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QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

By ElodieAugust 21, 2017
It’s hard to be considered "dateable" in the modern age. You have to be smart, funny, and in possession of at least... More  →
QUIZ: How Dateable Would You Be in the 19th Century?

Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 18, 2017
Attention, Sparklers! Auntie will be on vacation until the end of August, but check back here on the usual schedule for fun,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Did I Choose the Wrong College?

Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieAugust 18, 2017
Back in the olden days, there were only like three types of book: 1) epic poetry, 2) Latin prose, and 3) ancient... More  →
Every Literary Genre Summed Up in a Single Sentence

Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

By ElodieAugust 18, 2017
The time has come to grit our teeth, put on some pants, and return to that doom prison some people call "school." Gone... More  →
Which First-Day-of-School Trope Are You?

All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

By ElodieAugust 17, 2017
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first,... More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?

By Taylor NolesAugust 17, 2017
Get over here, mortal. Think you can hang with the deities? First, you gotta be able to tell me which god liked... More  →
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Greek Gods & Goddesses?

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 16, 2017
Hello Auntie! I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place and need some help. One of my friends, let's call her M,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Set Boundaries with My Emotionally Unstable Friend?

Blogging To Kill a Mockingbird: Part 7

By ElodieAugust 16, 2017
Every week I read a bit of To Kill a Mockingbird, that juggernaut of classic American literature, and then I... More  →
Blogging <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>: Part 7

QUIZ: Which Literary Setting Do You Belong In?

By Cassidy GrahamAugust 16, 2017
At one point or another, we’ve all desperately wished we could jump inside a story and experience the setting for ourselves—who hasn't wanted... More  →
QUIZ: Which Literary Setting Do You Belong In?