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5 Reasons Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Great

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
camillagluh gives props to the best (and probably only) book to include characters named "Scout," "Atticus," and "Boo Radley." —Sparkitors I'm supposed to be reading classic literature for my AP English Lit class next year, but as of last week I... More  →
5 Reasons Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Great

Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 6

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 5, 2011
Chapter Sixteen: Professor Trelawney's Prediction Better Title: The First of Many Deaths Poor ol' Buckbeak is killed at the end of this chapter in a shocking and tense scene that hints at the darkness to come in the world of Harry Potter. We all know that Buckbeak... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 6

How Many Hours Should You Date Someone Before HND?

By ContributorAugust 5, 2011
From NBK to HND? Faye's getting ready for college with THE NAKED ROOMMATE. —Sparkitors Two-hundred and fifty one pages in and we’ve finally reached the good stuff—Chapters 8 and 9 of the Naked Roommate: Dating, Relationships, and S-E-X! Woo! I can finally share with... More  →
How Many Hours Should You Date Someone Before HND?

Reading List for the Yale-Bound

By ContributorAugust 4, 2011
Laura, aka rosefan42, is a British Sparkler applying to Yale. This week she shows us her summer reading list! —Sparkitors Happy summer, Sparklers! I am in FRANCE right now, typing away at a really weird French keyboard, so if my writing goes a... More  →
Reading List for the Yale-Bound

Twilight: Ignoring the Menstrual Cycle

By ContributorAugust 3, 2011
This open letter to Stephenie Meyer—by Mollyisa*—is short, sweet, and to the point. Period. —Sparkitors Dear Mrs. Meyer: While your stories are riveting in many ways (at least to young girls and goldfish, who find most things riveting since their memory lasts approximately 3 seconds),... More  →
Twilight: Ignoring the Menstrual Cycle

Who's Your Literary Girlfriend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 3, 2011
Are you cranky, selfish, and hiding a bevy of unpleasant secrets? Jane Eyre is the lady for you! Endlessly forgiving and utterly imperturbable, she'll stick by you no matter how hideous your past offenses. In fact, don't try to whitewash your nasty bits at all; the better to More  →
Who's Your Literary Girlfriend?

Let's Put the "Fun" Back in "Cemetery"!

By Chelsea DaggerAugust 2, 2011
Who would have thought that the words "cemetery" and "in a tree" could inspire you to such heights of literary greatness? Last week's prompt brought out your dark side—there were enough ghosts, murders, tear-streaked faces, and graveyards to win Stephen King a Pulitzer—but... More  →
Let's Put the "Fun" Back in "Cemetery"!

Slipping Reality: A Sparkler's Debut Novel!

By ContributorAugust 2, 2011
We're so thrilled to announce that PrestigiousTimeLady, one of our favorite (and most hilarious) Sparklers, has written a BOOK! We are now in the presence of greatness.—Sparkitors Helllooooo, Sparklers! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m PrestigiousTimeLady, aka Emily, the writer... More  →
Slipping Reality: A Sparkler's Debut Novel!

Dear Albert: Worried Beard

By Emily WinterJuly 29, 2011
“Did I fart on you?” I hear myself ask. “You are an Anagram!” WHAT THE BAJESUS AM I SAYING?! Anna Ingram puts her perfect arm around my shoulder and tries to heave me off the floor, but I fumble. Why am I on the floor? Ohhhh, right. She... More  →
Dear Albert: Worried Beard

Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 5

By Dan_BergsteinJuly 29, 2011
Chapter Thirteen: Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw Better Title: Harry's Lust Knows No Bounds There sure is a lot of Quidditch in these three chapters. Do you know what's not in these chapters? The Aurors and child safety. I cannot believe the Magic Government allows Dumbledore to remain in... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 5