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Review of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’: Does J.K. Rowling Break New Ground?

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Well, here we are. The “last” tale of the Harry Potter saga from J.K. Rowling and this time it hits the stage on London’s West End. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child (Arthur A. Levine Books, July 31, 2016) penned by Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, continues the story of The Boy Who Lived and his friends now all grown up, approaching middle age with more adventures awaiting them, and their children. With Cursed Child being the first of the Potter series to break from the novel structure, I was interested to see how the Wizarding World would translate to the stage. But I guess I’m going to have to stay interested for a while because there’s just no way I can afford…

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5 Magical Things we’d love to see at the American Hogwarts

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This week, J.K. Rowling has been strongly hinting that an American version of Hogwarts will show up in the new Harry Potter prequel film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Needless to say, her reveal kind of broke the Internet, with everyone from TIME to Entertainment Weekly guessing where this magical school might be located. But here at BookTrib we’re less concerned with location and more concerned with just how “American” the wizarding school is going to be. Will there be red-white-and-blue flags plastered on every castle wall? Will amber waves of grain be wafting in the background? Here are our five suggestions for how to milk the ‘murica out of a states-side Hogwarts: 1. Correspondence by Bald Eagle…

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Six literary worlds to visit with your tax refund

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Tax day is upon us and if you’re one of the lucky few then you’re getting an awesome refund right about now. Instead of blowing it on a new summer wardrobe or a trip to Costa Rica, why not visit some of the best imaginary worlds from your favorite books? This is your chance to see far-off lands, mythical creatures, or just relax with some Hobbits on a grassy knoll. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate tax day then to step out of this world and into one that has never heard of Turbo Tax. The Center of the Earth from Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth  What’s brilliant about the Center of the…

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