Potter On Birthdays Past

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This happens to be my birthday weekend, so I was being a bit reflective this morning and was thinking about what past birthdays have brought. One that stood out in particular was my twelfth birthday. One year after I should have gotten my Hogwarts letter, I celebrated my birthday by going to see Mugglenet’s own Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen at a nearby bookstore where they would be talking about Mugglenet.com’s book What Will Happen In Harry Potter 7. Read More »

Book Review: Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz

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This book bills itself as “A Special Odd Thomas Adventure.” Its main character describes it as a “detour from the main arc of my journey.” In this list of the works of Dean Koontz, extremely prolific horror maven that he is, it is listed separately from the canonical series of (so far) seven Odd Thomas novels. And before being published in a single paperback volume, it was originally rolled out as a three-part series of ... Read More »

A Muggle’s guide to the MuggleNet OWLs

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In spirit of the swiftly approaching MuggleNet OWLs, or Ordinary Wizarding Levels, I thought I’d put together a list of references and little tidbits of information to help with test prep. Read More »

Five Coveted Autographs from BEA!

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See which autographs were most coveted at this year's Book Expo America - and don't forget to enter our contest to win a promotional t-shirt for Robert Galbraith's "The Silkworm"! Read More »

Book Review: The Serpent’s Shadow by Rick Riordan

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The third and (for now) final book in The Kane Chronicles begins with an apology “for any inconvenience the end of the world may have caused you.” As the story unfolds, narrated alternately by siblings Carter and Sadie Kane, you’ll become increasingly inclined to accept their apology. Some catastrophes are really hard to prevent. And though the young Kanes often feel responsible even for things that are out of their control, they are finally ready ... Read More »

Fantasy Mash-Up: Book Review of “The Weirding Willows”

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What do the Wicked Witch, Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein, the Cheshire Cat, and Alice from Wonderland all have in common? Check out the graphic novel "The Weirding Willows", out July 1st, and find out! Read More »

Free Books and Autographing Authors: The Best of BEA 2014

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Book Expo America 2014 in New York City brought the likes of Rainbow Rowell, Cassandra Clare, Garth Nix, Eoin Colfer, Stan Lee, and more together under one roof. Didn't get to attend? Don't worry - MuggleNet has got you covered! Plus, we've got a flash giveaway for a promotional "Silkworm" shirt - enter after the jump! Read More »

Theatre Review: Just Jim Dale

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Though his Potter experience ultimately takes up less than 5 percent of the show’s narrative (though it included a fabulous anecdote about how he came up with the voice of Dobby) Jim’s retelling of the rest of his own life story is no less magical. He talks at length about his career as a singer/songwriter, for instance. Did you know Jim Dale had a brief stint as a British-teen singing-sensation? Read More »

Book Review: Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

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In the fourth Odd Thomas novel, a twenty-one-year-old ghost-whisperer continues his sabbatical from his career as a fry-cook. Every time he tries to get away from the stress of dealing with the dead, trouble finds him—bigger and nastier than ever. His small hometown in the Mojave desert wasn’t peaceful enough. His retreat to a mountaintop monastery was spoiled by a terrifying ordeal. And now it seems he can’t even lie low on a sunny California ... Read More »

Book Review: Take Back The Skies by Lucy Saxon

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A thrilling debut novel from an author whose career promises to go full-steam ahead. Lucy Saxon’s Take Back The Skies offers a solid world of political intrigue, twists, turns and dash of young love. Read More »