Reread books you loved 5 years ago because this time around it will be so much better and you will understand so much more.
"I think I’d most like to spend a day with Harry. I’d take him out for a meal and apologize for everything I’ve put him through." J.K Rowling.
Happy Birthday, Jo! Thank you for existing and creating the amazing world all of us love and will cherish forever! (July 31st, 1965)
From the Magazine archives—
In honor of author J.K. Rowling’s 49th birthday:
Potter scholar John Granger, AB’83, puts Rowling’s series on a shelf with Bram Stoker, Geoffrey Chaucer, Jane Austen, and other Great Books authors.
“Harry Potter didn’t just drop out of the sky,” Granger says. “People may be uncomfortable using the tools we use on William Shakespeare and Dante Alighieri on Joanne Rowling, but she’s writing in a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages and stretches all the way up from Samuel Taylor Coleridge through C.S. Lewis.”
Illustrations by Rik Olson
Happy Birthday, Harry
When people say “You’ve changed” there’s a 95% chance that you just stopped acting the way they wanted you to.
Anonymous (via suckstho)
of course I’ve got books that I love reading over and over and books that have consumed my entire being time after time but nothing beats reading a book for the first time. everything is a surprise and the way that makes my heart feel as I read is the greatest feeling I’ve ever had.