Fan of the Week: Sienna – August 10, 2014


SIENNA Age 12 – Missouri, USA HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I remember when I was younger seeing bits of the movies on TV, and in 1st grade I tried to check out the audio books at my school library, only to discover that you had to be in 3rd grade to check anything Harry Potter related out. Sadly, by the time I reached 3rd grade, I had pretty much forgotten ... Read More »

Five Favourite Characters from the Forgotten Houses part 3


Finally, it is Slytherin’s turn to celebrate some of their best members. Slytherin is too often painted as the evil house, with little or no acknowledgement of how Slytherins have contributed to the series and helped Harry to defeat Voldemort In the last installment of this mini-series, I will highlight five of my favourite Slytherin characters, and why they should make you proud to be sorted into Salazar’s house! 1. Narcissa Malfoy: Okay, she is ... Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: House-elves and Pudding shouldn’t mix

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We start Chamber of Secrets with a look at Harry's horrible summer, a house-elf, and a flying pudding. Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER… Have Grown Up with the Dursleys or the Blacks? #MNWYR

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The Dursleys or the Blacks? Is there a third option? Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Gryffindor Wins!

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We take a look at the last chapter of the first Harry Potter book on Pottermore. It's only the beginning... Read More »

Book Review: The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman

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The conclusion to Lev Grossman's excellent "Magicians" series is finally here! Find out what we thought of "The Magician's Land"! Read More »

Fan of the Week: Laura – August 4, 2014


LAURA Age 27 –  Pampalona, Spain GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? n December, 1999, when the first book had just been translated to Spanish, my best friend told me she had read the first part of what was supposed to be a series of seven books. She told me that magic, wizards, witches and fantasy at its best made their performance into it. She even spoiled me the end, but I ... Read More »

Book Review: The Maze Runner by James Dashner


When Thomas wakes up inside a metal box, he remembers nothing about his former life except his first name. Then the box opens, and he becomes the latest in a series of monthly arrivals in a boys’ camp from hell. The teens live in a Glade at the center of a huge maze. Some of them have been there up to two years. No one has ever found a way out. The walls move during ... Read More »

The Parseltongue Predicament


So, as anyone with a truly inquisitive mind would, I’m going to put my questions out there and hope for an answer (that’s your cue, J.K. Rowling!). Read More »



See UCLA help bring the sport of Quidditch to life! Read More »