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So, how much does it cost to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? J.K Rowling answered that question in response to debates over whether or not there was tuition for the Harry Potter school. As it happens, Hogwarts is free. Well, tuition is free.
The official Harry Potter website finally debuted the seventh and final book to the timeline today, and with the arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes a few new essays offering up some interesting facts about the Harry Potter universe from J.K. Rowling herself.
There are a number of characters in the Harry Potter books that may have served as a sort of father figure to Harry Potter at some point or another throughout the story.
J.K. Rowling's known for offering up interesting little tidbits about her Harry Potter characters. Among the latest offerings is the reveal of which Weasley twin came first. If you've read the books closely enough, you may be able to guess...
Harry Potter spoilers ahead! Let's face it, there are some Harry Potter characters we weren't sorry to see go...
J.K. Rowling isn't an author to publish a mega-popular series of books and then disappear into a giant Scrooge McDuck pile of money while her fans obsess over unanswered questions and magical mysteries. Between Twitter and her Harry Potter website, the author continues to interact with fans and answer questions about the beloved magical series, some more hard-hitting than others.
Who's ready to return to the OASIS? Fans of Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One already have the feature adaptation to anticipate, and now it sounds like the author isn't finished with the story, as he's reportedly writing a sequel novel.
J.K. Rowling is set to deliver fans a bit more Harry Potter. This Halloween, fans will get to know one of the Harry Potter series' most wickedest witches, Dolores Jane Umbridge. Rowling is reportedly set to write a story about the temporary professor and Ministry of Magic Senior Undersecretary, which will be released October 31.
J.K. Rowling's Twitter has been pretty quiet since earlier this month when she had Harry Potter fans buzzing about her tricky anagram, which offered a clue about the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them feature adaptation.
Neil Patrick Harris is awesome, so why shouldn't his autobiography as well? One look at the cover -- or title, for that matter -- of Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography should give you a pretty good indication of the format the How I Met Your Mother star took with his memoir...
Some books are a bit too mature for middle school, but does John Green's The Fault In Our Stars apply? According to six of the seven people in California's Riverside Unified School District's book reconsideration committee, it does, as the novel, which centers on a terminally ill teen who falls in love was banned by the Riverside, California school system's middle school library.
Facebook users have apparently been participating in a trending status update that asks readers to list the ten books that have stayed with them. Facebook compiled the data submitted and came up with 100 books that top the list. Holding the #1 spot is J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. That's followed by To Kill A Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
We probably have Lifetime to thank for bringing Flowers in the Attic a bit closer to the forefront of pop culture than it was in previous years. The cable network aired a TV Movie adaptation of the popular V.C. Andrews novel, and later this month, they'll air the followup, Petals on the Wind. So it doesn't come as a complete surprise that we'd hear news of not one but two planned spinoff novels in the works.
Warm Bodies author Isaac Marion played a prank on his fans last week, posting a phony description of the sequel he's been working on for the zombie story for quite a while now. And then a couple of days later, he made amends by offering up a couple of tidbits about what he's really planning for the follow-up, including the expected length of the book.
The history of cinema is filled with a lot of weird books. There’s the one from Evil Dead, the one with the creepy eye from Hocus Pocus, the one from Knights Of Badassdom. The list goes on and on, but apparently, none of that literary creepiness can compete with what lies inside the walls of the Harvard University Libraries.