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UK Children's Laureates Create List of Best Books for Children

Posted by: sue
April 28, 2009, 01:16 PM

The UK Children's Laureates have compiled a list of best books for children for UK book seller Waterstones. The press is making much ado over the fact that the list does not contain any of the Harry Potter novels written by author J.K. Rowling, however as the BBC points out that justContinued...

Lynch Interviews

Evanna Lynch Discusses Being a Child Actor on RTE Radio One

Posted by: Edward
April 23, 2009, 05:03 PM

Actress Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) made an appearance on The Tubridy Show relating her experience as a child actor.  The program, broadcast on RTE Radio One, featured Miss Lynch being interviewed as part of their discussion, talking about how her interest in the Harry Potter booksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

UK Cover Art Sketches for Prisoner of Azkaban Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2009, 07:31 PM

Two sketches drawn by artist Cliff Wright for the cover of the UK edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are set to be auctioned later this month. The Scotsman reports that the pen and pencil sketches used to create the front and back cover artwork for the third Harry PotterContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 191: The Magic Castle

Posted by: Edward
April 17, 2009, 09:00 AM

The 191st episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online with the latest in Harry Potter and our first replacement Melissa! To start off the show, Sue gives us the latest in Harry Potter news including new Jason Isaacs interviews, Half-Blood Prince character posters, LeakyCon Keynote Speakers John andContinued...

Companion Books

New Cover Art for Fantastic Beasts, Quidditch Through the Ages Due July 31, 2009

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2009, 04:43 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling, has announced they are re-releasing two of the companion books this summer: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. Due to be released July 31, 2009, you can seeContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 190: The Answer to Global Warming!

Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2009, 05:54 PM

The latest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has now been released and includes all your latest Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  Our 190th episode starts off with Sue's News, which goes into detail about Harry Potter artist Mary Grand Pre's charitable art donation, a recentContinued...

Fans

Muggle Students Play Quidditch in Wales

Posted by: Edward
April 06, 2009, 04:08 PM

Students of the Ferndale Comprehensive School in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales have the added benefit of a little magic to their physical education program with the inclusion of a muggle form of Quidditch into their sports activities.  The Guardian is reporting that a version of the game is being playedContinued...

LeakyLounge

Join the "Fellowship" in Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
April 04, 2009, 03:15 PM

Jo's Book Nook, the home of our non-Harry Potter Book Club, has now opened the communal reading of the first novel in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring.  Located in our Leaky Lounge forum, Jo's Book Nook offers all registered Lounge members the opportunity to joinContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 189: An Abysmal Failure

Posted by: Edward
March 31, 2009, 10:44 PM

Episode 189 of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for your audible enjoyment.  This episode starts off with the latest Harry Potter news from our own Sue, who gives us the latest on the Lego Harry Potter game, Matt Lewis on Twitter, Deathly Hallows filming in Wales, Toby Jones' clues onContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Book Notes: Illegal Copies of Half-Blood Prince on Scribd, More

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 06:05 PM

Several pieces of news tonight relating to the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. The Times is reporting that free copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were available on Scribd.com, a literary website where thousands of books and manuscripts are availableContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 188: Sue's Birthday... Not New Stuff

Posted by: Edward
March 26, 2009, 05:23 PM

We have for you today the 188th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, bringing you the latest Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  This week, Melissa, Sue, John, and Frak are joined by Paul DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters and Matt Maggiacomo of The Whomping Willows who sit downContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: Audio, Events and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
March 25, 2009, 03:22 PM

There are a few updates on the Harry, A History front!

Firstly, the audio edition was made available this month! It was released by Tantor Media and read by actress Renee Raudman. You can get it in person in a bookstore, or on Amazon here, on iTunes here, on Audible here. You can hear a sample by clickingContinued...

LeakyLounge

Freaky Friday Fun in the Lily and Stag Inn

Posted by: Edward
March 13, 2009, 12:27 AM

The Lily and Stag Inn on the Leaky Lounge, which house our Harry Potter Reading Groups, is hosting a fun and communal event for Inn members to mark Friday the 13th.  This weekend, Reading Group members will have access to all the rooms in the Lily and Stag Inn for fun discussions and much more. Continued...

Books

J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by StephenieContinued...

Books

Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone Sells at Record Price

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 06:58 AM

A quick followup this morning regarding this story from last month involving an auction of a rare First Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Scores of you owled to let us know the auction was completed, with the book selling for a record $19,120.Continued...

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