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Banned Books We LURVE

By Abbey ClarkeOctober 14, 2014
It’s Teen Reading Week on SparkLife, chilluns! And what better way to celebrate the freedom to read than by calling attention to books that have been banned or challenged by censors? Some of our favorite titles have drawn the ire of the resident moral guardians; read on to More  →
Banned Books We LURVE

8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV

By ElodieOctober 13, 2014
People have been squabbling about things since forever, and they’re not going to stop any time soon. We’ve presided over some pretty hefty debates (Mac vs PC, GIF vs JIF, Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man vs Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man), but perhaps the one with the... More  →
8 Reasons Why Books Are Better Than TV
YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, <i>New Girl</i>, Writing <i>Firecracker</i> and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

YA Author David Iserson Talks Being a Jerk, New Girl, Writing Firecracker and What Happens When You Watch Too Much TV (YOU GROW UP TO BE A TV WRITER)

By Janet ManleyOctober 13, 2014
I have already pronounced David Iserson's brilliant novel Firecracker to be the FUNNIEST BOOK OF THESE MODERN TIMES, and if you haven't yet read the story of uber-wealthy Astrid Krieger, grand-daughter of a senator and resident of a backyard rocket ship (a real one),... More  →
Quiz: Which Teen Genre Are You?

Quiz: Which Teen Genre Are You?

By Brandon SpecktorOctober 13, 2014
Hey, Bookworms and Bookerpillars, it’s Teen Reading Week! What better time to dig into the story you love analyzing most of all: your own. Is the story of your life a super-sexy paranormal romance, or a regular-sexy classroom dramedy? Are you destined to swing for... More  →

Censorship Fail: School Bans Seven Books, Students Get Books Un-Banned

By Valerie BurnOctober 13, 2014
A high school in Texas just un-banned seven books from the library and classroom instruction, which were initially banned over concerns about references to sex, abortion, rape, and other HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT. Highland Park ISD originally "suspended" the books after pressure from a group of parents... More  →
Censorship Fail: School Bans Seven Books, Students Get Books Un-Banned

REJOICE: The Great J.K. Rowling Twitter Mystery Has Been SOLVED!

By Chelsea DaggerOctober 10, 2014
If there's one thing we're bad at, it's deciphering riddles (and also constructing basement time machines from melon balls and industrial strength wood glue, BUT THAT IS A STORY FOR ANOTHER DAY). So you can imagine our frustration when on Sunday, J.K. Rowling tweeted anMore  →
REJOICE: The Great J.K. Rowling Twitter Mystery Has Been SOLVED!
We Asked Comic Con Attendees Who Is the Shippiest OTP Of All!

We Asked Comic Con Attendees Who Is the Shippiest OTP Of All!

By Janet ManleyOctober 10, 2014
TO FEELS QUADRANT FOUR! Did your OTP make the cut? NOTE TO ZELDA AND LINK FANS, several people claimed Zelda and Link as their OTPs but the audio was too saddo :/ WHO DO YOU AGREE WITH MOST?!... More  →

What Does Sloth Smell Like? Find Out at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Very Hagridy Fragrance Booth!

By Janet ManleyOctober 10, 2014
In between Harley Quinns at Comic Con, we stopped by the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab booth, where Beth was busy purveying the best fragrances this side of Diagon Alley, including such scents as Twilight, Velvet, Sin, Titus Andronicus and Squirting Cucumber—the perfect scent... More  →
What Does Sloth Smell Like? Find Out at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Very Hagridy Fragrance Booth!

Tom Hiddleston & Hugh Laurie Are Starring in a Mini-Series Together: FINALLY, ALL YOUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE

By Andrew TavinOctober 8, 2014
Impossible question of the day: who's more devilishly charming, Loki or Dr. House? You can’t chose, can you? Well now, you don't have to—because Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are going to star in a new mini-series together! (You may commence... More  →
Tom Hiddleston & Hugh Laurie Are Starring in a Mini-Series Together: FINALLY, ALL YOUR DREAMS ARE COMING TRUE

You've Officially Been Out-Geeked: Meet the World's Biggest Harry Potter Fan!

By Ashley Brooke RobertsOctober 7, 2014
Contrary to popular belief, YOU are not the world’s biggest Harry Potter fan; instead, it's Asher Silva Vargas, a 37-year-old lawyer from Mexico. He’s spent the last 14 years amassing figurines, sweaters, wands, and every scrap of Potter merchandise that comes his way (including that sweet... More  →
You've Officially Been Out-Geeked: Meet the World's Biggest <em>Harry Potter</em> Fan!