10 Harry Potter quotes that perfectly sum up a typical Monday

10 Harry Potter quotes that perfectly sum up a typical Monday

It’s Monday (surprise!), and while this may seem to be yet another unremarkable start to your week, Potter fans around the globe know otherwise. Today isn’t just another boring Monday – It’s Monday the 31st July!

To all the Muggles out there who aren’t in the know, today is Harry Potter’s birthday, which he also shares with his creator J. K. Rowling. So happy birthday to Harry and his mother!

To celebrate (whilst also acknowledging that for most of us, this will probably turn out to be a magic-less Monday – at least until we can get home and reread the HP books), I have compiled 10 quotes from the Harry Potter books that perfectly sum up a typical Monday – at least for some of us. Continue reading

Happy Birthday! 5 famous authors who were born in July

Happy Birthday! 5 famous authors who were born in July

My ideal summer day was reading on the porch.” – Harold E. Varmus

I couldn’t agree more, Harold! And thanks to some pretty awesome authors, who were born in the month of July, we all have some great books to (re-)read this summer!

July is packed with amazing authors, who were born during this fine summer month. A quick Google search brings up over a 100 famous authors, but even though all of them have left behind a literary legacy worth remembering, I’ve chosen to highlight just five authors – the list would simply have been too long if I had to list everyone.

This little list includes authors of children’s books, fantasy, gothic fiction and Nobel Prize winning novels, so there’s a bit of everything in this post. You’ll probably also have heard about all of these authors, but how much do you know about them? Do you know when their birthday is? Continue reading

Happy Birthday! 5 famous authors who were born in June

Happy Birthday! 5 famous authors who were born in June

I love birthdays – and not just my own. I love celebrating other people, who have experienced yet another year of living life.

Life is such a wonder, and I think birthdays are a great way to keep reminding us of just that. Even when I don’t know someone personally – and never will – I like to take a moment on their birthday to feel grateful for how they’ve enriched my life in big or small ways.

Which leads me to the topic of today’s blog post. As readers, we get to experience the most intimate part of an author’s being – their mind. Authors let us see what they think and feel, they pour their heart and soul into Continue reading