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5 Reasons Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Great

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
camillagluh gives props to the best (and probably only) book to include characters named "Scout," "Atticus," and "Boo Radley." —Sparkitors I'm supposed to be reading classic literature for my AP English Lit class next year, but as of last week I... More  →
5 Reasons Why "To Kill a Mockingbird" is Great

Things To Do Before Summer is Over and It's Too Late

By Lucy HutchinsonAugust 8, 2011
Look out! Behind you! It's the end of summer, and it's looming! Before too long you'll be back at school, and the only memory you'll have of summer will be the faint tang of coconut sunscreen as you gnaw your own arm off waiting for... More  →
Things To Do Before Summer is Over and It's Too Late

Pottermore Woes For Those Who Want More Potter

By ContributorAugust 8, 2011
We're still not entirely sure what this post by InsaneRunningKid is about, but it mentions hippos and magic, so we've decided we're cool with it.—Sparkitors Everybody please take a moment to admire the hilarity of my title. I spent four hours, five breakdowns,... More  →
Pottermore Woes For Those Who Want More Potter

Open Thread for August 8

By SparkLifeAugust 8, 2011
The totes-appropriately-named TheaterAddict send in this awesome photo with the following caption: This picture is of a play I was recently in, Alice in Wonderland. I think this picture really nicely sums up the tea party. I'm the one on the far left. The... More  →
Open Thread for August 8

Open Thread for August 7

By SparkLifeAugust 7, 2011
As Queen _of_Stars so rightly points out, "This is why spellcheck was invented." Send your amusing pictures to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for August 7

Open Thread for August 6

By SparkLifeAugust 6, 2011
What good is it doing, all that sobbing in your darkened bedroom about the end of HP? Dry your tears and channel your grief into something productive! Something like TheaterAddict's MS Paint masterwork. Send your drawings to contribute@sparknotes.com!... More  →
Open Thread for August 6

Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 6

By Dan_BergsteinAugust 5, 2011
Chapter Sixteen: Professor Trelawney's Prediction Better Title: The First of Many Deaths Poor ol' Buckbeak is killed at the end of this chapter in a shocking and tense scene that hints at the darkness to come in the world of Harry Potter. We all know that Buckbeak... More  →
Blogging Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Part 6

How Many Hours Should You Date Someone Before HND?

By ContributorAugust 5, 2011
From NBK to HND? Faye's getting ready for college with THE NAKED ROOMMATE. —Sparkitors Two-hundred and fifty one pages in and we’ve finally reached the good stuff—Chapters 8 and 9 of the Naked Roommate: Dating, Relationships, and S-E-X! Woo! I can finally share with... More  →
How Many Hours Should You Date Someone Before HND?

Looking for Real-Life Role Models

By ContributorAugust 5, 2011
BonnieBellez reminds us that reality show stars are not the only people available for emulation. –Sparkitors I used to think role models were celebrities, famous people in the public eye. Then I realized that we gather role models throughout our lives—our real lives. I... More  →
Looking for Real-Life Role Models

Auntie SparkNotes: Secret Heathen

By kat_rosenfieldAugust 5, 2011
Dear Auntie, I'm about to be a junior in high school, which means its time to start college shopping. I'm super psyched about this, and the parental units and I are in the process of planning college visits. This is where I sprint headlong into... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Secret Heathen