Old School Wednesdays

Old School Wednesdays: The Epic Harry Potter Re-Read

Old School Wednesdays is a weekly Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation into the past?

This time, on our Old School Wednesday journey, we announce a new feature for the first half (ok, two-thirds) of 2016–The Epic Harry Potter Re-Read!


Starting next week, and extending through August, we will be re-reading each book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. (We’ll also be re-watching all of the movies, but we won’t be reviewing those.) Why are we doing such a thing? Because we are nostalgic for these books that we basically grew up with; because we’ve had so much fun with re-reads over the past year, especially for Old School Wednesdays (see Percy Jackson and The Dark Tower); and most of all, because this August, we Book Smugglers are going to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. AAAAAA!!!!

Are you also a Harry Potter fan? Are you new to the books? Do you want to join our re-read fun? Well you’re in some serious luck (and you don’t even need Felix Felicis) because here’s the full schedule.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone – January 27

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets – February 24

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban – March 23

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire – April 27

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix – May 25

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince – June 22

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows – July 27


We are kicking off the readalong next Wednesday with our review of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Join us, won’t you?

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  • Merrrilee
    January 20, 2016 at 8:57 am

    I had the pleasure of having dinner with J K Rowling the year Scholastic signed with her and began publishing her books here. She was charming and read to us from book two. She giggled over parts she thought were funny. It was delightful! Enjoy re reading the books!

  • Erika@bookpunks
    January 21, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Ahhh! Ahhh! Ahhh! I am so into this!

  • Whitney @ Imaginary Book Club
    January 24, 2016 at 1:58 pm


    I haven’t read the whole series through in ages. I actually just recently wrote a post about how my whole family read the series aloud, and what fond memories I have – not just of the series itself, but the family moments it created.


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