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Answer These Would-You-Rather Questions and We'll Guess Your Hogwarts House

By ElodieJune 22, 2018
There's nothing like a really good, really tricky would-you-rather question to test the content of a person's character. I especially like to bust them out at parties. "I like your shirt," I might say to a person I just met. "By the way, would you rather know... More  →
Answer These Would-You-Rather Questions and We'll Guess Your Hogwarts House

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

By ElodieJune 22, 2018
Here at SparkNotes, our stance on books has always been favorable. We like them. We think they’re great. We’re book lovers first, and human beings second. But this doesn’t change the fact that some books are long, unwieldy, and difficult to start (but easy to let langu More  →
All the Books on Your English Syllabus Summed Up in Pie Charts

13 of the Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush: Part 2

By ElodieJune 21, 2018
Typically, sending a text to the wrong person is at best hilarious and at worst embarrassing. But sending a wrong text to a CRUSH is a living nightmare. Your heart stops. Time slows. Everything else fades to black and then it’s just you, your treacherous phone, and that il More  →
13 of the Worst Texts to Accidentally Send Your Crush: Part 2

7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

By ElodieJune 21, 2018
Classic novels do this thing where they spend paragraph after paragraph describing the misty moors, or the history of Paris, or how there’s a storm coming that symbolizes the protagonist’s inner turmoil. But then they also throw in a quick “BY THE WAY, HERE’S A RANDO More  →
7 Disturbing Details from Classic Novels (That You Probably Don't Remember)

Auntie SparkNotes: My Substitute Teacher Is a Creep

By kat_rosenfieldJune 20, 2018
Hey Auntie! I'm a junior in high school—yeah, the most important year, the one that every college looks at, etc, etc. And I have a problem the likes of which I've never dealt with before. Someone at the school is acting like a huge creep. And... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Substitute Teacher Is a Creep

If Classic Authors Had the Internet

By ElodieJune 20, 2018
The Internet was a real game changer for us as a society. Gone were the days of taking regular, unfiltered pictures. Gone were the days of ordering pizza over the phone and accidentally saying “Love you, bye,” to the other person prior to hanging up. Gone were the days o More  →
If Classic Authors Had the Internet

Snapchats from The Great Gatsby

By ElodieJune 20, 2018
There was a lot going on in the 1920s. Mostly it was just a booze-fueled, decade-long party, which is why it’s a shame Snapchat wasn’t invented until 90 years after the fact. Doing cool stuff and showing off all the cool stuff you’re doing is practically what Snapchat More  →
Snapchats from <i>The Great Gatsby</i>