Which Director Did It Best?

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Every hardcore Harry Potter fan is very opinionated about the movie adaptation of their favorite series, whether it be good or bad. Many of those fans also have their favorite director of the Potter films, which has caused many conflicts in the fandom. So which director is really the best? You can decide for yourself, but I decided to weigh the general consensus of positives and negatives that came which each director. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Caitlin – July 6, 2014

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CAITLIN Age 22 – USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? Originally, I wasn’t. I started reading them (yes by myself) when I was 8- in 2000. It was after a spelling test, and I had finished really quickly, so my teacher had me pick a book off the shelf. A few of my classmates’ parents had been reading the books to them, and they said they were good, so I figured ... Read More »

Book Review: City of Heavenly Fire (TMI #6) by Cassandra Clare

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City of Heavenly Fire is easily my favorite book in the Mortal Instruments series. I felt like it did a wonderful job of tying up Clary and Jace's story, connecting with Tessa's, Jem's and Wills, as well as, revving us up for the next series featuring new players - Emma and Jules. Read More »

Book Review: Boys of Blur by N. D. Wilson

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Random House sent me a copy of this latest book by the author of the 100 Cupboards and Ashtown Burials series. I thank the author and his wife for arranging it, and apologize for once again taking so long over such a short book. Released in April 2014, it is as Heather Wilson described it to me, a mash-up of “Beowulf + football + Florida swamps.” As befits a book based on an epic poem—the ... Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Welcome to Diagon Alley!

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In part three of the Pottermore Revisited series, Harry visits the magical street of Diagon Alley for the first time, and I get a bit of a shock with wand selection. Read More »

Book Review: The Haunted Air by F. Paul Wilson

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When the vultures were circling over the carcass of Borders Bookstores, I swooped down on one of the clearance sales and picked up this book. Then I found out it was the sixth installment in the Repairman Jack series. It has perched ruefully on my bookcase since then, waiting for the day when I finally read the five books before it. Getting there has been a challenge. Some of the earlier volumes in the series ... Read More »

Book Review: Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

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This book was quirky, cute and fun. I wouldn't expect anything less after reading Hawkin's Hex Hall trilogy, which I also adore. Playing like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in more than one way), Rebel Belle is fast-paced and action-packed. Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: The Drab Dursleys

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In part 2 of our Pottermore Moments Revisited series, we finally meet Harry, who's drab life with the Dursleys is about to change... Read More »

Book Review: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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Everyone who meets Don Quixote is amazed that one and the same person can be so wise and well-spoken regarding most things, and so completely insane when it comes to chivalry and the deeds of knight-errantry. Really a sensible old country gentleman, he has had his head turned by “books of chivalry”—romances about the apocryphal acts of apocryphal knights, their quests and amours, their saintly virtues and their military exploits. At times it seems possible ... Read More »

11 Problems Only Sidekicks Will Understand

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