Harry Potter Club

A monthly reread of the HP books with a rewatch of each movie following the book by a week.

Posts for this club should be tagged: harrypotter_club.

July 31

Book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Albus Severus Potter faces dangerous adventure while Harry struggles with the perils of fatherhood. Spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 3:21 AM - 42 comments

July 23

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts. Book and series spoilers [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 11:32 PM - 8 comments

July 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1

Harry sets on a quest to defeat Voldemort which involves unexpected twists and turns through the wizarding world. Book and series spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:57 PM - 2 comments

July 17

Book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The final chapter in the Harry Potter series. Contains series and movie spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:30 PM - 9 comments

June 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. Contains series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:49 PM - 14 comments

June 15

Book: Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

Harry enters his 6th year at Hogwarts as the Chosen One and begins private lessons with Dumbledore. Through the year Harry is pressured by the new minister of magic to ally with the Ministry, learns about Voldemort's murky past, and excels in Potions due to an old but useful textbook. Contains series spoilers [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 10:33 PM - 13 comments

May 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 11:48 PM - 7 comments

May 15

Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

In his fifth year at Hogwart's, Harry faces challenges at every turn, from the dark threat of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named and the unreliability of the government of the magical world to the rise of Ron Weasley as the keeper of the Gryffindor Quidditch Team. Along the way he learns about the strength of his friends, the fierceness of his enemies, and the meaning of sacrifice. Series and movie spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 11:12 PM - 17 comments

April 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry finds himself mysteriously selected as an under-aged competitor in a dangerous tournament between three schools of magic. Series and book spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 10:52 PM - 6 comments

April 15

Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter is midway through his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup. He wants to find out about the mysterious event that's supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn't happened for a hundred years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he's not normal - even by wizarding standards. And in his case, different can be deadly. Contains series spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:53 PM - 12 comments

March 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third movie in the Potter series. Directed by Alfonso CuarĂ³n, the movie takes a darker and more mature tone that the previous films. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 9:22 AM - 23 comments

March 18

Discussion format for longer HP books

Getting a feel for how people want to discuss the longer Harry Potter books. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 4:02 PM - 2 comments

March 14

Book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts." Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst. Contains series spoilers [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 10:27 PM - 20 comments

March 7

Extra reading?

Would anyone in the Potter reread club be interested in adding in Rainbow Rowell's Carry On once the series re-read is completed? It's so directly a meta-commentary on the Potter storyline that I'd be curious to see what people think, and I know from threads on the blue that at least a few of the mefite Potter fans have read it. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 at 9:06 AM - 3 comments

February 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him. Contains book and series spoilers! [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 12:04 AM - 7 comments

February 15

Book: Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Second book of the Harry Potter series. Thread contains series and movie spoilers! [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 3:41 AM - 21 comments

January 22

Movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Contains book and series spoilers. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 12:00 AM - 20 comments

January 14

Book: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The first book in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling in which Harry learns on his 11th birthday that he is a wizard and soon after sets off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 6:08 PM - 24 comments

December 8

Harry Potter rewatch (and/or reread)

Are people interested in doing a HP movie rewatch and/or doing a reread of the books? For the movies I think once a week would be a good frequency and once a month if we do the books. Let me know if you're interested and what frequency sounds palatable. [more inside]
posted by toomanycurls at 12:11 PM - 18 comments