Monday, February 17, 2014


This is a site that JK Rowling put together to further experience the Harry Potter story.

If you like the books you may find being a Hogwarts student very interesting.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I'm Back

It has been a long time since I have posted.  I have actually been feeling under the weather for some time now and didn't get to the doctor until this week.  The diagnosis was sinus infection and a regimen of antibiotics.  I likely should have asked in December, but I didn't.  Either way I have some catching up to do.

First we met in January and discussed Peter Pan, my reading caused me to select the next book, but more on that later.  Some had gone above and beyond in the discussion reading much deeper into the works of Barrie and adding detail to Peter and Wendy that one couldn't get just by reading he one book.  The collection of Barrie's surrounding Peter Pan can be found here Adventures of Peter Pan.  In addition through a little digging in Wikipedia, watching a movie with my wife and general meandering I found much interesting about Barrie and a tie back to another famous children's author.

Wikipedia has information on Barrie here (J. M. Barrie in wikipedia) and you can find out about the children he took care of and the one that Peter was patterned after, how the statue of Peter Pan appeared in Kensington Gardens, and why Barrie didn't really like it.

For the tie to another children's author you would need to dig a little bit but here is the author that was published by one of Barrie's step sons (Peter) (Peter publishes someone now famous).  In addition you could find out more about her in the movie (Saving Mr. Banks).

Because the book was considerably more violent and dark then I had expected I thought it might be interesting to read something contemporary in the same type of genre.  I chose Harry Potter and picked the first book (Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone).  I hope everyone will enjoy the book and bring some interesting insights in March.

I will be updating the book list, you can find it here.  Please let me know if I missed one or if you have a suggestion for the next book, and especially if you would like to host a book club.