Film adaptations

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Review

I foresee writing about this several more times as I continue to watch/read/think about the film/screenplay and chat with other fans on the internet about the series. At this point, I have only seen the movie once. I've just started reading the screenplay (I'm only like 10 pages in), and I plan to finish the… Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Review

Book Events

I got paid for this: a Fantastic Beasts Celebration

As you know, I work at a public library. Today we finally held our Fantastic Beasts event. We'd been planning it for like 8 months and all I'm going to do now is literally just show off my pictures. I am absolutely exhausted from the day, but it's NaBloPoMo, so I most post, dammit! I'll give… Continue reading I got paid for this: a Fantastic Beasts Celebration

Other bookish fun

Fantastic Wizard Rock and Where to Find It

GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS GUYS. It is now officially 1 WEEK until the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters! Last night I got to watch a bunch of my friends from MuggleNet attend the world premiere in NYC, schmoozing with the likes of Eddie Redmayne, David Heyman, and THE QUEEN HERSELF,… Continue reading Fantastic Wizard Rock and Where to Find It

Book reviews

Review: Pottermore Presents ebooks

More Harry Potter stuff!? What's up with that? These new releases have many fans' brows furrowed, mine included. If you didn't know, Pottermore released 3 ebooks last Tuesday that a lot of people are not too happy about. Why you ask? Because most of the content inside these 3 ebooks was, once upon a time,… Continue reading Review: Pottermore Presents ebooks

Book reviews

Review: *sigh* Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Do I have to write this post? Can we just pretend this didn't happen? I don't even know how to start this. Buckle your seat belts, this post is going to be LONG. NOTE: THIS REVIEW WILL BE FULL OF SPOILERS. AND SWEAR WORDS. LOTS OF SWEAR WORDS. So, as you all know (hopefully), Harry Potter… Continue reading Review: *sigh* Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Rants & Reflections

Cue ominous music: the Harry Potter canon debate

*folds hands atop desk* Hello. I come to you today to discuss an important matter: namely, the issue of canon in the Harry Potter community. This issue has been long debated, and it is my wish to enter the conversation and extend it to my peers here on Bookpress and the general interwebs. This post comes… Continue reading Cue ominous music: the Harry Potter canon debate

Rants & Reflections

In which I gush about why Order of the Phoenix is the best (it’s in the thestrals)

I'm moving right along through the Remembrall Readathon to discuss my favorite book in the series: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I've said this before in one of my previous Remembrall Readathon posts: my favorites tend to change each time I read the series. My favorite as a kid was without a doubt Prisoner of Azkaban, but… Continue reading In which I gush about why Order of the Phoenix is the best (it’s in the thestrals)

Rants & Reflections

I got sorted in the loser house

The Ilvermorny house sorting quiz came out today. And I got sorted in the loser house. I don't know what to think about this. I tried 5 different emails. 3 of which sorted me in the loser house. The evidence that I belong in the loser house is incontrovertible. I will now grapple with this… Continue reading I got sorted in the loser house

Rants & Reflections

Prisoner of Azkaban: book vs. movie

Welcome back to my series of Remembrall Readathon posts, in which I try to reread the series before July 31st (the release of the Cursed Child script) with the Harry Potter Alliance. Today, it's the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I might have some more potentially controversial things to say. PoA is largely a favorite of… Continue reading Prisoner of Azkaban: book vs. movie