Beedle the Bard, Vampire Slayer


Dec 10, 2008

Posted by SueTLC

Beedle the Bard has a new role of late, that of vampire slayer…well of sorts. The USA Today is reporting that The Tales of Beedle the Bard have taken over the number one spot on their Best-Selling book list from the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. The popular series about the life and loves of the vampire family the Cullens do remain on the list, as “Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn ” will be Nos. 2, 3, 4 and 5 on Thursday.”

The article notes:

Rowling’s last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,
was published last year. Her books have not been on the best-seller
list since February but have spent 70 weeks at No. 1 on the list since
1999…”It’s probably safe to say that they are drawing
people into stores,” says Meg Smith of the American Booksellers
Association, the trade group for independent booksellers, who have had
success with Meyer’s and Rowling’s books.

“It helps the whole publishing industry if any
publisher has a big hit,” Tingley says. “It was great for us when Harry
Potter was out there. We hope (Meyer’s success) will be good for
everybody, too.”

On a related note, TLC Reader Roonwit writes that the Collector’s Editions of Beedle have sold out both in the UK, and Canada. Quotage from Amazon UK: “Sold Out! Thanks to the incredible enthusiasm of Harry Potter fans, we
have sold out of all copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard,
Collector’s Edition available in the United Kingdom. To ensure that we
have enough replacement copies (for example, for books damaged during
shipping), we will be holding a limited number of copies in reserve. If
you missed out on ordering your copy of the Collector’s Edition, it is
possible that a small number of copies will become available.”

78 Responses to Beedle the Bard, Vampire Slayer

Avatar Image says: hmm... perhaps it's because the stories in Beedle are well written, entertaining and have PLOTS? Perhaps it's about people who learn something? Perhaps it's because even in this tiny format, the characters in Beedle do more than sigh and wonder if someone likes them?Avatar Image says: yeah back where she belongs!Avatar Image says: yay!!!!! this pretty much made my day!!! Take that meyer!!!!! Im sorry but I hate twilight. i read the first book and it sucked so i didnt continue. They dont even deserve to be on the top of the list!!!! Go JKR and beedle the bard!!!!Avatar Image says: I haven't read either of them, but I read the first chapter of Twilight and I feel much better about it being Jo at the top again lol.Avatar Image says: i love how one book beat out an entire series . this made my day!! it pissed me off how Twilight just came out of nowhere and stole HP's thunder. WE ARE STILL THE BEST! and JKR is back where she belongs =)Avatar Image says: HA! JKR back where she should be!Avatar Image says: Hooray!!! JKR will always win!! HP is called literature, (unlike the nasty plotless waste of some "series") and the Beedle the Bard stories are a wonderful addition to that literature!Avatar Image says: I'm super-excited that Jo is back at the top, but I don't see any reason to disparage the twilight series. Admittedly, I haven't read them yet, but I do plan on trying them out. Obviously I think that HP is superior to other books/series; I find it funny that anytime a children's fantasy book is remotely popular that it is compared to HP, even though there is so much more that characterizes Jo's writing and stories. However, that's no reason that we all can't enjoy other novels and characters! I think loving books is like loving people-- just because you care about one doesn't make you care about another any less!Avatar Image says: meh. good for rowling, but i find the beedle stories boring and lackluster, frankly... but it's absolutely great (!) about the charitable donations being made due to the book's success. Avatar Image says: Tracy, I wouldn't call Twilight a "children's fantasy series" unless you're referring to romantic fantasy. I think people have a problem with the comparison because Twilight is poorly written. Anyway, do we know how many copies of Beedle were sold on the first day in the US?Avatar Image says: I for one love twilight, but please don't kill me. I do think that J.K.R. should be above the twilight books. Avatar Image says: Reply to my above comment since I hit send to early: YAY J.K.R AND H.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Image says: This absolutely made my day! I printed out the page to show all my friends who think HP is disappearing. I don't read books that need movies to make them famous. GO JKR!!Avatar Image says: While I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and Thrilled to see JKR back on top, I am a little sick of all of the negativity and rude comments regarding Stephanie Meyer and her books. HP cannot be the number one seller forever, a fact everyone should get used to. But for so many people to say such rude thing about other authors, i find quite disappointing. So what you don't like the twilight series, fine - say you don't like it. But to say how much meyers and the series suck is just disrespectful of meyers and of the fans who appreciate her work. You wouldn't believe the number of people who have told me the HP series sucks, JKR sucks, they are childresns books, etc. I'm not saing don't express your opinion, but try to be respectful of others. Personally If I were JKR reading this site, the way many people on TLC bash Meyers, as well as others on occasion, I would be ashamed to acknowledge you as being some of my largest fans.Avatar Image says: I actually cheered when I read this article. It's great to see Jo taking the top spot again--and, in a way, it's especially nice that she did it with, "Beedle"; it's not even an "offical" part of the series (as in, one of the origenal seven books) and it still got such a turn-out. So much for those predictions of her "demise" in the publishing world (I recently read this in another article on Leaky. Apparently, someone thought that after DH, Jo's work would dissappear from the literary stage. That kind of amused me, actually. Whoever that was obviously doesn't know this fandom very well.... Although there are things I like about the "Twilight" series (no one shoot, please) I am a much bigger HP fan. Case in point: I am not on a Twilight fancite discussing the movie right now. :) I feel that Jo's work certianly has much more depth. Harry Potter deals with intense themes and boasts rather in-depth, complex characterization. I don't think something like, "Twilight," is meant to have that kind of depth. In fact, when Meyer's publisher asked her what the "moral," of Twilight was, the author responded, amused, that there was no "moral"; the moral of "Twilight" was, quote, "did you enjoy the ride?" un-quote. Having read both books, I would call HP superior, even though I do enjoy parts of the "Twilight ride." That said, I agree with Mom Weasely--one of the things I dislike about "Twilight" is the lack of character development and depth in the narrator... Sorry--I don't mean to get off-topic...I also agree with Mollywobble--let's talk about Beedle! This is great news, and I'm sure that we are all happy for Jo; but no, Mollywobble, I haven't heard yet how many copies have been sold in the U.S. (but I saw a couple of stacks of them in the store yesterday and just had to smile; I'm sure that Christmas shopping will continue to help sales in the U.S....)Avatar Image says: I have two views on this. I hate the rivalry between twilight and hp, but i really can't help being kind of ecstatic about this. f**k yes!! Avatar Image says: You know, I'm proud of Jo for being able to this at all. I'm proud of us fans that always come through. Welcome back, dear Jo. We missed you. But this Twilight hate bothers me a bit, partly because I do know people that don't like Harry Potter or don't even bother to read it, and then go about doing the same thing some people in our fandom does to Twilight. And I REALLY get mad. If you don't like it, awesome. There's no need to get nasty. It only brings that whole back-and-forward fighting that I've seen and hate it over these past months. Respect everyone's taste. Some people enjoy Twilight for what it is. The fact that I found HP more enriching and substantial doesn't mean that everyone else needs to think that way to. =/ Come on, we are better than that. The weapon we have is love.Avatar Image says: Good for Jo!!! I am so excited that Beedle the Bard is doing so well! Alake, I read that review of Twilight you suggested and laughed so hard I thought I was going to choke on my coffee! Thanks for that!Avatar Image says: I'm not a young fan, and can look at this with a bit of a different view. However I will never forget what Jo said through Dumbledore: "Age is foolish when it underestimates youth" as well as what Stephanie says through Quil, "She tough, she runs with Vampires" well "I'm smart, I run with teenagers" Let's remember the support Jo gives to all creativity and writers. She encourages others by providing links on her own website to publishers. The Twilight Saga is a young adult series whereas Harry Potter was written as a childrens series to start with. I don't feel Twilight is written poorly, I find it quite entertaining, however my first and true love is and will always be HP, and I'm truly excitied to have my copy of Beedle to complete my collection. Now I'm just hoping for the Encyclopedia. Avatar Image says: BOOYA!!!!!! Avatar Image says: @ Jill: I don't think Twilight sucks. I just think Harry Potter is tons better.Avatar Image says: I personally enjoy both series of books. I can't understand all of the negativity either. I enjoy other fantasy books as well....lord of the rings, chronicles of narnia, etc. I enjoy fantasy and sci fi movies as well (Star Wars, etc.) If a particular series is not your cup of tea, fine. But I see no reason for constantly bashing other books/movies of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. It seems like we who enjoy sci-fi/fantasy should be standing together rather than bashing. Avatar Image says: @ lily_luna: I wasn't specifically speaking about you -hopefully no offense, or even just specifically to this article and comments. I was more speaking in generally in the many articles and thousands of comments I have read, that the negativity towards other authors and in effect to other fans was just getting a little old. Like you I do like Harry Potter better, but I enjoy twilight as well. Avatar Image says: I think Jill said everything that I wanted to. I absolutely love HP! JKR is a wonderful author, and my favorite but, I really like Twilight. In the famous words of Rodney King "Why can't we all just get along?" : ) On another note: BD I too am a Sci-fi fan! Go Darth Vader!Avatar Image says: Beedle beats Twilight? could that be because Twilight is a book existing already some time and Beedle is just new? Or because Waterstone sold it at half price? If that not had been the case I never would have picked it up. And that about $ 9,- is just enough for it, because it is a highly moralistic and belearning piece of text. It certainly doesn't come close to the novels.Avatar Image says: @Jill: What I expect from others opinions mainly is for them to be biased in personal knowledge. I have read the four twilight books recently. And it was a kind of guilty reading;I explain: you know your reading crap but you enjoy it. It`s like eating chocolate. you know your eating far too much than what's good for you, but you can't stop. While HP is a four dish gourmet dinner, you enjoy it so much you're willing to give yourself a treat once in a while. So I maintain my opinion: Twilight series suck, and I would never reread them becouse the little they have to offer is already given. My point being Hp and Tw are in a different league. Avatar Image says: geez, from the way some people write on these things, you'd think 'twilight' was written specifically to de-throne harry potter. come on! (anyway, harry's arrogant; he could use a little de-throning!) but seriously. this 'fan warring' is stupid and pointless, and paints everyone involved in a very poor light. like what you like, and dislike what you dislike, but do so in a respectful fashion!Avatar Image says: Awww This made my day :D Go Jo!!! Avatar Image says: While the Twilight movie was pretty good, the books are NOT that great...Harry Potter will always be better in every way, no contest!!! Congrats to JKR for her spot on top!!!Avatar Image says: Joe, I would argue that Twilight was specifically published to ride the coat tails of the HP phenomenon, even if it's not a fantasy series. HP proved that the young adult market was profitable when many believed it to be dead, which is why over the past few years so many new Young Adult series have hit the market, and it's why so many publishing companies market their authors as "the next J.K. Rowling." So yes, it bothers me that an author, who I find incredibly inept, is being compared to an author who completely transformed the industry. If the Twilight series was well written, had well rounded characters, and a deep plot, then I would open it with open arms. But it doesn't. Avatar Image says: @BD: totally true!!! i'm a HP fan, a Paolini fan, a Zelda fan, a Narnia fan, a tamora pierce fan... and tha's just haf of it :DDDDDDDDDAvatar Image says: I have never read Twilight, and I don't think I won't ever. It just doesn't appeal to me. Though it did annoy me when Twilight became all smug when HBP was pushed to July <_<Avatar Image says: I think the problem is that hp shouldn't be compared to a series that is as shallow and regressive as twilight. Twilight does not have the wider appeal that hp does, nor the depth or richness. It is too hormonally driven and promotes boy-worship, this is not encouraging. Also, i doubt the series could introduce so many young readers to books as hp has. Its like comparing macdonalds to gourmet cuisine.Avatar Image says: I agree with everybody who thinks that this fan-warring is stupid. I personally like both series and I don't think Ms. Rowling would want us to hate on other books.Avatar Image says: Oh, thank God. I am so sick of the Twilight hype. The first comment pretty much sums it up: Twilight has hardly no plot and the characters learn nothing. Potter is back on top where it belongs. No, it won't be there forever, but neither will Twilight. And just for the record: Harry Potter has sold over 400 million copies. Twilight on the other hand....17 million. Even if you just count the first four HP books (cause thats how many there are of Twilight), they have still sold more and will continue to be the best books ever written.Avatar Image says: first of all, i am a die hard HP fan and am actaully glad that JKR is back on top but ive read twilight, and have to say it is my second fav book seris and you all should stop bashing it and give Meyer some credit because theyre actually really good. maybe if u read them wihotut comparing them to HP you would to. these books are really different and uncomparable so everyone just stop!Avatar Image says: Aime, most people here ARE opposed to the comparison, and for legitimate reasons. The books ARE different, hp having much more to offer and to MANY different people. The same cannot be said about twilight. The influence, demand and overall phenomenon of hp is immeasurable. This cannot be denied. And there is much hostility from twilight fans towards hp than the other way round.Avatar Image says: snicker oh shnicker :DAvatar Image says: Aime, most people here ARE opposed to the comparison, and for legitimate reasons. The books ARE different, hp having much more to offer and to MANY different people. The same cannot be said about twilight. The influence, demand and overall phenomenon of hp is immeasurable. This cannot be denied. And there is much hostility from twilight fans towards hp than the other way round.Avatar Image says: pretty pathetic to go aorund saying someything is the new hp and lose your number 1 spot to a spinoffAvatar Image says: Excuse me while I go bake a cake, throw some confetti into the air, buy some colorful balloons, and laugh in some Twi-tard faces.... Alright, I'm back. xD I'm so proud of Jo. This is where she should always be. And I'm so proud that BtB is at the top! It's not even apart of the HP series, and it's the number one bestseller? Take that Stephenie Meyer, you stupid frog! FINALLY, a REAL author who can actually write meaningful sentences is at the top again. And also, to the people who are planning to read Twilight - don't. I beg you. Go read the summaries on Wikipedia. I assure you that they make more sense than the book(s)! And when you've read all the summaries, laugh to yourself, because the story is ridiculous. There is absolutely NO plot at all. How dare people say that Meyer is the new JKR? That's an insult to Jo.Avatar Image says: Congratulations J.K.Rowling! I just finished reading Beedle, strangely (or not) the best parts were the commentaries by Albus Dumbledore (whom I am convinced is J.K.Rowlings alter ego). And when is this whole Twilight versus Harry Potter nonsense going to stop? Seriously, don't the fans get tired of fighting? I hate fighting about anything, let alone books. (Maybe thats why I'm a Hufflepuff) Of course you think that the book you are a fan of is better than the others! Your emotionally attached! It's like arguing that your favorite color is better than all the others. You can argue all you want about grammar, writing style, character development, blah, blah and blah. You aren't going to convince the devoted fans you are fighting with that you are right, because they love their books too much to care. So let them love it and go on loving your own favorite books. And stop taking things like the New York Times bestseller list personally! Seriously, unless you are and author (or are friends/family of an author) that made the list (Congratulations Mellisa!) than why on earth should you care who is at number one and number two? Its like those crazy sports fans who think that there smelly "lucky socks" help their team win! Come on! Just sit back and enjoy the game. Avatar Image says: Yay! Finally something to shut the Twilight Fans up. I have nothing against people who like Twilight, but it is teaching young girls such horrible morals. 'Abandon your family to be with your true love' 'boyfriends can be possessive if its for true love' 'A guy you barely know watching you sleep every night is totally not wrong in any way' Its horrible. Plus, no offense Smeyer, but stop writing. You kinda stink at it. Ok sorry to go off on a Twilight rant- YAY JKR! Avatar Image says: Jill - I agree with you! Avatar Image says: Yay, JKR back where she should be!! Twilight's fine but Beedle the Bard's stories have plots and girls who don't spend the whole time whining. GO JKR!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Image says: Okay, I stopped at the third comment: It's all Twilight dissing. As a proud member of both fandoms, I feel that I need to say a few things to the haters. A lot of the Twilight fandom is a tribute to the Harry Potter fandom. Fansites, Fanfics, Fanart, Podcasts, and even "Twi-Rock" have sprung up. Why? Because the Twilight Fans are influenced by the successful and thriving Harry Potter Fandom. (Mugglecast listeners? Think: Twilight Source and Imprint) Tori of The Bella Cullen Project says on their website: "I’m DEFINITELY influenced by Wizard Rock bands". As Harry Potter fans, we should be honored that we influence fans of other series' too. Twilight fans are at times guilty of the same hating and trust me I post similar comments in reply to them. But let's save our energy for bigger "enemies". There are an awful lot of people in the world who hate books in general, who think going to a book conference (for Harry Potter, Twilight, LotR or anything at all) is stupid or lame or weird. You don't have to like the book, but you don't have to insult it at any chance either. Let's be nice. Fandom's UNITE! : )Avatar Image says: Very well put Christine. That pretty much says it all. I don't think I even need to add anything.Avatar Image says: Jill, you just earnt my undying respect. I love both Twilight and Harry Potter. I prefer Twilight, but thats just me; Vampires fascinate me, and I can relate to it better than I can Harry Potter. Twilight is no way a childrens series; if the 4th book was made into a film exactly how it is, itd nearly make R, or MA at the least. Both SM and JKR are brilliant authors. If they didnt deserve to be in the spotlight, they wouldnt be. There wouldnt be a hype over either if they 'sucked'.Avatar Image says: Hooray for the vampire slayer! I really enjoyed the tales, and continue to enjoy them. It's the new J.K. Rowling book, for goodness' sake, it should be at the top of the list.Avatar Image says: Yeah Beedle beat Twilight---I can't stand Twilight I find it poorly writen and the relationship rather disturbingly borderline mysoginistic Avatar Image says: Well said Jill! I obsessivly love Twilight! I became a twi-hard fan because of John Noe, actually. Im happy for Jo but seriously, Twilight has a special somthing. If this is how the HP fanbase is going to act, childish, then Im taking myself out. I will always love the Potter series but to bash another Author is NOT what Jo is about. Shame on you.....Love you Rob!!!!Avatar Image says: "Beedle the Bard, Vampire Slayer" The title is hilarious. Congratulations to J. K. Rowling! I personally did not enjoy "Twilight" (because of the writing and plot) but will not insult the fans of it. I remember that people also insulted Harry Potter, so I will not do the same to others. Let's all hope for more books by J. K. Rowling in the near future!Avatar Image says: ok I'm soo happy that JK Rowling is back on top now but i just read the comment form JIll (first page) that we can't expect her to be bestseller for ever, we have to let others get their chance as well. I think we Harry Potter fans are in denial and don't want to let any other books be better then Harry Potter but we have to remind ourselves that Harry Potter is over and Twilight is the new thing so we should kind of let it have its moment. It took me a long time to realise that and it hit me soo hard because I grew up with Harry Potter so its hard to let it go. But we should let others have their moments as well. But I'm extremely blissful because of this news I still LOVE Harry Potter and I'm soo happy that it is still #1, just like in my heart. ♥Avatar Image says: I read all 4 twilight books and HATED them. They're full of no plot and have way too many cliches, mary sues, gary stus, and they're horribly written. And vampires don't sparkle. I could go on and on. I'm so happy that JKR got her well deserved spot back. If you really hate twilight join the twilight sucks forums twilightsucks.proboards.comAvatar Image says: I would just like to say that I am so happy that Jo is back on the best seller list. I would also like to add, however, that I am also a HUGE Stephenie Meyer fan. And I would bet money that JKRowling is a fan of hers as well. I see why people compare the to series because they are both beautifully written. They both give so much to the reader. They both pull you so into the lives of the characters that you forget they aren't real and you don't live at Hogwarts or in Forks. These women have done a justice for all of us and they both deserve to be on the best sellers list. We should be greatful to both of them, I know I am. Jo and Stephenie you Rock. Keep 'em coming we beg of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Avatar Image says: Yea!!! I'm so happy for JKR! I love Beetle and without fear of spoilers got to enjoy a very nice slow read through. I'm not just happy about JKR being on top of the bestseller list again, but what this means for the charity the book is helping. And as to bashing Twilight...well I won't do it, partially because I have not had the time to read it, so it would be baseless and secondly because I'm just not geared that way. LOL But I will say that I am tired of fandom bashing from BOTH SIDES! I actually thought it was great others were getting into another series, until I saw the bashing coming from some of the Twilight fan base. I don't know who threw the first bad comment in the "fandom wars" way back when, but it truly needs to stop. Why can't people like/dislike what they want without bashing others likes/dislikes? Avatar Image says: I just received my copy of the Beedle of the Bard Special Edition today and am completely in love with it. It is so exquisitely bound and the special edition prints are amazing. Definitely worth the money. As for Beedle slaying the Vampires, I am not surprised (it is Jo after all), yet I found Stephanie Meyers books a delightful change of pace and a nice filler while waiting for Jo to release something new. However, if I were to claim a winner between Potter or the Cullens, it's Potter by a wand.Avatar Image says: I don't like Twilight, but I'm not going to bash it. I'll just say that I find it rather amusing to see that a HP companion book has trumped Twilight on the bestseller list. :)Avatar Image says: Yessss I'm so happy about this!! The fact that it took Twilight's place on the list makes it a hundred times better xDAvatar Image says: I completely agree with Danielle. The Twilight series promotes abusive, shallow relationships based on lust and looks. Not to mention stalking and pedophilia and it's badly written, the plot is almost non-existent and the characterisation is shallow. I wish the 2 fandoms didn't fight too, but then I wish the books would be buried away somewhere and not spreading their horrible messages. I'm fine with people sanely liking them, realising they are 'a guilty pleasure' and not the best thing since sliced bread but I am worried about those who see the messages portrayed as romantic and are searching for their Edward.Avatar Image says: yes! finally she regains her throne! Avatar Image says: HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHHAHAHA That's right!!!! VAMPIRE SLAYER!!!!! This really made my days.Avatar Image says: I love both Twilight and Harry Potter, but I tend to get a smile on my face when HP gets ahead of Twilight ;-) I just like it moreAvatar Image says: Oh my g-! xD Sue, I love you! I can't stop laughing! "Vampire Slayer" xDAvatar Image says: woHO!!! I feel great! I'm really hapi wif it. This proves to evryone out there who think HP phenomenon ended. Who said Twilight is the life after Harry Potter?! NO WAY!!! Harry Potter will never end! Although i like Twilight, I've to say harry Potter is always the BEST! Avatar Image says: I had pre-ordered Beedle the day it became available and finally got it yesterday. I am going to read the stories one a day -- stretching out the enjoyment. I had stayed away from spoilers of it before. I am so pleased that it was actually published! As a lover of fairy tale stories, I can already tell these stack up to any fairy tale ever written. Yea, Jo. Thanks for sharing and adding so much more depth to the wizarding world we all here love.Avatar Image says: I love both Twilight and Harry Potter but I have to say, I think overall Harry Potter will always be the best, it has romance, action, fantasty and adverture. While Twilight is more about the romance, so well done JKR for another fab book!Avatar Image says: It's great that Harry Potter is back up there at the top, but there is absolutely no reason for people to be bashing Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books. I have been obsessed with both Harry Potter and Twilight and both of them make me a very, very contented reader! :) However, I don't think they need to be compared; they are what they are and both make a lot of people very happy. It must be soo embarrasing for JK and Stephenie to experience all of the arguments and comparisons. They don't want to be compared, they just want to write what they want to write and hope that people can enjoy their stories and characters too. Anyway, what this comment should really have been totally about: CONGRATS JK!! She is such an incredible writer and totally deserves it! :) Avatar Image says: VAMPIRE SLAYER!! youv got to be kidding me !! i didnt think any one would be able to do this.. but youv actually made me take someone elses side over hp.. LETS GO TWILIGHT, LETS GO!Avatar Image says: you go kate!! at least you have some sense!Avatar Image says: GO "ON TWILIGHTS SIDE" YEA!!Avatar Image says: @ Shlesha: How do you know Vampires don't sparkle? (no offence intended) Anyway i've enjoyed both series, but HP is still no.1 to me...i grew up with Harry we are basically the same age i relate to him. But i also like Twilight, it's beautiful and very sweet. Anywho i agree with Jill we need to stop the bashing! PEACE Avatar Image says: That is really witty one - "Vampire Slayer"! When Jo's shortest book that does not involve a continuation of the Potter story, and it still overtakes "Twilight", that's something admirable. Looking forward to more books from JKR!Avatar Image says: I am ashamed to see that people are being so cruel towards another author. Stephanie Meyer is talented. I loooove Harry Potter. I like Twilight. I am so happy to see that Jo is back on top of the list. We should be happy that people are excited in reading again. Oh the joy in reading a book. As I live in Utah I know a little about Stephanie Meyers. She went to college out here. She is a very nice person. All she wanted to do was write a story and sell it. She did. People bought it and loved it and look at where she is now. She has some success. She has nowhere near the success as JKR. JKR started out simple and look at where she is now. NOW, we all know that Jo is not at all being vindictive or snide about this. I agree with Jill, I hope that JKR is not ashamed of us. Because the attitude that some are showing is not much better than that of the Malfoy's. On a side note... I got my copy of the collector's edition of the Beedle and the Bard.... Absolutely Stunning. Worth every penny. And to such a good cause. Avatar Image says: for the people who say twilight is great too: please, stop deluding yourselves. it's pretty obvious that S. Meyer can't write, and that the only message in her books is "you should worship pretty boys and do everything they ask you to do" This is not bashing, it's simply the truth.Avatar Image says: I personally think that the Twilight books should not have been moved! I love the Harry Potter books, don't get me wrong, but I just like how the Twilight books are written, and well, Beedle the Bard is not as good as the HP books. But that is just me, so don't get mad!Avatar Image says: p.s. STOP DISSING THE TWILIGHT BOOKS, AND STEPHINE MAYER! IT REALLY PISSES ME OFF!Avatar Image says: Best title ever! And YAY, JO YOU ROCK! I completely agree with Danielle, those books spread bad messages; that's why there's a war between the two fandoms.

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