Happy Birthday, Harry!

This week I confiscated a snake from a student. What a way to begin a post celebrating the endurance of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter. The student in question, clearly a closet parseltongue, is not a first-time offender when it comes to the snake. I’m beginning to grow suspicious of a possible Slytherin uprising within the… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Harry!



Many people describe a sense of emptiness, loss or sadness when finishing a good book. There is no word for it, the internet throws around a few with the most popular being ‘saudade’. The word is Portuguese in origin and means “deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or… Continue reading Saudade


It’s a sunny morning, you’ve got a fresh, hot cup of coffee steaming cheerily at your elbow, a plate of ‘smashed avo’ on toast, or poached eggs benedict, and a new book. You’re engulfed in a cloud of Saturday morning hustle and bustle as you open to the first page. The din around you quiets,… Continue reading BOUND