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You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

By ElodieDecember 9, 2016
We originally published this slideshow in November 25, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you missed it the first time around!—the edsHarry Potter had pretty much everything you could ask for in a book (magic, dragons, a yearly death-defyin More  →
You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life for this Slideshow: It's...TEXTS FROM INSIDE HOGWARTS

The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

By SparkNotesDecember 9, 2016
Look, you *could* get everyone on your list pyramid shelves and a succulent this holiday season (our backup plan, tbh), but nothing says "I know and get you" like a well-chosen book.  The gift of a book also says, "You're more than a hat rack" and "given the choice betw More  →
The BEST Gift Ideas of 2016 (Everyone Is Getting a Book)

Anatomy of a Star Wars Fangirl

By Vitoria BasDecember 8, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's fangirl was made possible by our resident fandom expert Vitoria Bas, who you can follow on Tumblr here! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know in their heart of hearts that Han shot first Get giddy on May fourth At least... More  →
Anatomy of a <i>Star Wars</i> Fangirl
The 10 Most Popular Pieces of Fan Art from 2016

The 10 Most Popular Pieces of Fan Art from 2016

By Chelsea DaggerDecember 8, 2016
Imagine, if you will, a world without fan art, a world where Bill Weasley's indecently sexy man-bun didn't exist, and we had no idea which Hogwarts house Poe Dameron belonged to, and Lin Manuel-Miranda's genius Hamilton lyrics had no hope of being immortalized as gorgeous ty More  →

Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Terrible About Crushing on My BF's Friend

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 7, 2016
Dear Auntie, I've been feeling really guilty lately. I've been dating a guy for four years and we are both in our twenties. We've lived together for two years and I would say we are in a pretty committed relationship. He is wonderful, kind, good-looking, etc.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Feel Terrible About Crushing on My BF's Friend

The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

By ElodieDecember 7, 2016
This post was originally published in January 2016, and we're putting it in front of your lucky eyeballs today in case you missed it the first time!  Like any normal person, I've been known to unleash a veritable tsunami of happy tears because my favorite fictional... More  →
The 8 Most Underrated Ships of All Time

Auntie SparkNotes: I Liked a Girl, Then My Friend Asked Her Out

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 5, 2016
Hey Auntie! I'll get right to it. So I'm in my senior year of college and currently living with three roommates. They're all guy friends from high school and we've been close for years. During our freshman year, we ended up with a neighbor, H, who... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Liked a Girl, Then My Friend Asked Her Out

December Holidayscopes!

By Jon_SkindzierDecember 5, 2016
If you can't decide what to get for somebody this year, Aries, remember: it's better to overthink a gift than it is to be attacked by a shark. Those are not usually the two binary options, but, well, you are going to have an exciting month. All eyes will be on you this mont More  →
December Holidayscopes!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get to Know This Person?

By kat_rosenfieldDecember 2, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, As school has begun I've begun to notice a certain new boy in my class... (cue the thumping of hearts, fluttering of butterflies.) He's an international student and there's something about his dedication to his studies and his quiet nature that draws me... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Can I Get to Know This Person?

How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper

By Maura Barry-GarlandDecember 2, 2016
You may think that SparkNotes is run by a bunch of quasi-sentient robots living inside your computer, but the truth is that the SparkNotes editors are regular people just like you and me. This is why, sometimes, it becomes necessary to appeal to their better... More  →
How to Ask for an Extension on Your Paper