One trick pony, J.K. Rowling, decided to forgo bothering to write anything else (spoiler alert: she can’t) so she is returning to the proverbial well, or pensive as I think she called it, to add two new ‘books’ to accompany an exhibit at the British Library, on October 20th, the 20th anniversary of the series.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which “promises to take readers on a fascinating journey through the subjects studied at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry – from Alchemy and Potions classes through to Herbology and Care of Magical Creatures.” and Harry Potter: A Journey Through the History of Magic that’s reportedly “packed with unseen sketches and manuscript pages from J.K. Rowling, magical illustrations from Jim Kay and weird, wonderful and inspiring artifacts that have been magically released from the archives at the British Library.”
Great, fans are treated to a syllabus and a picture book of doodles… hard hitting work there J.K…. Pulitzer material… Like all syllabus days, completely pointless. Remember when J.K. Rowling eeked 10 years out of writing those books all the time bitching people were hounding her about them too much, then vowed to never write more Harry Potter? when she said she wanted to write more than children’s books? Be a serious author? Tried to push that Casual Vacancy drivel and when that flopped couldn’t stand not being in the limelight? Told everyone randomly Dumbledore was gay to stir up some publicity magic? Wrote a Harry Potter play? Told everyone it was a one time thing and if you missed it you were out of luck, then sold the script as another book? Wrote Magical Creatures? Also pumped that into a garbage movie with Eddie Redmayne which apparently will also be milked into a whole series? Now an exhibit and 2 new ‘books’? So much for being done with that…
Honestly the whole thing is such a farce. Rowling is worth like a Billion dollars, and she want to snag that extra buck by taking advantage of you fans to feel important. Billing two pamphlets as ‘books’… It disgusts me. In the end, J.K., you wrote a character that is supposed to be a dope Quidditch player and Seeker but was so uncoordinated he couldn’t even catch 1 out of 1,000,000 letters…
The only thing you’ve done for your poor fans is make them think Emma Watson is hot:
and you gave Dobby a sock… and then wrote him off… by killing him.
Side Note: Props to Devin for being the first person I know on the Hogwarts Express in 3rd grade. Wrote it as his favorite book on my pillow case for reading day. Before it was cool and when it was appropriate to read children’s books….