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Hamlet As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieMarch 22, 2017
Hamlet is a complex tragedy about revenge and the human condition, which means it's PERFECT for taking the original source material and summing it up in a sequence of emoji-riddled texts. I recently recapped Hamlet and enjoyed it immensely, but when I wasn't busy enjo More  →
Hamlet As Told in a Series of Texts

How to Read a Novel for Class

By Emma W.March 22, 2017
This post was originally published in May 2016 I remember in high school—and, yes, sometimes even in college—I would go to class thinking I was prepared—I'd done the reading!—only to find that I was not. At all. Discussions went way, way overhead my head. Like, I might... More  →
How to Read a Novel for Class

We Created SnapeChat Because the Dark Lord Asked It Of Us

By Janet ManleyMarch 22, 2017
Least popular Yule Ball chaperone of all time Severus Snape is kind of an underdog. He's misunderstood, he is probably NBK in his 50s, and he desperately needs Cinna's help to freshen up his hairdo.What better place could there be for a social outcast like Snape than the int More  →
We Created SnapeChat Because the Dark Lord Asked It Of Us

7 Proposals in Literature That Make Me Want to Die of Secondhand Embarrassment Every Time I Read Them

By ElodieMarch 21, 2017
There are certain episodes of The Office that I cannot watch without wanting to fly into the sun, so it should come as no surprise that I will throw a book out the window the second things start getting awkward. And things are NEVER more awkward than when someone’s propo More  →
7 Proposals in Literature That Make Me Want to Die of Secondhand Embarrassment Every Time I Read Them

From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

By Vitoria BasMarch 21, 2017
Wizarding world bureaucracy: just like muggle bureaucracy, but with more animation! Oh, and instead of waiting in line at the DMV, you have to enter through the toilet. If you glean one lesson from this treasure trove of official Ministry documents, let it be that the des More  →
From The Ministry of Magic's Archives...

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