Olympic Games Readathon TBR

Today it’s just the one of us writing this, as it’s just me who’s decided to take part in the Olympic Games readathon. I’m a little late to this readathon as it started at the beginning of the month, but when I saw that Ishi, Ally, Nicole and Sasha were hosting a Percy Jackson themedContinue reading “Olympic Games Readathon TBR”

Sorting Chain of Gold Characters Into Hogwarts Houses

Today, we thought we’d follow up our previous post, Giving Chain of Gold Characters MBTI Personality Types, by sorting the same characters into Hogwarts houses. It was so much fun giving them personality types and so we thought sorting them would be great fun too! So, let’s grab our sorting hat and get started… JamesContinue reading “Sorting Chain of Gold Characters Into Hogwarts Houses”

The Hidden Meanings of the Harry Potter Spells

Expecto Patronum! Wingardium Leviosa! Lumos! Today, we’re digging deeper into some of the iconic spells from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. J. K. Rowling studied Classics (along with French) and the Latin language is ever present in her books: From the Hogwarts motto, to the names of famous locations and potions, her magical seriesContinue reading “The Hidden Meanings of the Harry Potter Spells”

Why We’re Reading Harry Potter In Latin

When one of us recently started a distance learning course in Classical Civilisation (as you do in an international lock-down), our newly assigned tutor remarked that the Classics currently seem to be enjoying a revival. And so we wondered to what extent Harry Potter, a book that reflects J.K. Rowling’s interest in the Classical world,Continue reading “Why We’re Reading Harry Potter In Latin”

Our Top 10 Books To Read Whilst Stuck At Home

Many people across the globe are currently having to spend a little extra time in the house, so we’ve rounded up some excellent reads to transport you off the sofa and whisk you away to magical castles, enchanted forests and occasionally a skeleton detective… #10 – Runemarks by Joanne Harris This incredibly witty novel transportsContinue reading “Our Top 10 Books To Read Whilst Stuck At Home”