Some of you may regard this post as rank heresy, but I assure you, it’s all meant in good fun. My husband and I like to play a silly and very geeky game I affectionately call, “Would You Live In That Universe?” Okay, I don’t actually call it that, and it’s not really a game, … More Why It Might Actually Suck to Live in the Harry Potter Universe
I’m getting so old and have been doing this blog thing long enough now that I can’t honestly remember if I’ve asked you readers that question before. But I’m the boss around here, even if I am slightly senile, and some of you folks are new enough that you probably haven’t answered the question for … More Are You a Rereader?
Why has the addiction to magic become a theme in books and television? The obvious example is Willow on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In season six, magic becomes a clear metaphor for drugs, and Willow is the down-and-out addict. With episode titles like “Smashed,” “Wrecked,” and “Gone,” I don’t think you could argue that the … More Magic: Empowering or Addictive?