Leopold Broom Investigates: Short Musing on Whether Reading Makes You Smarter

by Lee Cross There’s this commonly held idea, mostly amongst non-readers (by far the most commonly occurring group I find), that reading makes you smart, or perhaps smarter. Honestly, I’ve never believed this to be true – seriously. Of course, reading books can make smarter, but it all depends on which books you prefer to … Continue reading Leopold Broom Investigates: Short Musing on Whether Reading Makes You Smarter

Reflections on Harry Potter Turning 20

by Lee Cross [There’s going to be spoilers – apologies] It made the news this year, which is a mark of the greatness of J.K. Rowling’s achievement, but Harry Potter has now be around for 20 years! …and honestly I’m amazed because they feel as current now in the popular psyche as they did when … Continue reading Reflections on Harry Potter Turning 20