A bit more on that book burning we told you about earlier this week, as well as response from the local community:
Other books, magazines, posters, compact discs and movies that members believe do not promote God also went up in smoke Sunday, as more than 50 people gathered outside the church for the fiery display. Among theContinued...
A church in Greenville, Michigan organized a Harry Potter book burning.
Thanks to Becky for the link.
Thanks Beth, for pointing out that a Disney site says there will be a Potter attraction at Epcot sometime in 2006, as the rumors have suggested. This should still be treated as a rumor, though, until there is official confirmation.
The Baltimore Sun has a great article regarding SugarQuill.net. For those who don't know, The Sugar Quill is a Harry Potter fanfic site and second home to TLC editors, Kristin & Meg! :)
Wrestlers with the WWE are promoting reading through a poster program entitled "Get Excited About Reading". Fans who email in the name of a book they've read or plan on reading this summer can get a free poster featuring WWE wrestlers putting a choke hold on some great books...including Harry Potter.Continued...
How has Harry Potter affected the world of fantasy writing and publishing? Thoughts from author Tamora Pierce, as well as publisher and editor Sharyn November:
Potter's popularity has only made things better, she believes. "Fantasy literature is in a wonderful place right now. I'm sure some of these books have changedContinued...
Tnew July 2003 issue of Art & Frame Review has Mary GrandPre as the featured artist and the cover shows the beautiful illustration of Night Owl from a cover of Goosebumps. There are also two (small) Harry Potter color illustrations. One is the Time magazine cover and the other is the complete CoS cover all stretchedContinued...
The Newsweek article regarding Harry Potter will be available for Australian Potter fans in the August 5, 2003 issue of The Bulletin with Newsweek.
Thanks, Rebecca, for keeping us informed!
An article featuring our own Heidi talking about Nimbus 2003 is posted here. Hopefully. Assuming we haven't crashed the internet again! :P
A variety of news sources, including Sky News have reported that the real Slim Shady is a really big fan of Harry Potter.
Thanks to everyone who emailed us regarding this!
Editor's Note: The story is near the bottom of the page.
A brief interview with a mom who sent Harry overseas with her twenty-two year old son:
"He thought they were so great; he got the other guys reading them," Singleton said. "I don't know if it's because it takes him into a different world or what. That's more reading than he's done in a long time."Continued...
Harry and Hillary aside, books aren't selling like they used to.
From www.screamscape.com comes this rumor:
...it seems the head of Universal Orlando was having an open Q&A lunch session with his staff a few weeks ago when he was asked if Universal had any plans to pursue either the Harry Potter franchise or Lord of the Rings for possible future park projects. Bob Gaults answerContinued...
Emerson, of Mugglenet fame, answers questions and concerns on Thursday's USA Today's book club discussion.
Thanks for the tip, Aimee!
Amazon apparently didn't make money on sales of Order of the Phoenix, but it benefited the online bookseller in other ways.
Thanks to the many TLC readers who sent in the link!