J. K. Rowling makes me laugh.
At the prodding of my kids, I have picked up the Harry Potter series once again. I read novels only at night as I am falling asleep. Too much work the rest of the day. Don’t grow up, kids.
Anyway… I was recently reading in the Order of the Phoenix, when I discovered another reason to laugh. Not out loud. Just a small laugh. A chucklet, perhaps.
Harry is surprised to find a crowd of wizards in the Dursley’s house one night. As they introduce themselves, J. K. Rowling introduces a new wizard, Hestia Jones. When Harry meets her, she is standing by the toaster. Funny. Hestia is the old Roman goddess of the hearth, or fireplace.
I suppose if she were to show up in a modern home, she would, indeed, be interested in the toaster.