When my students ask me, “What can you DO with a Classics major?” I answer:
“Well, you pretty much have two options. You can either become a Latin teacher… or you can be a world famous novelist.”
J. K. Rowling majored in the same thing I did, folks. But she’s got more money. It’s okay, though. I’m glad she did it, because it means her Latin is pretty darn accurate, excepting the nonsense words. And I can use things like the subject heading of this post to teach students the meaning of words like “accusative case.”
Regardless of our respective tax brackets (which probably have no bearing to one another anyway as we live in different countries), J. K. makes me happy with her books. They are good and fun and I don’t care if she’s not Tolstoy. I don’t require Tolstoy from a book. In fact, I put Tolstoy down a few times, and never finished Anna Karenina. I’ll try again later.
All of this is to say, it’s full-blown Harry Potter madness here in lecti-land. I am in the middle of crocheting myself a fabulous pink wig to wear to the release party in Hillsborough (yes,
, I said Hillsborough – y’all have the best party, I’m told). I designed a Weird Sisters logo to iron on to a T-shirt and then accentuate with fabric paint. Tomorrow I’m going shopping for jeans to tear up (thrift store!) and wacky socks (Target!). I’m going to have fun if it kills me. I am not going to the Raleigh preview for the new movie tomorrow though, as I’ve decided it’s more hassle than it’s worth. It’ll be the same movie in a couple of weeks.
What are you doing for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?