J.K. Rowling Penning ‘Harry Potter’ Encyclopedia


harry-potter-2Get ready for this: J.K. Rowling is in the midst of penning a “Harry Potter” encyclopedia, confirming the long-standing rumor on her official website.

“For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this now,” said Rowling in the FAQ section of the site. “Some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity.”

If you aren’t already having heart palpitations from the news, then I hate to break it to you, but there’s a highly probable chance that you’re actually a Squib.

Potter fans have been waiting for years for Rowling to revisit the magical world she created, and social website Pottermore has only managed to slightly quench our literary thirst. With this announcement, Rowling has unofficially revitalized the Potter fandom (not that it ever went away) with not just a book, but an entire encyclopedia to look forward to.

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  1. #1 – Actually there are a lot of frum kids (and adults too) who are Harry Potter fans. The books are well-written, have values which are basically compatible with our standards, and actually get kids to read. Some of the incidents in the later books reflect social dating which is not acceptable to us, but still much, much tamer than what you find in mainstream books.

    Of course, whether you let your kids read these books or not, is up to the parents’ judgment. However, if you do let your kids read mainstream fiction books, they aren’t a bad choice.