Friday, December 13, 2013

Six of the best fictional holiday parties

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, Chrissie Gruebel tagged six top fictional holiday parties, including:
The Yule Ball
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, by J.K. Rowling

A party you can spend 3 hours getting ready for is the greatest gift of all. And Hermione does it right—she makes an entraaaaance like Diana Ross sans the Supremes and looking so totally different than she does every day of her life that her best friends don’t even recognize her. A party is not a party if you’re not making everyone fall in love with you. And at the Yule Ball, holiday love and magic are real. Plus, it’s always fun to watch a bunch of old wizards (um, people) loosen up and dance to a band called the Weird Sisters. Take notes.
Read about another entry on the list. 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire made John Mullan's list of ten of the best graveyard scenes in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue