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A New Year's Eve in London

Posted by: sue
December 31, 2006, 07:31 PM


"I remember it clear as anything, because I'd just started here myself. New Year's Eve and bitter cold, snowing, you know. Nasty night. And this girl, not much older than I was myself at the time, came staggering up the front steps. Well, she wasn't the first. We took her in, and she had the baby withinContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Lucky Number Seven and the Harry Potter Series

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2006, 10:01 PM

As this year winds to an end and we now have a title for the last Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there are several news articles online tonight all focusing on a potential release of Book Seven in 2007.
The Observer has a new profile of Jo, in an opinion piece titled "Continued...

Misc

Video of Giant Squid

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 06:26 PM

Here is a fun bit of unusual news for you. Researchers in Japan caught the rare Giant Squid, and for the first time ever, there is video of this mysterious creature. The Gryffindor red sea creature was caught off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month, and unfortunately later died. CNN reports that the creatureContinued...

Cuaron Interviews

Alfonso Cuaron Interview Mentions Ties Between PoA Film and HBP; Expresses Interest in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
December 26, 2006, 01:11 PM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron has given a new interview with SFGate.com where he mentions again his interest in possibly returning to helm a Harry Potter movie. Echoing previous reports, Mr. Cuaron says he recently spoke as wellContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince a Kids' Pick for 2007

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2006, 09:41 AM

The results of a new poll are in which show Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling, is the top read for children in the fourth through sixth grades. Over 2,800 children voted recently in the Scholastic "Kids' Pick For 2007" poll, which was held as a prelude to their annualContinued...

Book Awards

"Half-Blood Prince" Wins Scottish Book Award; JKR Sends Thank You Message

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2006, 11:06 PM

A few weeks ago, we first told you that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been nominated for a Scottish Children's Book Award. Those awards have now been announced, and Half-Blood Prince was declared the winner in the "Younger readers-8-12 years" category.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Voted Favorite Young Adult Book

Posted by: Melissa
November 07, 2006, 11:00 AM

The American Library Aassociation announced that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was voted the favorite book of teen readers in its annual "Teens' Top Ten" poll. Over 5,000 votes cast online during Teen Read Week (October 15-21) were combined with results of a separateContinued...

Book Awards

"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Scottish Children's Book Award

Posted by: sue
November 03, 2006, 02:45 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling is among those nominated at the Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books. Included in the "Younger readers – 8-12 years" category, these awards are presented to "recognise excellenceContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling-Autographed Copy of Half-Blood Prince Auctioned Online for Charity

Posted by: Melissa
October 25, 2006, 09:26 AM

A copy of the British adult edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is up for auction on eBay, with 100% of the funds raised going to benefit the Helen Ritson Trust Fund.

"The book has been autographed by J.K Rowling, and is accompanied by a letterContinued...

Books

R.A.B. Name Rumors Surface Again

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2006, 10:40 AM

Reports are now online again of another supposed confirmation of the identity of the mysterious R.A.B from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The question of R.A.B possibily being Regulus Black (the younger brother of Sirius) was first brought up in the TLC/MuggleNet interview with JKR shortly after the publicationContinued...

News

Half-Blood Prince Error "Old News," Says Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
September 01, 2006, 10:36 AM

British tabloid The Sun recently reported that there had been an error in Half-Blood Prince regarding the number of O.W.L.s Hermione receives compared to the number she sat in book five. Fans had originally spotted the error, but Bloomsbury told Leaky the error is at least a year old, spottedContinued...

Books

Live, Scholastic Podcast Now Available on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2006, 12:44 AM

The live, official Harry Potter podcasts that Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet) and I (for Leaky!) did in July are now all available for download on iTunes right here. We met nearly 1,000 of you at these events, starting at Anderson's in Naperville, IL, and going to BarnesContinued...

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Two Fans Tell Story of Meeting with J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
August 13, 2006, 12:34 PM

There are new stories in the press about two lucky fans who got to ask author J.K. Rowling some questions while she was in New York for the "Harry, Carrie, and Garp" charity readings at Radio City Music Hall.
The first story involves young Kyle Searcy of Destin, Florida who spent almostContinued...

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MSN Video Stream of "Harry, Carrie and Garp" Download

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2006, 08:24 PM

If you'd like to save the JKR "Harry, Carrie and Garp" event in a smaller format that works with your iPod, try it at the links below, captured by Chris for Leaky. Thanks to everyone who wrote in offering different versions! As a reminder, for a limited time, you watch this on MSNContinued...

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Transcript of Second RCMH Night Up

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2006, 09:07 AM

Though you can get it today on video here (directly download it here, it's 1GB), Alex and the elves have completed and uploaded the transcript of the August 2, 2006, reading at Radio City Music Hall, right here. (The transcript to the first nigiht is right here.) All the links to our videos, pictures, transcripts,Continued...