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Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 3

By Dan_BergsteinDecember 9, 2011
Chapter Seven: The Ministry of Magic Better Title: Take Your Chosen One To Work Day Harry Potter stories always feel like Christmas. I don't know why. Maybe it's because Christmas is a fun, magical time, and celebrating the holidays is the closest we Muggles will ever... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Part 3

The NaNoWriMo Love Isn't Over Yet

By ContributorDecember 9, 2011
Bob_The_Other_Zombie will now rub it in that he won. (We didn't.) :( —Sparkitors So, it's a week after NaNoWriMo ended, but it's still all you can think about. After all, you won! The evil doctor supervillian has been defeated, your characters are... More  →
The NaNoWriMo Love Isn't Over Yet

Harry Potter Fan Fiction: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Barfy and Brilliant?

By ContributorDecember 7, 2011
Tegan fights back over the flagrant misuse of the sacred Potter name.—Sparkitors Dear Sparklers, I've had a pretty good week so far. On Monday I got an A in a French test. On Tuesday, I finished writing a short story that's been haunting me... More  →
Harry Potter Fan Fiction: Where Do You Draw the Line Between Barfy and Brilliant?

You Can't Escape The Rules!

By Scott GreenstoneDecember 7, 2011
Rule #26: Even if You’re Engaged or Married, You Still Need The Rules. The joy just never ends! According to E-Fein and Shusher, if you didn’t start off your marriage the Rules way, you may have some problems: your husband “treating you badly,” taking you for... More  →
You Can't Escape The Rules!

If I Could Bottle the Smell of Books, I Would Make a BAJILLION Dollars

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 6, 2011
Judging by last week's Amortentia recipes, you butts are borderline OBSESSED with huffing the pages of any book you can get your hands on. Ergo, I somehow produce a novel novella-like fragrance (get it? "Novel" as in "new"? Is this funny yet? Should I try... More  →
If I Could Bottle the Smell of Books, I Would Make a BAJILLION Dollars

The Pros and Cons of the Maximum Ride Series

By ContributorDecember 6, 2011
Skytreader takes a closer look at one of her favorite series!—Sparkitors I'll start off by saying that I absolutely love the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. In case you're not... More  →
The Pros and Cons of the Maximum Ride Series

Teen Novels That Aren't Nearly As Popular As They Should Be

By ContributorDecember 5, 2011
da213 wants to spread the word about these awesome but underappreciated books!—Sparkitors I’m not saying these intrepid tomes of teen lit are Harry Potter-level, but they are really great books, and I have no idea why they aren’t more... More  →
Teen Novels That Aren't Nearly As Popular As They Should Be

In Defense of ... *gulp*... Twilight

By ContributorDecember 5, 2011
dianamer994 bravely faces Twi-haters—but will she win you over to the dark side?—Sparkitors Ok, STOP. Put down those pitchforks, torches, and very sharp carrots (which incidentally make a weapon that is both healthy and delicious!) and listen before assaulting: I... More  →
In Defense of ... *gulp*... Twilight

Dear Albert: Playing with Fire

By Emily WinterDecember 2, 2011
I’ve never been close enough to Anna Ingram to smell her. In my head she smells like a library full of hardcover books with delicate, yellowing pages. I don’t know why. I guess I don’t really know what most girls smell like, but everyone makes a... More  →
Dear Albert: Playing with Fire

Dear Albert: Life of Gil

By Emily WinterDecember 1, 2011
LIFE OF GIL “And who are you?” Superintendent Calhoun looks at me. Duh, man. “I’m Sam’s representation.” Several stupid-looking board members mumble to each other at the makeshift, cafeteria conference table. Snooze. I swear at least 93 percent of them are wearing brown. A particularly unkempt old hag looks... More  →
Dear Albert: Life of Gil