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Five Books to Read Before You Die

By ContributorJune 26, 2009
Gearing up for another amazing weekend of...nothing to do? Sparkler daytripper937 has some book recommendations that will keep you busy, at least for a little while. —SparkNotes Editors Everyone has their list of things to do before they die. Items on those lists range from getting... More  →

No Lifeguards, No Friends, No Thongs (and Other Lessons on Summer Love)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 26, 2009
Hey, Sparklers! Are your classes finito? Is your locker emptied? Has your summer vacation officially begun? Well, good—because you have one last assignment to do, and there’s NOT MUCH TIME. We are referring, of course, to scoring yourself a Summer Romance. Yep, with only three... More  →

Blogging Twilight: Part 19

By Dan_BergsteinJune 25, 2009
Dan Bergstein is reading Twilight and blogging about it. Need to catch up? Previous posts are here. Need to join what is possibly the best Facebook group in history? Go here. Chapter Twenty-One I guess Bella doesn't have to go to school any... More  →
Blogging Twilight: Part 19

Songs for Every Stage of Love

By ContributorJune 25, 2009
Consumed by love? Totally over the whole dating scene? Haven't gotten started yet? No matter what stage you're in, Sparkler cee_christee can help you out! —SparkNotes Editors Oh, the many sides of love! Whether you're silently pining, looking to serenade a crush, enjoying the best relationship... More  →

Summer Activity Series, Installment 1: Waterproof Edward Cullen

By Kathryn_WilliamsJune 25, 2009
If you're anything like us, you've probably spent the first weeks of your summer vacation sprawled across the living room couch numbing your brain by watching as many hours of reality TV as you can before your butt merges with the fabric. This is... More  →

I Was Kidnapped By Clowns! (and Other Good Reasons for Your Unauthorized Absences)

By kat_rosenfieldJune 25, 2009
The media has been all abuzz over the mysterious disappearance of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who vanished into the ether for a full week without telling anyone where he was going. (Er, Governor? Not that we’re experts or anything, but we’re pretty... More  →

When Do You Wake Up During Summer Vacation?

By Dan_BergsteinJune 25, 2009
Most of you are already enjoying summer vacation, which means, above all else, you're enjoying more sleep. And no wonder! For ten months a year you must wake up at the crack of dawn and drag yourself to school; you deserve to sleep late during... More  →

Tips On Ditching Your Older Sibling

By Jeff_AlexanderJune 25, 2009
Recently, your friends here at SparkNotes shared a few tips with you about how to get rid of a younger sibling. But some of you asked about getting rid of a more challenging, even wilier pest: the older sibling, home from college. It's bad enough that... More  →

Should You Nix the LOL?

By Rupinder_GillJune 25, 2009
Everything needs a makeover at some point, from Susan Boyle’s eyebrows to internet shorthand. Friendster bows to Facebook. Twitter is hot, then not, then hot, then not. Even chatting and texting could use a refresh. LOL! BRB! We know abbreviations are meant to save time,... More  →

MySpace Wants a Motorcycle and Some Sweet, Sweet Tats

By ContributorJune 24, 2009
It's never easy telling someone he/she has hit a mid-life crisis. Lucky for us, Sparkler hgjt55 is armed with plenty of evidence and a great sense of humor. Enjoy! —SparkNotes Editors You're sitting at your computer scrolling contentedly through the daily feed on Facebook. After spending... More  →