In Defense of Ginny Weasley

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Ginny Weasley gets a lot of hate in the fandom, and given that we so often criticize those who don’t read the books, I have to wonder why. Although the film franchise did not do the youngest Weasley justice, anyone who read the books knows Ginny is one fierce lady. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Julia – March 23, 2014

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JULIA Age 16 – Michigan, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? For years people told me that I had to read this series; that reading it would make my life complete.  The problem was, none of our local libraries carried any copies.  (I lived in a very religious area that had deemed the books satanic.  Crazy, right?)  Eventually, when I was visiting my cousin I found the series at the local library ... Read More »

Which Pet Would You Bring?

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As we learned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, first year students are encouraged to bring a small animal along with them for their time at Hogwarts. While all of the conventional pets are represented throughout the series, the advantages and disadvantages of each is barely touched upon. What significance would each pet have on a student's experience at Hogwarts? Read More »

Book Review: House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

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House of Ivy & Sorrow, by Natalie Whipple, is a dark magickal tale about love and sacrifice. Josephine Hemlock, like her mother, grandmother, and all female relatives before her, is a witch. She lives in a world where all magick is considered... Read More »

Which ‘Deathly Hallows’ Ending Did You Prefer?

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At the end of Deathly Hallows, Harry is faced with what to do with the three Hallows. The stone, he discards in the forest. The cloak, he keeps as an inheritance. But the wand finds two different endings. Read More »

What to Do If You’re Falling Out of Love with ‘Harry Potter’

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What to do if you’re falling out of love with Harry Potter. Read More »

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 »