Greetings, dear Kinja ninjas. I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but that was mainly because I moved halfway around the world. As excuses go, it’s a decent one.

ANYWAY — my writing partner and I have launched a new Harry Potter blog called Advanced Muggle Studies, you know, because Harry Potter is so topical and recent given that the last book in the series was published — what, 9 years ago?

But seriously, with Fantastic Beasts and Cursed Child, and given my lifelong passion for the series, we are diving in and doing a re-read of the series. Although we ARE starting with Cursed Child. I got outvoted.

I know some other blogs and sites have done similar things — I’ve participated in some of them. But I often found myself frustrated when reading / listening to them at the lack of critical analysis, lack of knowledge about the series, lack of perception and understanding when it came to historical or literary context, and tendency to take things more literal than I felt they should. (Take that with a whopping dose of salt, because of course I think I’m right.)

And hey —

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But I hope, DEARLY hope, that some of you will drop by and give us a read and chat us up in comments. We also have a Twitter, which we will start using soon: @AdMuggleStudies.

And so I proudly present our site: muggle-studies.com!

The first post on Cursed Child should go up this week, but we have a couple of intro posts up to tell you who we are and what we’re about.

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And in thanks to all of you for putting up with my shameless self-promotion, I hereby declare a Potter Gif Party!

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