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50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

By ElodieApril 19, 2017
The worst part about writing an essay is coming up with the topic. You COULD argue that the actual worst part of writing an essay is, well, writing it, and you’d be right to, but I needed a quick, snappy way to start this post and besides, I can’t just write your essay More  →
50 Essay Topics for the Most SparkNoted Books

If Shakespeare Characters Had Business Cards

By Steffi LynnApril 19, 2017
Remember when Steffi Lynn brought you Harry Potter business cards? SHE'S DONE IT AGAIN. Can't you picture Mercutio spotting you at a coffee shop, getting an espresso to go and on his way out slipping you his card... because we can. This slideshow was originally publ More  →
If Shakespeare Characters Had Business Cards

Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

By ElodieApril 19, 2017
The problem with literature is that there’s so much of it. Books go back a long time (like at least ten or fifteen years, I’m thinking), and if you’re a student taking an English class, you’re supposed to be familiar with basically all of them. But that’s imposs More  →
Every Book in the History of Literature Summed Up in a Single Sentence

10 Book Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

By ElodieApril 18, 2017
Sometimes I just want someone to come up to me in a coffee shop and say, "You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you," instead of "Hey, are you waiting for someone or can we borrow this chair?" (Real talk: people are always taking my chairs in coffee sh More  →
10 Book Quotes That Would Make Great Pick-Up Lines

(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

By ElodieApril 18, 2017
There's nothing like a really good would-you-rather question to 1) make you think about life, and 2) destroy you emotionally. It always starts off with something innocent (e.g. "Would you rather be lonely and rich, or poor and in love?") but ultimately spirals downward into More  →
(RE)Introducing...Elodie's "Would You Rather" Series!

Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

By kat_rosenfieldApril 17, 2017
Dear Auntie, First and foremost, I'm gay. Super gay. As gay as it gets. I've known that I like girls since the tender age of eight, and I've acted on it since the (slightly less) tender age of twelve. Recently, I've developed an enormous crush on... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I'm Crushing on My Homophobe Friend

6 Shakespearean Prom Themes Your School Should Definitely Think About Using

By ElodieApril 17, 2017
When it comes to prom, most schools do a casino theme, or a Hollywood theme, or some other third theme. If your school wants to break the mold, have them give these Shakespearean themes a try. Just remember: if nobody dies by the end of the... More  →
6 Shakespearean Prom Themes Your School Should Definitely Think About Using

The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature

By ElodieApril 17, 2017
"Being really old and vaguely important" is pretty much the defining trait of all classic literature. This combined with the fact that your teacher is forcing you to read it under threat of suffering or death (or just a zero on Friday’s quiz, whatever) means that studying More  →
The 7 Most WTF Moments in Classic Literature