The Hog’s Head isn’t the only site pulling out the Halloween props–ghosts, spooks and goblins are all over the web! To begin, you may want to get your Potter-themed costume from OfficialHarryP
otterCostumes.com. Though making your own is always a perfectly good choice, too.
On Blu-Ray this fall: Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection, which includes such famed monsters as The Phantom of the Opera, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy.
Definitely frightening: a pie chart of Voldemort’s soul, describing what percentage is in which Horcrux (assuming a 50/50 split every time).
Well, it's been a really exciting Banned Books Week, as I've managed to get up just one post. I got completely buried in work this week, missed both of my classes as well as both of the assignments for those classes.
As Banned Books Week wraps up, I'll toss out another interesting conversation for discussion: Why has Harry Potter been so frequently challenged? (By “challenged,” I mean, “attempted to ban”). Is it really a genuine belief that the books are going to lead kids into the occult? Or is there something underlying that belief? Here are a few suggestions on my part. You can run with these or suggest your own.
Your thoughts on these or other reasons and much appreciated!
A simple discussion starter for today: What's your favorite book (besides Harry Potter) that has been challenged or banned (past or pre
For lists of challenged/banned books, see the links in this post.
Thanks to everyone who has been participating in the great discussions of Sorcerer's Stone Week! I'm hoping to catch up with them and join them soon. We're transitioning now into Banned Books Week, which begins today. I won't be doing a “Day 1,” “Day 2,” etc. like with this past week. But be sure to visit often for frequent material this week on Banned Books.
As we all know, our beloved Harry Potter books have been challenged and banned, and at least a few of these challenges have
gotten a lot of attention. So this is a topic that is close to the heart of the Harry Potter fan.
Here's some introductory reading material on banned books to get your week started: