Riese Finally Read Harry Potter: The Autostraddle Interview

As you probably know by now, I have a Thing for Harry Potter. Reading the books as an adult was the most liberating experience of my life, and I credit them with helping me to come out also to pursue my dreams of becoming a writer. Autostraddle dot com Headmistress Riese Bernard had never read Harry Potter at all, not even a little bit, hadn't even heard any spoilers (including the one about Snape!) until a few months ago. It was a real treat watching her learn to love the series too, and so when she was all finished, I called her up on the phone and talked to her about her magical journey. Here are the things that she said.

*Oh first: SPOILER ALERT. This interview contains spoilers for every major and important thing that happens in the entire series.*

So you've only just now read Harry Potter for the first time in your life! What took you so long?

Well, I tend to choose books based on what I think will make me a better writer, rather than because I'm drawn to the story. Espe...

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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Heather has written 1217 articles for us.