Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Movies That Show One Person Really Can Make a Difference

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish. I don't talk about politics on this blog for the most part. Mostly because I think it can be very divisive and because there are very few people whose minds are going to change because of it--no matter how … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Movies That Show One Person Really Can Make a Difference

Top Ten Tuesday: 5 of My Audiobook Experiences

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about audio, so I thought I'd talk about audiobooks. I don't tend to listen to a lot of them unless I'm actively doing something like dishes or folding laundry or driving because otherwise my … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 5 of My Audiobook Experiences

10 of Hermione Granger’s Favorite TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. Hermione Granger admittedly does not watch a lot of television--she's too busy running the Ministry of Magic to have time for that kind of muggle pursuit. However, everyone needs a way to unwind and Hermione's guilty pleasure involves accessing her secret DVR … Continue reading 10 of Hermione Granger’s Favorite TV Shows

Top Ten Tuesday: If I Had a Fully Loaded Gift Card…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature brought to you by the Broke and the Bookish. Normally I try to avoid 'what if' scenarios because they usually mean I am spending way too much time dwelling on things that probably won't happen (and the less time we can all spend worrying the better). But even … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: If I Had a Fully Loaded Gift Card…

Top Ten Tuesday: Where are they now? Children’s and YA Characters I’d Like Epilogues For

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic is all about childhood characters we'd like to revisit in their adult years. I think it is fair to say that I was a bit obsessed with Meg Cabot as a teenager. I read almost all of her series … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Where are they now? Children’s and YA Characters I’d Like Epilogues For

Rest In Peace, Alan Rickman

It's really hard when you lose great artists. Or when you lose people who represent your childhood. Even though you never would have met them, and there's no way they could know that they had an influence on your life, it's still painful to lose them. I was so sorry to lose both David Bowie … Continue reading Rest In Peace, Alan Rickman

Baking for Bookworms: A Discussion of the Harry Potter Series and Treacle Tart

I could probably come up with ways to write about Harry Potter forever, but as with all things, sadly our Harry Potter series is coming to an end. But what better way to end our Harry Potter Baking for Bookworms series than with Harry's favorite treat: treacle tart. Treacle tart makes its appearance in several … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: A Discussion of the Harry Potter Series and Treacle Tart

Baking for Bookworms: French Onion Soup from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

There's nothing better on a gloomy fall day than soup. Especially if it's French onion soup inspired by Harry Potter...It's the little things in life, really.¬†French onion soup will always have a special place in my heart. This is by no means a quick recipe, but the flavor explosion is well worth the effort. The … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: French Onion Soup from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Baking for Bookworms: Crystalized Pineapple from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Happy Halloween, everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays, and there's no better way to celebrate than with some sweet treats. Since the base of these lovely sweets is pineapple (which is a fruit, so it's healthy...) you'll get a wonderful tangy treat to go with your caramel apples, popcorn balls, and chocolate. Crystallized … Continue reading Baking for Bookworms: Crystalized Pineapple from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

DIY: Quidditch Letterman’s Jacket Cardigan

Last week I showed you how to make the Snitch earrings that I'm wearing as part of my outfit for my cousin's bat mitzvah. Because the theme of the evening is pajamas and jerseys, I thought this fantasy inspired sports look would both fit the theme and be a bit more of a costume, since … Continue reading DIY: Quidditch Letterman’s Jacket Cardigan