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Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 4: Painted Faces and Long Hair

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 11, 2009
Jon is blogging Lord of the Flies. For a list of his posts, go here. Welcome to Chapter 4, Painted Faces and Long Hair, aka The Boys Finally Kill Something On Purpose, And Also Are Jerks. We start with a description of how the boys... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 4: Painted Faces and Long Hair

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapter 1

By RamseyNovember 9, 2009
First things first: Yes, I will now be blogging To Kill a Mockingbird. No, I will not be making fun of this classic book. I will be making jokes about the plot and asking stupid questions about the events but I will not, I repeat,... More  →
Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Chapter 1

No Fear Literature is ________.

By Emily WinterNovember 4, 2009
Heya Sparklers, You all were so helpful giving us feedback on Video SparkNotes, that we'd love your opinion on something else...Be honest, does this font make my blog look big? Okay, for serious, we're starting another new series of SparkNotes, No Fear Literature (simply replace... More  →
No Fear Literature is ________.

Five Books that Changed My Worldview

By ContributorNovember 4, 2009
We love it that Sparkler rebel_of_nowhere is such an avid reader. We recommend her recommendations! —SparkNotes editors Every year in high school, teachers hand out a list of required reading that students must slog through. Whether you devour the classics or just barely keep... More  →
Five Books that Changed My Worldview

Blogging Eclipse: Part 1

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 3, 2009
We're halfway there! For those just joining the fun, I'm reading the Twilight series for the first time, and writing about the experience on a chapter by chapter basis. Blogging Twilight and Blogging New Moon posts are collected here. For this book, I'll be keeping... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 1

Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3: Huts on the Beach

By Jon_SkindzierNovember 3, 2009
For your amusement and edification, Jon is reading Lord of the Flies and blogging about it. A complete list of posts is here. It's hard to come up with an image more placid than huts on a beach, so from the chapter title, you... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 3: Huts on the Beach

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 23 and 24)

By RamseyOctober 30, 2009
We've already arrived at the last Blogging The Scarlet Letter post! Stay tuned for Ramsey's next blog on a classic book. Chapter 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter Well, apparently Hawthorne named his chapters backwards, because as we all know, the scarlet letter was... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 23 and 24)

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Index Page

By Miss MarmOctober 30, 2009
Welcome to the BLOTFIP (Blogging Lord of the Flies Index Page, of course!). Here you will find all of Jon's posts on Golding's grim classic. Looking for the Lord of the Flies SparkNote? Here it is. Posts by Jon Blogging Lord of the Flies, Chapter 1: The... More  →
Blogging Lord of the Flies: Index Page

What Do You Think of Video SparkNotes?

By Emily WinterOctober 29, 2009
Hey Sparklers, On Wednesday, we officially launched our first-ever Video SparkNote, on our site and on our YouTube channel. It's for George Orwell's 1984. As of today, it's the only Video SparkNote that exists in the world, and the Video SparkNote isn't the... More  →
What Do You Think of Video SparkNotes?

Classic Poetry: Can You Hit On People With It?

By Jon_SkindzierOctober 29, 2009
For as long as we've been good enough with language to make poetry out of it, we've been using that poetry to hit on each other. For every landmark work about wars and tragedy, there's one about pretty ladies. And often the ones about wars... More  →
Classic Poetry: Can You Hit On People With It?