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The Fangirl's Gift Guide

The Fangirl's Gift Guide

By KathDecember 15, 2014
What do you get for the fangirl who has everything—at least online? Try these gifts on for size. They'll make your fangirl buddies squee with feels. Oh, and before you cry, "But where are the Harry Potter gifts!?", then friend, accio this article by Sparkler Elodie. More  →

Pottermore Surprises ABOUND: We Learn About the Leaky Cauldron, Snape, & Voldemort's Secret Vendetta Against Good Ice Cream

By ElodieDecember 15, 2014
If you're anything like us, you spent your weekend eating whole gingerbread houses, Googling photos of teacup pigs in teacups, and catching up on the latest Pottermore info. (We're sorry you didn't get a lot of homework done. We're not sorry your weekend... More  →
Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What <i>Mockingjay</i> Can Teach Us About Racism Today

Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What Mockingjay Can Teach Us About Racism Today

By Janet ManleyDecember 15, 2014
You probably know the phrase, "Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever." Peeta's face: "... forever is going to su-hu-huck." BECAUSE YOU ARE SMART, you already know that Panem derives from the Latin panem et circenses—"bread and circuses," trivialities doled out by the government to distract citizens from the... More  →
The Best Book to Give to EVERYONE on Your List

The Best Book to Give to EVERYONE on Your List

By Jennifer GrudzieckiDecember 15, 2014
Picking the right book for every person on your list can be tough. Figuring out the perfectly personal inscription to write inside it can be even harder. Don't worry: we've got both COVERED AND JACKETED for you. More  →
Pottermore Surprise #1: J.K. Rowling Reveals Connections About Snape, Lily, & That Time Harry and the Dursleys Were All Hilariously Holed Up in a Hotel Together

Pottermore Surprise #1: J.K. Rowling Reveals Connections About Snape, Lily, & That Time Harry and the Dursleys Were All Hilariously Holed Up in a Hotel Together

By ElodieDecember 12, 2014
SCORE. The first of J.K. Rowling's twelve Christmas surprises has turned out to be INFORMATION (plus some gold in your Pottermore Gringotts bank account. HEY, BIG SPENDER). If you were able to answer the following riddle, you were granted the low-down... More  →

The New Insurgent Trailer Doesn't Shut Us Down, It Wakes Us Up!

By Janet ManleyDecember 12, 2014
Put on your black puffer jacket, because we are headed back to DYSTOPIAN CHICAGO, aka regular Chicago in winter. The Insurgent trailer has dropped like freezing rain onto the tundra that used to be Lake Michigan, and it is electric as an RCA node to... More  →
The New <i>Insurgent</i> Trailer Doesn't Shut Us Down, It Wakes Us Up!

Get Your Dork on With Frank Portman's Hyperrrr Sequel King Dork Approximately, Out Today!

By Janet ManleyDecember 9, 2014
ICYMI, Frank Portman is everything we wish we could be: unabashedly obsessed with Holden Caulfield, cursed with terrible nicknames, suspicious of teachers, and one of the funniest authors OF. ALL. TIME. You may already be in love with his YA creation, Tom Henderson, star... More  →
Get Your Dork on With Frank Portman's Hyperrrr Sequel <i>King Dork Approximately</i>, Out Today!

Hold on to Your Elder Wands, Sparklers: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Brand New Content About DRACO MALFOY!

By ElodieDecember 9, 2014
Apparently even an Umbridge exposé can't exhaust the magic quill of J.K. Rowling—as evidenced by the glorious fact that starting December 12th, she'll be releasing new material on Pottermore every single day until Christmas! All you have to do is answer a daily riddleto... More  →
Hold on to Your Elder Wands, Sparklers: J.K. Rowling Is Releasing Brand New Content About DRACO MALFOY!

Mockingjay Has Inspired Some Protestors, and That's a Good Thing

By Janet ManleyDecember 5, 2014
If you live in a U.S. city with roads, it is QUITE POSSIBLE that you might have spotted protestors moving down an avenue or over a bridge last night, thwarting your efforts to get to the Dunkin Donuts drive-through (fieeee!). It is also possible that... More  →
<i>Mockingjay</i> Has Inspired Some Protestors, and That's a Good Thing

How to Get a Date to the Yule Ball (Because Hogwarts Is Totally Real)

By Katherine MollyDecember 2, 2014
Katherine Molly was one of the winners of our Fred Weasley auditions—welcome to her hilarious 2nd post! Under normal circumstances, asking someone out is about as scary as a midnight stroll through the Forbidden Forest (which is to say, VERY SCARY... More  →
How to Get a Date to the Yule Ball (Because Hogwarts Is Totally Real)