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Trio of Telegraph Reviews

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:20 AM

The Telegraph has a trio of reviews from a 29.5 yr old, a 15 year old and a 10 year old - all of which are quite interesting.

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Harry Potter and the Alchemy Lesson

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:15 AM

The Business Standard of India has what may be the first bit of snarky fan fiction based on the new book. They take an amusing look at all the hype surrounding the book launch.

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Slate Discusses Book V in Book Club

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:13 AM

Slate's Book Club has a week-long discussion of Book V this week.


Here is todays.


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Williams Outgrows Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:09 AM

Venus Williams had this to say when asked if she'd buy Book V:



"No, I didn't. I don't know if I'm going to. I might be a little old now."


"I'm 23, I've got to really focus on things that are really going to enrich my life," she said.


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SF Chronicle Says Potter fans Deserve More

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:06 AM

The Chronicle's David Kipen says Book V is nothing more than "900 pages" of "stale familiarity".

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Village Voice Take on Book V

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 08:04 AM

Reviewer Michael Atkinson has an interesting take on Book V that this editor can only describe as....overly bombastic.

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Scholastic Prints More Books

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2003, 07:56 AM

In order to keep up with demand, Scholastic has ordered yet another print run of Book V to include about 800,000 more copies.

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New York Times Review

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2003, 12:18 PM

Elite book reviewer Michiko Kakutani raved about OotP (on the front page of the newspaper no less):

A considerably darker, more psychological book than its predecessors, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" occupies the same emotional and storytelling place in the Potter series as "The Empire StrikesContinued...

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Potter Books Gobble Millions, Set Records

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2003, 12:14 PM

We knew it would happen but here are the numbers anyway - 5 million print sold in a weekend, hundreds of thousands elsewhere - Potter has broken every publishing record in existence, and become the fastest-selling commodity anywhere.

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Back Online

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2003, 11:54 AM

Welcome to Post-OotP fandom, everyone. We're back and running but a little off-kilter, as we're sure are most of you. I will post more thoughts on my own site at a later time, but I have just this to say: JKR, you brilliant, mad, crazy, terrible, sadistic woman. We love you still, even after what you just did to all of us,Continued...

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Scholastic Shares Down Despite Potter Weekend

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2003, 01:58 PM

Despite having the biggest one-day sale of a book in history, Forbes reports that Scholastic's shares fell today.

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AP, USA Today On Notice from Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2003, 01:32 PM

The Associated Press and USA Today are also being considered by Scholastic for legal action for printing a review with spoilers prior to the embargo being released.

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JKR SURPRISES FANS AT READING IN EDINBURGH

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2003, 07:25 PM

All right. We lied. We're back for ONE MORE POST: JK Rowling shows up in Edinburgh for a surprise OotP reading. Lucky, lucky, lucky fans. Is she cool or WHAT?


Again: Happy canon, everyone.


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A Beginning and an End

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2003, 05:57 PM

Today is a day of beginnings and a day of endings. It's the end of what has been a three year wait; a wait that has brought us all together in the name of something wonderful.


Yes, this is borderline cheese but think about it. Take a moment and think about all the people you've met, in your town, in your city andContinued...

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A Personal Note As We Prepare to Log Off

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2003, 05:37 PM

Soon, we will freeze TLC until Tuesday. I wanted to say a few things first.
I entered this fandom for one reason: to find out the release date for book five. I had finished GoF back in 2000 sure that someone, somewhere would know when book five was coming out, and I was going to hunt that person down. IContinued...

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