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OotP Proving a Burden to the Royal Mail

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 10:49 AM

BBC has a report on the staggering effect OotP is having on the British postal system. It must be like Sears Catalog day here in the States.

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Read-a-thon in New Zealand

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 07:24 AM

Organisers of a New Zealand festival are planning a world record attempt when the much-anticipated next book in the Harry Potter series is launched.
Storylines Festival of New Zealand Childrens Writers and Illustrators co-ordinator Robin Houler said the record sought was for the longest reading aloud of a children'sContinued...

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It's TIME for Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 07:16 AM

Thanks to Alison and Ebony for sending us the TIME Magazine article about OotP. The article covers JK Rowling's correspondence with Catie Hoch throughout the six-year-old's illness in 2000, the upcoming slew of midnight parties, churches that use the books to reach out to the children among their membership,Continued...

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Scholastic Contest Winner Brittany Hawkrigg Profiled

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 08:21 PM

Brittany Hawkrigg, a 16 yr old winner of Scholastic's contest is profiled in Newsday for her essay on healing her dad.

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No Potter in Scots Gaelic

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 07:56 PM

They'll be a Potter in Latin, Ancient Greek and even Irish Gaelic but groups in Scotland are outraged that there will be no Scots Gaelic - the language of Rowling's homeland.

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Unitarian Universalist Church Uses Potter As a Teaching Tool

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 07:45 PM

According to Ohio.com, not all churches take issue with the boy wizard.

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US News & World Report's Potter Roundup

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 07:07 PM

A neat sum-up of Potter as we approach June 21, from US News & Word Report:


Book 5 alive!
Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix drops at 12:01 a.m. on June 21. Are you ready? A brief guide:

PLACE TO BE: Author J. K. Rowling will read to a crowd of 4,500 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.Continued...

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IC Scotland article

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 06:28 PM

The Sunday Mail has an article about the excerpt (SPOILER ALERT). (That quote of mine is used again, but they took out the "oh my god," for which I want to offer them a very public Thank You. Phew.)

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New Zealand Bookshops Going Crazy

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 05:35 PM

So reads an article New Zealand's STUFF. Ahradsen's Paper Plus store owner John Ahradsen said the local ASB Bank had offered to take the books and it seemed the safest place for them. At least two book stores plan to lock copies of the books in an Anglia car, as used to transport Harry Potter by air inContinued...

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HPFGU Mentioned in Article about GoF

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 05:19 PM

Courier-Mail's Rodney Chester looks at an extract for Book IV and brings in some of the discussion on Harry Potter For GrownUps.

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No Sex in Potter, Please

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 05:12 PM

Dr. Karen Brooks takes a look at hormones entering the picture and recommends Rowling do her best to keep them out of the series.

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Winnipeg Free Press Picks Fast-Reviewer

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 05:02 PM

Thanks to readers who sent us this update to the Winnipeg Free Presses' call for a reviewer to pen an overview of Book V for the Sunday Morning Edition.



WE asked for the World's Fastest Potter Review, and we got the world's fastest response.

It was amazing. E-mail entries began pouring in earlyContinued...

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Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 03:44 PM

An update from the Globe and Mail on the translation of Philosopher's Stone into Latin which is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

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Washington Kids Forcast Doom And Gloom

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 03:34 PM

Here's what some Washington State kids say will be the final paragraph in Book V.

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Honours List includes Jim Dale, Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2003, 02:35 PM

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...

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