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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

By ContributorMay 31, 2011
Lonks gives her most glowing review EVER!—Sparkitors Book #33: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows Reason for Reading: I remembered several Sparklers suggesting this book to me, and it caught my attention with... More  →
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society

What to Tell Everyone About Your Sunburn

By Jennifer GrudzieckiMay 31, 2011
Summer: the season of becoming gloriously, freakishly tan... or, if you were not blessed with the hearty skin tone of a sailor, the season for becoming painfully sunburnt. But getting sunburnt is so ordinary. So when you find your skin has turned the same shade... More  →
What to Tell Everyone About Your Sunburn

Holding On: Chapter 10

By ContributorMay 31, 2011
willwriteforhearts returns with another chapter of her riveting story!—Sparkitors I’ve been picking at the dirt for the past ten minutes or so, careless about the fact that it’s getting under my fingers and turning them black. “Alice…” Lois nudges me nervously while we eat... More  →
Holding On: Chapter 10

Open Thread for May 31

By Chelsea DaggerMay 31, 2011
Self-described "neurotic artist" SeptembreRea submitted this gorgeous masterpiece! Here's her artist statement: It's a digital painting of what I see in the sky when I walk to the bus stop (on some mornings—if I saw this every morning, I might not mind waking up... More  →
Open Thread for May 31

Competition for Best Proposal

By Aislinn ShevlinMay 30, 2011
A few days ago I posted what I thought was the sweetest proposal ever and that nothing could top it.  But this video sent in by Naala_Senegal is pretty stiff competiton. Which do you like better? Related post:Sweetest Proposal Ever? Send in your favorite... More  →
Competition for Best Proposal

Forks and Phone Conversations

By ContributorMay 30, 2011
17-year-old Scott-Free is blogging THE RULES, the ultimate dating guide book, as he travels the country. —Sparkitors This post is dedicated to Forks, Washington, because I passed through that little town this week, and I saw the shadow of Twilight covering it. The Chamber... More  →
Forks and Phone Conversations

Open Thread for May 30

By Chelsea DaggerMay 30, 2011
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY SPARKLEBUTTS! All the Sparkitors are taking the day off to eat bacon-wrapped hot dogs and lounge around under sprinklers, but we'll be back tomorrow with posts galore! We miss you already!... More  →
Open Thread for May 30

Open Thread for May 29

By EmmaMay 29, 2011
It's Memorial Day weekend! If you're not at the beach, don't worry. Just put on your schmexiest shades, position your eyeballs mere centimeters from your computer screen, and gaze ino ~too~'s picture. That should do the trick! Send your dreamy pics to contribute@sparknotes.com for... More  →
Open Thread for May 29

Open Thread for May 28

By EmmaMay 28, 2011
It's a long weekend, and that fills our hearts with happy rainbow jelly beans! Thanks for the pic, Herbevabuck! Want your candy to get famous on the internet? Send pics of it to contribute@sparknotes.com.... More  →
Open Thread for May 28

Blogging Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Part 2

By Dan_BergsteinMay 27, 2011
Chapter Four: Flourish and Blotts Better Title: Hermione's Mom and Dad's Big Scene Harry's parents play a pivotal roll in the overall mythology of the series. Ron's parents acts as Harry's family, and their involvement in the story escalates with each book. But Hermione's parents? They are... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Part 2