Books

Pride and Prejudice Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

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What if your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters lived in the world of Harry Potter? What houses would they be sorted into and what can that tell us about the similarities between (and functions of) various characters?

Jane Bennett = Hufflepuff

She is incredibly kind.  She can’t think ill of anyone! The reader also has a sense of her loyalty to Bingley.

Mr. Bingley = Hufflepuff Continue reading “Pride and Prejudice Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses”

Books

NEW Bookish Time Travel Tag

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And thus, a new tag was born over at The Library Lizard.  It’s one of the best I’ve seen!

Rules:

  • Answer as many of the questions as you can/want.
  • Tag other people – as many as you like. Share the love!
  • Please leave a link to this post/blog. 
  • Tag the post as “Bookish Time Travel”.
  • Feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments!
  • Explore! Try and visit other people’s Bookish Time Travel posts and leave a comment.

 

  1. photo_16696_0What is your favorite historical setting for a book?

The Roaring ‘20s. The parties, the fashion, the glamour…it almost feels like an alternate dimension (which I guess is pretty appropriate, given this tag).

  1. What writer/s would you like to travel back in time to meet?

The Brontë sisters (Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre are phenomenal). Victor Hugo (Les Misérables blows my mind). But I’d also like to meet authors like Austin Kleon, J.K. Rowling, and Mallory Ortberg before they were published. I’d like to discover first-hand how they Continue reading “NEW Bookish Time Travel Tag”

Classical Music Stories

Classical Music Stories: Harry Potter

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(Classical Music Stories is a series where music is listened to as though it were the soundtrack to your favorite books.)

During Harry’s first trip to Diagon Alley he finds the most amazing and magical things everywhere! This place is a far cry from where he spent his dreary, non-magical childhood.  Just like a kid in a candy store, he gawks at everything from spell books and cauldrons to owls!

 

 

 

 

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy Voldemort and Beyoncé Robots (Or a Dream I Had)Classical Music Stories: Peter Pan, and How to Actually Enjoy Classical Music (For Book Lovers).

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How to Grocery Shop like a Superhero

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Ugh.  It’s time to go grocery shopping.  But instead of being bored, listen to the first movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor while you shop.  If you have time, listen to the other movements, too.

As you’re walking down the aisles, searching for the right brand of whole wheat bread or the firmest tomatoes, connect with your inner superhero backstory through Continue reading “How to Grocery Shop like a Superhero”