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How Fast Do You Read?

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 15, 2009
A while back, when we applauded people with the ability to read two books at the same time, we were shocked to learn from the comments that many of you tackle five or more books at once! Now we're turning out attention to speed... More  →
How Fast Do You Read?

Shakespeare Was a Red Bull-Swilling Time Traveler Aided by Elves

By Kathryn_WilliamsOctober 14, 2009
Cue the Law & Order doink doink sound, because the mystery that is the Bard of all bards has been solved—or so says HuffPo. If you've ever felt grossly inadequate while pondering the fact that William Shakespeare (allegedly) penned 37 plays, 154... More  →
Shakespeare Was a Red Bull-Swilling Time Traveler Aided by Elves

Top 5 Characters One Sparkler Wants to Meet

By Liz_NashOctober 13, 2009
Liz_Nash works on like 18 different levels when she writes a Sparkler post. She's witty, literary, and she uses tons of links for added humor, irony, and finger exercises. There's so much going on in every Liz_Nash post, we suggest you read 'em... More  →
Top 5 Characters One Sparkler Wants to Meet

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 17 and 18)

By RamseyOctober 8, 2009
Intrepid contributor Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. To catch up on past posts, go here! Chapter 17 – The Pastor and His Parishioner Hester calls out to Dimmesdale to get his attention. (That, ladies and gentlemen, is what we in... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 9 (Chapters 17 and 18)

Blogging New Moon: Part 25

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 7, 2009
This is Dan's final post on New Moon. It went by so fast, didn't it? Before he gathers his courage and dives into the next book, he's going to do a live chat on Facebook! Details will be announced soon; start making a list of... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 25

Get Sacked

By Emily WinterOctober 6, 2009
Welcome to the world of SAT vocab novels, where reading is mandatory, treats are prohibited, and nobody leaves without putting in a good word about motifs or something French. Just kidding! Here's how this really works: Every Sunday we're going to post a chapter of a brand... More  →
Get Sacked

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 8 (Chapters 15 and 16)

By RamseyOctober 2, 2009
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about it. His past posts are here, and the SparkNotes lit guide is here. Chapter 15 – Hester and Pearl Instead of jumping ahead seven years into the future, this chapter picks up immediately where... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 8 (Chapters 15 and 16)

Blogging New Moon: Part 24

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 1, 2009
Chapter Twenty-Four: Vote Better 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  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 24

So You Don't Want to Read ______?

By Katie_RolnickSeptember 30, 2009
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  →
So You Don't Want to Read ______?

Welcome to Banned Book Week!

By Matt_HunzikerSeptember 28, 2009
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  →
Welcome to Banned Book Week!