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The Life Philosophies of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

By Kate AllanAugust 2, 2016
If we here at SparkLife had to sum up our life philosophy in one sentence, it would probably either, "Give us chunky peanut butter or give us death," or, "Ask not what your Sparkitors can do for you, but what you can do for your Sparkitors; now bring us a dozen milkshakes, a More  →
The Life Philosophies of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

How to Figure Out Someone Else's Hogwarts House

By Maura Barry-GarlandJuly 29, 2016
If you’re like everyone else on this planet, then you probably already know which Hogwarts House you’d belong to in the wizarding world, and you’ve accessorized accordingly. But not everyone sports a Gryffindor scarf day in and day out. (A shock, I know. Take a... More  →
How to Figure Out Someone Else's Hogwarts House

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 11 (How to Survive On a Desert Island When There's a Maniac On the Loose)

By ElodieJuly 29, 2016
As we near the end of this book, the death toll inching ever higher, it’s with a sense of shame because we, much like Ralph, watched this bonkers murder parade spiral out of control and did nothing to stop it. What could I have done, though,... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 11 (How to Survive On a Desert Island When There's a Maniac On the Loose)

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone?

By Chelsea DaggerJuly 28, 2016
The imminent release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has everyone here at SparkLife in the tizzy of all tizzies, and the only relief we could find from the excruciating wait for the book's release was to create LITERALLY THE HARDEST HARRY POTTER TEST IN EXISTENCE.... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone</em>?

Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

By Janet ManleyJuly 28, 2016
Previously in Blogging 1984, things got "hot and heavy" with a toothless prostitute, and that's as much as I can say about Winston's nighttime adventures without getting myself arrested. Part 2, Chapter 1 At the conclusion of Part 1, Winston had just run into That... More  →
Blogging 1984: V (Part 2, Chapters 1, 2 & 3)

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

By ElodieJuly 27, 2016
We’re just days away from the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I am so excited I want to fling my entire self into the sun. How many days, I hear you ask? Allow me to plonk a giant countdown clock below, that we... More  →
The <em>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</em> Book Release Is Happening This Weekend, and Barnes & Noble Is Making a Day Of It!

Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

By Ana RuizJuly 26, 2016
High school students have, for centuries probably, been given the tedious task of classifying fictional characters into archetypes. You may not know this, but the whole concept of archetypes comes from the TRUE, ESTABLISHED, AND VERY SCIENTIFIC fact that our personalities are predetermined by the stars under which we were born. As it happens,... More  →
Decoding Fictional Characters' Zodiac Signs

Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

By Emma W.July 26, 2016
This post is going to take the form of a classic debate. The statement up for debate is: You should learn about poetry from an older boyfriend. PRO will arguing for, CON will argue against. Opening statements PRO: The majority of poetry written in the history of the world... More  →
Should You Learn About Poetry From a Teacher or an Older Boyfriend?

Blogging Lord of the Flies: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

By ElodieJuly 22, 2016
Last time, we lost Simon, our token good guy who’s been Marked for Death since the beginning. He was torn to pieces by the other survivors. You ever see a bunch of six-year-olds descend on a fallen piñata at a birthday party? It... More  →
Blogging <em>Lord of the Flies</em>: Part 10 (The One Where It's Team Murder vs. Team Priorities)

If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

By Maddy AaronJuly 21, 2016
Harry Potter scholars have spent countless hours of their busy Harry Potter academic schedules researching what it would have been like if the *other* baby born in July of 1980 had been the prophesied Chosen One, instead of Harry Potter. Imagine an alternate universe in which Neville Longbottom's nursery was invaded... More  →
If Neville Had Been the Chosen One