Is Snape truly a good guy when all is said and done? Do Ginny and Harry actually belong together? And is Dumbledore really related to Salazar Slytherin? All of the hours, days, and years you've spent debating Harry Potter theories with friends, family members, and complete strangers were merely practice for what's coming in June 2017.
Pottermore just announced a Wizarding World Book Club, where fans can join a free online group to "examine and debate every book in the Harry Potter series," which, to be honest, is something most of us Potterheads do semiprofessionally anyway — so now Bloomsbury and Scholastic (along with Pottermore) are graciously giving us a more official platform. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Pottermore is launching the book club to spark conversation with new and seasoned readers of the series alike.
A different theme from the Harry Potter stories will be discussed every week over on Pottermore's new Wizarding World Book Club Twitter account, @WWBookClub. People will read (or reread) a Harry Potter book each month, or, as the books get longer, every two months. Then everyone can join in for the discussion on Twitter and Pottermore.
"Our goal is to create a global community of Harry Potter readers who are communicating with each other as they are reading the same book, at the same time," says Henriette Stuart-Reckling, global digital director of Pottermore. This is something fans have been begging for over the past two decades, and now our dreams have come true — just like magic.
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