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Blogging the Scarlet Letter: Part 10 (Chapters 19 and 20)

By RamseyOctober 16, 2009
Ramsey is reading The Scarlet Letter and blogging about his experiences. Past posts are collected here. Chapter 19 – The Child at Brook-Side Before we move forward with The Scarlet Letter, the book nerd in me needs to point out that the title of this... More  →
Blogging the Scarlet Letter: Part 10 (Chapters 19 and 20)

Chris Listens: Troubled Parents, Checking People Out, and Feeling Left Out

By Chris_DikenOctober 16, 2009
As you know, I'm a big fan of communicating (and its second cousin, venting). Expressing yourself is good for your mental health, and, in my experience, people like to know how other people feel about things. It's a win-win. The problem is, it's easy to write... More  →
Chris Listens: Troubled Parents, Checking People Out, and Feeling Left Out

Tough vs. Easy: The Teacher Tussle

By Katie_RolnickOctober 16, 2009
We've been talking a lot about teachers lately: awesome teachers, clueless teachers, and teachers who drive you nuts. You spend hours upon hours with these adults each week, and we know that you have feelings—strong feelings—about them. Today, we're wondering... More  →
Tough vs. Easy: The Teacher Tussle

The Friday Awards (Are So Freaking Cute)

By Emily WinterOctober 16, 2009
The comments this week were full of soft and gooey, mushy, gushy, cutesy, smiley, hearts-and-flowers-and-puppy-kisses caliber adorableness. And fellas, it's all your fault. The highlight of this week's Friday Awards is the homecoming stories you Sparklers wrote about. These inspirational tales renewed our faith in... More  →
The Friday Awards (Are So Freaking Cute)

More Halloween Costume Inspiration

By ContributorOctober 16, 2009
We've already given tons of tips on choosing a Halloween costume, but Sparkler pestina18 has a few ideas that have been overlooked thus far on SparkLife. Enjoy! —SparkNotes editors It’s that time of year again: jack-o-lanterns grin from every doorstep, front yards have become... More  →
More Halloween Costume Inspiration

How To Get Over An Ex In Five Steps

By ContributorOctober 16, 2009
GeekGoesGlam is a self-help guru-in-training. We have a feeling she'll have her own book series, podcasts, and talk show in 10 years! —SparkNotes editors There is this one person and s/he is your life. You think about this person constantly. You... More  →
How To Get Over An Ex In Five Steps

Auntie SparkNotes: You'd Better Not Be Mastulating in There!

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 16, 2009
Dear Auntie Sparknotes, 2 weeks ago I started talking to the guy I liked. He knew I liked him because several of my friends decided it was their business to tell him. Anyway, we started texting and heavily flirting and we decided that he'd come over... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: You'd Better Not Be Mastulating in There!

How Fast Do You Read?

By Dan_BergsteinOctober 15, 2009
A while back, when we applauded people with the ability to read two books at the same time, we were shocked to learn from the comments that many of you tackle five or more books at once! Now we're turning out attention to speed... More  →
How Fast Do You Read?

I'm Eating This Snickers, and Nobody's Gonna Stop Me

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 15, 2009
In case you hadn’t noticed, we at SparkNotes are getting pretty excited about Halloween. We’ve been preparing all week: our house is decked out like a zombie graveyard, our iPod is loaded up with spooky music, and we’ve finally finished sewing the last... More  →
I'm Eating This Snickers, and Nobody's Gonna Stop Me

Neglected Monsters

By laura_buchholzOctober 15, 2009
Vampires are the “It” monster right now. In fact, they're so over-represented in pop culture that other, equally capable monsters are getting overlooked. Monsters who have talent and appeal, and are ready to sign six or seven-figure book deals, or star in their own major... More  →
Neglected Monsters