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How to Tell Your Friends You're Upset With Them

By ContributorNovember 3, 2009
Sparkler xXx_lola_xXx wrote a post for everyone seething silently about an irritating friend. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors We all have that one friend, the one who bugs the flamme out of us (pardon my french), but who we don't do anything about. She has her annoying... More  →
How to Tell Your Friends You're Upset With Them

Haiku, Fall Edition

By Kathryn_WilliamsNovember 3, 2009
Our first foray into haiku inspired so many Sparklers to pick up their own quills and ponder the meaning of life (or bread bowls) that we decided to try again, this time with fall as our inspiration. We realize that we... More  →
Haiku, Fall Edition

What Kind of Candy-Eater Are You?

By ContributorNovember 2, 2009
Sparkler hannakathryn breaks down post-Halloween eating rituals in this fantastic post. But we wonder, what type of eater are YOU, hannakathryn? —SparkNotes editors So, it's the first weekday after Halloween, and you're probably exhausted from staying out too late trick-or-treating and hanging out with... More  →
What Kind of Candy-Eater Are You?

November Horoscopes

By Dan_BergsteinNovember 2, 2009
Happy November! We once again gaze into the future to bring you your monthly horoscopes. Aries (March 21 – April 19) If you see a Gemini, run the other way! These people will bring you nothing but trouble, especially if they whistle. You will drink from someone... More  →
November Horoscopes

Fiction Writing: How to Name Your Characters

By ContributorNovember 2, 2009
Sparkler lemondropofdoom brings up a problem we all face, but rarely discuss: what to name those pesky characters in our fiction projects. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors Maybe you’re an aspiring young writer aiming to pen an award-winning novel amazing enough for Dan Bergstein to write... More  →
Fiction Writing: How to Name Your Characters

Cute Thing of the Week

By Emily WinterNovember 2, 2009
This week's Cute Thing is not only cute, it's kind of timely, too. We hope the balloon inspires you* and the puppies make you melt a little. And for those of you suffering from PHSD**, here's a link to some of the finest... More  →
Cute Thing of the Week

Eat a Bucket of Kale (and Other Tips for Halloween Recovery)

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 2, 2009
Hey Sparklers, we've got a health alert for you! Did you wake up yesterday feeling jittery and out of sorts? Can you still taste Butterfingers on your breath? Is there shaving cream in your hair, egg under your fingernails, fake blood in your eyebrows, and... More  →
Eat a Bucket of Kale (and Other Tips for Halloween Recovery)

The Friday Awards

By Emily WinterOctober 30, 2009
Speaking of awards, today (Oct. 30) is the last day to vote for your favorite short student book trailer for the 2009 Kirkus Video Book Awards. The first place winner will be announced Nov. 10 and will feel really awesome. ...And speaking of awesome,... More  →
The Friday Awards

The Slippery Slope to Cheating

By Katie_RolnickOctober 30, 2009
Sometimes, all it takes is one small decision to set off a whole chain reaction of events that leads to unexpected and unplanned consequences. Sometimes these consequences are harmless, if a little weird—like when the decision to eat only food that can be consumed with... More  →
The Slippery Slope to Cheating

Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 23 and 24)

By RamseyOctober 30, 2009
We've already arrived at the last Blogging The Scarlet Letter post! Stay tuned for Ramsey's next blog on a classic book. Chapter 23 – The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter Well, apparently Hawthorne named his chapters backwards, because as we all know, the scarlet letter was... More  →
Blogging The Scarlet Letter: Part 11 (Chapters 23 and 24)