Book Review: Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer


Ralph is a geek, but not the type who would ordinarily dream of becoming the hero in a fantasy novel. In fact, Ralph’s boring parents have done their best to instill in him a flat, unheroic, unimaginative character. Their reason is that it is dangerous for members of their family to make wishes. The closest thing to a wish that has ever crossed Ralph’s mind is his dream of being a computer game designer. I ... Read More »

Enter to Win a Magician’s Kit in anticipation of Lev Grossman’s “The Magician’s Land”!

Magician's Land Cover

GIVEAWAY! The final installment of Lev Grossman's Magicians trilogy, The Magician's Land, may not come out until August, but we've got an exciting offer for fans that you can win right now! Read More »

Cell Block Tango: Azkaban Style

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If you're a fan of "Harry Potter" and the musical "Chicago", you'll enjoy seeing what parallels can be made between them. Read More »

Theatre Review: Good People, starring Imelda Staunton


Staunton delivers a magnificent performance as Margie, her comic timing is impeccable, and she had the audience in the palm of her hands from the minute she stepped on to the stage. It is worth mentioning that the play is far from a predictable straightforward comedy, it contains many surprise twists along the way, which left the audience gasping at the performance I saw. Read More »

Book Review: Heartless by Gail Carriger


It’s the fourth book of The Parasol Protectorate, and only the first time that phrase is mentioned in the series. Also known as Alexia Tarabotti novels (though she’s been Lady Maccon since her marriage), they relate the racy, dangerous adventures of a soulless, or preternatural, lady in a steampunk version of Victorian England. Being preternatural means she can turn vampires and werewolves mortal with a touch; she can even exorcise ghosts. Being the wife of ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Destini – June 8, 2014


DESTINI Age 24 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? During my childhood my mom and I moved almost each year and we always had *just* enough to get by, which was my resilient mother, I’m sure. At 10, we had just moved to a new town and I was bored & lonely, miserable as only a kid can be. Mom surprised me with SS. I devoured it, then CoS, then ... Read More »

Potter On Birthdays Past


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’s book What Will Happen In Harry Potter 7. Read More »

Book Review: Odd Interlude by Dean Koontz


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


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 »