This has been such a weird year, that nothing should surprise us anymore. Our heroes are dying, protests are inflamed all over the nation over police brutality, millions are infected with a serious and highly infectious disease, the election race is full of lies and pandering and corruption, and most of us have spent three … Continue reading What Would Harry Do?
My holiday readathon of Harry Potter lasted a little longer than anticipated, so Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows became the first book I read in the New Year. This review will be short because I haven't had much time to write and reflect with the post-holiday funk I'm feeling and work and all of … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
My Harry Potter readathon is winding down just as the holiday season is heating up. I completed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince about a week ago, but life forbade me from having time to write up a review for it. I apologize if this review feels disjointed and short! Enough apologizing, Dobby! Let's get … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The beast is conquered! The longest and most convoluted of the Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, chose a terrible time to be my current read: I started it the weekend before Thanksgiving, and the holiday season, working, and a death in the family all arrived very shortly after so … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This has gone so much faster than I anticipated! It's been only a touch over a week and I've already powered though four books in this incredible/amazing/magical/fantastic/perfect series! I began book five today, but I also got my holiday work schedule and, friends, the book reading train is about to be derailed. But! Enough of … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I've been on a HUGE craft kick lately, and that, paired with my current Harry Potter obsession, has led me to experiment with some materials and build my very own bowtruckles! These guys were a huge hit in the film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and Pickett really stole each scene he was … Continue reading DIY: Bowtruckles!
This installment has far and away been my favorite of the Harry Potter series, and no small part of that is the introduction of Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. Since they're my favorite ever, ever, ever, I'll spend almost the whole post talking about them and then add a few observations at the end! A … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I'm on a roll! Two books in two days! I finished Chamber of Secrets this evening (and will maybe, possibly start Prisoner of Azkaban tonight?) after a lovely day of more cats, more tea, and some rain. I'm moving quickly through the earlier novels partly because they're smaller, partly because these are the ones I'm … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Happy Harry Potter read-athon! Today marks the official beginning of my holiday read-through of the Harry Potter series! I kicked it off unofficially by watching Freeform's Harry Potter weekend (I watched the last three movies twice last weekend, and it didn't get old!) and by crafting some fun HP inspired goodies, which I will share … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Immediately after the bell struck midnight on Halloween night, Christmas awoke from its year long slumber. I'm not joking, there were Christmas trees cropping up where mere hours ago a jack-o-lantern was standing sentry. I think we have this discussion as a society every year, but I'll say it again -- I think Christmas came … Continue reading Harry Potter Holiday Readathon