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Holden Caulfield: My Own Personal Peeta Mellark

By ContributorJune 18, 2012
We had so many great Book Week submissions that we couldn't fit them all in last week—but let's be honest: every week is Book Week on SparkLife.—Sparkitors Seeing everyone else’s posts about books that changed their lives inspired me, but I’m not sure I’ve ever... More  →
Holden Caulfield: My Own Personal Peeta Mellark

Totally Failsafe Summer Pickup Lines For Winners!

By Janet ManleyJune 18, 2012
Take it from the seasoned SparkLife staff: summertime is the perfect time to make the move on that special neon-hotpants-wearing rollerblader/hula hooper you've been admiring from afar. But how to close the deal? Try one of our patented pickup lines, which, if we cannot give... More  →
Totally Failsafe Summer Pickup Lines For Winners!

What To Do When You're Broke and Sad

By FayeJune 18, 2012
You know what’s awesome about the summer? Well besides EVERYTHING? Hanging out with your friends! Now, if your friends are anything like my friends, they’re probably incredibly lame and I mean that in the nicest way possible. But seriously, our go-to hanging out plan consists... More  →
What To Do When You're Broke and Sad

What It's Like to Be 19 and Engaged

By EmmaJune 15, 2012
When we found out that one of our very own Sparklers is engaged, we 1) furiously stalked her FB for ring pics and then 2) insisted that she submit to an interview, so that we could nosily pry into her personal business. Here's what happened! Emma: Hi... More  →
What It's Like to Be 19 and Engaged

My First Blog Novel: Cost of Revenge

By ContributorJune 15, 2012
So, after seeing a number of movies and other blog entries, I realized that blog novels had been on the rise recently. In most of the movies, the author that posted his or her novel on the blog eventually became famous. In most cases, however,... More  →
My First Blog Novel: Cost of Revenge

The Magic Tree House Series: The Epitome of Masterful Literature

By ContributorJune 15, 2012
You read the title. You know what this is about. And since sarcasm is my default internet tone, I'm inclined to point out that I am indeed not being sarcastic when I say that the Magic Tree House is amazing. And I know what you're... More  →
The Magic Tree House Series: The Epitome of Masterful Literature

Happy Father's Day to ALL THE DADS! (And Especially to My Dad, Who is the Best!)

By Chelsea DaggerJune 15, 2012
I have told you butts many a time that my dad, who is known affectionately by his fans and daughters as Dadsauce Dagger Broccoli the First, is the best dad in the world. What I haven't told you is that he also happens... More  →
Happy Father's Day to ALL THE DADS! (And Especially to My Dad, Who is the Best!)

The Friday Awards: Let Them Eat Cake

By Jennifer GrudzieckiJune 15, 2012
Well, Sparklers, we seem to be trapped down here in the dungeons...but not to worry, because Jelly_chan, Pianogirrl, and sppowell were right about last week's... More  →
The Friday Awards: Let Them Eat Cake

Books That Scared Us Pants-less As Kids

By Megan PrietzelJune 15, 2012
1. Any of the “Choose your own adventure” Goosebumps books “You open the door to the terrifying, dark basement. The steps look dilapidated and entirely likely to collapse at any moment. From below you hear noises. They are distinctly monster-like. They sound a lot like death. ... More  →
Books That Scared Us Pants-less As Kids

The Book That Changed My Life

By Molly HoranJune 15, 2012
I fought being a writer for a long time and from every possible angle. I fought it with excuses and other aspirations, and on one occasion, nunchucks. From the time I was five until I was thirteen, I was going to be a professional painter. My... More  →
The Book That Changed My Life