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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Jack Thorne (script), J.K. Rowling & John Tiffany (story), July 31, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ To read the live blog, click here. The eighth installment … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

LIVE BLOG: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Spoiler warning: Plot events will be discussed in read-through order. For the spoiler-free review, click here. This is not a drill. The new Harry Potter book is here! As we know, … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: J.K. Rowing, July 13—26, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ Right. This is it. The final book in what is probably one of the greatest series ever … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: J.K. Rowing, July 1—8, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ It’s hard to keep lavishing praise on this series without just saying the same old things, but … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: J.K. Rowing, June 13—June 23, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ There’s more Potter for your pound in this, the longest instalment of the Harry Potter series. The … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: J.K. Rowing, May 23—June 5, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ It happened! God knows how, but Rowling somehow managed to top her Prisoner of … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 3 Comments

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: J.K. Rowling, April 25—May 8, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ A new year, a new nightmare for the world’s unluckiest wizard. The Harry Potter series … Continue reading

May 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: J.K. Rowling, October 31—November 8, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ The second book in the Harry Potter series is even better than the first. The … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

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@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare