Instagram Live: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Hello, friends! Just a little announcement for you all. 🙂 Quarantine has been a frightfully dizzy time for all of us, but there has also been ample opportunity to enjoy things that we just can't enjoy during "normalcy." And, I've gone and pledged myself to something crazy during this time. I hope I don't regret … Continue reading Instagram Live: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

A Theological Ramble Concerning Worship and My Trip to Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Hello, my lovelies! I'm writing this from a lovely little flat - from my bedroom in a flat in Shepherd's Bush, London. This is a rather poor quality photo from my Instagram story. Sorry, guys. I can tell you that I'm having a marvelous time here in England's capitol city. It's busy. Very busy. It … Continue reading A Theological Ramble Concerning Worship and My Trip to Saint Paul’s Cathedral

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Give me Harry Potter," said Voldemort's voice, "and none shall be harmed. Give me Harry Potter, and I shall leave the school untouched. Give me Harry Potter, and you will be rewarded." From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Thirty-one, "The Battle of Hogwarts" Bloody hell and Merlin's beard! It's happened. I have finished the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Halloween Creatures Book Tag 2.0

Hi everyone! I was nominated for a book tag recently. Well... Alright, I wasn't technically "nominated," but Jessica at The Bookworm Chronicles invited everyone who read her post to join in, so...here I am. This is such a fun tag that I couldn't resist, especially since its October and "things that go bump in the … Continue reading Halloween Creatures Book Tag 2.0

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Never tell a child 'you have a soul.' Teach him, you are a soul; you have a body." George MacDonald   It's happened. Yes, I have finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince! And although this book is under my belt now, I still have to complete the finale...*cue drumroll, please* The Deathly Hallows! And, let me … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Hullo, my friends! As predicted, I have recently finished the fifth installment in the Harry Potter book series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Wow. Honestly, all I can really say after reading this book is just wow. But, not to worry! I won't limit this delicious opportunity to dissect and analyze a book … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Hello everyone! I'm here in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado on vacation with my family! The condo we're renting overlooks a beautiful, therapeutic-sounding mountain stream, and the check-in lady told us bears have been active lately. *makes note to lock the car* Anyway, I'm here at the desk and listening to the water trickle down the … Continue reading Book Spotlight: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Fear is a Liar

"What do you fear, lady?" Aragorn asked. "A cage," Éowyn said. "To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire." - From The Return of the King, by J.R.R. Tolkien I've never really been one to talk about fear; honestly, I … Continue reading Fear is a Liar

Irony and Dementors: Exceedingly Joyous Musings of a Hogwarts Drop-out

Guten tag, friends! That is German for hello, by the way. I have taken it upon myself to teach my tongue the beautiful language of German. Not that I am completely confident that I will finish, but my language-learning-app says I'm already 9% fluent in German. That's enough to keep me going. I had better … Continue reading Irony and Dementors: Exceedingly Joyous Musings of a Hogwarts Drop-out

Lessons in Writing Hinduism Papers, Reading Harry Potter, and Eating Happy Food

"One book had a dark stain on it that looked horribly like blood. The hairs on the back of Harry's neck prickled. Maybe he was imagining it, maybe not, but he thought a faint whispering was coming from the books, as though they knew someone was there who shouldn't be. He had to start somewhere. … Continue reading Lessons in Writing Hinduism Papers, Reading Harry Potter, and Eating Happy Food