#EmptyShelf 2016 #52: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

So, I resisted for ages – I wasn’t sure I’d want to read a screenplay, although I’d love to watch this as some point, but also – having not got into Harry Potter until at least book 4 was published (possibly book 5) – anyway – it was the first film that got me into it – I have now re-read the books several times, and enjoy all kinds of random extra insights – including Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #33-39: Harry Potter Series by @jk_rowling

Well, what does one say about the Harry Potter book series, except that I think I started when book 4 or 5 was out, as I was looking for something rewarding to read after my PhD upgrade viva … since then I have re-read them several times, and at the end of the first year at MMU, wanted that relaxing familiarity … and as always, find a few new things! Now it’s time to rewatch Continue Reading →

[MBTI] Which Harry Potter Character Are You?

Fascinated to see this test come up in my Facebook feed… I’m Ron, apparently… ‘Geeks Are Sexy‘ site suggests that you take this test and then compare the results! drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

Recent Find: Keep Calm and Trust Snape #HarryPotter

Keep Calm and Trust Snape Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Recent Find: #HarryPotter

Keep Calm and Join Dumbledore’s Army Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Propaganda posters as researched for a PhD completed 2004. In 1997, unwittingly wrote the first history of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster, which she now follows with interest. https://twitter.com/ww2poster Like it? Share it…

Review: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter recently rumbled back into town, and the debates amongst the Christian community arose again. To reject the series on principle: because the entire story is set within a world of magic? Or to place it within the canon of British allegorical writers with J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis? J.K. Rowling is a great storyteller, and I’m one of many who has been drawn in. Her stories, although set in a fictional world, chime Continue Reading →

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

The official trailer… looks a bit “Lords of the Rings-ish”, but hopefully not too much so… Part 1, due out 19th November 2010, Part 2, 15th July 2011 drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm & Carry On, digital world, coach, ENFP, @digitalfprint, @ww2poster http://drbexl.co.uk Like it? Share it…

[BOOK REVIEW] Connie Neal, What’s a Christian to do with Harry Potter? 2001

Harry Potter is one of the biggest fictional phenomena in the world, with many growing up with the books and waiting expectantly for the next film. Connie Neal, who does read and enjoy the Harry Potter books, is more concerned with the division that debates have caused. In her dedication she thanks her friend Brooke Boland: Brooke Boland, who forced me to think further than I had at first and realise that Christians on both Continue Reading →