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

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

Rants & Reflections

I like Chamber of Secrets better than Sorcerer’s Stone (#trueconfessions)

As some of you may know, I am currently participating in the Remembrall Readathon, hosted by the Harry Potter Alliance, in which we try to reread the series before July 31st, the release day of the Cursed Child script. You can read my post about the readathon here and my post about reading the illustrated… Continue reading I like Chamber of Secrets better than Sorcerer’s Stone (#trueconfessions)

Rants & Reflections

Reading the Harry Potter Illustrated Edition

Back in October, I bought this lovely thing when it came out: And I just finished reading it as part of the Harry Potter Alliance's Remembrall Readatathon (which I blogged about here)! I want to talk about what it was like revisiting the story in a new edition. This was (I think) the 5th time… Continue reading Reading the Harry Potter Illustrated Edition

Book Events

Readathon Announcements!

OMGOSH GUYS, 2 posts in less than 24 hours!? What is this magic!? Well, this magic is the announcement of a new readathon from The Harry Potter Alliance! As some of you may know, today, May 21st, is National Readathon Day! Woot! But what some of you may not  know, is that on May 23rd, a new readathon… Continue reading Readathon Announcements!