Book Review: Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

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In the sixth Odd Thomas novel, a young fry cook who sees dead people continues his sabbatical from the spatula and grill. As in his previous two adventures, he finds trouble brewing in a misnamed California coastal town. In Odd Hours it was Magic Beach, where practically everything in town is named contrary to its nature, where premonitions of nuclear disaster forced him into the role of avenging angel, and where he was joined in ... Read More »

It’s Okay to Ship Non-Canon, From a Canon Shipper’s Point of View

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Non-canon shippers, never fear! Many Harry Potter fans of all canon ships support you. Here's the reassurance you may be needing as you embark into the non-canon part of shipping. Read More »

The Boy Who Lived

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Philosopher's Stone celebrates its 17th anniversary! Read More »

Interview with JR Han

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According to some studies, reading rates among young people is down. However, publisher JR Han plans to engage kids with a new series of books combining Asian mythology and the modern form of the graphic novel. I interviewed JR to find out more about his graphic novels. Why is it valuable/important for teens to read? Comics are a new format invented in 20th century. Comic books are beloved by most generations thanks to the artistic ... Read More »

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test and Its Influence on House Selection

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Does the Myers-Briggs personality test have anything to do with one's Hogwarts house? Read More »

Formulating Love in Harry Potter

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Psychologist Robert Sternberg is famous for formulating a “theory of love” known as the Triangular Theory of Love. It states that ”the three components of love are an intimacy component, a passion component, and a decision/commitment component.” Essentially, in this formula there are three factors in a successful romantic relationship, each equally important: Intimacy: “Which encompasses feelings of attachment, closeness, connectedness, and bondedness.” Passion: “Which encompasses drives connected to both limerence and sexual attraction.” Commitment: “Which ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Dana – June 22, 2014

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DANA Age 24 – USA GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter Fan? Originally I had read the first four books only once in order to impress my older sister. I didn’t really remember the storyline or even had enjoyed it. Seeing the first movie the day it came out in theaters, I went home that night and started rereading the first book. Something inside me clicked and I instantly fell in love with ... Read More »

Book Review: “The Silkworm” by Robert Galbraith

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After months of waiting, we've finally got the official MuggleNet review of "The Silkworm"! Read our thoughts, and then let us know your own! Read More »

10 Things That Mean a Friendship Is Real

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The trio of Harry, Ron, and Hermione are arguably some of the most famous friends in today's society. This is a list of things that mean a friendship is real, inspired by our favorite fictional friends and their relationships. Read More »

Book Review: Turbulence by Samit Basu

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What if, instead of all-American journalist Clark Kent, Superman turns out to be an Indian Air Force pilot named Vir Singh? What if his archnemesis also happens to be his commanding officer? What’s in store for the world when passengers on a flight from London to Delhi suddenly start to present super powers? One of those passengers, a nerdy guy named Aman, has thoroughly studied the prophetic texts on this subject—namely, comic books—but he isn’t ... Read More »