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Blogging New Moon: Part 14

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 26, 2009
Chapter Fourteen: Family Better Title: Hey Lady, What's Up With Your Face? Despite both Bella's expectations and my own wishful thinking, the other werewolves do not come to the meeting in wolf form. Instead, the four guys (Sam, Paul, Jared, and Embry) walk out of the trees... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 14

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)

By RamseyAugust 24, 2009
A huge red "A" is usually a good thing in the life of a high schooler, unless it means you're reading The Scarlet Letter, in which case, we're sorry. So sorry, in fact, that we've got SparkNotes writer Ramsey to blog the... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 2 (Chapters 3 and 4)

Blogging New Moon: Part 13

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 21, 2009
Chapter Thirteen: Killer Better Title: Attack of the Misunderstanding There are no werewolves in this chapter, and I'm starting to worry that I read the best part of this book already. I was tempted to go back and re-read Chapter Ten and blog about the werewolf scene... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 13

Blogging New Moon: Part 12

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 20, 2009
Chapter Twelve: Intruder Better Title: Jacob's a werewolf. Bella's a forgetful idiot. After the exciting setup from the previous chapter, it's a bit disappointing when Victoria doesn't smash through Bella's window. Instead, it's just Jacob scratching to get in. He's hanging outside on a tree, trying... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 12

Will Our Grandkids Read Harry Potter?

By Matt_HunzikerAugust 20, 2009

The popularity of “popular literature” (aka “not likely to appear on an AP English exam”) tends to be pretty short-lived. Some pop lit books make it into the canon (Frankenstein, Jane Eyre); others vanish without a trace.

Which of our favorite books-of-the-moment will be... More  →

Will Our Grandkids Read Harry Potter?

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (The Custom House through Chapter 2)

By RamseyAugust 19, 2009
The Scarlet Letter is a great book—when you're 30 years old. Before then, it's an impenetrable mass of dependent clauses, irritating men, funny shoes, and words you've never heard before (prolixity? moil? lucubrations?). We'll never understand why high school kids are forced to... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 1 (The Custom House through Chapter 2)

Blogging New Moon: Part 11

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 18, 2009
Chapter Eleven: Cult Better Title: Jacob the Jerk Bella is dealing with a lot right now. When not fretting about Victoria, she's crying over Jacob's absence. She even tells us, "I missed him horribly." At first I feel bad for her, but then I remember she rejected... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 11

Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2009
Can you judge a book by its cover? Publishing giant Penguin thinks so. According to the New York Times, Penguin is repackaging a bunch of its classic literature using cover designs from contemporary artists, which (they hope) will make teens more likely to pick them... More  →
Four Legs Good? You Cannot Even HANDLE That Math!

Contest Winners ANNOUNCED!

By EmmaAugust 17, 2009
Big news, Sparklers. Amanda, founder of the Facebook group Dan Bergstein's "Blogging Twilight" is AMAZING, has announced the winners of her first picture contest. Two things are clear: 1. Girls whose names begin with A have more than their fair share of talent and... More  →
Contest Winners ANNOUNCED!

Blogging New Moon: Part 10

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 13, 2009
Chapter Ten: The Meadow Better Title: You scream. I scream. We all scream…for werewolves. The chapter begins with Bella attempting to get in touch with Jacob. She keeps trying to...oh, the heck with this. By the end of the chapter there are werewolves! Real ones! And they... More  →
Blogging New Moon: Part 10