January 27th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Shifts, Chapter 30: Missing History, pt. 3

You know, I'm looking at how few things happen between full moons in the spring in OotP. It seems silly to do another interlude with only three chapters in between, so I think I'll skip another one... though it will end up skipping three months! (Okay, sorry. Just thinking out loud there. OotP speeds up so much in the spring--lots of stuff like, "March faded into April..." and "Next thing Harry knew, exams were upon them..." Since I'm trying to be at least a little parallel, I'm moving quickly through time as well, but that's when the difference between my POV choices and JKR's really start to get structurally sticky!)

That said, I'm not there yet, anyway. Dumbledore just arrived and told Sirius, Remus, and Dora about what happened at Hogwarts, then left for his brother's place. Because he completely changed the subject of the conversation, nothing was decided about Dudley's memory.

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Boys and reading

My boss sent out an article today about the widening gap between boys and girls as far as reading is concerned. (Here; you may have to register at the Washington Post if you haven't already.) I wish I couldn't confirm it, but unfortunately, despite our good luck in having a large group of boys who are happy and comfortable hanging out in the library, getting them to crack books is like pulling teeth... no matter what the book, at this age. Reading has already been designated, even by the smart ones, as something boring that they don't want their pals to see them do.

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