Here's what some Washington State kids say will be the final paragraph in Book V.
But not that Harry Potter
The Queen's Birthday Honours List, which was announced today, includes two names familiar to fans of JK Rowling's series: Jim Dale, who does the hundreds of voices in the U.S. audio version, was awarded an M.B.E., and a Department for International Development naturalContinued...
As you may have gathered, I have a thing for theology and the classics. Here's a great article detailing Harry's role in all this.
The Wausau Daily Herald has an article about an adult fan.
Australian's The Age newspaper has announced the winner of their contest to send a family to London for the Royal Albert Hall event. Congratulations to the Houghs
According to this account on iharrypotter.net, a B. Dalton worker has already cracked open one of their 141 boxes of Harry Potter books and started to read them.
Hello. I wrote a couple of weeks ago to tell about the B. Dalton Bookstores dressing up for Harry Potter Day next Saturday. Well, I just wanted to write and say thatContinued...
CBBC Newsround details their plans over the entire next week. Lots of fan interviews.
The Times of London has an article about the book extract (SPOILER WARNING), in which this TLC editor is mortified because out of an in-depth 600-word email analyzing fan reaction to the clip and a 10 minute conversation discussing various plot twists...her saying "oh my god" twice is pointed out and exclamation-point-isized.Continued...
AJC reporter Phil Kloer takes a look at racial undertones in the Potter series.
It seems even in Wales the boy wizard is causing price wars.
We mentioned this earlier in the week, but we didn't say who it was for. Well, NBC's "Weekend Today" show is still looking for die hard fans for their segment. They're looking for more adult fans than young'uns.
If you know ANY diehard fans who dress up on a regular basisContinued...
Here's a great article that looks at all the books ABOUT the Harry Potter series.
Thanks to readers who sent us this interesting bit of number analysis done by Entertainment Weekly:
192 MILLION: Estimated worldwide sales of the four previous Potter books.
8.5 MILLION: Number of first-print copies of Phoenix set to go on sale June
$3-5 MILLION: Amount spent by marketing Muggles on the publicity of Phoenix.Continued...
CBBC Newsround has done a bit of a roundup of Harry Potter events all over the UK.