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Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

By Kelly HoffmacherNovember 29, 2016
Your zodiac sign can be a helpful guide for making decisions of pretty much any size, from where to go to college to how to play Pokémon Go (hey, remember Pokémon go?). Even if you're a skeptic (ahem, Virgo), these study tips will come in handy for strivers of any sig More  →
Study Tips for Every Zodiac Sign

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince?

By ElodieNovember 29, 2016
We all make mistakes. Sometimes we say things that are, in the fullness off time, ultimately revealed to be just flat-out incorrect. For example: "That Quirrell guy seems normal, let's put him in charge of schoolchildren"—Dumbledore in Sorcerer's Stone, probably "I sure am glad I have such... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince</em>?

The Answer Is: Make a Zine

By SparkNotesNovember 29, 2016
The streets of heaven are crowded with people trying to sell their manuscripts. And in the aftermath of NaNoWriMo, the inboxes of literary agents look basically like this. (Don't give up hope, tho! Pitch, pitch, pitch!) Still, maybe after NaNoWriMo all you have are... More  →
The Answer Is: Make a Zine

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

By kat_rosenfieldNovember 28, 2016
Dear Auntie SparkNotes, I'm a 16-year-old cishet guy in my junior year considering for the first time in my life actually asking someone out to Homecoming. I've never had a real girlfriend in my life, but I've gotten on a... very close level to some before.... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Stop Pining for the Perfect Girl

Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Welcome back to Anatomy of a Fangirl! Today's anatomy was made possible by the ever-talented Elliana Esquivel, who, btw, just released a brill little zine! ✨ This one goes out to the fangirls who... Know which Darcy is the best Darcy Are earnest matchmakers Loved, lost, and loved... More  →
Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

What Fairy Tale Hero Are You?

By Elaine AtwellNovember 28, 2016
There's no shortage of fairy tale heroes—but only a few of those heroes are brave enough to, say, eat a life-size house (lookin' at you, Hansel and Gretel!), or fall in love with a monstrous beast (shoutout, Belle!). The heart of a fairy tale hero probs... More  →
What Fairy Tale Hero Are You?

The Best Books of 2016

By SparkNotesNovember 28, 2016
Whether or not you're feeling like 2016 went down as a garbage fire of malcontent, it was a banner year for fiction, especially if you: are not averse to hexing people, wanted a love story to restore your faith in the universe, were after smart, funny fiction to help explain this... More  →
The Best Books of 2016

11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction

By ElodieNovember 25, 2016
Remember that time we talked about awkward moments in fiction, and it was pretty much awful? Well, we’ve all collectively done about 17,000 awkward things since then, so it seems like the time is ripe to remind ourselves that fictional characters have it so much worse tha More  →
11 MORE Awkward Moments in Fiction