NPR's Hidden Brain: The Sorting Hat goes in depth to look at personality tests and typing, including Hogwarts houses.
SPOILER ALERT: You've read all the Harry Potter books or seen all the movies, right? If not, you may learn something here you didn't know. You've been warned. While J. K. Rowling gave him a great secret and Alan Rickman made him someone we loved to watch, I cannot admire Severus Snape. In the books,... Continue Reading →
I like to think that I don't belong to a book club because no one is ready to dissect a text the way I do. But really, the reason is much simpler. I'm an introvert. I want to dissect books without actually talking to people. It sounds impossible, but I've found something to scratch my... Continue Reading →
Listening to the last episode of Binge Mode: Harry Potter got me thinking. The question I have been mulling over: Who is your favorite character in the series (besides Harry, Ron, or Hermione)? There are plenty of interesting people to choose from, but there's no question in my mind: Remus Lupin wins hands down. SPOILER... Continue Reading →
This weekend, I splurged on the Fantastic Beasts Lego set Newt's Case of Magical Creatures. Bringing it into our house was a risky thing to do. I live with my 7-year-old nephew who is a Lego fanatic. As the only kid in the house, he sees everything around him as his, especially anything that is... Continue Reading →
I've written before about the misconception that fantasy is just an escape and has nothing to do with real life. My own experience proves otherwise. When I made a Sirius Black doll based on a moment in a Harry Potter book, I didn't realize at the time that I was copying a moment that resonated... Continue Reading →