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…