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Harry Potter Novels by JK Rowling on Multiple Best of Decade Lists

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 09:58 AM

As we near the end of 2009, many publications and websites are releasing their "best of the decade" lists, many which include the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.

First Bookseller points out that our favorite author is the biggest selling author of the decade, saying "J K Rowling unsurprisinglyContinued...

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J.K. Rowling: An EW Entertainer of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 08:00 AM

The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly features the best of the past ten years, with our favorite author gaining a spot in the Top 15 Entertainers of the Decade. Coming in at number 3, the magazine writes of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:

"As 1999 came to a close, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter wereContinued...

Books

Cast Signed Half-Blood Prince Book, Uncorrected Proofs and Signed First Edition Harry Potter Novels Due for Auction

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2009, 04:55 PM

Next month, there will be a very large auction for a number of rare and valuable collection of children's literature including several Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling. With the auction to take place on December 16th, itemsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Top Book of the Decade

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2009, 04:30 PM

UK newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a series of lists of things that defined this decade. One such list involves the top 100 books, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling taking the number one spot. Quotage:



"If you don’t know what a Muggle is by now, you’re eitherContinued...

LeakyLounge

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reading Group Sorting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2009, 10:35 PM

Sorting for the reading of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in our Lily and Stag Inn Reading Group forums has been opened over on the Leaky Lounge.  Our Reading Groups offer Lounge members an intimate environment in which in-depth discussions about the Harry Potters novels takeContinued...

Movies

J.K. Rowling Loves Butterbeer and More from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Sneak Peek

Posted by: sue
November 20, 2009, 04:55 PM

It's not often that we get to see the creator of the wonderful world of Harry Potter  enjoying a bit of magical fun, so we are delighted to report a fun tidbit today. The video of the sneak peek of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from the Harry PotterContinued...

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MS Society Scotland Rep: Result of Resolutions May Bring JKR's Return

Posted by: Edward
November 12, 2009, 06:14 PM

The Scotsman has a report online regarding the special general meetings of the MS Society Scotland taking place and a representatives belief that the possible independence of the organization could bring back former patron J. K. Rowling.  As readers will recall, last April Harry Potter author J.Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 207: The Fourth Hallow

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2009, 05:41 PM

 
Our 207th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online for your audible enjoyment.  This episode features the latest in Potter news, including distribution news for Rupert Grint's Cherrybomb film, Dan Radcliffe's next possible Broadway show, Ralph Finnees now filming as Lord VoldemortContinued...

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MTV Previews JK Rowling "Female Force" Comic Book

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2009, 02:09 PM

Several times now we've reported on the new comic book (unauthorized) regarding the biography of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is due later this year or in early January.  Thanks to MTV  we can now see six pages of the "Female Force" comic, including pages andContinued...

Book Awards

J.K. Rowling to Receive First Hans Christian Andersen Award

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 10:16 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been selected to receive the very first Hans Christian Anderson Literature Prize next year in Odense, Denmark. Given in honor of the prolific author of classic fairy tales such as The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly DucklingContinued...

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Report: JK Rowling "working on something, but it's not Harry Potter"

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2009, 05:40 PM

There is a new article today regarding author J.K. Rowling and her next piece of literature. The Telegraph is reporting that at a recent fashion week showing, Jo "bid for three tickets to see Stella McCartney’s Paris show at a Gala Auction in London, in June, to raise funds forContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Opens Twitter Account

Posted by: Melissa
September 25, 2009, 01:31 PM

It's #followfriday on Leaky! Or as many readers have called it: the best #followfriday ever!

Reader Cassandra wrote in to tell us that J.K. Rowling apparently has a Twitter account here, at username @jk_rowling. While Twitter calls it a verified account, we checked, just to be sure, and have received confirmation:Continued...

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Book Rumor: Bush administration denied J.K. Rowling medal because Harry Potter books "encouraged witchcraft"

Posted by: Melissa
September 24, 2009, 02:25 PM

The new book SPEECH-LESS: Tales of a White House Survivor, a behind-the-scenes account of life in the George W. Bush presidential administration (published by Crown Books), has an interesting nugget for Harry Potter fans, as a reader has pointed out:Continued...

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Pre-Orders for JK Rowling "Female Force" Comic Book Now Available

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2009, 03:50 PM

Earlier this month we told you of a new biographical comic book about Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling that is due in a few months. The press on this book said the comic "promises to chronicle the rags to riches story of a woman receiving government financial assistance through herContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 204: RoboFrak!

Posted by: Edward
September 13, 2009, 02:08 PM

 
The latest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here for you today with its 204th edition of Potter fun, news, discussion, and more.  This week, Sue gives us the latest in the news including a Scream Award nomination for Miss Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Chamber of Secrets Extended Edition DVDs,Continued...

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