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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Zogby Poll Places Politicians at Hogwarts

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 09:38 AM

An interactive survey of 6,819 adults across the United States have determined that President George Bush and New York Senator Hillary Clinton would both land smack in Slytherin, while the US's First Lady, Laura Bush, would find herself among the badgers of Hufflepuff. Meanwhile 57% of respondents saidContinued...

Book Reviews

Harry Six Goes 'Into the Gloom,' says The Guardian

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2005, 09:27 AM

In a review published Saturday by The Guardian, reviewer John Mullan says HBP leaves readers with "a gloom not to be dispelled."

The odd glumness of this novel is partly a consequence of its loss of a satisfying plot, its lack of shape. There is, I think, a clear reason for this, evidentContinued...

NYT on the Continuing Love for Harry

Posted by: Melissa
July 31, 2005, 11:16 AM

Harvard sophmore and soon-to-be-published novelist Kaavya Viswanathan writes in today's New York Times about first reading Harry Potter just before begining eighth grade, and her continuing love for the series.

Harry is an endearingly normal hero, enduring the same romantic insecurities, friendship pressuresContinued...

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August Reading Sessions Open on

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2005, 06:19 PM

If you haven't had a chance yet to take part in a Barnes and Noble HBP discussion session with the TLC staff, there are two more opportunities for you to do so and they're both open for enrollment right now at this link.
Two sessions are open from August 1 through Sept. 5; in one, LeakyLounge mod CathyContinued...

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Cub Reporter Articles and Pictures

Posted by: sue
July 28, 2005, 12:49 PM

There are a few new updates on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter website. Their cub reporter, Vhari Leishman, has posted her report about the weekend, and there are also some new photos of the event. Amoung the many things in the article is this detailed section on the feast in the castle.

"...we were taken intoContinued...


Jim Dale Tour Schedule

Posted by: Melissa
July 28, 2005, 09:06 AM

Random House has sent us the rest of Jim Dale's booktour schedule:
Thursday, June 28, 7:00 PM
The Levy Center
300 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, IL
Arranged through The Book Stall at Chestnut Court
Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 PM
Barnes & Noble--Alpharetta
7660 Northpoint Parkway, Ste 200
Alpharetta, GA 30022


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Translations of Half-Blood Prince Still on the Way

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2005, 10:18 AM

There is an article running today in many newspapers about the delay in various translations of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. According to this piece, the translators had to wait until the book was first released before they could begin their work.

While millions have already finishedContinued...

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Arthur A. Levine Books Updates FAQ with HBP "Errors"

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2005, 04:53 PM

The Web site for Arthur A. Levine Books, the imprint of Scholastic books that publishes the American editions of Harry Potter, has updated its FAQ to answer some questions they've been receiving from many readers regarding potential errors in the books. It also clears up some misconceptions.Continued...

Accio Quote!

JKR Interviews Online at Quick Quotes

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2005, 11:52 AM

The transcripts of all the recent JKR interviews are now up in full on our Floo Partner, the QQQ: Click here for transcripts, and here for summaries. The hardworking team over there has used the summary page to break down every last piece of info given by JKR in the six interviews she gave leading up to andContinued...

Rankin Interviews

Chris Rankin Chat, HBP Review

Posted by: sue
July 25, 2005, 12:53 PM

Actor Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films, recently held an on-line chat and the transcript has now been posted. He also wrote a review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which was posted on the BBC website. (spoiler caution for those still reading)

JKR Interviews

THE INTERVIEW with J.K. Rowling, Part 3

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2005, 11:54 PM

emersonjomelissathumb.jpgThe final part, finally up. Sorry, guys - turns out there was a miscommunication (mine!) preventing this from getting up. Doi! It's up now. (And hey, it worked out to go up almost exactly a week after the time most of you had just gotten your HBPs and started reading them. So, um. Yes. We meant to do this.Continued...


Entertainment Weekly Feature On Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 22, 2005, 07:12 AM

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly has a large feature on the world of Harry Potter, featuring a new cover photo of Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. MuggleNet has posted several scans of the magazine, which has a brand new photo of Harry standing in front of Tom Marvolo Riddle's grave in a sceneContinued...

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HBP Ending Ruined for British Motorists by Big Jerk

Posted by: Kristin
July 22, 2005, 06:08 AM

People driving along A442 near Telford had the ending of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince revealed to them on a banner hanging from a bridge. The banner was removed by noon.
A spokesperson for the Telford and Wrekin council: "This does have a serious side to it as if the banner hadContinued...

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Young Readers May Need to Discuss Book, Reports Boston Globe

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2005, 11:44 AM

The Boston Globe reports on the impact Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may have on younger people, offering advice from experts as well as remarks from readers:

"Talking about fiction is a safe way for children to talk about real life. The book can be a catalyst for importantContinued... Updates on Half-Blood Prince Release Weekend

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2005, 08:39 AM

JKRowling has updated her website with thoughts about the Half-Blood Prince release weekend. Her news section, and the extras section both have been updated,including her reactions to meeting our own Melissa and Emerson from MuggleNet.

And there they were, waiting for me. I had met MelissaContinued...