5 of the Coolest Creatures in ‘Harry Potter’

5 of the Coolest Creatures in ‘Harry Potter’

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The Harry Potter universe is home a myriad of imaginative and spectacular creatures, some drawn from folklore while others spring forth from J.K. Rowling’s own mind. These are some of the best monsters found in the pages of Harry Potter’s complex universe, from the big to the small.   1. House Elf   House elves are one of the most famous creations in the Harry Potter universe, an ever present part of the world since the second book, Chamber of Secrets. House elves are magical creatures that exist to serve, acting as servants for various households throughout the wizarding world. House elves have to obey their …

5 of the Coolest Creatures in 'Harry Potter'

5 of the Coolest Creatures in 'Harry Potter'

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The Harry Potter universe is home a myriad of imaginative and spectacular creatures, some drawn from folklore while others spring forth from J.K. Rowling’s own mind. These are some of the best monsters found in the pages of Harry Potter’s complex universe, from the big to the small.   1. House Elf   House elves are one of the most famous creations in the Harry Potter universe, an ever present part of the world since the second book, Chamber of Secrets. House elves are magical creatures that exist to serve, acting as servants for various households throughout the wizarding world. House elves have to obey their …

Harry Potter Celebrates a Huge Milestone as Sales Reach a Stunning Figure

Harry Potter Celebrates a Huge Milestone as Sales Reach a Stunning Figure

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Since the first book was published in 1997, the Harry Potter series has remained one of the most popular and best-selling series of all time.   Four books in the series made it onto Amazon’s top 10 most read books of 2018 for goodness sakes, proving that the spell hasn’t worn off. While the popularity of Harry Potter is certainly not shocking, the record number of books sold thus far is quite stunning.   Twenty years after J.K. Rowling’s magical series captivated audiences everywhere, Harry Potter remains a dominant presence on bookshelves everywhere.    According to Pottermore, half a billion, or 500 million, …

Were the Dursleys Actually…Nice? Daniel Radcliffe Weighs In On Weird Fan Theory

Were the Dursleys Actually…Nice? Daniel Radcliffe Weighs In On Weird Fan Theory

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Though it has been twenty years, yes twenty years, since the first Harry Potter book was released and sixteen years since the first adaptation premiered, our passion for Hogwarts and its magical inhabitants has not dwindled a bit.   There is no shortage of love for the Harry Potter book and film series, and there is certainly no shortage of theories surrounding the franchise either. From theories over whether or not Harry and Hermione should have ended up together to theories on whether or not J.K. Rowling actually exists (God, I hope she does), fans love to challenge what we …

5 Fictional Places We Wish Were Real

5 Fictional Places We Wish Were Real

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It’s only the middle of the week and you are waiting to go to the beach or counting down the days until vacation. For some, maybe you’re just waiting for the weather to not be so humid.   But some of our favorite books provide even better summer escape destinations. If only these were real…   ​1. The Capitol from “The Hunger Games” Image courtesy of Pinterest   Yes, absolutely, it’s a symbol of oppression and tyranny, but it also seems like a technological paradise. The Capitol lifestyle is needlessly excessive, but some of the excesses are pleasant. For instance, imagine finishing …