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Girls Don't Make Passes at... Boys Who Read Potter?

Posted by: Kristin
August 24, 2004, 07:33 AM

According to a survey conducted by Penguin Publishers earlier this summer, men who want to attract the lasses may want to avoid reading Potter or Tolkien.
Says one relationship expert: "On a beach, with so little on, a book can tell you far more about someone than their choice of swimming trunksContinued...


Happy Birthday Wishes to Rupert Grint

Posted by: Kristin
August 24, 2004, 06:21 AM

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint turns 16 today. Happy Birthday, Rupert!


Last Chance to Bid on Dan's Autograph for Charity Auction

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 02:18 PM

Here at TLC, we link to a lot of charity auctions of signed HP things. One particular auction is special to me - my old friend Lisa has a series of auctions running right now; she's trying to raise $10,000 for the 2004 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer - in addition to the auctions, she'sContinued...

PoA Film

Dementors deemed "summer's scariest creature" by NY Times' film critic

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 12:20 PM

A.O. Scott writes:

"Prisoner of Azkaban," the third-highest-grossing release of the summer so far, includes the season's scariest creatures, the wraithlike Dementors, who may also be emblematic figures of an age in which, it often seems, we have everything to fearContinued...


ADMIN: TypeKey for TLC Comments

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 12:18 PM

You'll notice we've added a few links in the Comment Listing section. The one on the date/time gives you a permalink to individual comments (to make it easy to return to the thread when you like) and the second allows you to report a post to us as spam or inappropriate.

Please don't abuse the latter link.Continued...

NY Times Profiles Carp Fishing Tournament

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 12:16 PM

The New York Times reports today that 125 kids and teens attended the carp fishing tournament along the St. Lawrence River, even though Tom Felton, who's post hosted the tournament last year, was unable to attend this year, because he's filming on Goblet of Fire.

According to event organizers, inContinued...

Exclusive: Title of Sixth Book "Half-Blood Prince," not "Half Blood Prince," says Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 08:43 AM

TLC has received official confirmation from Scholastic that the title of the sixth book will be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with a hyphen connecting "Half" and "Blood," matching the way "half-blood" is spelled in theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Forbes: JKR 85th Most Powerful Woman

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2004, 08:26 AM

U.S. magazine Forbes has released yet another list, this one of the "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women." Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is listed at number 85.
It has been a rapid ascent for Rowling, 39, the creator of the Harry Potter media phenomenon. Since the release of her first novel,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Happy Birthday Percy Weasley

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2004, 07:09 PM

According to her calendar now reads August 22nd( yes already in the UK)...Happy Birthday Percy Weasley! Thanks Brian!


Early Release for UK PoA DVD/VHS

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2004, 10:37 AM

Instead of on the expected Nov. 23 release date, British HP fans can get their hands on the PoA DVD/VHS on November 19, reports CBBC.

J.K. Rowling

JKRowling Asked to Write Peter Pan Sequel

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2004, 09:12 AM

Author J.K.Rowling has been asked to write a sequel to JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan. Great Ormond Street Hospital, to which JM Barrie left the copyright to his stage play, is seeking to raise funds. The Guardian says JK Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, is on holiday and "too busy writingContinued...


Contest for Dan Radcliffe Autograph

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2004, 06:07 AM is having another contest to win a poster with Dan's autograph. Demelza House, which is a charity that Dan helps regularly, will be holding its 6th birthday celebration for the children in September. is asking people to sponsor a birthday balloon in Daniel's name for £5.00Continued...


Order of the Phoenix Best-Selling on Multiple Lists

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:47 PM

After debuting on August 11, just eight days ago, the paperback of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is already on many besteller lists, including: USA Today's, Book Sense's, Amazon's, and Barnes and Noble's.
In addition it is number eight on Barnes and Noble'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Potter Author May Be Put on Pedestal

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:46 PM

The Daily Record has a story that says, "Edinburgh council chief Donald Anderson wants be one of several 'modern-day heroes' depicted in a series of statues in the capital." Thanks Abe!

J.K. Rowling

JKR Donates Books to Save Our Sara Campaign

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2004, 03:38 PM

J.K. Rowling has joined the fight to help a child with leukemia. The "Save Our Sara" campaign is raising funds for two year old Sara Thackray to get cancer treatments here in the United States. J.K.Rowling has donated a signed set of all five Harry Potter books for auction, with proceeds toContinued...

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