Create Your Own Felix Felicis Necklace

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Just in time for St Patty's Day, create your own necklace of liquid luck! This was originally a Christmas ornament I made, but I see no reason why you can't add a longer chain and wear it around your neck for a little extra luck. It's really simple to make. All you need is a glass vial, gold seed beads, decoupage glue, a silver chain, and an optional four leaf clover charm. Read More »

Cardiff Film and Comic Con

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March 1-2, 2013. March 1 is always seen as a special day in Wales, traditionally celebrating the life of the country's patron saint, St David. However this year the first weekend of March was particularly busy as MuggleNet had the privilege of attending Cardiff Film and Comic Con. Read More »

Book Review: The Sign of (the) Four by Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle Recommended Ages: 12+ The second book of the Sherlock Holmes canon was first published in 1890 under the five-word title The Sign of the Four. Since then, it has often been republished under the four-word title The Sign of Four. The confusion actually originates in the book itself, in which both phrases are used interchangeably. Although Holmes did not really become a hit until Conan Doyle ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Aimee – March 16, 2014

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AIMEE Age 30 – Washington, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I have always loved to read, but actually did not start to read the books until Book 4 was released. A friend of mine had the book, and I started reading it out of boredom. Of course, that was the beginning of the end, as I got so in to the book, I went out and bout 1 – 4 for ... Read More »

Book Review: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

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The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan Recommended Ages: 12+ In Book 2 of the “Kane Chronicles,” the Texas-based author of the “Tres Navarre” mysteries cleverly uses hilarious, romantic, magical, and thrill-packed entertainment to educate young adults about ancient Egyptian mythology. He’s very sneaky that way. But we’re not surprised, since he did the same thing with Greek mythology in the “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series. Ditto Roman mythology in the “Heroes of Olympus” ... Read More »

Top 10 Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes

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Where would the world be without our favorite wizard pranksters? I’ve compiled a list of my top ten favorite Weasley products. Enjoy! Read More »

Harry’s Hair

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Known in the books for having "jet black", permanently untidy hair, Harry Potter's ever-changing hairdo throughout the films has caused both frustration and satisfaction from the fans. In this editorial, I examine each of Harry's many hairstyles and gauge how close they are to the books' description. I also included some reaction GIFs on what I've noticed has been the general opinion on each look in the Harry Potter fandom. Read More »

Book Review: A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle Recommended Ages: 12+ When detective fiction was still in its infancy, in the year 1887, this novel first appeared in an issue of Beeton’s Christmas Annual. Just imagine: it was the first anyone had ever heard of Sherlock Holmes! Then a young physician, just starting to stretch his literary muscles, Arthur Conan Doyle here created a character who has become one of the most enduring figures in ... Read More »

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Recommended Ages: 13+ What happens when a filmmaker, vintage photograph collector, and author of a reference work on Sherlock Holmes decides to write a YA novel? What happens is this creepy, funny, weird fantasy involving monsters, time travel, and children with super powers, all accompanied by an atmospheric selection of black-and-white photos. Our narrator on this journey is sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman, a smart-mouthed rich kid from ... Read More »

10 Potter Ladies Who Kick Butt

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Minerva McGonagall: Professor McGongall doesn’t put up with anyone’s crap. Minerva is tough but good-hearted and never goes down without a fight, standing alongside Harry and the trio until the end of the battle. Hermione Granger: Hermione is a given on this list. She uses magic to defeat everyone from schoolyard bullies to the most evil wizard of all time. Hermione is powerful and clever enough to destroy the Horcruxes and helps Harry every step ... Read More »