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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

EW HBP Review by Author Christopher Paolini

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2005, 05:58 AM

Christopher Paolini, author of the fantasy series Inheritance, reviews Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for Entertainment Weekly:

It's heartening, both as an author and a reader, to see that J.K. Rowling is brave enough to experiment with her beloved series, and that she has remained true toContinued...

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THE INTERVIEW Part Deux

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2005, 04:38 PM

emersonjomelissathumb.jpgPart two of THE INTERVIEW, along with part two of the report, is up:
The MuggleNet/TLC Jo Rowling Interview, Part Two
Edinburgh Report, Part Two

Update: Emerson has posted a public apology for use of the word "delusional" over on MuggleNet. He also posted a statement that people really need to read. Vent out yourContinued...

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CNN Interview with an Awesome Potter Fan

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2005, 10:47 AM

Today our own managing editor Melissa Anelli was interviewed on CNN's American Morning program. The subject was regarding the outpouring of emotion on the net over events in Half-Blood Prince; in particular over the passing of one dearly beloved character. The video for this interview is now onlineContinued...

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THE INTERVIEW with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2005, 08:56 AM

Emerson of MuggleNet and I are in various stages of travel and consciousness, so we have two bits for you right now: our reports of the weekend up to the moment we opened our books, and the first snip of the interview with Jo Rowling, which is very short compared to what's coming on Wednesday and Friday. ThisContinued...

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Edinburgh Castle "A Dream of a Lifetime"

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 08:49 PM

The Staten Island Advance has an article by Leaky's Melissa Anelli on what it was like to be in Edinburgh and speak to Jo Rowling for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

I had seriously wondered whether I would a) tense up, b) clam up or c) throw up as the interview started, but becauseContinued...

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American Edition of HBP: 6.9 Million Copies Sold in First 24 Hours

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 06:15 AM

It's being reported that the American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, published by Scholastic, sold 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours - or an average of more than 250,000 copies per hour.
Fifth book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix sold 5 millionContinued...

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"Magic at Midnight" to Air in Australia

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

Our Leaky readers in Australia will be able to watch Harry Potter - Magic at Midnight, a screening from the Edinburgh midnight book reading, this Thursday the 21st at 7:30 on Network 10.
Thanks, Marianna!

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Cub Reporters Full Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2005, 05:56 AM

CBBC Newsround has now posted the transcript of the 70 cub reporters interview with J.K. Rowling. While many of the questions we have heard in similar fashion before, there are a few new tidbits of information.

Peter Humphreys for BBC Newsround. - Who did Fawkes previously belong to and will he playContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Interview with Katie Couric Transcript

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 08:41 PM

The transcript from Katie Couric's interview with J.K. Rowling has now been posted on the Dateline NBC website. In this piece which aired tonight, unfortunately, there wasn't too much specifically about the new book. The questions that the children submitted will be broadcast tomorrowContinued...

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Time Magazine Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 04:02 PM

Time Magazine has now posted their interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In an interview that briefly covers several subjects such theology, romance, and the fantasy genre, Jo is honest about her intentions with the Harry Potter books.

Granted, Rowling's books begin like invitations to garden-varietyContinued...

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J.K.Rowling Interview on ITV; Book 7 Two Years Away?

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 12:02 PM

ITV just broadcast show that featured their contest winner, Owen Jones, interviewing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. TLC Reader Dawn sent in some quick notes of things that JKR said in the broadcast.

- Jk says that Ravenclaw will have their day *taps nose*

- Wormtail will not kill Lupin.

- Jk wasContinued...

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Hello from Edinburgh!

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2005, 06:13 AM

Hey everyone; Emerson and I are in a net cafe right now - e-mail and internet access has been limited which is why we've been away from the sites, but all the events have just finished and we thought you would like an update. We hope you all enjoyed the book - we loved it intensely.
You should expect our reports about thisContinued...

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New York Times Reviews Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2005, 12:10 AM

It's here; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is officially released, and the first of the reviews has now been published. In a hugely spoiler-ific article, the New York Times calls this "the darkest and most unsettling installment yet."

Harry still has his wry sense of humor andContinued...

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When Melissa Meets Jo

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 09:12 PM

As many of you know :) our very own Melissa Anelli is in Edinburgh for the release weekend of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Along with Emerson from MuggleNet, Melissa will soon be sitting down for a very special interview with J.K.Rowling. The Guardian has posted an interview with Melissa, who talks about this wonderfulContinued...

Video of JKRowling Reading from Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 07:18 PM

The video of JKRowling reading an excerpt from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now available online.
Scholastic video

Also the special two minute video clip of JKR introducing the Half-Blood Prince is now on the Barnes and Noble website here.

Enjoy!