While reading The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson (2018), I came across this sentence.
"Joanie and Chris were dressed as Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, who, Joanie often insisted, should have ended up together" (p. 303).
So do you remember who Hermione ended up with? Who do you think it should have been? Now see a YouTube explanation of what J. K. Rowling did — and maybe more importantly, why she did it. Please weigh in with your thoughts.
Definition = to bring one's weight or influence to bear especially as a participant, contributor, or mediator weighed in with an opinion.
If you want to see the painting of the Mona Lisa or the statue of Venus de Milo, the Louvre museum in Paris said recently that it has put nearly half a million items from its collection online for the public to visit free of charge.
Venus is "famous" in my family because that's how my parents met. My dad was coming from his high school art class with another boy, on the way to wash their hands in the boys' restroom. They had been drawing the famous Venus, with chalk I think. I remember seeing some of Dad's artwork done in chalk. The other fellow said, "Elmer, there's your red-headed Venus." And he pointed at my mom, who was on duty checking hall passes. A couple of decades later, I took art from the same teacher at the same high school, and she remembered teaching my dad.
Seeing the doll with red hair gave me an idea, and I "got back" at Mom by naming it Venus. My mother laughed at the joke, and I still have this silly doll. Every time I notice it, I think of my parents in high school, seeing each other for the first time. It makes me smile because Venus, the Roman goddess of love, brought my parents together.