Because fall always makes me feel like rereading Harry Potter, I couldn’t resist sharing this lovely stop-motion video by unPOP:
I love how Harry Potter fans have made such awesome work–videos like this one, fanfic, song parodies, etc.–based on the book series we love. Books like these definitely outlast the individual reading experience.
“Even though one loses out here and there, and even though one sometimes feels a falling off, one must rally and take courage again, even though things should turn out differently from what one originally intended…For great things do not just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.”—Vincent van Gogh
Happy Friday, everyone! This week has been more than enough for me, so I’m all too happy to head into the weekend. Let’s get things started with a look at what I’ve been reading and writing, in fifteen words or fewer.
Reading: This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Beautifully illustrated look at that summer between being a child and being a teen.
Writing: “I am so not a badger,” I said. “Take that back.”
This character has to learn to embrace his inner Hufflepuff.
Happy Friday, everyone! I’m especially psyched that it’s Friday because Monday is Patriot’s Day, aka Marathon Monday, and the Boston Marathon is my very favorite sports-related event. (Okay, pretty much the only sports event I care about.) Let’s get the weekend started with a little look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer.
Reading: Boxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Beautifully constructed look at a dark moment in Chinese history. Honest but hopeful.
Writing: “Do you think you could fight a coyote?” “What do I look like, a roadrunner?”
Things happen on a road trip.