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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?

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (The Custom House through Chapter 2)

By RamseyAugust 19, 2009
The Scarlet Letter is a great book—when you're 30 years old. Before then, it's an impenetrable mass of dependent clauses, irritating men, funny shoes, and words you've never heard before (prolixity? moil? lucubrations?). We'll never understand why high school kids are forced to... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (The Custom House through Chapter 2)

Blogging New Moon: Part 11

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 18, 2009
Chapter Eleven: Cult Better Title: Jacob the Jerk Bella is dealing with a lot right now. When not fretting about Victoria, she's crying over Jacob's absence. She even tells us, "I missed him horribly." At first I feel bad for her, but then I remember she rejected... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 11

Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2009
Can you judge a book by its cover? Publishing giant Penguin thinks so. According to the New York Times, Penguin is repackaging a bunch of its classic literature using cover designs from contemporary artists, which (they hope) will make teens more likely to pick them... More  →
Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!

Contest Winners ANNOUNCED!

By EmmaAugust 17, 2009
Big news, Sparklers. Amanda, founder of the Facebook group Dan Bergstein's "Blogging Twilight" is AMAZING, has announced the winners of her first picture contest. Two things are clear: 1. Girls whose names begin with A have more than their fair share of talent and... More  →
Contest Winners ANNOUNCED!

Blogging New Moon: Part 10

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 13, 2009
Chapter Ten: The Meadow Better Title: You scream. I scream. We all scream…for werewolves. The chapter begins with Bella attempting to get in touch with Jacob. She keeps trying to...oh, the heck with this. By the end of the chapter there are werewolves! Real ones! And they... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 10

Blogging New Moon: Part 9

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 11, 2009
Chapter Nine: Third Wheel Better Title: Everyone Pukes Bella's life is moving ahead just fine. She goes to school. She goes to work. She hangs out with Jacob. And nothing seems to be disturbing this boring pattern. But she is still sad, and describes her feelings with... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 9

Blogging New Moon: Part 8

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 7, 2009
Chapter Eight: Adrenaline Better Title: The Adventures of Bossy Bella and Jacob the Shirtless Wonder Bella is anxious to ride her motorcycle for the first time. Jacob makes sure she knows where the brakes, gear shifts, and clutch are located before letting her drive. She's scared, but... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 8

Twilight for Zombies and Other Monsters

By Joe_LynchAugust 7, 2009
What’s the best way to get rich? Get a job? Come up with a brilliant idea? No way! Those things are far too practical and time-consuming. We recommend ripping off an idea that’s already proved it’s worth millions. The Twilight series, for instance—how hard could... More  →
Twilight for Zombies and Other Monsters