Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

Harry Potter Party



Remus Lupin and Nymphadora Tonks enjoy their time at the party.



Tonks is wearing her Weird Sisters shirt.



Don't make the werewolf angry.

By the way...
At midnight tonight, Severus Snape will be vindicated!

Comments

Erica said…
Very nice :-) Did you stay up all night reading the book?
Xindaeltal said…
Werewolves disgust me. Muggles who become wizards through intention are better!
Xindaeltal said…
You were right Rick, you were right.