Finished book 5 by the way. I'm ready for 6 now.Me too! I've been listening to the series again, just started book 5. I don't think I'll ever get tired of listening to them. What do you think is going to happen in book 6?]]>
Harry Potter Series
Posted 05 March 2004 - 06:05 AM
Posted 09 March 2004 - 12:58 PM
I just bought Italian for Travelers on CD, people will be giving me strange looks shortly as I practice in my car.What a great idea! I'm going to check with the library to see if they have any spanish ones. I talk to myself all the time in my car going over my lecture notes. LOL - I'm sure everything thinks I'm nuts but I don't care. ]]>
Posted 09 March 2004 - 01:31 PM
My MIL just called and said "You are the only person that will understand this. I finished book 5 on the way home last night and, when I went to my car this morning, I felt like I had lost my best friend." LOL, she didn't know what she was going to do without Potter for her drive to and from work. Poor woman, I told her I can't stop listening to them, those books are bewitched!!
I better stop by the library and get something else before I go completely mad. ]]>
Posted 28 May 2004 - 03:41 PM
DARKER POTTER? Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson predicting a dark ending for the lightning-scarred magician. Radcliffe believes Harry may die, while Grint thinks his character, Ron Weasley, may turn evil.
Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:04 PM
Fri, May 28, 2004, 02:05 PM PT
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - Pottermania has reached a fever pitch with Harry Potter's latest on-screen adventure just around the corner, and author J.K. Rowling is feeding the frenzy.
The 38-year-old British author recently revamped her personal website -- which previously consisted of links to publishers -- to include hints, trivia and other insights into all things Potter.
The site, www.jkrowling.com, requires Flash to view the main page, a visual representation of Rowling's desktop, which is littered with gum wrappers, pens, a mug, paperclips and other miscellaneous items. By mousing over these images, fans can access Harry Potter news, rumors, Rowling's bio, FAQs, the Wizard of the Month (Felix Summerbee for May), fan sites, links and extras.
Trivia galore is available in many of these sections and include: the meaning of the initial "K" in the author's name, descriptions of scenes and characters that were deleted from the novels, the color of Sirius Black's eyes, the Weasley twins' birthday and Crookshank's ancestry.
Diligent and perceptive fans will be rewarded with what Rowling refers to as "Potterania," such as a look at a page from the author's original typewritten manuscript for the first book in the series.
Rowling also uses the site for rumor control. In response to the speculation that the Evil Lord Voldemort is Harry Potter's real father, the author writes, "No, no, no, no, no. You lot have been watching much too much 'Star Wars.'"
She also recounts a recent undercover visit to the MuggleNet chat room, where her opinions about the seventh book were summarily ignored and where she was horrified to learn that fans referred to Voldemort as "Voldie." Rowling warns fans to keep an eye out in the future for her online, where she uses the handle "Squidward," a character from "Spongebob Squarepants."
As for the status of the highly anticipated sixth book, Rowling reports, "I am still at the stage where I have a large and complicated chart propped on the desk in front of me to remind me what happens where."
The film version of Rowling's third book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," will open worldwide on Friday, June 4.
Posted 31 May 2004 - 02:05 PM
Posted 03 August 2004 - 08:25 AM
Author JK Rowling is planning to write an eighth Harry Potter novel. The English novelist - currently adding the finishing touches to her sixth Potter book - had previously vowed to only create seven adventures about the magical wizard. But she now wants to add an eighth entry, featuring outtakes she has edited from the series so far. Rowling will donate all proceeds from the book to charity, and publishers estimate the "Harry Potter Encyclopedia" could make in excess of $18 million. But the 39-year-old insists she's ready to retire when the hugely successful series ends. Rowling, who has made an estimated $960 million from Harry Potter, says, "I think it highly unlikely I'll write more novels. I've got enough for seven books and I never meant to carry the story beyond the end of book seven."
No idea if this is true, consider the source.
Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:35 AM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 09:01 AM
Monday Aug 16, 2004 9:00am EST
By Stephen M. Silverman
CREDIT: MARK STEWART/CAMERA PRESS/RETNA
Letting out only the slightest of hints about the future of her hero, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling told about 500 young fans in her native Scotland Sunday that the boy wizard would survive to the seventh book in her series ? but that's about all she said.
In a rare public appearance, Rowling, 39, read from her fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Scottish capital.
As for Harry's survival, she said he will live "mainly because I don't want to be strangled by you lot, but I don't want to say whether he grows any older than that," Rowling told the youngsters, according to the Associated Press.
She encouraged the fans to map out Harry's future for themselves, helpfully pointing a finger to why Harry's nemesis, the evil warlock Voldemort, had not been killed.
"There are two questions I don't think I've ever been asked and that I should have been asked, if you know what I mean," Rowling said.
The question at hand, she stressed, is that readers should be asking themselves "not, 'Why did Harry live?' but, 'Why didn't Voldemort die?'"
The other question, concerning the headmaster of the Hogwarts School, is: "Why didn't Dumbledore kill, or try to kill, Voldemort?"
Obviously she was tightlipped about the final outcome, saying of the finish of her proposed seventh book: "I'm not going to tell you, I'm sorry. The trouble I would be in if I did. My agent would have me hunted down and killed."
Rowling also kept the lid on how the budding romance between Harry's pals Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger might turn out.
"I'm not going to say. I can't say. I think I've given quite a lot of clues by now on this subject," she said. "You are going to have to read between the lines on that one."
Posted 16 August 2004 - 01:17 PM
Posted 16 August 2004 - 03:30 PM
Okay. Why didn't he die???
The first question that I have never been asked?it has probably been asked in a chatroom but no one has ever asked me?is, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? Not, ?Why did Harry live?? but, ?Why didn?t Voldemort die?? The killing curse rebounded, so he should have died. Why didn?t he? At the end of Goblet of Fire he says that one or more of the steps that he took enabled him to survive. You should be wondering what he did to make sure that he did not die?I will put it that way.I don?t think that it is guessable. It may be?someone could guess it?but you should be asking yourself that question, particularly now that you know about the prophesy. I?d better stop there or I will really incriminate myself.
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