Harry Potter, All Growed Up

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Harry Potter Made Me Do It!

Harry Potter Made Me Do It! The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.  ~Dr. Seuss...more
Heh. I used to read in math class too. Though I was a bit older than Kyle and my teacher was ok ...more

Tom Felton: The Hottest Death Eater

So, I, Leah, have recently fallen deeply in love with Tom Felton (a.k.a Draco Malfoy)....more

Merlin's Beard! Padfoot is Homeless

If you love Harry Potter and dogs, this one's going to sting a bit. Berry, the 10-year-old black German Shepherd that played Padfoot (animagos of Sirius Black) in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, is looking for a new home. After the news broke yesterday, offers of adoption have been pouring in from all over the world. ...more
@LadyAnne I second this sentiment. If they have room in their lives for a 'celebrity' dog, ...more

Sleepaway Camp Revelations


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Any Harry Potter fans out there? I know dumb question but I have to start with something. I just got back from the final installment in J.K. Rowling's magical tale, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and it far exceeded my expectations. Well done!...more

No worries, no spoilers...HP 7 Part 2 and Mommy's First Night Out!

Last night, as all of America knows, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opened in theaters.  The husband and I have been Harry Potter fans from the start.  Together we own 3.5 sets of the books (we have one set that we own just to lend to others, hence the .5 status of one!).  In fact, the very first gift I gave the husband was a copy of Book 4 to replace his missing one.  ...more

Farewell Harry Potter

I read my first Harry Potter Book in the Portland Maine Jetport. I was returning home from a a college board of trustees meeting. There, we raised tuition, talked about sexism in fraternities and the cost of heating a campus where snow could commence as early as November and linger until April.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was my fly by night gift to myself, a simple impulse buy along with an Oh Henry candy bar.  I opened it in the terminal and never stopped reading....more

Things that make you go 'hmm'--the fate of Albus Severus and public libraries

I went to see the midnight premiere of the final Harry Potter movie last night/this morning.  I may hit a wall later, but for now I'm functioning OK.  I'm not a glutton for punishment.  I realize that the exact same movie will be showing in an hour or so, and I could have waited to see it then without the insane hours I just spent.  Normally, this is exactly what I would do.  So, what was the big deal?  For me it goes something like this: ...more

Wild About Harry: Why One Mom Is Thankful for a Decade of Potter Mania

While Harry Potter fans are mourning the end of the HP movie series this week with the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, I think we also ought to be thankful we got to experience it, and the books, in the first place....more