Author Archives: mnblogger

Fan of the Week: Brittany – October 19, 2014


BRITTANY Age 20 – United States Hufflepuff How did you become a Harry Potter fan? My dad used to read the books to me and my siblings when we were little kids so it just became a heavy presence in my life. Now, more than ten years later, I still read all the books, watch all the movies and just talk about it nonstop. If you could have one prop from the set of the ... Read More »

In celebration of #GLAADSpiritDay: TEN LGBTQ* BOOKS

Spirit Day

From Daniel Radcliffe’s work for Trevor Project and portrayal of Allen Ginsberg, to Jessie Cave’s recent role as Zoe in the film Pride, the Potter cast have shown their support for LGBTQ* individuals over the years, and today millions go purple for Spirit Day in a stand against bullying. Observed annually since 2010, purple symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag. Charlie recommends ten books which celebrate diversity and include LGBTQ* main characters. This Book Is ... Read More »

Why The Harry Potter Fandom Will Endure


I recently served as a panelist for Robercon, a local convention. Our main focus was the endurance of Harry Potter and what the future holds for the series. My fellow panelists and I raised the question, “Will Harry Potter stay around and what might keep it in the hearts of readers in the future?” Read More »

Book Review: The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell


The Sleeper and the Spindle By Neil Gaiman Illustrated by Chris Riddell A wish granted fairytale delight. Originally published as part of the Rags and Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales anthology, this beautiful fairytale by Neil Gaiman has now been sent out into the world on a quest of its own, to fight battles in book shops and seek its very own happily ever after. If you thought you knew the tale of Snow ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Layla – October 12, 2014


LAYLA Age 21 – Sydney Slytherin How did you become a Harry Potter fan My father started reading the first book to me when I was in kindergarten – true, he was no Stephen Fry, but there was something refreshing about the way his Japanese accent worked its way into his Voldemort voice, and I was immediately hooked. Since then, I’ve grown a budding affection for the series (a slight understatement, perhaps) and it has ... Read More »

The Importance of Words


It's incredible just how important languages and words in general can be. In the muggle world, they are tools for communication, but they are also mirrors of our cultures. Language is equally important in the Wizarding World, just think that controlling magic is very close to impossible without words. Words are power. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Sydney – October 5, 2014


  SYDNEY Age 19 – Washington Slytherin How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan when I was 8 years old. Ever since starting the series I knew I was a truly supposed to be a wizard. 😉 After getting one of my best friends to love the series as much as I did, we had many adventures together – waiting 14 hours in line for Deathly Hallows Part ... Read More »