Discussion and Debate at Pottermore’s First Wizarding World Book Club Live Event

MuggleNet was recently invited by Pottermore to attend the first Wizarding World Book Club live event. Hosted at Twitter’s UK headquarters, the online Book Club was IRL for an evening of debate centered around the first two books in the Harry Potter series, which members have been reading since the club launched in June 2017.

The panel, which included our friends over at Potterish, tackled questions ranging from “What was your standout moment in Philosophers Stone?” to the more controversial “Is Hagrid as trustworthy as he seems?” and “Do you think the House points system is fair?”

The discussion also touched on themes that have been examined as part of the Wizarding World Book Club so far and included questions submitted by its members. The room was divided on the answer to a member-submitted question asking how much Dobby really knew about Tom Riddle’s diary, and the discussion closed with a question that many of us often think about: “What would you say to someone who has never read the Harry Potter books?”

The full panel was streamed live on the Wizarding World Book Club’s Twitter account. If you missed the discussion on the night, you can catch up below!

The Wizarding World Book Club hosts discussions on Twitter every Friday at 4 p.m BST and you can join the Book Club for free here.

If you would like even more discussion of the Harry Potter books, why not check out MuggleNet’s very own global reread, Alohomora!

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!