What’s Harry Potter up to? J.K. Rowling Fills Us in.

Every morning these days, Facebook tells me “what’s trending.” Normally, it’s stuff like, “Zac Efron, Michelle Rodriguez kiss, pack on the PDA during Italian getaway,” and I don’t really care. (That’s a real headline, by the way.) Today, though, the feed caught my attention, because it announced that J.K. Rowling has a new Harry Potter story up at Pottermore.


IMG_4508Ugh. Who can pay attention to blog reading with these mandrakes shrieking so much?!

I’m a nerd for all things Potter (um, there’s a CHANCE that I knit that Gryffindor scarf myself), so I shut down my email and immediately found the story. (Being able to do this is one of the perks of having a bookstore job.) The “story” is really just a very short wrap up of what Harry and the gang might be up to as adults visiting the Quidditch World Cup in the form of a Daily Prophet article by everyone’s least favorite beetle-slash-witch-slash-reporter, Rita Skeeter.

Calling this a new story is a huge stretch, and if you’re expecting that you’ll probably be disappointed, but it is fun to spend a few more minutes with our favorite witches and wizards and revel in a bit of nostalgia. You can read the story over at Pottermore, Rowling’s RPG fan site, but you’ll have to create an account first and be sorted into a house. (My username — which I’d like to point out is generated by the site, and not chosen by me — is Featherwolf, and Cal has vowed to call me only by that name from here on out.) Learn more about Pottermore from the blog post I wrote when it first launched, or just head over and check it out for yourself.

If you actually want to read a new story from J.K. Rowling, check out her newest, Silkworm, written under her Robert Galbraith pseudonym. I really enjoyed Cuckoo’s Calling, the first in her mystery series (here’s my Cuckoo’s Calling review), and I’m looking forward to this one, too. You can buy the books at Church Street, or click on the ebook links below to buy them from us right now. Church Street books at your fingertips in seconds? That’s like … well … magic.

Featherwolf (aka Carrie Rollwagen) is co-owner and book buyer at Church Street Coffee & Books, an independent bookstore and coffee shop in Birmingham, Alabama.


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