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QUIZ: How Would You Die in a Horror Novel?

By ElodieOctober 31, 2017
So you’re in a horror novel, which means you’re probably going to die. (This goes double if you’re a female love interest in an Edgar Allan Poe story.) But how? Only this quiz will tell. ... More  →
QUIZ: How Would You Die in a Horror Novel?

Shakespeare Plays Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

By ElodieOctober 31, 2017
At best, Shakespeare’s plays are bit difficult. At worst, they are a baffling jumble of non-words and should be thrown into the fire immediately. I spend most of my time looking for Shakespeare lines that I can take out of context to suit my own nefarious purposes, so I More  →
Shakespeare Plays Ranked in Order of How Easy They Are to Study

The DOs and DEFINITELY DON'Ts of Text Flirting

By Emily BrownOctober 31, 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

Open Thread for October 31!

By SparkLifeOctober 31, 2017
Happy Halloween, Sparklers! :D ... More  →
Open Thread for October 31!

Halloween at Hogwarts-Illustrated!

By Vitoria BasOctober 30, 2017
If Halloween at Hogwarts=butterbeer pong in the Slytherin common room, pumpkin carving with Hagrid, Ouija with the Weasley twins, and a scary movie screening with Lupin and Sirius, then WHERE DO WE SIGN UP.  More  →
Halloween at Hogwarts-Illustrated!

Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Invite My Frenemy to Dinner Without Being Awkward?

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 30, 2017
Hi Auntie! So I just turned 16, and my mom wants to throw this big party to celebrate. I convinced her to tone it down to a nice dinner, but she wants to invite quite a few people. I have trouble coming up with more... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: How Do I Invite My Frenemy to Dinner Without Being Awkward?

9 Halloween Costume Ideas for Book Lovers

By ElodieOctober 30, 2017
This year for Halloween, everyone will be going as things like Wonder Woman, Pennywise, and Szechuan sauce. Dare to be different with one of these fun and unique ideas from some of our favorite books! The costume: Scout Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird What... More  →
9 Halloween Costume Ideas for Book Lovers

QUIZ: Would You Survive a Scary Movie?

By ElodieOctober 30, 2017
If you have ever had occasion to say “I’ll be right back,” then the answer is probably no. But hey, I don’t know you. Just because I’d be dead or caught in a bear trap within the first thirty minutes of the movie doesn’t mean... More  →
QUIZ: Would You Survive a Scary Movie?

Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Support My Friend's Relationship

By kat_rosenfieldOctober 27, 2017
Hi, Auntie. A few months ago, my friend Ann started dating a guy called Bill. They seemed like a match made in heaven and I was really excited for her, but things went downhill quickly. Bill has depression, and warned Ann that during bad times he can... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: I Can't Support My Friend's Relationship