Which Cat Would Make a Better Pet: Crookshanks or Dinah?


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

Pride and Prejudice Characters Sorted Into Hogwarts Houses

Jane Austen with wand

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

Classical Music Stories: Harry Potter


(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!





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