Tag Archives: magic

Seven Real-Life “Potter” Experiences

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With "Harry Potter" long over, and "Fantastic Beasts" and "The Cursed Child" still out of reach, how does a serious Potterhead fulfill the gaping void in their lives? Here are some real-life experiences to distract us from a Potterless existence. Read More »

Author Takeover: The Power of Ancient Magic

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This week's Author Takeover explores the power of an ancient, elemental kind of magic that forms the background to our understanding of magical worlds today. After all, there would be no "Avada Kedavra" without "Abra Kedabra" and no magic words at all without the Djinni of old. Alywn Hamilton, author of the brand new YA novel "Rebel of the Sands", writes about her journey through "Potter" and how it helped to release the genie of fantasy novels to a new generation of readers. Read More »

Ten Spells I Wish I Could Perform


There are plenty of spells I wish I could perform, but these ten are the ones that would make my life a lot easier. Read More »

Gruellingly Nauseating and Onerous MuggleNet Exercise – Time


MuggleNet GNOMEs (The Hardest Trivia Quizzes) - Time Read More »

Harry Potter Characters as Pop Songs

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A list of pop songs that reflect each character's personality. Read More »

Happiness in the Darkest Times: On Terror and “Harry Potter”


It's been a terrible weekend, and no one has the answers. But among the pages of our favorite books are reminders of the kinds of people we want to become when the unthinkable happens. Read More »

Harry Potter and the Banned Book


For a decade, "Harry Potter" was considered one of the most challenged or banned books around the world. Now that the series has come to a close, what does this mean for the future? Read More »

Looking for Magic in a Muggle World


I wake up, disoriented, as a horrible screeching rings through my head. Stumbling out of bed, I go through the methodical routine of grabbing my phone, keys, and a jacket before filing out of the building for the third fire drill of the semester. As I pass under the alarm in the hallway, and it shakes my whole body, I wish I could just point at it and yell, “'Silencio'!” Read More »

Fan of the Week: Shravani – September 13, 2015


Our new Fan of the Week is Shravani, a young Ravenclaw from India! Read about what she would see in the Mirror of Erised, and find out which character from the books she believes she would share a Patronus with! Read More »

An Ode to Chapter 6


16 years ago, "Prisoner of Azkaban" was published, and I owe my "Potter" love to one specific chapter. Read More »

Good luck, James Sirius Potter


Today is James Sirius Potter's first day of Hogwarts, my sister's first day of high school, and I can't help but reflect on how Harry Potter must be doing this morning. Read More »

Epilogue: 19 Months Later


The finale in this epilogue series imagines the wizarding world 19 months after the final battle. Read More »

The Transparent Dangers of the Wizarding World


It takes true strength to walk away from what you wish you had, which is why I believe the Mirror of Erised and the Veil are far more dangerous than any Unforgivable Curse. Read More »

We Need a Marauders Backstory Immediately


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“Potter” Activities for the Basic Muggle


Re-create Hogwarts classes for a night of fun with friends and experience other small activities that are easy to plan. Read More »

“Harry Potter” and “Divergent”: Hogwarts Edition


The grand finale of our series where we sort your favorite "Divergent" characters in honor of "Insurgent" being released on DVD. Read More »

Five Things Hogwarts Is Strangely Missing


Facebook. Any semblance of a health and safety code. And would it have killed them to hire a guidance counselor? Read More »

Epilogue: 19 Weeks Later


Can you imagine what the wizarding world would look like 19 weeks after the Battle of Hogwarts? Read More »

Fan of the Week: Lizzie – July 26, 2015


New Fan of the Week Lizzy - a Ravenclaw from Florida - shares her inspiring story of how she became a fan of the books and what her awesome Patronus would be! Read More »

“Harry Potter” and “Divergent”: Abnegation

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A life of selflessness awaits the members of Abnegation as we consider who from the "Potter" world would choose this faction as their home. Read More »