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It's the All-Groot Fan Hour

By KathSeptember 10, 2014
We're going to go out on a limb here and say that Groot is the best humanoid perennial since Treebeard—but honestly, Groot's even better. Treebeard is so Third Age, am I right? Whereas Groot knows how to set up a good joke, impress a kid,... More  →
It's the All-Groot Fan Hour

What Your Favorite Genre Says About You

By ElodieSeptember 8, 2014
Your favorite genre says oodles about you. OODLES. It's the first thing someone's going to ask about in a job interview or on a date, probably. But what if you haven't settled on a favorite yet? What if you're overwhelmed with options? Don't worry—I can... More  →
What Your Favorite Genre Says About You

One Panem, One Champion OTP: Shipping Bracket Round 2

By Kathryn_WilliamsSeptember 5, 2014
Sing it with us: You down with OTP? Yeah, you know me! Who's down with OTP? Every last body! These One True Pairings are naughty by nature, old school-style. But which ship is the naughtiest? You decide, Sparklings. Vote in the comments. More  →
One Panem, One Champion OTP: Shipping Bracket Round 2

8 YA Books That Are Better Than the Sex Talk

By kat_rosenfieldSeptember 4, 2014
Learning about the birds and the bees is a necessary rite of passage for every adolescent human—which, unfortunately, does absolutely nothing to alleviate the very real agony of hearing words like "sperm" and "boner" come out of your parents' mouths. And if your reaction to... More  →
8 YA Books That Are Better Than the Sex Talk

Our Anne of Green Gables Top Ten

By ziggykelsmanSeptember 4, 2014
Before Rory Gilmore, before Hermione Granger, before Daria Morgendorffer, there existed a brainy young heroine so feisty, so independent, and so daring that she is STILL an inspiration, one hundred years after her creation: Lucy Maud Montgomery's kickass Anne-with-an-‘E’ More  →
Our <i>Anne of Green Gables</i> Top Ten

No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

By Janet ManleySeptember 3, 2014
I got a bit excited yesterday answering some of the ridiculous claims Serious Growns have made about YA fiction—generally that it is simplistic and immature, and designed to induce thrills and tears, and keep your brain in hypersleep. (Listen, Vampire Academy may have been... More  →
No, You're Not Being Brainwashed by YA Dystopian Fiction

YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

By Janet ManleySeptember 2, 2014
Are young-adult novels just silly, immature, dystopian tear-jerkers with no literary value? THAT'S WHAT THE OLDS ARE SAYING. Pfffffft. The reason the Growns are getting so frothy about the "value" of YA literature is because so many adults are reading YA literature right now—just look at the box... More  →
YA Novels That Are a Barrel of Laughs AND Real AND Awesome

I Watched Divergent on an Airplane with No Sound, This Is What I Saw

By Brandon SpecktorSeptember 2, 2014
This summer, I took a five-hour flight that offered free movies. The headphone jack in my seat was broken, so I watched Divergent from start to finish with no sound. I have not read the series. This is what I saw… [Note: Please refer to a... More  →
I Watched <i>Divergent</i> on an Airplane with No Sound, This Is What I Saw

What if Famous Authors Wrote Each Other's Books?

By Andrew TavinSeptember 2, 2014
Yes, it's finally time to answer that age old question. What if famous authors wrote the books of other famous authors? We think it'd go a little something like this: If J. D. Salinger Wrote Crime and Punishment: I don't know if you're expecting to hear a... More  →
What if Famous Authors Wrote Each Other's Books?

The One True OTP Bracket

By Kathryn_WilliamsAugust 29, 2014
We at SparkLife understand what it means to ship. We'd even go far as to say that the one TRUE one true pairing is what you will find at the center of the universe (or at least at the center of the universe's coolest surprise ball).These fantasy match-ups are the fruit of More  →
The One True OTP Bracket