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Hands On for Charity with JK Rowling and Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2009, 06:51 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is lending a hand for charity, or her hand print more accurately. Jo and actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) are part of over 100 celebrities who have donated specially designed hand prints for a charity auction to help this toddler who lost her hands and toesContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

Posted by: Edward
August 22, 2009, 01:43 AM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the August 22nd birthday of Percy Weasley.  Please join us at TLC in wishing this fine fellow a happy birthday.  Cheers to you, Percy!

Slight Changes to

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 01:33 PM

Slight changes are afoot at, the official website of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Thanks to longtime reader Bel, we know that the title of her diary has been changed to "Everything you might want to Know," along with new books in the link section and a few changes of the links. As readers willContinued...

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Boston Globe Examines Relationship Between Harry Potter and Religion

Posted by: Edward
August 19, 2009, 11:31 AM

The Boston Globe has published a lengthy article regarding the growing acceptance of the Harry Potter books among the religious communities and scholars.  Citing the advancing moderate views by a number of religious scholars and theologians, the article relates their argumentContinued...


Harry Potter, The Best Beach Book Ever

Posted by: sue
July 29, 2009, 08:49 PM

Ah sweet summer, the time when many of us take time off and head to the beach or holiday for rest and relaxation, and perhaps a fair bit of reading. As such,  National Public Radio recently conducted a poll of the Best Beach Books Eve, and the Harry Potter series by author J.K. Rowling took the top spot.Continued...

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Chair Used by J. K. Rowling Sells for 20,000 Pounds at Charity Auction

Posted by: Edward
July 28, 2009, 02:22 PM

Recently, TLC reported that a chair used by author J. K. Rowling while she wrote the first two Harry Potter novels went up for a charity auction benefiting the Books Abroad charity which sends free school books to impoverished countries.  The Scotsman is now reporting thatContinued...

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Fan Report: Deathly Hallows PaperBack Release Party at Scholastic Store

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2009, 02:15 PM

Two years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was released. As readers will recall, several weeks ago in the midst of the flurry of the HBP movie release, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, released the paperback edition of DeathlyContinued...

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TV Watch Tonight: Discovering Real World of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, A Year in the Life

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 06:05 PM

In case you missed our reminder post yesterday, tonight will see the J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life documentary broadcast on ABC at 8:00pm (Eastern). As noted by the NY Daily News, this airing of the 2007 documentary " which was filmed by James Runcie, insertsContinued...

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ABC Preview of JK Rowling: A Year in the Life Due Thursday

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 09:52 AM

Last April, we reported that at long last viewers here in the US would be able to watch the special "J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life" documentary on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm on ABC. Today, the network has released a preview of the film which was recorded in Edinburgh, Scotland as JoContinued...

Watson Interviews Interview with Emma Watson Now Online

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2009, 11:34 AM has a lengthy new Q&A with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) online, in which the actress discusses her role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film, her work on the final two installments of the series, and her life as a soon-to-be college freshman.  First, onContinued...


The Hardest Harry Potter Quiz Ever?

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 02:46 PM

Attention readers of the Leaky Cauldron! has thrown down the gauntlet and the challenge is this before us: Can you pass what they are calling the HARDEST Harry Potter Quiz ever? What say you?

Thanks to for owling and trying to take on the smartest bunch of Harry Potter fans in the world.Continued...


From the Fan's Point of View: Meeting J.K. Rowling and Going to Premiere of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 01:00 PM

We have a bit of a fun treat today, as there are two special reports from the recent London premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as seen through the eyes of fans. Longtime TLC reader Rotfang and his nephew Harry were lucky enough to actuallyContinued...

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More on JK Rowling Contribution to Kids' Night In Three Book for Charity

Posted by: sue
July 10, 2009, 09:26 AM

Previously we told of you comments made by author Jessica Adams on her website regarding a contribution from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling  to Kids' Night In Three, a compilation book edited by Adams for charity. The earlier remarks read: "Also on the charity bookContinued...


Two New Selections for Leaky's Book Clubs

Posted by: Edward
July 05, 2009, 09:27 AM

Our two book clubs are ready to start out the month of July with two new selections for you to read and discuss with your fellow Lounge members.  First, the Jane Austen classic Emma is the next selection in our own non-Harry Potter book club: Jo's Book Nook.  With discussion open to all registeredContinued...

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JK Rowling Contributes to New Kids' Night In Three Book for Charity Due Out in October

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2009, 12:47 PM

Author J.K. Rowling has contributed a new piece to a book for charity that will be out in October of this year. As noted on the official website of author Jessica Adams, Jo has donated a piece that will be included in  the new Kids' Night In Three. JessicaContinued...

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