Tag: Harry Potter

  • EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Spoiler-Filled Review Pt. 2)

    EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Spoiler-Filled Review Pt. 2)

    Cover image via. This review/stream-of-consciousness digestion of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be full of spoilers. You have been warned. You can read my non-spoiler review here. There is a lot to unpack in J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne’s play. So much, in fact, that this is less a review and…

  • EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Review Pt. 1)

    EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Review Pt. 1)

    Cover image via. I’m a privileged member of the Harry Potter generation. I grew up with Harry and have been reading J.K. Rowling’s books for more than 15 years. When I discovered Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was being released last weekend, I had two thoughts: 1.) How did I not know this was coming…

  • Completing My Harry Potter Re-Read

    Completing My Harry Potter Re-Read

    Cover image via The Fantasy Forum. When I began my Harry Potter re-read in late September last year, I was convinced it would only take me seven weeks to read the whole series. One book a week. I got that, easy. Wrong. My Harry Potter re-read took me three and half months, from the end of…

  • Falling Woefully Short on My 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

    Falling Woefully Short on My 2015 Goodreads Reading Challenge

    In January 2015, I set myself the ambitious goal of reading 50 books during the year. In April, I was 11 books behind schedule, and just never really got on track. I knew 50 books was an… aggressive amount of literature to consume in a year—that’s nearly one book per week, and I’m no longer…

  • EXPeriencing Harry Potter Escapism as an Adult

    EXPeriencing Harry Potter Escapism as an Adult

    “You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him.” —Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban As I wrote in…

  • Re-EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Re-EXPeriencing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    Cover photo via. I’m part of the lucky generation that got to grow up with Harry Potter—literally. Although Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1998, I somehow avoided reading it until two years later… when I was 11 years old. I must have had friends tell me I needed to read it, likely…