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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling on the Simpsons

Posted by: Kristin
November 21, 2003, 07:33 AM

Thanks to all the readers who wrote to remind us that The Simpsons episode with J.K. Rowling airs this Sunday. Website has an image preview!

Adults and Children's Books

Posted by: Kristin
November 21, 2003, 06:57 AM

The Telegraph has an opinion piece on the "phenomenon" of adults reading books aimed at young readers:
Until recently adults were assumed and even expected by publishers and bookshops to stick to their side of the fence. But in the past five years, as the full impact of the Rowling revolution has made itselfContinued...


Get A Clue Buttons, Icons and More

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2003, 02:13 AM

Hey guys, we've got a request. We need buttons and banners. Natalie, our designer, is in the midst of college application madness and we don't want to impose on that. So if we could tap the talents of our extraordinary readership for some banners (150x50, 300x100, or whatever size you think works), avatarsContinued...



Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2003, 09:55 PM

This is not a news post - but do you know what I find amazing? I mean incredible? That there is no card on which to bid this time, yet every time I've checked my email since we started "Get a Clue 2," there has been a deluge of donation notifications in my inbox. You all are incredible. Please keep spreading the word.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling: Favorite Scot

Posted by: Kristin
November 20, 2003, 08:28 PM

J.K. Rowling has been nominated (again) for the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Top Scot Award.
Thanks to Liz and to Sue for the links!


Hi-Res PoA Pics

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2003, 06:23 PM

Thanks to everyone who sent us links to hi-res versions of three PoA pictures, which can be seen on Mugglenet.


Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2003, 09:25 PM

Get A Clue 2: TLC’s Second Annual Literacy Drive

HTML Version; PDF Version; Doc. Version

And now... get set for another mad whirlwind of a charity drive, because...


The official T-shirts of have been designed by the very talented Natalie McKeever in order to benefitContinued... Event

Posted by: Kristin
November 19, 2003, 02:54 PM

HP FanTrips, along with Visit Britain, has organized
a tour to Britain in June, for the release of the film
version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Chris Rankin, who portrays Percy Weasley, will spend
a weekend with the tour participants, who can
sign on for the whole six day event (if you're coming
from overseas),Continued...


Michelle Ang: Not Cho Chang

Posted by: Kristin
November 19, 2003, 02:30 PM

Remember a few weeks ago when we said to take the rumor that actress Michelle Ang was being considered for the part of Cho Chang with a grain of salt? Michelle Ang has confirmed that it's not true.
Thanks to A Chen for the link.

Younger Readers and Reading

Posted by: Kristin
November 19, 2003, 02:20 PM

Is Harry too hard for some readers? has an article on children and reading that includes mention of Harry:

Didn't the best-selling Harry Potter series reignite interest in reading, especially among boys?
Researchers say it did, perhaps for millions of kids. But Richard Allington, an education professorContinued...

Review of New HP Book

Posted by: Kristin
November 18, 2003, 01:06 PM has up their review of the new book New Clues to Harry Potter Book V:
The structure of New Clues is straightforward - it analyzes each chapter of Order of the Phoenix in three sections: Frequently Asked Questions, Running Bits (clues derived from JK's wordplay), and Hints. The analysis itself is based on theContinued...

Library Magic

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 07:03 PM

The State News reports on a Harry Potter event at the East Lansing (Michigan) Public Library. Said one of the librarians there: "I think the real magic of Harry Potter is how it makes not just children but people of all ages want to read. There is magic in that. I don't know exactly how she does it, but she does it."Continued...

Ingleby on playing Shunpike

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 12:29 PM

Lee Ingleby speaks about playing Stan Shunpike in this article, which is mostly devoted to the premiere of the film Master and Commander. Thanks, Vicki!


Screencaps from Charles II

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 12:04 PM

Mugglenet was kind enough to put up some screencaps from Charles II, including stills of Christian Coulson, Sean Biggerstaff and Shirley Henderson (aka Moaning Myrtle) who, in Charles II, has Very Wild Hair.

Festival of Light and Sound

Posted by: Melissa
November 17, 2003, 11:56 AM

At 6:30pm on December 2nd, at the World Financial Center in New York City, Jim Dale will read a selection from A Christmas Carol at the Holiday Lighting Ceremony, part of the Festival of Light and Sound. Thanks to Becky for telling us about the flyer.

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