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20 Pieces of Life Advice From Luna Lovegood

By Ashley Brooke RobertsMarch 22, 2016

“The girl gave off an aura of distinct dottiness. Perhaps it was the fact that she had stuck her wand behind her left ear for safekeeping, or that she had chosen to wear a necklace of Butterbeer caps, or that she... More  →

20 Pieces of Life Advice From Luna Lovegood

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: May 2, 1954

By Nicole DiekerMarch 21, 2016
Dear Diary, They say "pride goeth before a fall," but in this case it was cheating, a foul foul that has confined me, during the last weeks of my final Hogwarts term, to a hospital bed. Everyone else is preparing for final exams and graduation parties and I am stuck... More  →
From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall: May 2, 1954

Why I Love Fanny Price from Mansfield Park

By Emma W.March 18, 2016
Mansfield Park is not only the longest of Austen's six novels, it is also widely acknowledged to be the most moralistic. Fanny Price, the book's heroine, is not saucy like Elizabeth Bennet or frivolous like Emma Woodhouse or prone to flights of fancy like Catherine Moreland or susceptible... More  →
Why I Love Fanny Price from <i>Mansfield Park</i>

Blogging The Great Gatsby: Part 4 (The One Where Nick is the Most Reluctant Wingman of All Time)

By ElodieMarch 16, 2016
Obligatory intro: Hi! I’m reading The Great Gatsby, blogging about it, and pointing out all the homoerotic subtext because if not me, then who? It’s all we’ve got in this ruined world. Catch up right over here. Now, before we do anything else, we need... More  →
Blogging <em>The Great Gatsby</em>: Part 4 (The One Where Nick is the Most Reluctant Wingman of All Time)

Writer Wars: "The Brook's Gifts"

By reidfaylorMarch 16, 2016
To catch up on last week's Writer Wars, click here!  More  →
Writer Wars: "The Brook's Gifts"

To Understand Howl, Watch Field of Dreams

By Janet ManleyMarch 15, 2016
You've seen Field of Dreams, right? You *must* see it, and not just because of the epic mom jeans situ^ on Kevin Costner. Imo, it is the best of the supernatural baseball movies (why are there so many?)—the image of the baseballers stepping out of the... More  →
To Understand <i>Howl</i>, Watch <i>Field of Dreams</i>

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall, September 17, 1952

By Nicole DiekerMarch 15, 2016

Dear Diary—

There's a new student who I want to help. Her name is Pomona Sprout.

My role as a prefect requires that I greet and assist first-year students when they arrive at Hogwarts. This is the second year I've been... More  →

From the Diaries of Minerva McGonagall, September 17, 1952

QUIZ: Which of Hagrid's Mistakes Would You Make?

By ElodieMarch 14, 2016
Rubeus Hagrid is like a lovable juggernaut of human error. The rest of us are disgraceful flesh-piles unworthy of love and forgiveness by comparison. But if YOU were Hagrid, and YOU were going to blunder your way to total catastrophe, how would you do it?... More  →
QUIZ: Which of Hagrid's Mistakes Would You Make?

Quiz: Which Literary Villain Are You?

By Elaine AtwellMarch 11, 2016
We all have a dark side, and while we may spend 90% of our time as the heroes of our life story, there's still that other 10% when we're not so nice. So if you're feeling a bit wicked today, take this quiz and learn... More  →
Quiz: Which Literary Villain Are You?

POTTERMORE UPDATE: J.K. Rowling Talks 1920s America & Also Makes My Wildest Dreams Come True

By ElodieMarch 11, 2016
Ever since we found out Fantastic Beasts would be taking place in New York City during the Jazz Age, I’ve been trying to make 1920s slang happen. AND TODAY IT DID. In her final "History of Magic in North America" piece, J.K. Rowling... More  →
POTTERMORE UPDATE: J.K. Rowling Talks 1920s America & Also Makes My Wildest Dreams Come True