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Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieJanuary 27, 2017
Look, I don’t need to know why you’re here. I don’t need to know what misfortune has befallen you, what dark and winding road has led you to this low, low point in your life wherein you are Googling things like "[book title] summed up in a single sentence." You hear me More  →
Every Book on Your English Syllabus, Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Which Mr. Darcy Is the Best Mr. Darcy?

By ElodieJanuary 27, 2017
This post was originally published in February 2016 I recently saw the marvel of cinema that is Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and let me tell you, there was no shortage of kickass ladies in corsets firing muskets at the undead. There was, however,... More  →
Which Mr. Darcy Is the Best Mr. Darcy?

Blogging Hamlet: Part 5

By ElodieJanuary 26, 2017
Before we do anything else, I’d like to take a moment to discuss the fact that Shakespeare had a son named Hamnet (not a typo). Why didn’t I already know this? Why didn’t anyone tell me? I don’t know what to do with this information... More  →
Blogging <em>Hamlet</em>: Part 5

If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

By ElodieJanuary 26, 2017
Given the haunted crypt that is my love life, it makes sense that I would eventually meander my way on over to Tinder, which is like the Taco Bell of dating. And having now swiped right and left  to my lonely heart's desire, I can confirm with absolute certainty that the si More  →
If Fictional Characters Had Tinder

The Most Relatable Characters in Classic Literature

By ElodieJanuary 25, 2017
Classic literature is like the broccoli of books: nobody likes it, but we’re all going to have to deal with it eventually. (And if you actually like broccoli, congratulations—you’re going to outlive me, and you ruined my analogy. Are you happy?) The problem with classic literature... More  →
The Most Relatable Characters in Classic Literature
Harry Potter Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

Harry Potter Villains Rated From Moderately Evil to Can't Even Deal

By Olivia DolphinJanuary 25, 2017
Villains. We love to hate them. Sometimes we looooove hating them a little too much, and wish we could cradle their misunderstood bodies in our arms (looking at you, Loki fans). Other times, we just plain hate them.Welcome to the SparkLife ranking of our fav/least fav Harry More  →

Snapchats from Hogwarts

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2017
You know what's cool? Magic. Spell-casting. Dragons. You know what's less cool? Snapchat, if you're a loser like me. I live a very dull life, so when all the world's non-losers send me snaps of their hooligan parties, I am forced to respond with poorly lit selfies in bed More  →
Snapchats from Hogwarts

Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

By Louise ReimerJanuary 24, 2017
As much as we love JK Rowling and the blessings of this gif forever more, the world of Harry Potter isn't without the patriarchal trappings of Muggle society.* Still, two of the House founders are women (Helga Hufflepuff! Rowena Ravenclaw!), and JK herself is something More  →
Feminist Posters for Every Hogwarts House

How to Break Up with Someone, According to Shakespeare

By ElodieJanuary 24, 2017
Like most people, I initiate all my break-ups by ineloquently barfing out "IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME" and then fleeing the scene. But it sometimes occurs to me—as I change my name, leave the country, and fake my own death—that there might be a better way. Shakespeare... More  →
How to Break Up with Someone, According to Shakespeare

9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger

By Kelly HoffmacherJanuary 23, 2017
Some things on this list may seem pretty obvious, but hey—you never know! I also went ahead and covered a couple of bases, namely recommendations for the actual app and all the stuff you gotta do IRL to actually put on that thing. Have a... More  →
9+ Things You Should Do Right Now To Make Your College Applications Stronger