You guys, I’m not going to screw with you right now. I’m not going to mess around or tell you some long, drawn out story about how much I love “Harry Potter.” I’m not going to brag about the fact that I have the deathly hallows tattooed behind my ear or that I’m rereading all of the books or that people think I’m a Hufflepuff but I’m actually a Ravenclaw or that I honestly don’t respect people who don’t like the series.
I’m not going to play with you right now because what I’m about to tell you is so very, very important. Ready?
J. K. Rowling is releasing an eighth “Harry Potter” book.
I’ll let that sink in. She’s releasing THE eight “Harry Potter” book. The one we were told we would never get. The one we begged for and cried over. The one we accepted would never happen as we read and reread the series. Yeah. That one. She’s giving it to us. Did you collapse out of your chair? Are you currently suffering from body tremors? Are happy tears spilling from your muggle (No-Maj, whatever) eyes? Good same.
According to Pottermore, this will be the book version of the play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II.” This story takes place nineteen years after Harry defeated Voldy, and explores what Harry’s life is like as a middle-aged guy. This eighth installment in the series is set to be released on July 31, 2016 (duh) in honor of Harry’s 36th birthday.
— Pottermore (@pottermore) February 10, 2016
So you know. After years of thinking the books are over, and thinking fondly of the days when we would wait in line outside of Barnes & Noble to get our hands on the next piece of the HP puzzle, it’s back. Dear God, it’s back. I’m currently taking bets on what we think of everyone’s relationship, whether or not Neville is a total hottie in the books, and if Harry and Hermione cut the shit and got together or not. In the meantime I’ll just be over here, devouring the books and acting like the nerdy virgin I totally appear to be. See you all at the midnight book party this summer to finally find out if all really was well, or not (bum bum bummm)..
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