Reviewing Fantastic Beasts

Saturday afternoon my family joined some neighbors and headed off to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I’ve been excited to see this film ever since it was announced, as I really enjoy Rowling’s wizarding world, but did have some reservations. It is, after all, a prequel. The Star Wars prequels were bad…

Back to the Wizarding World

For the last seven years or so, my Summer “just for fun” read-through has been the Harry Potter series. Yes, it’s children’s fiction. Yes, most of the themes which appear in Harry Potter are dealt with more deeply in the Middle Earth books. But Harry Potter is fun, and for a Summer read-through that’s what…

Harry Potter and the future of eBooks

When I first tracked down some rumors that JK Rowling was pursuing options to offer eBook versions of Harry Potter, I was ecstatic. I love the books, as do my wife and daughter. I wanted my son to be able to enjoy them as well, but without an eBook option it wasn’t in the realm…