Young Adult Lit/Crit

March 28, 2008

Real Life Quidditch

Filed under: FYI — allison @ 6:16 am

Hi all,

For all of you Harry Potter fans out there,  you’ll want to know about a feature on the Early show this morning. It’s about college Quidditch teams that are getting started this year. There’s no video on their website yet, and it hasn’t been broadcasted yet (I’m watching right now), but I’m sure there will be something on youtube later. Here’s an article about it.




  1. Honestly, what is the fascination and obsession with Harry Potter? I don’t like science fiction and rarely like fantasy (as unimaginative as that sounds, I swear I do have an imagination!), so why should I read Harry Potter? I’m asking every and anyone this. I just don’t get it…


    Comment by jexter1 — March 28, 2008 @ 10:22 pm

  2. JESS!!! You have to read HP. I started the series a few years ago with the first book and after finishing it, I thought “eh.” It was ok, nothing spectacular, and I have met several people who felt the same about the first book. However, I wanted to read the series, since both my mom and sister were reading it…kind of like a family lit circle! LOL. They really encouraged me to keep reading and I did, and now it is one of my all time favorite collections of books, EVER! J.K. Rowling is simply so creative and funny and interesting, yet at the same time, she incorporates important lessons into each book about loyalty, good and evil, and morality. And the best thing was, each book got better. I literally stayed up until 3 and 4 am some nights to finish reading because I could not put the books down. When I finished, it was very bittersweet, because I grew to love all the characters and was lost for a little bit without another book. And although I love the movies, there is so much excluded from the books, little details and such that can only be appreciated while reading. Please, for the love of God, read HP!

    And this Quidditch thing sounds way to cool. Can you imagine being J.K. Rowling, or even having half the influence she has had on people around the world?! Wow.


    Comment by mandygrl101 — March 31, 2008 @ 5:26 pm

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