Pottermore has finally launched the Wizarding World Book Club and this is something Harry Potter fans have been waiting for. How to join the club and the discussion are all in here.
J.K. Rowling’s website, Pottermore, announced the launched of the first Wizarding World Book Club in time for the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter volume. The new Harry Potter online book club aims to bring fans of the wizard boy together.
How to Join the Club
The Wizarding World Book Club membership is free to all registered users of Pottermore. Just sign in here, become a member, and you can start re-reading Harry Potter books. As a member, you will get first access to “curated articles, video and other content” on the Pottermore site, according to the website’s news release.
Pottermore’s Global Digital Director Henriette Stuart-Reckling said the book club was started “in response to a strong demand” from Harry Potter fans. “The Wizarding World Book Club provides an exciting opportunity for Harry Potter fans to share their thoughts about key scenes, plot points, motivations, and characters from the series with a vast global community,” she said.
First Reading Assignment for Club Members
Starting this week, the book club will be re-reading each of the seven Harry Potter books. The club’s first reading assignment is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which was originally published in the U.K. in June 1997. The book was published in the U.S. under the title Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
The weekly discussions will have different themes. The first week is some sort of introduction wherein fans can share their stories of how they first discovered the Harry Potter books. The themes for the initial reading also include Magic and the Muggle World, First Impressions, and Friendship.
Members can participate in the discussion in two ways. The conversation about each book will last for five weeks on the Pottermore website. In addition, there will also a discussion on the club’s official Twitter account every Friday at 4 PM BST beginning on June 23. Questions on the website and on Twitter for the first reading include “What are Harry and Draco’s similarities?” and “Which friend has shown Harry the most loyalty so far?”
The Wizarding World Book Club will next read the other six volumes of Rowling’s book series in the months following the discussion of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Readers can dive deeper into the stories and explore the various themes connected to each volume. There is no official confirmation if J.K Rowling herself will participate in the club’s discussion.
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