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Awesome Things of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 11, 2009
You read that right, Sparklers: this week, we'd like to present some very awesome things, not thing. We're amping up Awesome Thing for a special Awesome Thing-Off: a mini competition to see which new Awesome Thing in our stockpile is the awesomest of all. Here's how to... More  →
Awesome Things of the Week

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 9, 2009
Pup pictures two weeks in a row?! Oh, you better believe it, Sparklers. Luckily, for all you cat-NOT-DOG-lovers, we have a few extra links to share with you this week. One comes from villanous_mwaha, and the other is from Sparkler More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

The Friday Awards: Humiliating Moments Week!

By Emily WinterNovember 6, 2009
It's Frrrrriday, Sparklers, and you know what means: Much-needed hours of movie watching, french fry gobbling, and SparkLife reading are ahead of you. Phew! Even if you're reading this Sunday night, you still have something to look forward to—Dan Bergstein's Facebook chat next Thursday! RSVP and... More  →
The Friday Awards: Humiliating Moments Week!

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 4, 2009
With this week's Awesome Thing, Sparkler jewbiegirl reminded us of a fantastic twist on boring computer programs. We hadn't seen this animation in a few years (it was created in 2006, so it's ancient by web standards), and we were surprised... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 2, 2009
This week's Cute Thing is not only cute, it's kind of timely, too. We hope the balloon inspires you* and the puppies make you melt a little. And for those of you suffering from PHSD**, here's a link to some of the finest... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterOctober 30, 2009
Speaking of awards, today (Oct. 30) is the last day to vote for your favorite short student book trailer for the 2009 Kirkus Video Book Awards. The first place winner will be announced Nov. 10 and will feel really awesome. ...And speaking of awesome,... More  →
The Friday Awards

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 28, 2009
Us SparkNotes editors have decided: We officially love Halloween—and being in the spotlight. This week's Awesome Thing is extra special for Miss Marm, The Auntie SparkNotes Relationship Blob, Bella, Jacob, and moi. Bewildered? Wondering, "What do Miss Marm and Bella Swan have in common?" Mwahahahaha! The (SparkNotes)... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 26, 2009
Sparkler Proxidike sent in so many cute photos from a recent African safari that we couldn't choose just one. In this pic, the zebra's great and all, but it's the zebra's little buddy that really maximizes cuteness. For riding on the... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterOctober 23, 2009
Love is in the air, Sparklers. Can you smell it? It smells like gasoline. Yummmm. You want to drink it, but you can't. Too much love can kill a person, you know. Look at Juliet! So we must love from the safe distance of our computers,... More  →
The Friday Awards

Awesome Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterOctober 21, 2009
Okkkkkay, yes, we have a weird sense of humor. And we know at least some of you do, too, because we found this Awesome Thing link in our contribute@sparknotes.com inbox, and it puzzled us, then slowly wooed us. We're mystified, fascinated, and we... More  →
Awesome Thing of the Week