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Monday, April 28, 2008

Regarding a comment

I logged in this morning to find someone had left a comment on one of my book reviews. Apparently, this person thought it would be fun to let me know, with a colorful term of endearment, that he or she needed the Sparknotes for the book I'd reviewed. Let me explain why that's just not going to happen on my blog.

First..and this is important guys...the books I'm reading are often too new to have a Sparknotes package created for them yet.

Second..I have this weird feeling that maybe, just maybe, you think you need those Sparknotes for an assignment. Like, say, a book report. That you've put off until the last minute on Sunday evening and it's due Monday morning. I just have one thing to say--"N.M.P." It's Not My Problem. a teacher-librarian, I happen to think maybe you should READ a book, the whole book, when you've got to write about it. The Sparknotes are great for studying and helping to understand the themes, symbols, etc. They are not a replacement for a book.

Fourth..I love it when students give me a creative nickname. Your choice wasn't creative.

Oh..and if you're looking for Sparknotes for's a crazy one, try the website conveniently titled "Sparknotes." Who'da thunk?

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