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Leaky Lounge: 10,000 Members Strong

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 05:54 PM

A quick and fun announcement today: After being open less than six months, Leaky Lounge, our forum, registered its 10,000th member. We're floored and wowed.
And here comes the big massive Thank Yous, because we haven't posted purely about the forum since it opened, and I have to say, it is really everythingContinued...

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Second B&N Reading Group Open for Enrollment

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 05:14 PM

The first Barnes & Noble HBP discussion group, scheduled to begin chatting on Tuesday led by our own Sue Upton, is full.
Because of the tremendous response, a second one is now open for enrolllment; this one will be hosted by John Granger, author of Looking for God in Harry Potter, and our own DorisContinued...

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Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 10:27 AM

SPOILER WARNING: Scholastic sent us the back cover of the book in beautiful green high quality glory: Here you go!
Comments are off; post here in the Leaky Lounge!

UPDATE: Scholastic has released some info about this art. Click the link below to read.
"The back cover depicts Ron and Hermione as well as two other HogwartsContinued...

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JK Rowling Amazon's Top Selling Author

Posted by: sue
July 08, 2005, 10:11 AM

In conjunction with their 10th Anniversary, online retailer has announced their top selling authors. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series was named as the number one best-selling author. She was followed by "author was followed by Spencer Johnson of "Who Moved My Cheese?"Continued...


A Week to Go: Daily Poll Up in Lounge

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 09:27 AM

Seven days to go, and today's Leaky Lounge poll, asking who your favorite villain is (Snape's winning as of this posting) is right here; yesterday's, "Will Harry use an Unforgivable," is now closed. More than 34% of you said he will never use one; 21% thought he would use more than one,Continued...

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HBP Back-of-Book

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 08:40 AM

Hey all; we've taken the pics of the back of the book down for the moment but will return with something better soon.


8-Days-to-HBP Poll

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2005, 11:00 AM

We'll be posting news as regular today, so as to not let hard-hearted people disrupt the lives they seek to disrupt.
Our 8-days-to-go poll is up at the Lounge, and asks whether Harry would use an Unforgivable, and which one.

Yesterday's poll, concerning what object Arthur Weasley might enchant that might later come in useful,Continued...

A Moment for Thoughts and Hope for Our London Readers

Posted by: Melissa
July 07, 2005, 07:12 AM

We at TLC wish these types of posts didn't come so often, but today we offer our sympathy and wishes for safety to our readers from London, who were hit with what Prime Minister Tony Blair said were most likely terrorist attacks this morning. We sincerely hope you all remain safe, and sendContinued...

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USA Today Article on JKR

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2005, 09:45 PM

The USA Today has posted an article on our favourite author, J.K. Rowling. It is mostly an overview of her life, re-telling the story of the struggling author, and her subsequent successes with the Harry Potter books.

Barry Cunningham, her first editor at Bloomsbury Publishing in London, remembers giving her "terribleContinued...

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Extended HBP Bloomsbury Artwork

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2005, 08:48 PM

The Harry Potter Fan Zone has posted an extended promotional cutout of the HBP artwork (this was done in 2003, too, in the form of large cardboard phoenixes). You can see more detail about the fire coming out of Dumbledore's wand. Thanks HPFZ!

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NY Times HP Puzzle to Appear Sunday

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2005, 05:27 PM

Extra, extra: The aforementioned Harry Potter-themed crossword puzzle will appear in the New York Times' book review on Sunday, July 10 (subscribers should receive it Saturday). It was created by the New York Times marketing department in cooperation with Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. And I hear it'sContinued...

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ITV to Air Competition for Cub Reporters, JKRowling Interview

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2005, 02:35 PM

UK channel ITV is set to broadcast a television show where four young Potter fans will be competing for a chance to be one of the lucky cub reporters at the Half-Blood Prince launch party. Chosen from a writing contest, these young finalists will be tested on their knowledge of the HarryContinued...


LeakyLounge 9-Days-to-Go Poll

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2005, 12:59 PM

Today's Leaky Lounge poll is up, dealing with the kind of things Arthur Weasley might enchant.
You can see a list of our Countdown to HBP polls here; we'll tell you each day when the new one goes up.

Yesterday's poll, Who Will Harry Kiss?, which seemed to inspire a frenzy over there, is closed: the winner,Continued...

Plant a Potter Garden

Posted by: Kristin
July 06, 2005, 06:03 AM

Are your kids making your crazy, waiting for the 16th? Are you making your kids (your significant other, your friends, your co-workers, your pets) crazy, waiting for the 16th? Bella Online offers instructions for a weekend diversion - plant a theme garden, featuring plants used in the first five books of the series.

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Barnes and Noble Opens HBP Discussion Forum, Led by TLC Staff

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 05:04 PM

Barnes & has announced that it will be opening up, for the first time, free online Harry Potter Reading Groups, and we're proud to announce that Leaky staff will be helping to moderate the discussions.
The exhaustive forum will be moderated by staff from the main TLCContinued...

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