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Ten MORE Books That Drive Students Nuts

By Chris_DikenMay 19, 2009
A few weeks back, we talked smack about ten works of literature that inflict varying degrees of brain pain on unsuspecting students. Based on the hundreds of Sparkler comments we received, it seems we struck a nerve, as many of you were also... More  →

Does the Movie Live Up to the Book?

By ContributorMay 19, 2009
Here at SparkNotes, we've been publishing the opinions and stories of our very own rock star Sparklers. Today, a Sparkler called Spidrmunkey muses about books, movies, and of course, the T word... —SparkNotes Editors When Hollywood makes a book into a movie, there's always risk involved.... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 4

By Dan_BergsteinMay 15, 2009
SparkLife contributor Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Catch up on the first installments here. Chapter Five At lunch, Edward stares at Bella in the cafeteria and beckons her over to sit with him. They talk for a bit. She describes his eyes... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 4

Blogging Twilight: Part 3

By Dan_BergsteinMay 14, 2009
Dan Bergstein, SparkLife contributor extraordinaire, is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Need to read the first installments? Catch up here. Chapter Four Bella dreams she is trying to catch up with her dream boy, but can't. For the record, I hate dream... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 3

Blogging Twilight: Part 2

By Dan_BergsteinMay 13, 2009
Each week, SparkNotes contributor Dan Bergstein will blog about his experience reading Twilight. Did you miss his first post? Catch up here. A few thoughts before we begin: It's too early to tell if I actually enjoy the story, but I don't dread picking... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 2

What Would You Write a Twook About?

By Kathryn_WilliamsMay 11, 2009
An author and former writer for the New Yorker is getting attention for chronicling his hiring and firing from the magazine exclusively in tweets. So far, he's up to 1399. Is this a twook (Twittered book) in the making? In addition to the fact... More  →

Sorry, Charlie, Girls Prefer Boys Who Don't Actually Exist

By ContributorMay 8, 2009
Liz_Nash is a super Sparkler who's last blog on SparkLife was smart, funny and may have even helped a few of you pass English class. Us SparkNotes editors have asked her to come back more often to share her fabu-wisdom. Look for Liz... More  →

Blogging Twilight

By Dan_BergsteinMay 6, 2009
Your SparkNotes editors are fascinated by Twilight: the Stephen King brouhaha, the copycat vampires, the movie version, the sequel, and most of all, Sparklers' violent hatred of, and love for, the series. So imagine our shock when... More  →

Ten Books That Drive Students Nuts

By Chris_DikenApril 27, 2009
Despite the fact that reading is widely recognized as a good thing, people always seem to be telling kids what books they should stay away from at all costs. Every year, parents, teachers, and other professional opinion-havers raise a big ol’ stink about... More  →

MORE SparkNotes for Your SparkNotes

By Emily WinterApril 24, 2009
Welcome back to SparkNotes for your SparkNotes, where we boil away everything you need to know to ace a test and leave you with exactly what to say at a party. If you want to watch people squirm. Right. Okay. Hamlet Cutting edge interior design leads to handful o’... More  →