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11 Millennial Women On What Harry Potter Means To Them

Some books are important. Not capital-I important, as in "important to the canon of English literature", but important like "I literally wouldn't be who I am today without this book." For a lot of us ...
By Shaun Fitzpatrick

Bustle's Editors On Serena Williams + 'PLL'

How's it going, everyone? It's crazy to think that there are only a few days left in June — this summer is seriously speeding by. The July Fourth holiday is just around the corner, and then we'll real...
By Rachel Simon

17 Of The Best Guide Books For Exploring A New City

If that summertime wanderlust is just starting to kick in, now might be the perfect time to pack a bag and head out into all that wild blue yonder — or, you know, just someplace you’ve never explored ...
By E. Ce Miller

13 Addictive Mystery Series That Will Pull You In & Never Let Go

Did you grow up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes? Then you're going to want to check out these incredibly addictive mystery series that will pull you in from ...
By Sadie L. Trombetta

The Best Literary Competitions For Young Writers

We all know that being a writer is a glamorous and well-paid job (just kidding, it's not). But even the most successful authors were once pretentious young people trying to break into the literary sce...
By Charlotte Ahlin

The TSA Might Inspect Your Books Before Your Next Flight

After testing a new screening procedure in major cities, the Transportation Security Administration is reportedly preparing to roll it out across the country, but the new policy has some issues of ser...
By Kristian Wilson

SJP's New Imprint Is Publishing An Important Debut Novel

In a Monday press release, Penguin Random House announced that Sarah Jessica Parker's first book in her new imprint is a debut novel about an Indian-American Muslim family from California, whose estra...
By Kristian Wilson

7 Times "The Canterbury Tales" Was Dirtier Than 50 Shades

I first read excerpts from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales during my junior year of high school. (Brief synopsis: a bunch of pilgrims are traveling together and decide to tell one another stor...
By Shaun Fitzpatrick

Why Fiona Barton's Second Thriller Was Even Harder To Write

For the mega-bestselling author of The Widow, you'd think writing another book would feel easy — but Fiona Barton's new novel The Child was even more challenging to write than the first, she tells Bus...
By Emma Oulton

Bustle's Editors On The Travel Ban + Harry Potter

Happy Monday, everyone! If this week is already feeling too long, you're not alone. It's bound to feel that way when a long holiday weekend is in sight (is anyone else counting the seconds?!). Hopeful...
By Rachel Simon

YA Authors Pay Tribute To Harry Potter On Its 20th Anniversary

It seems like everyone with an internet connection has been sharing their thoughts and emotions on social media for Harry Potter's 20th Anniversary. Harry Potter definitely helped changed the game for...
By Kerri Jarema

Magical Items From Harry Potter We Wish Existed IRL

Every Harry Potter fan has dreamt of a giant knocking down their door and sweeping them away to Hogwarts. (And of course, every Harry Potter fan secretly believes the owl with their Hogwarts letter ju...
By Melissa Ragsdale

The Harry Potter Fandom Has Changed So Much Since 2007

On Monday, Potterheads around the world rejoiced as they celebrated Harry Potter's 20th anniversary. Yes, 20 years ago, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in the United Kingdom bef...
By Kadeen Griffiths

The 'Harry Potter' Cast Pays Tribute To The 20th Anniversary

This will come as no surprise, but the Harry Potter actor tributes for the 20th anniversary are pretty overwhelming. It was already a lot to process that Philosopher's Stone was published two decades ...
By Alexis Rhiannon

Harry Potter's Quidditch Uniform Had A Secret Meaning

Harry Potter fans are no stranger to wild internet theories and speculation: were the Dursleys so terrible to Harry because he was a horcrux? Is Crookshanks *actually* Regulus Black? Is Ron Weasley ju...
By Cristina Arreola

Accio Tissue: This Harry Potter Tribute Video Will Make You Cry

It's the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter, and fans all over the world are talking about their favorite boy wizard today. Sharing the moment they first discovered the books, laughing over their favori...
By Kerri Jarema

J.K Rowling Pay Tribute To Harry Potter On Its 20th Anniversary

With the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (published as Sorcerer's Stone in the United States a year later), everyone from fans, celebrities, writers, editors and others in...
By Kerri Jarema

You Probably Missed These Harry Potter Details As A Kid

If you grew up anywhere near the 1990s, chances are good that you grew up reading the Harry Potter books. And then re-reading the Harry Potter books. And then dialing up the internet to read this new ...
By Charlotte Ahlin

Facebook's Secret Harry Potter Spells Will Make You Feel Like A Wizard

If there's one thing Harry Potter fans love, it's any excuse to celebrate, talk about, obsess over and revel in their love for the series. With today's 20th Anniversary of the publication of the first...
By Kerri Jarema

What Happened When My Dad Read Harry Potter For The First Time

For most children of the '90s, Harry Potter was inescapable. I remember one particular birthday party of mine that was utterly ruined when a speed-reading friend spoiled Sirius Black's death for anoth...
By Charlotte Ahlin

11 Millennial Women On What Harry Potter Means To Them

Some books are important. Not capital-I important, as in "important to the canon of English literature", but important like "I literally wouldn't be who I am today without this book." For a lot of us ...
By Shaun Fitzpatrick