In case you missed it, the creator of Harry Potter has been on a transphobic tirade for the last little while. Since I've written quite a bit about Harry Potter on here, I thought I'd quickly address this. I'm not going to go into too much detail, there are much more detailed and well-researched resources … Continue reading J.K. Rowling is wrong
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Toronto next year. So, three years after I initially read and wrote about the so-called eighth book in the Harry Potter series, I decided to pick it up again.
Anyone who knows me knows that Harry Potter is my favourite anything of all time, that I'm a bigger fan of the books than the movies and that I have LOT of opinions on the subject (see previous Potter Worship posts for reference). I've noticed that there are some Harry Potter quotes that are absolute … Continue reading The seven most underappreciated Harry Potter quotes
A spoiler-full review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Please don't read this if you don't want to have the play spoiled for you. For spoiler-free commentary on the story, you can listen to my interview on CBC Radio as part of a panel discussing the anticipation of the play, and the outpouring of … Continue reading Harry Potter is afraid of pigeons and this post is full of spoilers
When I received an e-mail from a CBC Radio One producer asking if I was interested in being on a panel about the anticipation surrounding Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, I promptly skipped around my apartment and responded with an enthusiastic "OF COURSE!" It was so cool to sit in the studio and chat … Continue reading CBC Radio One Cares About My Harry Potter Thoughts
Around this time last year, two of my girlfriends mentioned that they were listening to audiobook recordings of Harry Potter. I was blown away by the very notion of such a thing. I read Harry Potter obsessively from the ages of 10 to 18 and then hardly touched the series for nearly seven years. However, last … Continue reading Stephen Fry Reading Harry Potter Will Change Your Life
Hermione Jean Granger, You don’t know me, but I first met you when I was 10 years old, (you were 11). You appeared in a novel of mine called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. You showed up on the Hogwarts Express with your bushy hair proudly puffing outward, wearing your school robes, looking for … Continue reading An Open (Love) Letter to Hermione Granger