Tag Archives: Harry Potter

More Rowling – Ack!

Booklist – “Never one to rest on her considerable laurels, J.K. Rowling is reportedly haunting the coffee shops of Scotland and working on a post-Harry Potter mystery novel.”

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Stephen King on Harry Potter

Entertainment Weekly – “Now that the dust has settled on ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” Stephen King reflects on why no review did it justice, and whether kids (and their grown-ups) will ever read the same way again” (via)

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Harry Politics

Daniel Nexon – “Harry Potter,” in fact, functions something like a Rorschach Blot: In countries around the world, it captures various national anxieties about contemporary culture and international affairs.”

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Harry Potter and the Daily Hello’s

Ken Jennings – We stopped in a bookstore yesterday because Dylan and his lima-bean-sized bladder urgently needed a restroom. On our way back to the stall, he marveled, “Look at all those copies of Harry Potter and the Daily Hello’s.”

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Potter Porn

CNET – “LiveJournal users who patronize sex-themed Harry Potter fan art and fiction communities are revolting a second time over account suspension notices that they say are unwarranted and trample on their free-expression rights.”

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Good Timing, Harry.

Economic Times – “Why did Harry Potter become the focal point? It is likely the answer is partly quality, and partly the luck of good timing.” (via)

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More on Harry and Reading

LA Times via Newday – “Despite statistics showing that reading drops off in adolescence, particularly among boys, Cart adds: “It may be true that after volume seven some may never pick up another book, but they have discovered something that might have remained foreign to them all their lives.”

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No More Harry

Newsday – “For all the Muggles out there who have finished the last of the 759 pages of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” there might be a sort of malaise taking effect right about now.”

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Vacation

Jessa Crispin: “I should have scheduled my vacation for the Harry Potter month.”

We both had the same idea.

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Voice of HP

NYT – “A little less than two months ago, Mr. Dale, the veteran Broadway actor turned voice of Harry Potter, finished recording the audio version of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh and final installment in the colossally successful series by J. K. Rowling…So that means that he knows how it ends.”

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