I started this post thinking I would list books that matched each color on the American flag: red for books involving “hardiness” and “valor,” white for “purity” and “innocence,” and blue for “vigilance,” “perseverance,” and “justice” (according to the meanings of the colors provided by usflag.org). I figured I’d end with a list of books that present Continue reading
What if books had hidden “Easter eggs” like in the movies?
Sometimes in movies the viewer will find hidden or bonus information that only someone who has seen all of the other related movies would understand. For example, in Disney’s Aladdin, when Jasmine’s father is Continue reading
I never really thought about it until I started writing this post, but there don’t seem to be a whole lot of pets in literature or YA books. (Maybe because the characters are off on crazy adventures so having a pet just doesn’t fit in the story?) Be that as it may, Crookshanks (Hermione’s cat in Harry Potter) and Dinah (Alice’s cat in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) are two pretty great felines. Continue reading
Thanksgiving may be a traditionally American holiday, but what if your favorite book characters celebrated it, as well? Amid the food comas and family visits, here’s what I think they might be thankful for: Continue reading
I can’t help but picture Dumbledore blasting this song every Continue reading
Now that it’s back-to-school season, it’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite nerdy witch: Hermione Granger.
I can just picture a modern-day, edgy version of Hermione blasting this song in her headphones while frantically staying up till 2am to finish that awful potions homework.
So there’s your back-to-school motivation for the week! 😉 Continue reading
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