"What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?"
'Alice in Wonderland' -Lewis Carroll.
We are here to go on a literary journey. There will be ups and downs in life, but there will always be books (they may all turn digital, but they will still be there). Join me as I head into Bookland--I may never surface again.
Title: Mugglenet.com's Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site Author: Emerson Spartz and Ben Schoen with Jeanne Kimsey Genre: Nonfiction Page Count: 187 Book Type: Library Paperback Publisher: Ulysses Press ISBN: 978-1-56975-711-6
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From Goodreads:J. K. Rowling not only told a wonderful story of a boy wizard; she also created an endless, magical world filled with millions of what-ifs. Whether the reader is a ten-year-old in the school lunchroom or an adult posting on one of the countless Potter fansites, debating what ifs is the love of millions of Harry Potter fans. NowMugglenet.com's Unofficial, Unauthorized and Unequaled Harry Potter Debatesbrings the original and entertaining views of the experts behindMugglenet.comto 100 of the most interesting and contentious debate topics in the Potter world. Digging into every reference in all seven books, the authors apply the same unmatched insight that allowed them to be so incredibly accurate with their predictions inMugglenet.com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7. Readers find plenty to ponder as they consider whether Snape or Dumbledore is a better wizard, whether it would be better to own Harry's invisibility cloak or his flying broomstick, and many more magical conundrums.
My Review: The cover for this book is kind of interesting. I like the shades of blue and the title is really an attention getter. The large lightning bolt makes me happy as a huge Harry Potter nerd; however, I do not like how the back cover is full of clouds. I can't really put it into words why this is, but it just isn't very appealing to me.
This book took me much longer to read than I really expected. Granted, I was out of town for the week so I didn't read as often. In the book, they debate topics, some of which are serious and some are light-hearted and fluffy. For example, they go from 'Is the Epilogue a letdown?' to 'Would you rather shave Hagrid's back or give Voldemort a foot massage?' and then back to 'Which character fails to live up to expectations?'. Some of the debates were super interesting and really made me think, while others were just middling.
All in all, I would suggest giving this book a go if you are a huge Harry Potter fan like I am. It is always fun to revisit the fabulous world. Have any of my followers read this one yet?