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A Rose By Any Other Name

Naming my characters is at once the most fun and the most frustrating part of writing. I swear I found it easier to choose a name for my kids than to get all the names right for all the characters in each story. 337 more words


For love of (re) reading

Theo, our almost-10-year-old, loves to read Harry Potter. He’s read the series twice now, Sorcerer’s Stone to Deathly Hallows.

I get this. There are books I read time and again. 639 more words

Where Do I Go From Here?

“When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change” – Aang (The Legend of Korra)

I’m not really sure, but I at least know what I want in my life.

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Bana... Even JK Rowling would struggle to create such an unbelievable character.

The pretence that Bana’s family are anything other than extremist criminals is a fantasy belonging to a JK Rowling storyline.

Of course, this isn’t the fault of the child called Bana, it is her family and critics of Bashar al Assad that are effectively abusing her. 336 more words


Is JK Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' Worth Adapting?

The title of this article is, admittedly, a bit of a rhetorical question. For one thing, the novel has already been adapted by BBC, and after the massive success of the… 685 more words


Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (J.K. Rowling)

Blurb from Goodreads: 

“There is a plot, Harry Potter. A plot to make most terrible things happen at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry this year.” 803 more words

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Book/Movie Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hello my bookish friends! I’m going out a limb here to guess that a large portion of you have either read the Harry Potter books or watched the movies. 850 more words

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