chapter. Sorry if I sound grumpy, but it's only because by the end of the chapter, the... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 16

Don't Get Sylla-busted, Give Us Your Reading List Today!

By Emily WinterAugust 31, 2009
Heya Sparklers, Since it's the beginning of the school year, we SparkNotes editors thought this would be a great time to find out if there's anything on this year's reading list that you can't find a SparkNote for. That way, we'll know exactly which books to... More  →
Don't Get Sylla-busted, Give Us Your Reading List Today!

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 3 (Chapters 5 and 6)

By RamseyAugust 31, 2009
We know The Scarlet Letter is one of the books you're frantically finishing for the beginning of the school year, which is why we got Ramsey here to blog about it for you! Check out the first and second parts... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 3 (Chapters 5 and 6)

Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 31, 2009
Over the weekend, all sorts of hubbub erupted over this article in the New York Times about some new-fangled literacy programs that allow students to…wait for it…choose which books they want to read. ZOMG! Despite a massive outcry from certain classic-minded adults—who cannot imagine any... More  →
Serious Books That Don't Suck, Part 1

Blogging New Moon: Part 15

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 28, 2009
Chapter Fifteen: Pressure Better Title: Bella (hearts) Dying Spring Break arrives in Forks, and I'm shocked that Bella even cares, as I assumed she dropped out of school altogether since she hasn't mentioned class or her non-monster friends for about 200 pages. How's Angela? Is she still... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 15

Blogging New Moon: Part 14

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 26, 2009
Chapter Fourteen: Family Better Title: Hey Lady, What's Up With Your Face? Despite both Bella's expectations and my own wishful thinking, the other werewolves do not come to the meeting in wolf form. Instead, the four guys (Sam, Paul, Jared, and Embry) walk out of the trees... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 14

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)

By RamseyAugust 24, 2009
A huge red "A" is usually a good thing in the life of a high schooler, unless it means you're reading The Scarlet Letter, in which case, we're sorry. So sorry, in fact, that we've got SparkNotes writer Ramsey to blog the... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)

Blogging New Moon: Part 13

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 21, 2009
Chapter Thirteen: Killer Better Title: Attack of the Misunderstanding There are no werewolves in this chapter, and I'm starting to worry that I read the best part of this book already. I was tempted to go back and re-read Chapter Ten and blog about the werewolf scene... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 13

Blogging New Moon: Part 12

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 20, 2009
Chapter Twelve: Intruder Better Title: Jacob's a werewolf. Bella's a forgetful idiot. After the exciting setup from the previous chapter, it's a bit disappointing when Victoria doesn't smash through Bella's window. Instead, it's just Jacob scratching to get in. He's hanging outside on a tree, trying... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 12

Will Our Grandkids Read Harry Potter?

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 20, 2009

The popularity of “popular literature” (aka “not likely to appear on an AP English exam”) tends to be pretty short-lived. Some pop lit books make it into the canon (Frankenstein, Jane Eyre); others vanish without a trace.

Which of our favorite books-of-the-moment will be... More  →

Will Our Grandkids Read Harry Potter?