On Harry’s 39th birthday I was reflecting on all the amazing things and people that are part of my life that I wouldn’t have had without the Harry Potter fandom. My darling friend Mary Feliz perked up and wanted to know more, so here’s a brief overview of some of the real-life groups that Harry Potter has given the world.Read More »
After two years of build up, planning, and anticipation, my favorite convention in the world has come and gone. And, as always, we packed a lot of living into the long weekend.Read More »
For the whole of my life I’ve been “the book girl,” as in, “You know, Bess. The one who reads all the time?” When I downsized my book collection from over 2,000 to under 600, I also went through a bit of an identity crisis. Am I still me without the number one identifier people have used to pinpoint who I am?
That crisis was eventually resolved by moving to Florida where my library delivers books to my door by the dozen.
During the book purge, when most of my collection went to donations, Kevin asked “What about those? Are you going to stop collecting them?”