5 Reasons Why the Wizarding World Is Completely Backwards

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It’s all good fun until you’re told you’ve got to take a rowboat to get to class. Read More »

Famous People Also Love “Potter”

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The "Harry Potter" fandom is huge; even the people we admire are obsessed with this series. Here's a list of some famous people who love The Boy Who Lived as much as we do. Read More »

Book Review: Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson

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In The Tomb, Repairman Jack saved New York from a cargo ship full of monsters out of mankind’s darkest, oldest nightmare. In the sequel, Legacies, he helped his client figure out why a bunch of Saudi-oil-backed mercenaries were willing to kill for a secret hidden in her late father’s brownstone. By the time I came to Book 3 in this sixteen-book series, I didn’t know whether to expect a straight mystery-thriller or a novel of ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Khairunnisa – June 1, 2014

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KHAIRUNNISA Age 25 – Kajang, Malaysia RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was 13, and I watched the first movie. When I was younger, I was always fascinated by any magical stories, and Harry Potter sucked me right in and I never got out! I then borrowed the books from my friend (because my mum won’t buy them for me) and continued being enchanted by it continuously. I now am a ... Read More »

Something Wicked This Way Comes: “Macbeth” Allusions in the “Harry Potter” Series

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Authors throughout time have been known to borrow many of William Shakespeare's themes, character qualities, and plots for their own works. J.K. Rowling borrows several ideas from Shakespeare's Scottish play Macbeth, such as lines and themes from the witches and the concept of a ruthless female villain. Read More »

A Misunderstanding About Gryffindor House

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What exactly do people often overlook about Gryffindor House? People often believe that the value of a Gryffindor student is measured primarily on his or her athleticism, but one's sense of strength goes far beyond pure physical strength. Read More »

Why the Triwizard Tournament is Like a Lease Agreement

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Adult-aged "Potter" fans! Ever feel tied down to a lease agreement? Sort of like submitting your name to the Goblet of Fire, right? Here’s a list of how they are similar, hopefully to make you laugh in what is potentially a stressful time. Read More »

Book Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm – The Official Movie Prequel by Greg Keyes

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At the end of the 2011 film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," roughly 200 apes (chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas) escape captivity in San Francisco, California and clash with police and local authorities on the Golden Gate Bridge. Following the skirmish, the apes... Read More »

Book Review: Legacies by F. Paul Wilson

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Jack, last name withheld, lives off the grid in New York City. He has no Social Security Number. He pays no income taxes. All his IDs are fake. As far as officialdom is concerned, he doesn’t exist. And that’s the way he likes it. “Repairman Jack,” as he is professionally known, fixes problems for a living. When people come to his website looking for someone to fix their broken appliances, he ignores them. When they ... Read More »

Harry Potter and the 9 Personality Types

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Enneagrams (from the Greek word ennea, meaning “nine”) are “models of human personality” that are interconnected can be formed into a circular diagram. Or, in plain English, it’s like a personality test with nine possible outcomes that are all related to one another in different ways. Naturally, upon reading about enneagrams, I wanted to see if I could assign a character from Harry Potter to each personality type. First, here’s a few things to know about ... Read More »