Ultimate? Harry Potter? My recent complaints have made me nostalgic for the series. I guess WRITING AN ENTIRE SCREENPLAY ABOUT REMUS LUPIN WILL DO THAT TO YOU. And this tag (created by Isabeau's Literary Musings, discovered at Under the Book Cover) had rapid-fire questions that are easy to answer. Let's go! ROUND ONE: OPINIONS… Continue reading The Ultimate Harry Potter Book Tag
Tag: J. K. Rowling
Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys
"So," the interviewer starts, holding his iPhone near my face. "What books have most influenced your writing?" "Yes, tell us," says Adam Grant, my research hero. I haven't figured out yet why he's here. "Which authors acted as mentors in your youth?" "Interesting question, Adam." I grab the iPhone and speak directly into it "Follow-up… Continue reading Lauren’s Go-To Reads: Old Standbys
R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 14
For round 14, I picked Remus Lupin from The Harry Potter series and Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey Background Remus Lupin taught at Hogwarts until Lucius Malfoy outed him as a werewolf. He loves chocolate, books, and acts of bravery. He also briefly abandoned his pregnant wife and I'm still not over it. Perfect party host… Continue reading R.I.P. It or Ship It: Round 14
TERRIBLE PROSE TUESDAY: Harry Potter phenomena I don’t understand
The Harry Potter fanbase has decided on things that I don't agree with and/or comprehend and I wanted to take today to go through some of those things.
In Defense of Harry: A Harry Potter fan’s response to reader resentment
As a reader who grew up with the Harry Potter series, I've always wondered: how can people say such harsh things about one of my favorite characters in literature?
MAKE-YOU-CRY MONDAY: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I have hazy memories of exactly when I read each of the Harry Potter books, but I remember Order of the Phoenix clearly: In sixth grade, I was finishing the last few chapters of OOTP in my room before my mom drove me to school. In chapter 37, following Sirius' death, Harry meets with Dumbledore to discuss the prophecy and ends up tearing apart Dumbledore's office. I started sobbing on the floor of my bedroom. My mom knew I was upset when I got in the car, but she made me go to school anyway.