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Calling this selective remorse..

"I hated killing some of those people.”—J.K. Rowling on the Battle of Hogwarts: 

Like tons of your fans, I think your books are perfect as-is. They’re perfect not because every word and subplot works, but perfect because when I look back on my reading experience, it’s a flawless, deeply treasured memory. Because of who you are, and your privileged position as the creator of all this, when you start to adjust things — even just by speculation — it changes those memories and facts I thought I knew to be true. I should be able to separate the two, but because in my mind I essentially think of you as Goddess of Magic, I can’t; when you speak, I take it as gospel.

A die-hard Potterite explains why she wishes J.K. Rowling had kept her Harry/Hermione thoughts to herself.

Gilderoy Lockhart isn’t his pseudonym — Gilderoy Lockhart is his name. And I think that that says something about his mother, who was very ambitious for her son, and encouraged him in the belief that he was a remarkable person.

J.K. Rowling herself opens up about one of the Harry Potter universe’s most flamboyant characters in these exclusive audio clips. Yes, clips — plural.

Rowling said in a statement that the play will “explore the previously untold story of Harry’s early years as an orphan and outcast.”

So… we’re talking Oliver!, only with repressed magic?

And the winner is…

Two beloved literary icons enter.

Only one will leave.

Our Best YA Novel finals begin… NOW.

Wish list for J.K. Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movie:

1. Hot Young Dumbledore
2. Hot Young Dumbledore
3. Hot Young Dumbledore


J.K. Rowling is writing a new movie set in the wizarding world.


“Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for 17 years, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” said Rowling, in a statement.  “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt’s story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry’s gets underway.”

His eyes are as green as a fresh pickled toad,
His hair is as dark as a blackboard.
I wish he was mine, he’s really divine,
The hero who conquered the Dark Lord.

Happy birthday to the Boy Who Lived — who turns 33 today, according to the books’ chronology. Why do we love him? Let us count the ways.

Our Remembrall just reminded us that today is also Neville Longbottom’s birthday. Accio cake!

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