Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne

(based on a story by JK Rowling, and in collaboration with John Tiffany) Many years after the end of the Harry Potter series, a new story starts centered on the children of several characters of the original series. In play … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Children's, Drama | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sunday Coffee – A Decade of Rowling

July 2005. Half Blood Prince has just been released, and I’ve still never read Harry Potter. Jason comes home one day, arms laden with HP volumes and a tale of his sister twisting his arm to read them. Okay, okay, … Continue reading

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Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell

It starts with Fangirl. In Fangirl, Cath is just starting college, and she’s more comfortable in her online world. She writes Simon Snow slash fanfiction. Simon Snow is like a Harry Potter stand-in, except in a world where Harry Potter … Continue reading

Posted in 2015, Prose, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Harry Potter Page to Screen, by Bob McCabe

Four years ago, I read Harry Potter: Film Wizardry, which was about the Harry Potter movie series as it existed by that point (ie not all eight movies). Harry Potter Page to Screen covers some of the same areas as … Continue reading

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Throwback: Prisoner of Azkaban

What better way to spend Thanksgiving than to lounge around in warm pjs, with the Macy’s parade on TV, and Prisoner of Azkaban in hand? This is one of my two favorite Harry Potter books. The first time I read … Continue reading

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Throwback: Chamber of Secrets

I have always considered Chamber of Secrets one of my least favorite books in the Harry Potter series. It follows too closely the pattern of the first book, and there are a few scenes in it that just really bore … Continue reading

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Throwback: Sorcerer’s Stone

I am in need of comfort right now. I’m also right smack in the middle of NaNoWriMo, having received a wonderful bit of inspiration when the NaNo team chose to design a cover of my novel for their 30 Covers … Continue reading

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