Is the Harry Potter theatrical sequel worth seeing? Our review of the latest from Mirvish Productions.
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The Sony Centre and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra are partnering again for the continuation of Harry Potter Film Concert Series with The Order of the Phoenix (the 5th, for those of you unfamiliar) on May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The series has been a hit since beginning in 2016, drawing a wonderfully eclectic crowd of […]
One afternoon in 1998, the awkward 12 year-old that was me trudged home from middle school to discover a gift sitting on the table. A children’s librarian had recommended that my mother give my sister and I a copy of a brand new novel that she had read and loved. Although I had never heard […]
Spoiler Alert: Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic is a parody of Harry Potter. If you have avoided learning the major plot details of Harry Potter, congratulations, you are like a unicorn who made it to December 25 without hearing any Christmas music! Be aware that this […]
Potted Potter (Starvox Entertainment/Potted Productions) In the second international tour of this two-man 70-minute reverential romp, creator/performers Dan & Jeff (Clarkson & Turner) are replaced by Ben & James (Stratton & Percy), who are essentially playing Dan & Jeff but are wisely called Ben & James. The new guys are plenty loveable and plenty enthusiastic […]
Like most people my age, I grew up devouring and living for the Harry Potter books. Like most people my age, I learned a lot of important valuable life lessons from the Harry Potter books that I still apply to everyday life (beyond “it’s leviOHsa, not levioSA”). So, to say that JK Rowling occupies a […]
It’s strange to write this- a friend and I were literally talking about him just two days ago. We don’t make a habit of announcing every celebrity death on this site, knowing that surely someone else will say what needs to be said, but in this case I feel that I should write it myself– […]
Being a 20something human with an intact soul and a love for the idea of children reading, it pretty much goes without saying that I love Harry Potter. I don’t love it as much as other people I know–I can’t name all the minor characters, nor can I recite any of the Sorting Hat songs–but […]
I had the best Valentine’s Day ever! Because I got to spend it with Dan & Jeff* and Harry Potter. What started as an Edinburgh Fringe show has brought the utterly hilarious duo of Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner to Toronto as the two parts of the most smile-inducing production I’ve seen in years. I’m not […]
We’ve been trying to find the most fitting way of introducing My Bookshelf readers to our newest site, My Music. Lo and behold, the perfect answer fell into our laps. Here, in a joint-feature with My Music, is the best song ever written! (okay, slight exaggeration, but it’s fantastic and wonderfully literarily dorky).
I think there’s a good subset of fans who consider Chamber of Secrets the weakest of the series. I have always been a part of this group. So it was with a mixture of determination and resolve that I approached re-reading the second book as part of my quest to re-read the whole series and […]
Perhaps it seems redundant to you to read yet another article about Harry Potter, especially three years after the final book came out. However, one of the singular joys of being a Harry Potter fan for me has been the ability to revisit these books throughout my life and discover new and exciting things about […]