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Tag Archives: JK Rowling

Harry Potter Quiz – The Answers

We certainly have Harry Potter on the brain this weekend and can’t wait to devour Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For those of you who tested your Harry Potter knowledge, here are the correct answers: Q. Who wrote Advanced Potion Making? A. Libatius Borage Q. What color is the egg of a Ukrainian Ironbelly? A. Turquoise Q. […]

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How Well Do You Know Harry Potter?

Harry Potter and Friends In honor of the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we asked the biggest Harry Potter fan we know (she’s 10 and falls into level 5 – see below) to put together a quiz to test your Harry Potter knowledge. Depending on what level of Potterhead you are will determine how […]

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AbeBooks Literary Link Lineup

1. The World’s Most Beautiful Library 2. JK Rowling, I mean Robert Galbraith has a new book out 3. Erica Jong talks about sex and the over-60s 4. Middle-Earth Map Annotated By J.R.R. Tolkien Himself Found In Old Book 5. Calvin and Hobbs creator taught lessons that still resonate 6. The Secret Medical History of Cocktails […]

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Stephen King slams Stephenie Meyer

In a recent interview Stephen King tears her a new one… kind of He says, “Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people… The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn. She’s not very good. “It’s very clear that she’s writing to […]

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Harry Potter and The Legion of Honour

Earlier today France bestowed upon Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling  the honorary title of “knight” in the legion.  Rowling was inducted into the Legion of Honour by French President Nicolas Sarkozy during  a ceremony in a gilded hall in the Elysee presidential palace. In 2003,  prior to the publication of the French language edition, Harry […]

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Harry Potter and the Most Expensive Sales Ever

Behold, muggles and magicians alike! The new and improved List of Most Expensive Harry Potter Books Ever Sold on AbeBooks is here. From a whopping $37,000 for a first edition of Harry Potter and Philosopher’s Stone to a paltry sum of only $3,000 for a set of all seven American first editions, they’re all here. […]

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Beedle the Bard contest – win collector’s edition & auction catalog

Calling all JK Rowling fans. AbeBooks.com has a contest just for you. We are offering a collector’s edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard and a copy of the Sotheby’s auction catalog for the hand-written edition of Beedle the Bard from December 2007. The value of the collector’s edition of Beedle the Bard is […]

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Four types of Harry Potter readers

A professor at Ulster University claims there are four types of Harry Potter readers, one for each of the four houses at Hogwarts His research found ‘Hufflepuff’ readers take the tales at a slow, steady and systematic pace and enjoy re-reading the books over and over. “People will look back and say ‘Why did we […]

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