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OHMIGOSH These Poems Will Blow Your Brains, Pumpkins

By SparkLifeSeptember 11, 2014
If you're a poetry buff, you might find it easy to crack into Seamus Heaney or William Wordsworth or even modern poets like Gwen Harwood, and understand and connect with what's going on. But if you're NOT, then you might have been surprised on discovering... More  →
OHMIGOSH These Poems Will Blow Your Brains, Pumpkins

It's Hard to Be a Fan When...

By ElodieSeptember 11, 2014
It's hard to be a fan when...well, always. Everyone knows it. We're different people from all walks of life, but at the end of the day we're just an indistinguishable blob of sobbing humans who get overly attached to fictional things, watch entire TV shows... More  →
It's Hard to Be a Fan When...

GET PRE-EXCITED: THE FINAL MOCKINGJAY PART 1 TEASER TRAILER IS HEREEEEE

By Janet ManleySeptember 11, 2014
Like a surprise hovercraft in a woodland setting, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 teaser trailer has sent us diving for cover while clutching our neck sweaters. IT IS MAJESTIC. The teaser gives us a glimpse of the Mockingjay herself, standing in her old... More  →
GET PRE-EXCITED: THE FINAL <I>MOCKINGJAY PART 1</I> TEASER TRAILER IS HEREEEEE

7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

By Lanie NajjabSeptember 10, 2014
With the recent rash of book to movie adaptations, fangirls everywhere have been in quite a tizzy. Will the movies bring honor to their books of origin? THEY'D BETTER OR... More  →
7 Times Our Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptation Fears Came True

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