As much as I love writing, I love reading even more.
I remember when the Harry Potter series started. Never before had I encountered such a magical (yeah, can’t find a better word) world. When Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was launched, I remember walking from the bookshop at Yaya- Bookstop, proudly lugging that TOME, so excited I could hardly wait to get home and crack it open. I once read the e-book version of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (this made me swear off electronic book versions completely).
Then I discovered Pottermore let’s say 5 years ago. I almost died. LIKE LITERALLY. Here was my chance to get sorted into a house (fingers crossed I end up in Gryffindor) by the Sorting Hat, get a wand (Hazel Wood, Dragon Heartstring 12.5 inches) and read enriched Hogwarts Materials first hand. Since Miz Rowling isn’t writing any more books, Pottermore is like Hogwarts heaven.Like today for instance, I read about Why Gryffindors truly need to calm down.
If you remember the DVD era when we used to BUY movies and the DVD had extra behind the scenes footage or even deleted movie scenes then that’s basically how Pottermore works (it’s even in the name, duh). Thing is, there’s always new stuff from the author herself. Extra bits of info about the wizarding world she created. That site truly is a memorable writing feat. But don’t take my word for it, head to Pottermore and dive into wizarding like a true Harry Potter fan.
I should mention that the previous site had some mild gaming built into it. You could complete tasks and earn points for your house. I’m still exploring the new version but the wealth of info on there probably wouldn’t allow for a game to be introduced. It’s only best though, I was in Hufflepuff struggling with a Tabby Cat and not really doing anything useful at the online school of magic. Now I’m a proud Gryffindor reading loads and loads of great things about this wonderful microcosm JK Rowling created and trying hard not to toss some shade on my Hufflepuff friends because who remembers anyone from Hufflepuff anyway?