Muggles go Wild Camping

I went ‘wild’ camping in the Scottish Highlands and it was nothing like camping in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was a tall order, thinking I could wild camp for ten days in the Scottish Highlands. I’ve been camping before – as a child, with friends, or at festivals – but I’ve never been […]

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Pixel Picks. XIII

Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. This week brings books in translation, The Smiths, poetry annotation, the tarot, and Potter news. Enjoy. Waiting in the Library line: for book one of Karl Ove Knausgård tome. The Paris Review interviewed the one who is translating it. This […]

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Pixel Picks. VIII

Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. F is for Feminism: Lenny Letter is an awesome email newsletter, the most recent one has a sassy essay from Jennifer Lawrence about the gender pay gap. A Novel Outfit: from Sherlock to The Little Prince, kids in literary costumes. Hangover […]

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Pixel Picks. VII

Pixel Picks – weekly(ish) links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Better as a Badger: An article from The Atlantic about why Hufflepuff isn’t as bad as everyone thinks Twytter: The Twitter feed of the author who nearly turned me off literature The other side: A little part of me […]

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Pixel Picks. VI

Pixel Picks – weekly links from around the web: interviews, articles, essays, poetry, fiction and non. Enjoy. Required Reading: a definitive list of what college professors are teaching this year The f-word AND the s-word: an article from Brain Pickings on the taboo topic – female sexuality Floopads, Spell-Phones, and Butterbeer frappucinos: What Hogwarts would be […]

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On Banned Books

The Great Gatsby, Harry Potter, Looking for Alaska, The Catcher in the Rye, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color Purple, The Lord of the Flies, 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, The Fault in Our Stars, The Lord of the Rings, The Kite Runner, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Persepolis. Books that have passed through […]

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