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Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part Two

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2009, 03:00 PM

Here now is Part Two of Leaky's 2009 Year in Review of Harry Potter news!  Part One is posted below.  Enjoy!



After years of planning, the time had come for LeakyCon 2009, our very first Harry Potter fan conference.  In the lead up to the event, two LeakyCon songs and our officialContinued...


Leaky's 2009 Year In Review: Part One

Posted by: Edward
December 31, 2009, 12:00 PM

It was quite the year for Harry Potter.  Two years following the release of the final book of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, fans continued to express their creativity for the boy who lived in nearly every medium.  Film wise, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" appeared inContinued...

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J. K. Rowling: Scotswoman Who Changed the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 29, 2009, 08:17 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been named one of the Ten Scotswomen Who Changed the Decade by the Scotsman, who has ranked the most influential Scottish women of the past ten years.  The newspaper relates the following regarding the contributions made by J. K. Rowling over the pastContinued...


Indigo Ranks Deathly Hallows as Best Young Adult Book of the Decade

Posted by: Rosi
December 29, 2009, 10:59 AM

A press release from Canadian book retailer Indigo Books & Music Inc. has ranked Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as the top book of the decade in their newly released Young Adult Fiction list. The list was put together by a "dedicated team of Indigo book buyers," withContinued...


Harry Potter Series Best of the Year List RoundUp

Posted by: Edward
December 26, 2009, 12:02 PM

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  TheContinued...


PotterCast 211: Never Be Afraid to Squee

Posted by: Edward
December 24, 2009, 05:33 PM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, has its holiday episode online, just in time for Christmas.  Our 211th episode starts off with the latest in Potter news, including a preview of the One Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book from photographer Tim Hailand, a teaser of the Harry PotterContinued...


Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...

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Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham,Continued...


Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children's Adaption by UK Poll

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 09:49 PM

The Harry Potter series has been voted Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature by a recent LOVEFiLM poll.  The Telegraph reports tonight that the Harry Potter series came in first place with twenty-five percent of the 1,500 plus respondents saying the book seriesContinued...


PotterCast 210: Jingle This

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2009, 07:47 PM

A super-sized edition of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, awaits you for our 210th episode of Potter news, discussion, and fun including an indepth discussion of the brand new sneak preview for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (high res video and screencaps here).  In news, Sue also brings us upContinued...


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...


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...

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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...


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...

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