Tag Archives: The Casual Vacancy

The magic of art and Harry Potter

I’m about half way through The Casual Vacancy right now. Rowling is a truly great writer, I will say that, but I’m finding there’s a bit of a Mansfield Park situation going on wherein I dislike pretty much all of the characters. They’re all such terrible people! It’s making me long for the magic of Harry Potter, so I thought I’d share these. I call it “Harr-apy” (things just got REAL nerdy REAL fast.) Continue reading

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The Casual Vacancy: an update

Well. I’m approximately 50 pages in and let me tell you. So far it’s not that good. And honestly it’s not the absence of Hogwarts that I’m finding disappointing but the lack of Hogwarts-esque characters. In the Potter series Rowling crafted really engaging, likable, and relatable characters. Even though you hated the Malfoys, you could still relate to them. And even though Voldemort was awful he was still interesting. Continue reading

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What we’re in love with this fall

Spring is often touted as the season of renewal, and yes, I guess the lawn thaws out, Starbucks cafes will bravely pop out a few patio chairs, and bunnies and flowers spring up everywhere, but to subscribe to this philosophy is to SERIOUSLY undervalue fall. Because, really, all the best, new things crop up in fall. Continue reading

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