In their time, Sherlock Holmes, Little Nell, and Dracula raised quite the excitement.
Dr. Allison Simpson of Sydney University claims that the Harry Potter series wouldn't be nearly as popular if it weren't for the video games, movie and supplemental merchandizing keeping kids interest.
The Daily Herald details the path of Potter through the hands of a family.
It seems that the chaos that is for those seeking the fifth book of Potter is waning to more managable levels. Still - it's been a fun ride.
Heads up - issue #718 of Entertainment Weekly will have a review of OotP by thriller mastermind Stephen King, who gave a very nice notice to GoF in 2000. Thanks to Allie, we know that the last issue was #716/717, so next Friday (the one after if this was a double issue) will have the review.
The Lexicon is hard at work this week with updates including The Black Family Tree, descriptions of Malfoy Mansion, 12 Grimmauld Place, & St. Mungos. The Strictly British slang glossary and Fantastical Facts from Book V has also been updated while they work to update the restContinued...
Here you go guys - it's blurry and whatnot, but we'll make a better one when I get home. (The Book That Makes Us Very Happy)
Check out BBC Newsround's coverage of the Royal Albert Hall event.
In related news, I'll soon be bringing you a first-hand report. :) Yes, I'm in a net cafe in London - Lizo is here and says hello. It was last minute, sorry for not saying anything! There will soon be pictures and a scan of a title OotP pageContinued...
Don't forget, starting in just three hours (11am ET/ 4pm BST) at http://www.msn.co.uk/harrypotter/ will be the live Webcast of J.K. Rowling at Royal Albert Hall.
According to CNet's Paul Festa, a pirated version o OotP is available online in Microsoft eBook format for all to download.
Reader Matt sent us this Quicktime VR of the Hogwarts Express the morning on June 21st.
I thought this was interesting:
There are no fancy cars in the drive, unless you count her husbands Mini Cooper (oddest piece of Rowling trivia: she doesnt know how to drive).
As people from all over the world flock to England or prep their PCs to watch Rowling at her Royal Albert Hall event tomorrow, The Independent raises some interesting concerns regarding youth participation in Web chats.