1. Librarian Job Posting Has Specific Harry Potter Requirements →

    Interesting responses on LJ's Facebook page. Is the job description  clever or playing into a tired stereotype?
    • Unfortunate stereotype. There aren’t many like her anymore.
    • Sounds as if they want a qualified librarian, but with actual people skills (in which Madam Pince was somewhat lacking).
    • In fairness, Madame Pince’s collection was far more dangerous than just “radical” ideas. They could explode, eat people. Or the spells in them, too advanced for most students, could ‘cause physical harm or death to the caster or others. If students wanted a forbidden spell, they should’ve done like Muggles and used the internet.

  2. Knit Beyond Socks: Book-Based Inspirations →

    As coeditors Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf have illustrated in their books KnitLit and KnitLit (too) and as Interweave’s popular Jane Austen Knits attest, there are exponential pleasures when knitting and reading are combined. Here are five titles that link the companionship of characters to the creative outlet of knitting—all of which invite displays that link both together.

    Neal Wyatt’s latest column will knock your socks off. And yes, Harry Potter fans, there’s a knitting book for you too!

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    (Source: addtoany.com)

  3. Harry Potter film universe to return with Fantastic Beasts series →

    The Harry Potter films will live again. According to Variety, Warner Bros, the studio behind the Potter films, is working on a new feature series in conjunction with author JK Rowling, based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first-year textbook that Potter uses at Hogwarts school in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

  4. booksdirect:

Harry Potter Special Edition box set.

Excuse me while I blubber.

    booksdirect:

    Harry Potter Special Edition box set.

    Excuse me while I blubber.

    (Source: ifreakinlovebooks)

  5. YER A WIZARD HARRY

  6. jackrad:

waiting4beckett:

Always weed horcruxes.

gawd, i hate it when ppl try to return horcruxes to the library, it’s really a hassel to have to run around tracking down magical objects to destroy them with and i would feel really irresponsible just sending them to the friends of the library, undestroyed, for the book sale.

    jackrad:

    waiting4beckett:

    Always weed horcruxes.

    gawd, i hate it when ppl try to return horcruxes to the library, it’s really a hassel to have to run around tracking down magical objects to destroy them with and i would feel really irresponsible just sending them to the friends of the library, undestroyed, for the book sale.

    (Source: englishproblems)

  7. Before I begin my Defense of Draco, I’d like to make clear that we’re talking about post-Hallows Draco here. Because we’re not perverts. And because, frankly, nobody at Hogwarts made good boyfriend material during the war.

    — 

    Eleanor & Park buzz author Rainbow Rowell in a hilarious guest post on fictional boyfriends over at Cloud librarian Ryann Ulden’s blog, The Land of Lost Books. (via cloudunbound)

    I love this.

  8. schoollibraryjournal:

“I wanted to pay tribute to the series itself and to classic literature. I wanted to take those two things and fuse them together. In a way, the first Harry Potter cover should feel like Dickens.” -Kazu Kibuishi, A New Look for Harry Potter
What do you think?

    schoollibraryjournal:

    “I wanted to pay tribute to the series itself and to classic literature. I wanted to take those two things and fuse them together. In a way, the first Harry Potter cover should feel like Dickens.” -Kazu Kibuishi, A New Look for Harry Potter

    What do you think?

  9. Ahahahahahaha

    Ahahahahahaha

  10. katherine replied to your post: Heads Up

    You failed to work in my two favorite HP giggle-inducers — “chamber of secrets” and “death stick.” (But hilarious nonetheless!)

    What a missed opportunity! I humbly apologize.

    (Source: reviews.libraryjournal.com)

  11. So she let him embrace and then kiss her. She closed her eyes, climbed on top of him, and imagined herself riding Jake on a deserted white beach, nineteen years old to his twenty-one. She came while imagining Miles watching them, furiously, through binoculars, from a distant pedalo.

    — 

    Last but CERTAINLY NOT least, from The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.

    Okay, this is my favorite quotation, more than even the spectacularly strange “Father Christmas” passage. Miles is this woman’s husband, the man she is actually having sex with in this passage. Jake is a handsome and much younger member of an unnamed boy band. I had to look up a pedalo and it is a paddle boat. A paddle boat.

  12. He climbed on top of her; this, he knew, was real life.

    — 

    From The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.

    Just to clarify, not wizard life.

  13. Humongous bouncing jubblies,” Fats said loudly, into the scowling, crumpled face. “Great big juicy double-F mams.

    — 

    From The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.

    Jubblies sounds like a kind of wizard candy. Mams does not.

  14. He had not thought of Krystal herself (as opposed to her splendid breasts and that miraculously unguarded vagina).

    — 

    From The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.

    Just to reiterate: “that miraculously unguarded vagina.”

  15. I came in about ten seconds. It feels fucking great once you’re in.

    — 

    From The Dursleys Talk Dirty: the Top 10 Most Memorable “Adult” Moments in The Casual Vacancy.

    Ah, young love. (At least Rowling is realistic about a teenage boy’s prowess.)