The Day I Stopped Caring About Harry Potter

I feel a bit like Charlie Brown around Christmastime. Not feeling the same Christmas spirit that everyone else is feeling. I open Facebook and every post is “Cursed Child” this and “Cursed Child” that, and my reaction isn’t to open each article to devour the latest news. My reaction is a very Charlie Brown-ish reaction: that it’s…

Pottermore As We Know It Is Ending

On August 25th, Pottermore released this announcement: Duel bravely, brew well and help lead your house to glory in the last House Cup, which will be awarded on September 9. Soon after the final House Cup is awarded, prepare for a new journey to begin. As J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World expands, so too will Pottermore. We’ll…

Pottermore: New Moments in Sorcerer’s Stone

In an article on FictionRow from July 31st, Pottermore: Azkaban, Chapters 16-22, one section details the new and updated moments from the Sorcerer’s Stone: Because the “locations” and “quizzes” have been removed from the storyline and were given their own featured place within Pottermore, new moments were needed to replace them. Brand-new moments (moments that…

Pottermore: Azkaban, Chapters 16-22

A complete redesign, both when logged in and logged out. New articles about werewolves, time-turners, and the Patronus Charm. Remus Lupin’s backstory, complete with details surrounding his relationship with Nymphadora Tonks. Pottermore definitely gave fans a reason to come back today. What new features came with the “logged-in” redesign? Now, when logged in, you are presented…

15th Anniversary Cover Round-Up

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States, Scholastic is releasing new artwork for the paperback editions of the entire series. They are designed by award-winning illustrator Kazu Kibuishi and will be released in September 2013. Each new cover has been revealed live…

Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets, Chapters 1-4 Released

As many Pottermore fans have already been made aware, the first four chapters of Chamber of Secrets have now been made available to all members. Slytherin House, who won the Inaugural House Cup for Sorcerer’s Stone–which didn’t include any last minute points announcements by Dumbledore, making this Pottermore House Cup win very non-canon–were granted access…

Editorial: Reluctant to Read about Reaping

I was not one of the first fans of the Harry Potter series. Actually, it wasn’t until I started to hear the hype surrounding the release of the first movie that I picked up Sorcerer’s Stone from my school’s library. I had read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series previously, so I was not unfamiliar…