J.K. Rowling Secretly Buys Childhood Home That Started It All

J.K. Rowling Secretly Buys Childhood Home That Started It All

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Long before the world-renowned author became a staple for bookshelves everywhere, she was growing up in the magical church cottage that inspired it all. Located in the quaint village of Tutshill, Gloucestershire, the home is anything but lacking in serene views and mystical quirks, including an under-stairs cupboard that may sound familiar to fans of the series, and a bedroom wall with a scribbled marking “Joanne Rowling slept here circa 1982”. Rowling reportedly spent the formative years of her life, age nine to eighteen, there with her family and later purchased it back again under her married name. image via …

Think You Understand An Old Book? Think Again!

Think You Understand An Old Book? Think Again!

Do you remember reading those curriculum books when you were in school? Do books like Diary of a Young Girl, Animal Farm, or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ring any bells? If so, what would you think if I was to say that what you understood about those books you read as a child will now be very different now as an adult?   image via pbs     Vivian Gornick’s new book, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, discusses this exactly. In her book, she writes how re-reading a book as an older woman has shown she has a different …