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How to Be Single (According to Classic Literature)

By ElodieMarch 20, 2017
You're probably thinking, "If there's one thing I know how to be, it's single. Seriously, I don't need help with this." But trust me, there's definitely a right way and a wrong way to do it. The right way involves learning to be your own person and living your best life; the... More  →
How to Be Single (According to Classic Literature)

HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

By Lila SelleMarch 20, 2017
If you didn't catch Lila Selle's stunning SparkLife debut, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR LIFE. Get yourself over to this epic Harry Potter-themed slideshow post-haste—as soon as you're done drooling over her newest one, that is. This slideshow was originally publis More  →
HOGWARTS HEARTTHROBS: It's Harry, Hermione, & More Like You've Never Seen Them Before!

Blogging Hamlet: Part 12

By ElodieMarch 17, 2017
Well, guys, we’ve been through a lot together. Remember when Hamlet accidentally stabbed Polonius? Remember when Hamlet spent five whole minutes setting up the world’s most convoluted poop joke? Remember when Ophelia returned to the sea? What I’m saying... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 12

Snapchats from Classic Literature

By ElodieMarch 16, 2017
Don’t pretend you’re too good for Snapchat. The truth is, nobody is too good for the dog filter—not you, not I, and not even classic literature. We’ve done a few of these things before, so I’m guessing by now you know the drill. I make the slideshow, you chuc More  →
Snapchats from Classic Literature

Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

By SparkNotesMarch 16, 2017
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's anatomy was made possible by the ever-talented Elliana Esquivel, who, btw, just released a brill little zine! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know which Darcy is the best Darcy Are earnest matchmakers Loved, lost, and loved... More  →
Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

What That Book Gift is REALLY Telling Them

By ElodieMarch 15, 2017
When you're buying flowers for someone, it's always good to remember that a rose means "I love you," whereas a ghost orchid means "I think you are rare, expensive, and thrive in the swamplands of Florida." It's the same with books. When you're giving someone... More  →
What That Book Gift is REALLY Telling Them

How Every Fictional Character Deals With Stress

By Elaine AtwellMarch 15, 2017
There's no denying that we live in stressful times, only compounded by the constant stream of information coming to us through our computers and phones. But we (as contemporary and real people) don't have a monopoly on stress. Our favorite characters have to deal with... More  →
How Every Fictional Character Deals With Stress

5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

By Klara SteevesMarch 14, 2017
Sparkitor Note: Some of you dorks were on summer break when this slideshow was originally published, but we just couldn't abide the thought of you missing out on Neville in a shawl-collar cardigan, so HERE IT IS AGAIN. More  →
5 of Our Fave Harry Potter Characters Get Modern Makeovers

The Patronus Test

By ElodieMarch 13, 2017
When you inevitably run afoul of the hooded nightmare ghouls known as Dementors, how are you going to protect yourself? What shiny, corporeal form is going to be the only thing standing between you and a soul-sucking make-out session? Find out below. Trust me. You’ll be... More  →
The Patronus Test

Blogging Hamlet: Part 11

By ElodieMarch 10, 2017
I used to think the most hilarious fictional funeral I would ever get to read would be Tom Sawyer’s. You know, the one where he wasn’t actually dead and it was all just a wacky misunderstanding. But then I read this section of Hamlet, and let... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 11