Is The Wizarding World Book Club Worth A Harry Potter Re-Read?

by Christine Marie Attardo

 

Last week brought the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, giving the Legion of Potterheads a reason to celebrate. However, a new opportunity from Pottermore is bringing about an even better reason to open up the Harry Potter discussion. I’m talking about the Wizarding World Book Club, or #WWBookClub if you’re on Twitter.

When the announcement came about a few weeks ago, I was suddenly filled with excitement. I consider myself a Harry Potter fan, but not an expert at all. Being a junkie of analyzing and discussing literature, I was intrigued by the idea of discussing all of the Harry Potter books on social media.

Here’s what the format is looking like:

This will be my second time reading the series, which my friends still can’t believe since they’ve all read it more than five times. I’m about halfway through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Yesterday was the first discussion based on “Magic and the Muggle World.”

Take a look at some of the discussion topics:

Overall, I feel really excited about what Pottermore is doing. Just in case you weren’t aware, you can find out what Hogwarts and Ilvermorny houses you’d be a part of…and what your patronus would be as well.

I spent my whole life thinking I was a Ravenclaw, only to find out last week that I’m actually a Gryffindor. Head on over to Pottermore.com to join in on the fun or chat on Twitter using the hashtag #WWBookClub. You can find me on there @AWritersWay.