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QUIZ: Are You Lucky?

By Elaine AtwellMarch 17, 2017
Happy Saint Patrick's Day, luck dragons! ... More  →
QUIZ: Are You Lucky?

Snapchats from Classic Literature

By ElodieMarch 16, 2017
Don’t pretend you’re too good for Snapchat. The truth is, nobody is too good for the dog filter—not you, not I, and not even classic literature. We’ve done a few of these things before, so I’m guessing by now you know the drill. I make the slideshow, you chuc More  →
Snapchats from Classic Literature

The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

By Emily BrownMarch 16, 2017
Flirting is one among the many mysteries of the human condition. Where do you put your hands when someone whose mouth you wouldn't mind having on your own mouth is talking to you? Where do you look? At your hands that you don't know where to put? And how do you stop yourself More  →
The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

Anatomy of a Jane Austen Fangirl

By SparkNotesMarch 16, 2017
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

Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Guilting Me About Finding a Job

By kat_rosenfieldMarch 15, 2017
Hi Auntie! Here's my situation: I'm 23, live with my parents, graduated from art school with an Industrial Design degree (which my parents paid for), and struggling to look for a full-time job. Ever since I moved home after I graduated last year in May, my parents,... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Parents Are Guilting Me About Finding a Job

What That Book Gift is REALLY Telling Them

By ElodieMarch 15, 2017
When you're buying flowers for someone, it's always good to remember that a rose means "I love you," whereas a ghost orchid means "I think you are rare, expensive, and thrive in the swamplands of Florida." It's the same with books. When you're giving someone... More  →
What That Book Gift is REALLY Telling Them

How Every Fictional Character Deals With Stress

By Elaine AtwellMarch 15, 2017
There's no denying that we live in stressful times, only compounded by the constant stream of information coming to us through our computers and phones. But we (as contemporary and real people) don't have a monopoly on stress. Our favorite characters have to deal with... More  →
How Every Fictional Character Deals With Stress

How Well Do You Know Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix?

By Chelsea DaggerMarch 15, 2017
Disclaimer: Your results on the previous Harry Potter SparkTests (Sorcerer's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire) may have led you to believe that you're emotionally and mentally equipped to handle this one. Let... More  →
How Well Do You Know <em>Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix</em>?