35 Books that Mattered

Happy Read Across America Day! We may read for pleasure, for personal enrichment, or even for pure escapism. However, there will always be stories that linger with you long after you have turned the last page. From learning delicate lessons of childhood to the more complex and intricate workings of life as a young adult, these books will always have the distinction of shaping me … Continue reading 35 Books that Mattered

LOTR’s Boyens to Pen Disney’s ‘Young Merlin’ Script

If you’re like me and have memorized the Lord of the Rings behind-the-scenes footage from cover to cover, then you’re bound to be familiar with the genius of Philippa Boyens and her work. Boyens has co-produced and written alongside Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh on all of your favorite Jackson projects, including his Middle Earth epics, King Kong, and the beautiful The Lovely Bones. Yup, … Continue reading LOTR’s Boyens to Pen Disney’s ‘Young Merlin’ Script

Albus Severus is the Cursed Child

Following today’s original artwork release for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, show producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender spoke with The Daily Mail and released brand new information regarding the plot of what is being tag-lined as The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. A statement from the creative team noted that Al must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted and … Continue reading Albus Severus is the Cursed Child

When You Think You’re a Tibby

Tabitha Rollins, Lena Kaligaris, Bridget Vreeland, and Carmen Lowell. If four bells just rang loud and clear for you, then you’ll understand what I mean when I say that I always thought I was a Tibby. Creative, determined, and oh-so unique, Tibby Rollins is one of four fierce characters featured in Ann Brashares five part book series kicking off with the much beloved The Sisterhood … Continue reading When You Think You’re a Tibby

‘Twilight Reimagined’ Announced for the Series’ 10th Anniversary

“It doesn’t matter who’s a boy and who’s a girl. It’s a love story.” Stephanie Meyer announced on Good Morning America today that the 10th anniversary release of her book, Twilight, has a major twist to the story that may really excite fans, or simply bewilder them. In Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined (now available), we no longer follow the forbidden and dangerous romance between Bella and Edward, … Continue reading ‘Twilight Reimagined’ Announced for the Series’ 10th Anniversary

Welcome to the New Pottermore

After waiting for what seems like forever after the Pottermore relaunch announcement (which was really only 11 days ago, but who’s counting?) the shiny, new version of the site went live today in honor of actor Tom Felton’s 28th birthday. I’ll start right here by saying that I already miss the interactive aspect of the website. So, if you were really into that in the old … Continue reading Welcome to the New Pottermore

Rowling Tweets: Eddie Redmayne Officially Newt Scamander

Queen Joanne and her team of filmmaking wizards have officially declared Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamandar in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We know that the film will take place in New York, 70 years before the happenings in the Harry Potter series, and that the story will follow everyone’s favorite magiczooligist on his adventures. Jo Rowling is penning … Continue reading Rowling Tweets: Eddie Redmayne Officially Newt Scamander

BadFic: Fanfiction Gone Bad

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? In the days before social media truly kicked off, there were really only three forms of online communication. Email, AIM, and topic specific forums. Sports, science, culture, and plentiful other forums popped up left and right across the net. As young, aspiring fanatics Kaitlin and I knew there had to be others like us out there, somewhere. Stemming from … Continue reading BadFic: Fanfiction Gone Bad