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Stock Characters in the Public Library

By Robert IsenbergMay 7, 2010
Even in our digital age, some of us still love the old-fashioned public library. The dust. The dust jackets. The librarians always raising their wrinkly fingers to their lips. There's something about wandering in stacks of books that just feels right. And libraries are also great... More  →
Stock Characters in the Public Library

Blogging Eclipse: Part 24

By Dan_BergsteinMay 6, 2010
Chapter Twenty-Four: Snap Decision Better Title: Though I've Only Just Met Him, Seth is My New Best Friend Dear Werewolf Seth, Hi! You don't know me. My name is Dan and I like Robocop and pancakes. I'm writing this letter to inform you that you are officially my... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 24

House to Holmes

By ContributorMay 6, 2010
Sparkler MaDDie3322 has a crush on House. That's cool, we'll take Holmes. Minus the pipe. —SparkNotes editors My favorite show is “House. " Yes, that show with the crippled doctor who figures out a way to cure his patients' unusual problems within 15 minutes... More  →
House to Holmes

Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

By ContributorMay 5, 2010
All right, that's it: Sparkler BooksndPens06 has convinced us. We want to be teenage writers. Now we just have to build a time machine that will take us back to high school... —SparkNotes Editors Have you ever wanted to write... More  →
Top 5 Reasons to Be a Teenage Writer

Blogging Eclipse: Part 23

By Dan_BergsteinApril 30, 2010
Chapter Twenty-Three: Monster Better Title: Whaaaaaaaat? Hey, Jacob. How's it going? Remember a while back when we had that chat about force kissing, and I said you should never force kiss someone? Disregard what I said. Apparently Bella loves force kissing. I'm as confused as you are. Sincerely, Dan P.S. Where... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 23

Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

By Miss MarmApril 23, 2010
Today is the 446th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. We'd like to celebrate with a list of 10 reasons we love the Bard: 1. He introduced thousands of words into the language, including "alligator" and "puking." 2. He wrote interesting, complicated, violent, and violently passionate roles... More  →
Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!

Blogging Eclipse: Part 22

By Dan_BergsteinApril 22, 2010
Chapter Twenty-Two: Fire and Ice Better Title: The Pleasure Tent Whoa boy. Anyone else feeling warm? [Fans himself] This chapter is filled with sexual tension, and not the lousy "Edward Can't Sleep With Bella" kind, either. It's spilling over with Jacob-Tension, or Jension, as I like to... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 22

What If Shakespearean Characters Had Common Sense?

By Robert IsenbergApril 21, 2010
Yeah, yeah, Shakespeare's brilliant and all, but his plays work because all of his characters are complete nut jobs. What would have happened if just one character had some common sense? This: [WARNING: SHAKESPEAREAN SPOILER ALERT] Romeo and Juliet A local law enforcement guy eats a donut... More  →
What If Shakespearean Characters Had Common Sense?

Literary Throw-Down

By Kathryn_WilliamsApril 20, 2010
How have we not thought of this before? What were SmackDowns invented for if not measuring the relative scrappiness of our favorite literary characters? Two characters, one steel cage, no mercy. If these characters went head to head, who would be... More  →
Literary Throw-Down

Blogging Eclipse: Part 21

By Dan_BergsteinApril 15, 2010
Chapter Twenty-One: Trails Better Title: Almost a Good Chapter Maybe it's the warmer weather or the longer days, but I actually liked this chapter. No. Strike that. Like is too strong a word. I less-hated this chapter. (I feel the same way diet pudding and Jurassic Park... More  →
Blogging Eclipse: Part 21