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Never Too Late – Picking up Harry Potter as an Adult

When I started dating my current boyfriend, he decided it was time to finally pick up Harry Potter, if only for the sake of our relationship. Otherwise, how could he hope to communicate with a girlfriend who speaks in 50 percent Harry Potter quotes? Ever wondered what your impression of the books would be if you picked them up in your mid-twenties, two decades after they came out? Wondering if it’s worth your time to jump on the bandwagon now if you missed the boat so many years ago? Let’s ask him and find out! Continue reading Never Too Late – Picking up Harry Potter as an Adult

To the Tune of Harry Potter: Top Potter Inspired Songs

Loving Harry Potter as a child and loving music used to be two separate entities in my life. As I grew older, I learned there was a whole world of Harry Potter-related music waiting to be explored. For this Harry Potter Week, I’ve decided to focus on some of my favorite Harry Potter inspired music (mostly of the parody variety).

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Peering Through the Mist: The Houses of Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

J.K. Rowling has been hyping up this year’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
with periodic updates on Pottermore. Due November 18th, the film follows British wizard Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and the hijinks that ensue in 1926 New York when magical creatures escape from his briefcase. Rowling’s new series of Pottermore writing focuses on magic in North America, finally expanding the horizons of the Wizarding World beyond Great Britain. While exciting, the installment about Ilvermorny, the American magical school, leaves something to be desired. Hogwarts, A History it is not. ilvermorny

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Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016

imageIt’s that time! Every year Daily Geekette dedicates one week to J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter in honor of their birthdays. This year is super exciting for the HP fans! The anticipated movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is due out in November. And from Pottermore’s new lore about American wizards, to a hotly-debated play, there’s plenty of magic to go around! Continue reading Welcome to Harry Potter Week: 2016