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 →
Ramsey is keeping you company as you read The Scarlet Letter. Need to catch up on past posts? Here's the index page.Chapter 11 – The Interior of a Heart
Here’s the theme song I wrote for a new sitcom I’m going to pitch around... More →
Chapter Twenty-One: VerdictBetter Title: All That for Nothing?!
The story, which has been dragging for the past few chapters, is becoming interesting again thanks to the mysterious Volturi vampires. While the actual "verdict" in this chapter is laughable, and makes the previous few chapters pointless, I'm... More →
Chapter Twenty: VolterraBetter Title: Dear Jacob, Italy Sucks. Wish You Were Here.
I wasn't going to blog about this chapter, because honestly, not much happens. (Bella runs through a fountain and is reunited with Edward. But for all the buildup, it's not very emotional or... More →
To make you feel not so alone as you read The Scarlet Letter, Ramsey is reading along with you and blogging about his experiences. Missed past installments? They're all collected here.
Chapter 9 – The Leech
Based only on the title of the chapter, here’s... More →