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  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Hits the Stage & Bookshelves

    harry-potter-and-the-cursed-child-stage-playIt’s been very hard for me to practice restraint and not book a spontaneous trip across the pond to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Now, being within hours of the stage play’s release (and not to mention the pound’s recent fall against the dollar), I imagine things are only going to become more difficult.

    For at midnight tonight, we will have a new story within the wizarding world of Harry Potter. It won’t be in a format we’re used to; the release will be a script of the stage play, not a novelization. And while we might be missing the stage, and costumes, and lighting, and actors, I have no doubt that the story will still retain it’s magic. Here’s why.

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  2. ‘History of Magic in North America’ Comes to Pottermore this Week

    magic-in-north-america-featuredThere are a lot of things for Potterheads to be excited about this year: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will hit London’s West End this summer, the stage play will be made available in book form, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out in November.

    I’ll admit, I was lukewarm on the movie’s release at first – but now I am riding this hype train all the way to Releaseville! This may or may not be due to the fact that part of the movie’s release includes new content from JK Rowling herself.

    Over the next few days, a new part of the series “History of Magic in North America” will be released on Pottermore. The whole series will consist of four parts, spanning from the fourteenth century up until 1920, right before Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set to take place. The first part was published today, covering North American wizard history from the fourteenth to seventeenth century.

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  3. Journey to London Below in BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Neverwhere Audioplay

    Neverwhere

    Originally a TV series in 1996, Neverwhere was later novelized by Neil Gaiman. It was already hands-down my favorite Neil Gaiman work, and the recently-re-released BBC audioplay is nothing short of magical.

    Neverwhere tells the story of Richard Mayhew, who’s just your average bloke with a fiancée and full-time job. One day he happens upon an injured girl, named Door, on the streets of London and brings her back to his apartment for her to heal and recoup. However, Richard’s altruism completely erases his previous life, rendering him invisible to his friends, co-workers, and fiancée. In order to regain his previous life, he must journey through the mystical London Below, where landmarks are people and assassins stalk his every move.

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  4. Ronald Weasley: Divorcé and Tinder Failure

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    Most times, celebrity answers to the maligned, “where would your character be today” question are terribly boring. But not one Rupert Grint, actor who portrayed Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter movie franchise. (more…)

  5. BOOK REVIEW :: Next

    After completing Seifer’s biography on Tesla, I thought it would be a while before I finished another book to review. However, a mere 48 hours later, I find myself a book deeper into my repertoire after grinding through Michael Crichton’s 2006 bio-thriller, Next. Like any Crichton classic, Next is no lightweight, coming in just over […]

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