Posts Tagged ‘Reading’

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:

Nothing!

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!

http://www.glamour.com/story/this-sad-harry-potter-fan-theory-hogwarts?mbid=twitter_glamourdotcom

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!)

What I am reading:

“The Shining” by Stephen King – I’m still reading it!

What I have finished reading this week:

 

Nothing!

Other Bookish Things:

I went to my local Waterstones the other day for a decent wander around (usually when I end up there, it’s because I’ve popped in just before I go home). This time I bought a copy of “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. When we had the horrendous floods in December 2015, I was coming back from a day trip and got stuck miles from home due to lack of trains and road access. This meant I couldn’t get home for 2 nights but my friend’s mum kindly took me in. She let me read her copy of this book but I only got halfway through and because it was a library book, I couldn’t borrow it. Waterstones had the paperback on offer at half price so I decided to get myself a copy so I can finally finish it!

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (via Goodreads)

What I am reading:

“The Shining” by Stephen King – I’ve never read any of his works and I thought I’d start with a well known classic!

What I have finished reading this week:

“Night’s Child (Wicca#15)” by Cate Tiernan

“Full Circle (Wicca#14)” by Cate Tiernan

“Reckoning (Wicca#13)” by Cate Tiernan

Other Bookish Things:

I found this article on My Modern Met about a couple who had a Harry Potter theme at their wedding – it’s simply stunning!

Harry Potter wedding cake (via mymodernmet.com)

Harry Potter themed wedding items (via mymodernmet.com)