Yet another Scholastic Winner profiled in their local paper. Thomas Pardee's essay stood apart from the rest because it injected a bit of humor - which was needed to offset some of the other more serious and emotional essays.
Sudipta Bandyopadhyay, who won the Scholastic essay contest for his paragraph on "compelling a wicked man to experience the painful suffering of his victims and the tragic consequences of his actions", was profiled in NJ.com today. Here's an interesting quote:
An interesting article looking at how fans are anticipating the next book quoting Melissa Anelli from TLC.
An article in this morning's LA Times (Free registration required) looks at all the miscommunication surrounding yesterday's release of an audio clip for Order of the Phoenix.
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The St. Petersburg Times profiled Scholastic Contest Winner David Dawson, who wrote a heartwarming - and wrenching - essay about wishing he had the power to cure a broken heart after the death of his mother.
A release from AScribe touches upon a new book written by University of Colorado at Boulder journalism professor Lynn Schofield Clark titled "From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural".
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The Chicago Tribune has a very interesting article about what other authors and writers think of the Harry Potter books from Mary Higgins Clark to David McCullough to Julia Alvarez to Louis Sachar. Fascinating.
The Ellsworth American has some suggestions for developing your costumes for Harry Potter events and parades from hot glue to sequins to maché.
Constant Vigilance. I dislike posting these links because I disagree with what they represent. But the reason I post WorldNetDaily's rabble-rousing that Harry Potter is a method of recruiting for the occult.
J.K. Rowling has said time and time again that her story has nothing to do with neo-PaganContinued...
According to Reuters Financial News, the magic of the boy wizard will not be enough to carry the book industry.
Scholastic Winner Louisa George was also briefly profiled by her local TV station, KIDK.
We've just received word that the non-downloadable clip will be restored to AOL, and is allowed to stay on Amazon (where it is on their main page). Some technical problems have been worked out, apparently. Listen at your own risk. Transcripts are still not allowed.
We have taken down the entire post that deals with the sneak peek as to erase the comments, which also infringed on JKR's property. If you read the snippet, DO NOT post bits of it in our comments section - not only will it be deleted, your IP will be banned without warning.
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Thanks to reader Caitlin for sending us this:
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is interviewed by Katie Couric. (VCR Plus+ 98846)
Just a PSA thanks to a reader and confirmation from the store's manager -
The Waterstone's bookshop in Camden High Street, London NW1 has decided not to open at midnight on 20/21 June after all. The staff felt that it would not be safe for children to be there then with so many bars and clubsContinued...