There’s a lot of harmful stereotyping of fat people in this popular children’s book series loved by all. Read this post to find out how problematic the representation of fat people is in Harry Potter.
This post is a collaboration with Shreya from Bookwormtopia. J.K. Rowling is a brilliant author. And because she wasn’t able to convey all that brilliance in just 7 books, 8 movies, a 2-part play, 3 textbooks from The Hogwarts Library, 2 screenplays, and an entire fucking website dedicated to new and unreleased writings of hers,…… Continue reading 12 totally real things J. K. Rowling has said about the Potterverse
Hiya, nerds! I’m supposed to be polishing a thinkpiece about Wuthering Heights I’ve written for the blog, but I just can’t get myself to do it. Sundays are for lazing around. I really don’t want to think about how Wuthering Heights is a gothic deconstruction of traditional romances, ‘kay? Anywho. Today, I saw a nice…… Continue reading 5 sacrilegious book opinions you can pry out of my cold, dead hands.
[Major spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald in the last quarter of this post. Skip that part if you haven’t watched the movie yet] I’ve always defined myself as a Potterhead. I started reading the series when I was 11 and I basically grew up with Harry. I’ve depended on the series a lot emotionally…… Continue reading The Crimes of J. K. Rowling: Why won’t she leave the Potterverse alone?
AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Any published author would tell you that just writing a novel isn’t enough. Before your book can reach readers, an agent needs to pick it up. You need to find a…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Perseverance pays and Erika Raskin proves it.
I first started reading the Harry Potter series when I was in the fifth grade. The first 5 books had released by then. I finished them all over the summer vacation and The Half-Blood Prince released in the start of the school year, in 2005. By grade 6, all of my friends were into Harry…… Continue reading Hogwarts has always been there to welcome me home.
Meeting – 29-Apr-17 Meeting was called to order at 9pm at the grand ballroom of Malfoy Manor. Quorum was established. Attendees present: The Dark Lord Alecto and Amycus Carrow Antonin Dolohov Bellatrix Lestrange Lucius Malfoy Mulciber Snr Peter Pettigrew Rodolphus Lestrange Severus Snape Albert Cameron, a new guy who just got bumped to the inner…… Continue reading Minutes of a Death Eaters meeting.
Hey, nerds! Guess who’s got two thumbs, speaks limited French, and finally remembered to post T5W this month? Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey and is currently hosted by Sam of ThoughtsOnTomes. Head over to this Goodreads group if you want to join in on the fun!…… Continue reading T5W: Books I want to see as TV shows
The Harry Potter series was and is very close to my heart. I have read the 7 books around 40 times already. I cried when I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios two years back. I ordered this book in April. The wait for this book to release was filled…… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
There are a lot of books you read. But, there are some which are close to your heart. You read these books again and again..and again! These are the five books I cannot get enough of: The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: Okay, so it’s 7 books, not 1. Or, the way I see…… Continue reading My Five: 5 Books I’ve read more than once