Robbie Reviews “The Enchantress Returns” by Chris Colfer

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Collection spells are not just for debt collectors who want to put the hoodoo on a delinquent customer. In Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories series, they are the framework for a quest-like adventure through a magic world teeming with fairy-tale heroes and villains. The first book, The Wishing Spell, was all about a shopping list of magical items that twins Alex and Conner Bailey needed to assemble in order to get home to the “Other ... Read More »

In Defense of Cho

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We all remember Cho Chang as Harry's notorious crush during his early teenage years, but does Cho Chang have more relevance to Harry's future than we may have initially thought? Read More »

Fan of the Week: Johanna – July 27, 2014

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JOHANNA Age 16 –  United States GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan through my sister. When I was in kindergarten she started to read the books and we would act out the scenes together, even though I had never read the books or even knew what I was doing. I don’t remember the first time I read a Harry Potter book, I just know they have ... Read More »

Five Favorite Characters from the “Forgotten Houses” part 2

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Hufflepuffs, it's your turn! It seems Hufflepuffs are always getting the short end of the stick - losing Quidditch games, for example, and having a reputation, according to Ron, for being push-overs. Even when they got a chance at glory with Cedric, he ended up dead. It seems Hufflepuff just can't win. But here are five fantastic 'Puffs to make you proud! Read More »

Book Review: The Dragon’s Lair by Elizabeth Haydon

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The Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme, allegedly discovered in an archeological dig and reconstructed by an expert scholar, relate the experiences of a young explorer in a long-ago world full of magical races, objects, and stories. In this third book, following The Floating Island and The Thief Queen’s Daughter, Ven and his friends flee from the frying pan to the fire. By “frying pan” I mean the Inner Market, walled up inside the Gated City, ... Read More »

Book Review: Sky Raiders by Brandon Mull

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When Cole and his sixth-grader friends troop down the basement steps to view a spooky, Halloween house of horrors, they’re more worried about whether they’re too old to go trick-or-treating than about being kidnapped. But the basement is already nearly full of caged kids waiting to be forced down a ladder in the floor. Cole manages to hide until everybody has gone down the hole, wondering how anyone could think of getting away with kidnapping ... Read More »

Little Did They Know

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Mr. H Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey. Read More »

WOULD YOU RATHER…Have The Sorting Hat or Peeves as Your Conscience? #MNWYR

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Who would serve your conscience better? Read More »

Pottermore Moments Revisited: Snitches and Mirrors

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In today's Pottermore Moments Revisited, we skip through two months, Harry's first Quidditch match, Christmas, and one of my absolute favorite moments in the series. Read More »

Theatre Review: ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ starring John Cleese

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Forty-five years, three seasons on the BBC, and four hit movies later (I do include Something Completely Different); Monty Python is the biggest comedy group of all time and have done for comedy what the Beatles did for music. Read More »