“Ready Player One” Book Review

In 2011, Ernest Cline’s debut novel hit the shelves full-force. After a massive bidding war with publishers, it found a home at Random House and quickly rose to be a bestseller. This Science Fiction dystopia resonates with readers immensely, because it has something for everyone, from environmental repercussions and opulent consumerism, to pop-culture, nostalgia and …

Top 5 Books: Required Reading for Ravenclaw House (By Mic Parker)

“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw, If you’ve a ready mind, Where those of wit and learning, Will always find their kind.” Though I am admittedly a Slytherin, Ravenclaw has always been my favorite house. The colors are blue and bronze, their common room is at the top of a tall spiral staircase and, well, …

‘Top 5 Books: Required Reading for Gryffindor House’

“You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart.” Those of us who identify as Gryffindor might be accused of being a bit narcissistic, what with our heritage lying in the hands of such heroes as Albus Dumbledore, Minerva McGonagall, Hermione Granger, and Mr. Harry …

‘Top 5 Books: Required Reading for Slytherin House’ by Mic Parker

“Or perhaps in Slytherin, You’ll make your real friends, Those cunning folk use any means, To achieve their ends.” Slytherins tend to be ambitious, shrewd and cunning. We make strong, achievement-oriented leaders with highly developed senses of self-preservation. According to Albus Dumbledore, the qualities which Salazar Slytherin valued in the students he chose included cleverness, resourcefulness, …