The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (1997)

What I find interesting about my history with Harry Potter is that every time I read the series, it seemed to change. I had different opinions, enjoyed different parts, and noticed different things about it. Perhaps that will always happen with every book I reread, perhaps it will stop happening when I stop growing, or perhaps it’s a quirk of the series itself.

But what did I think of it this time, reading it just before my junior year of college? … More The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling (1997)

Experiencing Architecture by Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1962)

This semester, I’m taking a course called Architecture and Society (ARC 308). The professor, Dr. Larry Speck, has a reputation for causing students to switch their major to architecture. So far, I can certainly agree that the class has been important to my intellectual development, so to speak, and has opened my eyes to several interesting … More Experiencing Architecture by Steen Eiler Rasmussen (1962)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)

This book was previously on my Favorites Shelf (both the electronic one and the physical one) with a rating of 5 stars. Though I haven’t re-read the book since first giving it that rating, I’ve simply taken more time to observe and consider the book’s later effects on me and my world views. Since this is, to some extent, a “didactic book” (my name for books that teach), its effect on my mind and not my emotion or imagination are what I’m consider.  … More Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (1937)