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  • Nick Adkins

Harry Potter and the I Don't Care What It Is, I'll Read It

The internet is full of crumb bums. It's the reason I would like to avoid the comment section on any article about any subject. Alas, there is a disconnect between my hand on the scroll wheel of the mouse and my brain and I always seem to end up there anyway. That's why I know there is a population of Harry Potter naysayers. "J.K. Rowling needs to give it up," they say. They say other, much worse things too. I often let those things bother me, but I'm just too happy to have new Harry Potter anything, let alone both a book and a movie coming out this year.

Since I won't be in London anytime soon, I'm content with settling for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book set for a July 31st release. The last time I made it to a midnight release, George W. Bush was in office, the first iPhone was just days from hitting the shelves, and I was childless. Now I'm considering letting my kids tag along.

I've not once been disappointed by a Harry Potter text. I've read through numerous Pottermore writings (J.K., please compile these into a book!!), all seven of the books (duh), and all of the companion books. If J.K. can't stop writing, then I can't stop reading. To me, the world she has created has so much potential left in it. The Potter-less Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is (I'm confident) proof of that. And why not let the new generation of Gryffendors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, and Slytherins in on the excitement too?

PS. A little PSA: For those who are familiar with Pottermore (if you're not, check it out!) you can now be sorted into the newly revealed American wizarding school, Ilvermorny. Check it out and share your house!

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