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The Life Philosophies of Our Fave Fictional Heroines

By Kate AllanJune 7, 2017
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 the Harry Potter Series Would Have Been Different If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

By Maddy AaronJune 7, 2017
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  →
How the <em>Harry Potter</em> Series Would Have Been Different If Neville Had Been the Chosen One

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, As Told in a Series of Texts

By ElodieJune 6, 2017
We ask a lot of questions on this website. Where did Percy get Scabbers? What does a boggart look like? How do the owls know where to go? Sometimes we even have questions that have nothing to do with Harry Potter, but today is not one of those days. Today we will be asking More  →
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, As Told in a Series of Texts

How Magic Works in Different Universes

By Nicole DiekerJune 6, 2017
Have you ever wondered how magic in the Potterverse, Narnia, or Middle Earth actually works? Like, why do you have to say "wingardium leviOHsa?" Is magic like Siri, and it won't work if you mumble? Is that even fair? We've put on our wizard hats, looked into our pensieves, More  →
How Magic Works in Different Universes

6 Literary Characters Who Don't Deserve All the Hate That They Get

By ElodieJune 5, 2017
There are many characters in books who DESERVE our unbridled hatred. For instance, I don’t think you’ll find a single person who is like “I get it, Dolores Umbridge had her flaws, but don’t we all?” But there are also many characters we hate for no real reason More  →
6 Literary Characters Who Don't Deserve All the Hate That They Get

Questionable Advice From the Love Life Sorting Hat

By Brandon SpecktorJune 5, 2017
If you think the Sorting Hat is fallible, just wait until you meet his commoner relative, whose chosen path in life involves giving questionable—but occasionally spot on—love advice.Click on to have your love fortune read by a slouchy old hat that never even got its N.E. More  →
Questionable Advice From the Love Life Sorting Hat

6 British Words from Harry Potter That I Never Understood

By ElodieJune 2, 2017
I started reading Harry Potter when I was seven years old and had never seen The Great British Bake Off, Peep Show, or The IT Crowd. I was an American who didn’t know what a “lift” or a “boot” was and had never heard the... More  →
6 British Words from <i>Harry Potter</i> That I Never Understood

Classic Novels Summed Up By Someone Who Has Never Read Them

By ElodieJune 1, 2017
Despite certain grandiose and easily disprovable claims I sometimes make on first dates, no one has yet managed to read every book in the world. There are simply not enough hours in the day, and that’s fine. It just means we all have gaps in our literary knowledge. Here ar More  →
Classic Novels Summed Up By Someone Who Has Never Read Them

10 Literary Characters Who Would've Been Better Off If They Hadn't Splurged on Avocado Toast

By ElodieMay 31, 2017
As we all know, the reason millennials can’t afford to buy houses is because they spend anywhere between $10 and $8,000 on avocado toast daily. We know this because an Australian millionaire pointed it out to us recently, and the logic checks out. What... More  →
10 Literary Characters Who Would've Been Better Off If They Hadn't Splurged on Avocado Toast

What 5 Fictional Heroines Would Wear on Their First Date!

By Cindy MangominiMay 31, 2017
We asked Cindy Mangomini to create first date outfits for five of your fave fictional heroines, and the results are SO CUTE WE COULD DIE. Dibs on wearing Hazel Grace's blue dress...and also dibs on dating Augustus Waters. YA SNOOZE, YA LOSE, SUCKERZ. Now excuse us whole we g More  →
What 5 Fictional Heroines Would Wear on Their First Date!