Why Harry Potter became a worldwide phenomenon.

There’s so much good on this site… But when a post includes a Myers Briggs chart of Harry Potter Characters???? Genius ensues.

Write Like Rowling

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In a 2011 interview conducted by Scholastic (wherein I discovered that Rowling is not only a talented writer but also a very entertaining reader – listen 12 minutes in), Rowling was asked – for probably the millionth time – why she thought the Harry Potter series was such a huge success; in past interviews, her typical answer had been something to the effect of “the magic is so fun and the idea of this hidden world is so appealing” . . . but this time, her response was different. She said that, after talking to thousands of fans over the years and gaining some perspective on the books since finishing them, she’s changed her mind and has “come to understand the appeal of [Harry Potter] a little better.” She now believes that her success is primarily because, as she put it:

. . . people fell in love with the characters.

I think this…

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Hollow World ~ Michael J. Sullivan

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  • Cover of Michael J. Sullivan's Hollow WorldTitle:  Hollow World
  • Author:  Michael J. Sullivan
  • Genre:  Science Fiction, Dystopian
  • Format:  eBook
  • Source:  NetGalley
  • Reviewed by: Sonja
  • Rating:  4 out of 5

Description:  The future is coming…for some, sooner than others.

Ellis Rogers is an ordinary man who is about to embark on an extraordinary journey. All his life he has played it safe and done the right thing, but when faced with a terminal illness, he’s willing to take an insane gamble. He’s built a time machine in his garage, and if it works, he’ll face a world that challenges his understanding of what it means to be human, what it takes to love, and the cost of paradise. He could find more than a cure for his illness; he might find what everyone has been searching for since time began…but only if he can survive Hollow World. 

Welcome to the future and a new sci-fantasy thriller…

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