If you’re looking for the perfect reason to re-read the Harry Potter series, Pottermore has just launched its Wizarding World Book Club for the Potterheads all over the world! In this virtual community, old and new readers can unite to read and discuss J.K. Rowling’s magical creation together while discovering their own place in the wizarding world.
For those who haven’t read the books yet, you should be very careful of spoilers. For the ones who have, why not re-read these books as a means of escape for a fantastical world full of possibilities, or simply to revisit your childhood days?
On June 26th, 1997, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released as Rowling’s debut novel. This means next Monday, Harry Potter will be officially twenty years old! In order to celebrate this special occasion, publishers Bloomsbury and Scholastic have decided to commence a series of engaging book discussions along with Pottermore. As of today, you can become part of the Wizarding World Book Club and join the thorough analyze of themes and interesting topics from the books.
The opening theme for next week will be “Magic and the Muggle World,” a topic that will take readers through four chapters of the first book. Through the months of June and July, Pottermore will continue exploring a variety of subjects invoked in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and the schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Welcome to the Wizarding World Book Club
Week 2: Magic and the Muggle World
Week 3: First Impressions
Week 4: Education
Week 5: Friendship
Furthermore, you can also follow the Wizarding World Book Club’s Twitter account for discussions every Friday at 4pm to join Q&A sessions.
To join, click here to become a member for free.
While you wait for the club’s very first discussion panel, you can take quizzes to find out your Patronus, which house you belong to, or the kind of wand you would have as a wizard. Besides specially curated activities, you can also read articles and watch videos to learn more about the wizarding world.
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