As a huge fan of the Harry Potter series, when I had a chance to get my hands on Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them I jumped on it. I learned that Quidditch gets its name from Queerditch Marsh which is where it was first played—well, where the first version of the game was played. And I learned that Augurey feathers do not make good quills because they repel ink.
Perhaps the most memorable thing that I learned from these two books is that J. K. Rowling has given up her royalties for them. Though it is true that she can afford to give up this income—it is estimated that she’s worth £560 million—she has chosen to give the royalties to an organization called Comic Relief. Since their creation in 1985, Comic Relief has done a lot of good in the United Kingdom for the impoverished.