Book Review: Plague World by Dana Fredsti

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Finally, a zombie apocalypse series I can get behind! Dana Fredsti’s Ashley Parker trilogy* Plague Town, Plague Nation, and the recently released conclusion Plague World** consist of all the excitement and suspense you wanted in The Walking Dead minus the disappointments. This series is a must read for zombie enthusiasts as Fredsti delivers a gutsy heroine for the ages. Said heroine is Ashley Parker, a twenty-nine-year-old college student who survives a nasty bite from a ... Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Dobby is Freeeeeee!

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As we wrap up the second book in the series, Harry descends into the Chamber of Secrets to discover the Heir of Slytherin. Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Spiders and Serpents

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In this installment of Pottermore Moments Revisited, we take a look at that chapters that caused so many fans to develop two major fears. Read More »

Fan of the Week: Mehreen – September 7, 2014

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MEHREEN Age 20 – Scotland Slytherin How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was 7 years old and I’d heard about this Harry Potter film coming out.  For my birthday I got the first 3 books from my parents . Within the first chapter of the first book my hometown was mentioned on page 10, and I was like OMG!!! The author knows my town – I knew then I was hooked for ... Read More »

Scar Tissue

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I’m not sure we’ll ever really know exactly what Harry thought or felt about his scar, or what it was like to have that be the center of most people’s attention. As for me, though, I can honestly say that I’ve grown to love my scar tissue. Read More »

5 Potter characters stories Jo should cover on Pottermore

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Since the books ended, fans have been hungry for more info on the many characters of the Harry Potter series. While we have gotten a glimpse into the personal histories of characters like Remus Lupin and Minerva McGonagall, there are several other fascinating characters whose lives and loyalties haven't been fully explained in the canon. I've compiled a list of five characters I hope JK Rowling will cover in subsequent Pottermore chapters so the fandom can get to know some minor characters in the series better. Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…Be Stranded at Gringotts or Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes? #MNWYR

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Vaults filled with money or a shop filled with pranks? Read More »

Book Review: Showrunners: The Art of Running A TV Show by Tara Bennett

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When watching television shows, we usually get so swept up in the story that we don’t stop to think about all the work that goes on behind the scenes. Keeping a show on the air depends heavily on keeping audiences interested and maintaining a healthy story arc. Who is in charge of keeping the ship afloat? That would be the showrunners. Read More »

Grieftime by Heather Bulpett

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Grieftime is a dystopian novel set in England at some point in the future. It is based largely around the story of Lyn, a thirty-something widow whose grieftime has been cut short. In this dystopian society, once a woman runs the course of her schooling and years of working she is put into a pool to be selected for marriage. If selected, she has to marry whoever chooses her and she becomes that man’s property. If her husband dies, she is allotted a certain number of weeks of grieftime before being placed back in the pool. She will have to marry up to three times, after that she is allowed out of the pool. Read More »

Book Review: “What If?” by Randall Munroe

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Many of you know Randall Munroe as the author and illustrator of the three-times-a-week web comic xkcd. For the uninitiated, it is a comic "of romance, sarcasm, math, and language." About two years ago, Munroe started a sort of "Dear Abbey" portion of the website, called What If?, where readers would write in and ask ridiculous hypothetical questions that Munroe would use his knowledge of physics (along with input from professionals in various fields) to answer completely seriously. The What If? book compiles many of the entries from the website, along with some new ones, and reproduces them in all of their glory - except the mouse-over text, of course. Read More »