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Are You a Hobbit?

By KathFebruary 18, 2015
The immense Hobbit franchise (one small book tasked with carrying so many minutes of celluloid) has at last come to an end (unless we... More  →
Are You a Hobbit?

We Have Investigated the Young Ring-Bearer and Must Inform You That Dark Times Are Coming

By Ashley Brooke RobertsFebruary 3, 2015
THE TIME OF ELVES IS PAST, AND THE TIME OF MAN WILL BE FRAUGHT WITH TERROR. A fourth-grader in West Texas was suspended... More  →
We Have Investigated the Young Ring-Bearer and Must Inform You That Dark Times Are Coming
Gifts For That Special Someone's Secret Laboratory (aka Cool Nerd Merch)

Gifts For That Special Someone's Secret Laboratory (aka Cool Nerd Merch)

By Abbey ClarkeDecember 10, 2014
GET INTO YOUR MILLENIUM FALCONS and GET YOUR BUTTS INTO HYPERSPEED, the season of gift giving is almost upon us! (Though we... More  →

Open Thread for July 30!

By SparkLifeJuly 30, 2014
“The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow,... More  →
Open Thread for July 30!

Open Thread for July 14!

By SparkLifeJuly 14, 2014
"Not all those who wander are lost." -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring Submit your photos to contribute@sparknotes.com to be featured on... More  →
Open Thread for July 14!

The 5 Best Fictional Character Names and Why We Love 'Em!

By Jason SaenzMay 28, 2014
One of the greatest things about being an author has got to be making up silly names (looking at you, Teddy Roosevelt!).... More  →
The 5 Best Fictional Character Names and Why We Love 'Em!

These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks

By KathMay 19, 2014
Need to get away this summer? How about to the theme park of your dreams? Try these mythical locations we absolutely wish... More  →
These Fantasy Worlds Should Totally Be Theme Parks