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The Five Books that Ruined Summer

By Emily WinterAugust 5, 2009
We love books a lot. But we don't love bleak, really long books that lurk in our bags making us feel guilty while we're TRYING to lie out and eat ice cream. Here are five books that really put the "horrible" in "horrible summer reading lists." 1.... More  →
The Five Books that Ruined Summer

Blogging New Moon: Part 6

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 4, 2009
Chapter Six: Friends Better Title: [In sing-song fashion] Jacob Has a Girlfriend, Jacob Has a Girlfriend. Though there are no fights or explosions or Emmett, this is the best chapter of the book so far. For the first time, the story seems real. The chapter picks up... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 6

How Not to Read

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 4, 2009
Sparklers, while Dan has been blogging Twilight and now New Moon, you've been writing plenty of posts suggesting things that you could be reading over the summer (in addition to SparkLife, naturally). Now it's time for a... More  →
How Not to Read

How to Write Your Own Fantasy Novel

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 3, 2009
Harry Potter. Twilight. His Dark Materials. Eragon. Percy Jackson. These books have become very successful, and all it took to make them was a few well-organized words. So what are you waiting for? Write your own fantasy novel! We've come up with a few tips and... More  →
How to Write Your Own Fantasy Novel

Blogging New Moon: Part 5

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 30, 2009
Chapter Five: Cheater Better Title: Bella Doesn't Kill Herself At All At the sporting goods store, Mike tells Bella to leave early because business is slow today. As she gets ready to leave, two shoppers talk about a recent bear sighting; apparently, the bear was big and... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 5

Blogging New Moon: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 28, 2009
Chapter Four: Waking Up Better Title: Skip This Chapter Uh-oh. My copy of the book is defective. The first few pages of this chapter are almost completely blank. They just feature the words "October," "November," "December," and "January." If someone out there has a calendar that instead... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 4

Harry Potter: The College Years

By Rupinder_GillJuly 24, 2009

After years of Quidditch play, evil wizard chasing, and coming of age at Hogwarts, Harry and the gang are all grown up. After the seventh and final book was published, author J.K. Rowling revealed details of the group’s future on her website. According to

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Harry Potter: The College Years

Blogging New Moon: Part 3

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 23, 2009
Chapter Three: The End Better title: Don't Cry. There Are Plenty of One True Loves in the Sea. Bella is feeling lousy. Her awkward yet hot kiss with Edward makes her think that all is not right with their relationship. Plus her injuries still hurt, so this... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 3

Blogging New Moon: Part 2

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 20, 2009
Dan Bergstein, SparkLife contributor, is reading New Moon and blogging about it. Need to read the first installments? Catch up here. Chapter Two: Stitches Better title: Bella's Boo-Boo Ends The World Despite the setup from the end of the last chapter, no one eats Bella.... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 2

Can You Read Two Books At Once?

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 20, 2009
Some people in the world are gifted with the ability to read two (or more) books at once. No, we don't mean that one eye reads one book, while the other eye reads the second book. We're talking about people who love reading so much... More  →