Category: J.K. Rowling

  • Book Review: “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” by Newt Scamander

    Book Review: “Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them” by Newt Scamander

    Genre: Textbook (Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Textbook) A great textbook that is informative and interesting.  You can buy a copy here, but, for this review, I borrowed a copy of “Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them” from Harry Potter.  Interestingly, it did require a reading spell (Thank you, Hermione) before I could read the text. I […]

  • “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

    “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling

    (Confusing and Stiff) – Barry Fairbrother had a headache all weekend long.  He did not want to go to dinner at the golf club, but, felt he had to. In the parking lot, Barry died from a brain hemorrhage. His death left a vacancy in the Pagford City Council, and “The Casual Vacancy” goes on […]

  • “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final”

    “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final”

    (Catching Up with the Gang) J.K.Rowling wrote this on her web site, Pottermore.com, giving us an up-to-date look at some of the most famous of the Dumbledore’s Army members.  (FYI…I joined Pottermore and have been placed in Ravenclaw by the Sorting Hat) Harry, Ginny, Hermione, Ron, Neville, and Luna (my fellow Ravenclaw) are all at […]

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Trailer

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Movie Trailer

    UPDATE 4/27/11:  I uploaded the LATEST trailer, just out today, here on ForCarol.com. Just stumbled across this today.  The part 2 trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” (see my review here).  This is interesting since it has the actors and director / producers giving some insight. UPDATE:  If you read the books (I’m […]

  • Book Review: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Second Read

    Book Review Getting ready for the movie, I just finished “Deathly Hallows” for the second time yesterday. I must say, I caught a lot more of the details the second time thru it (I also purposely slowed down).  Some of the parts that were confusing the first time, made sense now.  Sooooo, if you have […]

  • Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Trailer

    Even though we all know what happens, I am definitely looking forward to the last two movies.  As you watch this, it looks to me as though a lot of liberties were taken, but, I’ll need to read the book again to refresh my memory. (I did that…see my review on this blog).

  • Book Review: “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

    Book Review: “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” by J.K. Rowling

      Genre:  Children’s Fantasy Rating:  5 WaterTowers The magic continues. “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” was given to Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as one of the items that would help them (Harry, Ron and Hermione) destroy Voldemort. This book was translated from the Ancient Runes by Hermione and includes […]

  • Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Trailer

    This is not a book review, but, gee, it’s Harry Potter. See my review of the “Half Blood Prince” and enjoy the trailer that just came out today! UPDATE Jan 1, 2009…here is a new one: I don’t know about you, but, I am still looking forward to the movies even though the books are […]

  • Book Review: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling

    Book Review: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by J.K. Rowling

      “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J. K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Rating: 5 Water Towers Think of the fastest, tallest, roughest rollercoaster you have ever been on. Multiply that by ten and you may come close to the excitement in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. If you have not read Books 1 […]

  • Harry Potter News Flash

    Tracy, CA, 12:01 AM, Saturday July 21, 2007 Harry Potter released to the public. Braving a large crowd at Barnes & Noble Tracy intrepid Harry Potter fans are finally able to purchase the 7th and final book. Tonight all the secrets will be revealed as the epic journey of the boy wizard comes to an […]