“The Binge Watchers Guide to the Harry Potter Films”

Riverdale Avenue Books Launches Kickstarter Campaign

for “The Binge Watchers Guide to the Harry Potter Films”

The Recent Campaign Has Been Selected as a Projects We Love by Kickstarter


For the second title in their new Binge Watcher’s Guide series, Riverdale Avenue Books has launched a Kickstarter campaign. The Binge Watchers Guide to the Harry Potter Films by Cecilia Tan, an unofficial guide, was kicked off on the author’s birthday. The campaign has already raised more than half of the initial funding within 48 hours and received Kickstarter’s coveted Projects We Love badge due to fans eager to experience this new look at their favorite universe.

Twenty years have passed since the Harry Potter films were first released for an entire generation of moviegoers. The films broke ground in every way: at the box office, in movie making art, and pulling off an unprecedented magic trick of keeping the main cast together for ten full years, as they grew from school kids to adults.

Readers who contribute to this campaign will be able to receive an ebook, paperbacks at a discounted price, ebooks and print books bundled with goodies like a Binge Watcher book bag, and some virtual experiences with the author such as a virtual tea or a one-on-one watch of one of the movies. The Kickstarter campaign starts now until May 8, 2020.

“Binging the Harry Potter movies is the perfect way to really see how the series holds together, as well as how the actors aged in real life along with their characters,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. “Cecilia Tan has been knee-deep in the fandom for two decades and is the perfect guide to take fans on this journey.”

“We know there’s a global pandemic going on. The first time I felt some relief from the unrelenting stress since my household started isolation in early March was when some friends suggested we should each make cocktails, pop in our DVDs of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and livetweet it together,” said Author Cecilia Tan. “What better time to be encouraging people to revisit these movies than now? ”

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Book Promo: The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter

Into the Pensieve: The Philosophy
and Mythology of Harry Potter
by Patrick McCauley

This book takes a look at the arc of the storyline in Harry Potter, digging below the surface to explore ethical, mythological, and religious meanings in J.K. Rowling’s best-selling series. Why do we find ourselves so intrigued with the tale of Harry Potter? Many of the millions who passionately read the Harry Potter series found they could relate to the details, dreams, and fears of Harry’s life.

From a phoenix that dies and rises again to Dumbledore, a character who appears in a realm beyond death, there can be little doubt that Rowling’s story delves into profound themes and ideas. She tackles issues of grief, responsibility, individual excellence, and heroism in the face of violence and corruption. This philosophical analysis shows that if, in fact, we do find ourselves reflected in Harry’s story, then we may also find that our destiny and individual potential resonates with his as well.

About the Author

re harry potterPatrick McCauley received a PhD in philosophical theology and literature from the University of Iowa in conjunction with the University of Glasgow and its Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology & the Arts. He received a masters in English literature from Binghamton, and a BS in cinema production from Ithaca College. He teaches religion, literature, and philosophy at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.

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