Thanks for joining us for September’s Rogues Portal Book Club Chat! I’m always so excited to see what other people have to say about each book, and this time y’all knocked it out of the park. Here’s this month’s wrap up for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban!

First we started with a poll:

Looks like most of you are excited to start Care and Keeping of Magical Creatures! Just don’t feed your flobberworms too much lettuce!

Then we talked about Harry’s summer with the Dursleys…

…and how Fudge treated Harry’s use of underage magic.

Then we asked about the dementors’ presence at Hogwarts.

This is the second time we’ve seen professors at Hogwarts claim to be more than they are. Is there a difference between how we see Trewlawney and Lockhart?

There seems to be a consensus that there ought to be stricter hiring practices at Hogwarts.

Did Lupin have a responsibility to teach all his students how to cast a Patronus? Or is it too much to expect young students such advanced magic?

Can I get a fact check to the floor?

Please don’t let our extensive knowledge of Harry Potter trivia shame you from the discussion! Let’s go to Hogsmeade to make up.

Lupin explains why he didn’t talk about the Marauders being Anamagi, but why didn’t he tell anyone about the map?

You are in the possession of a timeturner: what are you going to do with it?

Y’all are so responsible. Then there’s me and Reed.

Maybe it’s good I can’t time travel.

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, we saw how Hagrid was sent to Azkaban without a trial. Again, in this book, we saw Sirius (and Buckbeak!) punished without trial.

Hagrid and Sirius both go to Azkaban without a trial. What does that say?

Last question! What was your favorite part of the book?

Of course, we can’t all be in love.

Thank you again for such a great chat! I can’t wait for next month, where #RPBookClub will talk about Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! In the meantime, you can always join the Rogues Portal Book Club Slack, available to Patreon members for as little as $5 a month!

Elizabeth Held

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