Sirius has some serious-ly interesting relatives!
A crazy house full of secrets (and screaming).
Reunited with his mates, Harry has a few questions he needs answered (and some anger issues to work through).
Please welcome a new guest reader, and one of my favorite preschool teachers, Margaret from Western Springs, Illinois! (Her daughters are pretty fab too).
Owl after owl after owl - could drive an old man mad!
THE 5TH BOOKS STARTS HERE! Dudley is back, and so are others whose names start with D.
As another years ends, a dark, uncertain future looms for Harry and the other students, in a world where Voldemort has been reborn.
TOMORROW, we too have a beginning - we will start Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!
Now that Voldemort is really back, Dumbledore begins to circle the wagons, while Harry tries to cope with grief.
Lots of veritas, but not much virtus. More surprises revealed.
Direct from London, UK, it's Camilla, reading perhaps the most gripping chapter of the book! C'mon Harry...
Ugh, Voldemort is such a narcissist.
In honor of Juneteenth, I'm proud to present Unbound, the story of Grace, an American slave who has courage beyond her years. If you don't know what Juneteenth is, visit https://www.juneteenth.com/ and if you are moved, you can find a petition to make it a nationwide United States holiday at http://nationaljuneteenth.com/Petition_Form.html.
Enjoy this incredible story!
Welcome back guest reader Camilla from London! and welcome back Voldemort...
The fruits of hard work in the water - and a twist.
COMING NEXT: Unbound, by Ann E. Berg. A novel in verse, this is the powerful story of a slave girl and her family and the daring, risky choices they make to seek freedom. #celebratejuneteenth
This is it - the third and final task. With surprises around every corner.
Actually, I'd love to have a pensieve - like magical cloud storage but way more fun.
Welcome back, all the way from the great city of Seattle, Washington, guest reader Laura Z! Thank you for sharing your wonderful voice with us, Laura.
Gossip, Krum, Crouch. Weird.
Sirius returns to shed some light on the mysterious Barty Crouch.
Merpeople and moral fiber - a strange, but winning, combination.
Now that it's summer break -- well it's summer break here in Chicago -- I'll be enjoying some more family time, and will be taking the weekends off on the podcast. But I will still read every Monday to Friday, I promise! And stay tuned for some more guest readers dropping in as well.
Finally - thank you for listening! From Australia to Iran to Scotland to Canada and coast to coast in the USA. Stay healthy, read every day, love your neighbor.
Moaning Myrtle pops up while Harry's in the bathtub...what is going on!
Standing up to prejudice in the wizarding world as only Harry and friends can do it, with a little help from Dumbledore.
Their first formal dance, complete with drama, awkwardness, and some unexpected twists on and off the dancefloor.
The most terrifying task so far: asking a girl to a ball.
Skrewts farting fire, Rita Skeeter up to something, and Dobby and Winky in the kitchens.