Ravenclaws with huge communal bookshelfs that tower to the ceiling. It’s become tradition that when you leave Hogwarts, you leave behind a copy of your favorite book, so they have books dating back centuries.
SO MANY MUGGLE NOVELS CONTAINING NO MAGICAL ABILITIES WHATSOEVER AND THE WIZARDS READING THEM AND GETTING THEIR MINDS BLOWN
How magic conquered pop culture: ”In the real world we’re busy staring at our phones as global warming gradually renders the world we’re ignoring uninhabitable. Fantasy holds out the possibility that there’s another way to live.”
Belle French + books
The Many Faces of the Novel
Illustration for John Sutherland’s review of “The Novel: A Biography” by Michael Schmidt, appearing in the August 10 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman!
"why didn’t you do your homework over the holidays?"
This is the best thing I’ve ever seen
I call them, alternately, ‘woof marks’ or ‘book m’barks’ but whatever you call them, print and utilize them to note meaningful sections of your favorite medical texts and whaling narratives.
Okay, these are adorable.
by Kurt Vonnegut
Random line: That’s one thing Earthlings might learn to do, if they tried hard enough: Ignore the awful times and concentrate on the good ones. (page 117)