Monday, 20 June 2011



 I’m a muggle with wannabe-wizardly tendencies so the countdown clock on JK Rowling’s website is driving me Weasley’s-car high.

Living only ten minutes from the Leavesden Studios, I’ve been excitedly counting down to Spring 2012 since the Studio Tours announcement was made, in March. I can’t wait.

Now I’ve been tantalised by Pottermore.

My guess is that this isn’t a prequel or sequel to the series. I’m with those who believe it may be an interactive site – possibly linked to the studio tours.

I read  – probably in The Guardian on-line – some one ask the question “Are the Potter books worth a second read?”

Do they really need to ask?

Sharing the books with my children, and at school, I have read every book aloud at least twice. Just for pleasure, I’ve read every book again, several times. I’ve made time to re-read them before every movie is released, in the UK.

When we were booking the flights for our holiday to America, we found the price was pounds cheaper if we travelled on Deathly Hollow Release Day. Is this significant? I think so.

I’ll only be fine if the cinema shows the movie at 8am. :( I’m looking for a London early release showing. If I can’t find one I may be found hunting around Times Square for a home-grown movie experience.


  1. Everyone's so obsessed with this. I love Harry Potter. I have read and re-read all of the books. I took an Ethics of Harry Potter class my first semester of college. I CRIED the first time I saw the trailer for the last movie. Still, once that movie is over, I'm ready to be done with Harry Potter. Of course, I'll share it with my future children. I'll continue watching the movies, and I'll probably read the books a few more times before I die. (lol) But Harry Potter was a milestone for my generation and now I'm ready to move on from it. The continuations are cheapening it I think. Oh well...I seem to me outnumbered on this one...

    <3 Gina Blechman

  2. Hi Gina
    Love it and use it or lose it. I was lucky, when I was growing up my parents, grandparents and teachers recommended their must read books - Dumas and Azimov and hundreds more books with yellowed pages and tatty covers.
    I have no problem with the movies fading into their place in history but like "The Very Hungry Catapillar" I want the books to still be read by endless numbers of children.

  3. Aaaahhhhh I'm so excited for this! I've been refreshing the page every day since it was announced. I may be over reacting a tiny bit...
    But anyway, there were also rumors that Pottermore is an RPG thing. Either way, curiosity's driving me nuts! Can't wait for it to officially open. *o*

  4. Hi Brigitte
    I've almost reached the point where I don't care what it is - the not knowing is too much ;)