Around the Web: Speak, Gladstone's Library, Harry Potter, and a Quiz
Happy Friday, everyone! I’m writing this from my home office as I lament cold weather and what feels like never-ending snow. Someday, I’ll venture outdoors again, but I’m not sure it’ll be this weekend.
At least there’s always reading!
This week I’ve gathered an article from Speak author Laurie Halse Anderson, a bookish getaway, an update on the value of Harry Potter books, and a fun book quiz. Happy reading!
Talking to Boys about Assault
Speak was one of the first books I ever read about sexual assault. It acted as a jumping off point for further learning, and I think about it regularly as the #MeToo movement grows. So I wanted to share an article from the author, Laurie Halse Anderson, about her experiences talking to students, especially boys, about the novel and the topics it covers.
Ever dream of spending the night at the library? A 130-year-old library in Northern Wales will let you do just that! BookBub has all the details about The Gladstone’s Library, which also acts as a bed and breakfast. With boutique style rooms, each of which has its own collection of books, it sounds like a perfect cozy getaway.
First Edition Harry Potter Books
First edition Harry Potter books have gained quite a bit of value since their initial publication, as one woman learned on Antique Roadshow recently. Her early editions of Philosopher’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets were appraised at £2,000 to £3,000. Read the full story over on Mental Floss.
Movie Remakes of Classic Books
Who’s ready to test their movie knowledge? BuzzFeed has compiled a quiz on movies based on classic novels (not to brag, but I got a perfect score).