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Voldemort Cat

This cat looks like Voldemort. Aww…WHO’S AN EVIL WIZARD.

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Whatever happened to the Harry Potter readers?

What did the legions of Harry Potter fans read after J.K. Rowling’s record-breaking series ended in 2007? Did they turn to the Twilight vampire novels, the Hunger Games trilogy or perhaps more books about wizards? AbeBooks discovered that post-Harry Potter reading has been eclectic to say the least and that the generation of folks devoted […]

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Rowling to appear at phone hacking enquiry

JK Rowling is expected to give evidence to Lord Justice Leveson’s judicial inquiry into phone hacking, according to this news report. The Harry Potter author is very keen on her privacy so if her phoneline at Potter Towers was hacked by the News of the World then she will be fuming.

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Snape voted favorite Harry Potter character

Severus Snape has been voted the favorite character from the Harry Potter books with 70,000 votes being cast in the ballot, which had a 4% higher turnout than the last general election in the UK. Hermione Granger took second place. Potter himself trailed in fourth – a woeful showing considering the books are called Harry […]

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J.K. Rowling’s childhood home for sale

The Harry Potter news just keeps coming and coming. Today, we have J.K. Rowling’s childhood in Chepstow for sale, reports The Guardian. Yes, people with a weird, stalker-like crush on this famous author could buy the house and sleep in the same bedroom as Rowling did as a small munchkin. The cottage is for sale […]

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An amazing Harry Potter maze

A farmer with too much time on his hands has created a Harry Potter maze in his corn fields. The Harry Potter phenomenon goes on and on.

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Harry Potter textbook

It had to happen. Someone has written a textbook on Harry Potter… basically creating ‘Harry Potter Studies’ reports the Boston College Chronicle. Vera Lee has penned On the Trail of Harry Potter – the first book-length literary analysis of the Harry Potter novels. JK Rowling’s books are, of course, a classic example of Bildungsroman where […]

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Vote for Your Favourite Harry Potter Character

From Dobby the House Elf, to Mad-Eye Moody and Ginny Weasley – Bloomsbury Publishers are holding a worldwide search for the globe’s favourite Harry Potter character, and you can vote!

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Hermione Granger: No.1 dream teenage date

The Daily Telegraph has a story about a poll that reveals Hermione from the Harry Potter books is the most popular fictional dream date for British teenagers. It’s a powder puff PR poll done by the World Book Day people and doesn’t really tell the story about why Hermione Granger is so appealing to many […]

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Take the Harry Potter quiz

The Guardian has a Harry Potter quiz. I got eight out of 10 and that’s not bad for someone who isn’t a complete Harry Potter nutter. I have, of course, read all the books…aloud…to my daughter, who now says she wants to read them all by herself.

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