Tag Archives: JK Rowling

In Edinburgh: Snakes in the City and Harry Potter

My mum and I are both fans of the Nat Geo Wild series Snakes In The City, which follows snake-catchers Simon Keys and Siouxsie Gillett as they carry out their work in Durban, South Africa. Their job is to catch … Continue reading

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Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

After a very long wait, it’s finally here: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the spinoff based upon one of Harry Potter’s textbooks, set in the same world decades before Harry was born, and with the screenplay written by … Continue reading

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Let’s All Go To Ilvermorny

In preparation for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff film which takes place in America, JK Rowling has been releasing tantalising information on the American magical community in her universe. The latest … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Chapters 1-5

By the time Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was published in 2000, the series had become sufficiently popular for its publication to be a really big deal, even in countries outside the UK. Newspapers and various websites talked … Continue reading

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Trailer!

What with having a lot of Harry Potter in my life lately, I feel compelled to comment on the latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the Harry Potter spinoff film written by JK Rowling and due … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Chapters 1-4

Here we are at the book that started it all: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! (Or Sorcerer’s Stone for any Americans reading this.) It took a while to decide just how I was going to present this. Eventually I … Continue reading

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Holiday book reviews

It’s the end of July, and sadly, Camp Nanowrimo has been a failure this time round. Even with shaving my usual target in half as I knew I’d be away, I’ve only managed about half of it. It was a combination of losing … Continue reading

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The ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Trilogy

Last year, we found out that JK Rowling was writing the script for a film adaptation of her little Comic Relief schoolbook, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. My initial thoughts were, “Hmm, a fictional encyclopedia with no actual … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ron and Hermione (or, The Dangers of Not Reading The Whole Article)

I was rather alarmed today to look on Twitter and find some recent comments from JK Rowling, stating that the relationship between Ron and Hermione was “wish fulfilment” on her part, and that the two ended up together “for reasons … Continue reading

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