The Potter Paradox: A Discussion of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

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Join Caitlin and Cynthia in welcoming Geek Tank Radio’s Joe Thordarson to Shelfie for a Harry Potter Extravaganza! Tune in to hear them rave about The Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, and Pottermore!

WARNING: This is not a spoiler free review. If you haven’t read the book or hate spoilers you should check back with us once you have read Lotus and Thorn.

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Thank you so much for tuning in! We hope you enjoyed our Harry Potter extravaganza! We wish this episode could have been much longer, but we wouldn’t want to bore you to death with our love of the fandom. That said, we are Potter heads and we can talk about it for hours. Are you a Ravenclaw? Can’t get enough Puckwudgie? Hate Snape? Love Snape? Please share your opinions in the comments! We’d love to continue the discussion.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the books mentioned in this episode!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Harry Potter and The Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

29056083Title: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Little Brown UK
Publication Date: July 31st, 2016

From Goodreads:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

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