We are celebrating 20 Years of the Lexicon with a Twentieth Anniversary Canon Celebration!

Trish Drasnin

"Even if I could, I wouldn't. Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."
-- Albus Dumbledore (PS1)

A fan of the Harry Potter books since almost the beginning, I read them to my children until they insisted on their own copies for Book 5.

The Lexicon appeals to my suppressed inner Librarian.

Trish Drasnin
Calls HomeCriccieth, Wales
Favorite HP BookHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Favorite HP Filmonly ever saw the first one....
Favorite CharacterAlbus Dumbledore
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The preliminaries events are over and it is time for the tasks. What will the Triwizard Tournament bring? Could things get any worse? Ready to find out? Here we go! Podcasts: Canon Thoughts: Goblet of Fire by Steve VanderArk Summoning Charms by Abby Koop… Read More
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And after the excitement of the summer’s Quidditch World Cup and reappearance of the Dark Mark, it is time to go back to Hogwarts, and finally learn what this mysterious special event is that no one will tell them about. Ready to find out? Here we go!… Read More
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One of the things that readers fall in love with about the books is the depth of information we are given – information that is often only peripheral to the plot, but nevertheless enriches our understanding of the magical world. Some of the more interesting tidbits pertain to the history… Read More
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And we are back at Hogwarts! Harry, Ron and Hermione have some new teachers and new classes. Arrogance leads to an injury and a disastrous Quidditch pitch invasion ruins the start of the season. And, a pet and a new broom has caused a rift… Read More
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An unwelcome house guest drives Harry to run away from the Dursleys. Any trouble he might have gotten himself into is waved away in light of a new unsettling threat after Harry’s life. A second threat — a mysterious and terrifying creature — tries to attack on… Read More
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Several students (and a few other residents) have been mysteriously attacked around the castle. The Trio is working hard to investigate who or what is the mastermind. Ready to have some fun solving the mystery? Here we go! Podcasts: Chapter 13: Looks Can Be Deceiving… Read More
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In the beginning, everything in the Wizarding World is new. We the readers are finding out things at the same time Harry Potter does. He first hears the word Quidditch from Draco Malfoy when they are getting fitted for robes in Diagon Alley and has to ask Hagrid what it… Read More
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Quidditch is the wizard sport that everyone – well, almost everyone – in the Wizarding World is mad about. It features high levels of danger and unpredictability. The strange rules and seemingly unfair scoring system of Quidditch are more than a bit illogical. But what outweighs these objections are… Read More
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Since the original essay ‘Harry’s Dreams’ was written by Steve VanderArk in 2006, there have been quite a few new pieces of canon writing from J K Rowling. Two of these in particular contain further dreams of Harry Potter’s to examine.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows… Read More