Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

“In that Macondo forgotten even by the birds, where the dust and the heat had become so strong that it was difficult to breathe, secluded by solitude and love and by the solitude of love in a house where it was almost impossible to sleep because of the noise of the red ants, Aureliano, and Amaranta Úrsula were the only happy beings, and the most happy on the face of the earth.”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

What I am reading:

“Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer – Don’t judge me, I like it when I don’t put my critical English graduate head on!

What I have finished reading this week:


Other Bookish Things:

I love Harry Potter (in case you hadn’t gathered by the amount of posts I write mentioning the series) and only recently have I started reading headcanons and fan theories about it. The latest one I found is regarding the numbers of student at Hogwarts being difficult to work out, as JK Rowling said there’s 1000 kids in the school but the maths doesn’t add up when you consider how many first years there are in the first film. See the article on Glamour magazine’s website for the full theory!

This theory actually makes a lot of sense! It’s very sad though.

I’ve never really thought too much about the number of pupils before – I just assumed that Harry shares a boys’ dorm with 4 others (Ron, Neville, Seamus and Dean), and we never hear of any other Gryffindor boys, and then there must be 5 Gryffindor girls as well (although I can only recall Hermione, Lavender and Parvati) so that’s 10 students for their House, so maybe there’s 10 in the other 3 houses too, so that makes Harry’s year a total of 40.

I’m probably wrong as it’s unlikely there would be an equal number of boys and girls in all Houses as the number of students depends on how many magical kids were born in that year group – and not all of them necessarily went to Hogwarts, as you could go to another school (but why wouldn’t you go to Hogwarts!)

This is one massive dilemma for literary types such as myself! I’m torn between Narnia, Hogwarts and  the Tardis!

Literary doors (via “I didn’t put my name in that cup, I don’t want eternal glory.” on Facebook)