This week’s Dispatches are not a size 000.
Happy Friday, Persephoneers! Let’s work on our night cheese, and catch up on some stories that caught my attention this past week.
Newt Scamander will probably not be a person of color in the recently announced Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them movies. When some relatively “unknown” white British male of medium height and with floppy, hipster “I don’t care” hair in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties gets cast, the internet will fall all over themselves to find out every detail about this man and begin worshipping him blindly. The fans who supported casting an actor of color will be resigned to the fact that yet again, the opportunity for “progressive” or “risky” casting is dismissed in favor of safe casting choices in a guaranteed box office smash. Read More Tumblr May Be Right: Why Newt Scamander Should Be a PoC
And that title is most likely the last time I will write “FTW” this year. Well, apart from that second time. And in the tags. Read More YA FTW!
Twilight first came to my attention when I heard cries of, “Move over Harry Potter!” One was not amused. I’m part of the Harry Potter Generation and, well, I heart Harry. So I picked up Twilight in early 2009, wanting to see what the fuss was all about, and found myself ordering the other three books of The Twilight Saga within a couple of days. Read More The Bella Swan Saga: A Perspective
Welcome back, book clubbers! I’ve been spending my free time with the Google, trying to find the very best Potter info on the web for our background discussion today. Boy howdy, there is a lot of Potter info on the web, so we’re going to do this a little differently. Read More Persephone Book Club “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (or Philosopher’s) Stone” Pt. 2
I can’t think of a better place for an online book club than a blog for bookish ladies. At the suggestion of the amazing @slaybelle, we decided that there was no better way to follow up Middlemarch Madness than to read some of the wonderful books from the bracket together. Read More Introducing the Persephone Book Club