Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Harry Potter Sequel to be Published

So guess what I learned guys?

JK Rowling is going to publish a series of short stories as a sequel to the Harry Potter series. They're going to be alternately told from the point of view of the Potter children, and the Wesley children and people like Teddy and Scorpio. AND there are going to be prequels from the point of view of Snape and Lily and Sirius.

Watch this video from JK Rowling explaining it.

A quote from the video:

"I originally had no intentions to make this, but to celebrate the Olympics being held in Great Britain, I've decided to make exclusive short stories."

Okay, so there's no sequel series.

However, today, July 31st, is Harry Potter's fictional birthday.

I'm actually contemplating crying because I, like many others, grew up with the Harry Potter series. It was my childhood, and the reason I got into reading. If you open to "The Prince's Tale" chapter in the 7th book, there are tear stains all over it. And that's saying something, because I have read that chapter multiple times over the course of the last few years. Every time I was feeling awful, I would read that. Whenever I wanted to escape, I'd flip to Harry's problems. And that time someone in my family died, I was struck with a sort of insomnia that would only be alleviated once I read the whole Harry Potter series.

To think it's already been 5 years since the last book was published. I cannot tell you how sad I am that the series is over.

However, I would not want any sequels to the series. It would ruin the life I've imagined for Harry. Stories do go on after the last page, and I want to acknowledge that by this post, and by celebrating his birthday, however childish or stupid you may think it is.

I'm no die hard Potterhead, and if you don't like the series, that's fine. Reading is subjective. I'm just happy to have found a home at Hogwarts, and to have been friends with Harry, along with many others.

Happy birthday, Harry. I hope all is well.


  1. ugh you. i'm so gullible i was about to Bale Out. You should put the video under a link, that would really get people lmao.

    Anyway, lovely post. I think it's amazing Harry Potter exists and is able to bring all different kinds of people together. I can't believe I read the first Harry Potter book in 1999. What is time

    1. I know. I feel so old. And I think I'll take your suggestion and put it as a link. :)

  2. All is indeed well, but--AHHH AM I HAPPY THAT J.K. ROWLING IS PUBLISHING SHORT STORIES! I think it'd be great if she gave a bit of an aftermath ever since Voldy's death, because I wasn't very satisfied with the epilogue of the seventh book.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Isabelle! I'm feeling a little bit like Dedalus Diggle right now--super hyped. ;)

    1. Looks like someone didn't read the whole article...

  3. OMG, you totally got me. That was cruel! But yeah, when I think about it I wouldn't want any sequels either. Love that after so many years people are still obsessing! So glad to have grown up with Harry Potter.

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