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1. 9 Years Later

Nine years ago Harry Potter fans across the globe were reading the final book of Harry’s epic journey, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We had invested our lives in these books and we were finally getting answers. The global phenomenon that is and was Harry Potter culminated in an amazing tale of horcruxes and the Deathly Hallows.


This book revealed the appalling lengths that Voldemort would go to just to preserve his life. It also showed the lengths the trio would go to save the wizarding world. We learned things were not always black and white especially in regards to Dumbledore and Snape. We were also left with an epilogue that allowed for closure.

Here we are nine years later. Now we are eagerly anticipating the release of Rowling’s new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and her film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The wizarding world has also been expanded greatly via Pottermore.

Yet many of us return again and again to those original seven books. As we celebrate the ninth anniversary of The Deathly Hallows many of us can’t believe the impact those books have had on us and continue to have.

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2. Music Monday - Snape's Memories...

Very sad about Alan Rickman's passing this week. Brings to mind the lengthy pensieve scene showing his history. And heart. It also has one of my favorite musical themes from the movie. (Sadly I can only find it split into two parts):

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3. Harry Potter Marathon on ABC Family

This weekend, ABC Family is running a marathon of the Harry Potter films.

The first four films ran earlier today, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is on tonight.  Part of the marathon will rerun starting Sunday morning, beginning with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  The rest of the films will run consecutively, with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts I and II.

Consider it a nice way to relax and chase away the holiday blues.  Picking up in the middle shouldn’t be a problem:  just pretend you are playing through LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7.

Check your local listings or the ABC Family schedule for exact times.

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4. Happy Birthday, Ralph Fiennes!

Ralph Fiennes, the actor who played Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films, celebrates his 53rd birthday today!

In honor of his special day, here’s an AMC promotional video from 2011, where Fiennes describes the final battle between Harry and Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, and talks about his inspiration for portraying the lonely and tormented adult that Tom Riddle became.

From all of us here at Leaky, happy birthday, Ralph Fiennes, and thank you for making our favorite villain so terrifying on screen!

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5. Is Lavender Brown alive?

The question of Lavender’s death has been floating around since 2007, and recently Pottermore has added further fuel to the fire.

Forums everywhere (such as this one on Reddit, and this one on Goodreads) have no definitive conclusion, trying to take evidence from both the book and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 film.

Her ‘death’ scene in the book seems a little more vague:

“Two bodies fell from the balcony overhead. As they reached the ground a grey blur that Harry took for an animal sped four-legged across the hall to sink its teeth into one of the fallen. “NO!” shrieked Hermione, and with a deafening blast from her wand, Fenrir Greyback was thrown backward from the feebly stirring body of Lavender Brown.”

After falling from the balcony, Greyback is seen almost making a mid-fight snack out of Lavender, but Hermione throws him back, and Lavender is seen ‘feebly stirring’, which suggests that she could be alive.


Some seem to think the movie errs more toward the ‘dead’ side of the argument. Acknowledging that movies do not make better sources than books, most say that they make it pretty clear; Trelawney and the Patil twins are seen saying ‘She’s gone’ and covering a body, and the earlier suggestive shot of Lavender looking vacant (and dead) after Greyback attacks someone certainly makes it look like she’s dead.


Her Wiki page also looks bleak. It states that she was killed by Greyback in The Battle of Hogwarts, stating  Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey as a source.

Now Pottermore itself (and through it, potentially Jo herself) has entered the debate. In its recent update, Pottermore had stated Lavender as ‘presumed dead':

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That’s already vague wording, but as if that wasn’t enough, Lavender Brown’s page on Pottermore recently updated again, removing all information about her death:

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Hypable and Bustle have had the same discussions, and are none the wiser. Though J.K. Rowling has been closely involved in the production of the films and of Pottermore, we’ll need the words from Jo herself if we’re going to sort this once and for all.

It’s a close debate, so what do you think? Is Lavender alive?

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6. J.K Rowling reveals new content on the Dursleys via Pottermore

J.K. Rowling has taken to Pottermore to release new content about the Dursleys in celebration of Dudley’s 35th birthday today. This was in line with the reveal of new content in Deathly Hallows chapters on the interactive reading website. Time reports:

‘Rowling gave insight into the backstory of Vernon and Petunia, including the origin of their names, both first and last, and their relationship to Harry’s parents James and Lily.’

Time also includes information on how to get to the new content:

‘In order to access the latest information on Pottermore, fans must first head to the Cupboard Under the Stairs, where the Dursleys kept Harry at number four, Privet Drive. As alohamora won’t work to unlock the new text, fans might want to look at the side table outside the cupboard first.’

Rowling comments on Petunia’s parting words to Harry:

‘Although some readers wanted more from Aunt Petunia during this farewell, I still think that I have her behave in a way that is most consistent with her thoughts and feelings throughout the previous seven books … Nobody ever seemed to expect any better from Uncle Vernon, so they were not disappointed.’

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These are very exciting additions to Pottermore, which still continues to expand. If you don’t fancy the hunt, read in more detail about the additions in SnitchSeeker’s article here.

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7. Music Monday - Courtyard Apocalypse

Loved this theme used in the final Harry Potter movie....

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8. Scholars Congregate in Scotland to Discuss Literary Merits of Harry Potter Books

According to BBC News, a group of more than 60 scholars have congregated at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to discuss the literary merits of the Harry Potter series over the next two days.

The conference, entitled "A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading Harry Potter as Literature," will feature over 50 lectures about the series with topics ranging from the role of paganism, British national identity and how death is dealt with in the books. A complete anthology based on this conference is expected to be published in 2013.

Conference organizer, Professor John Patrick Pazdziora, had this to say about putting together such a conference:

"We can't avoid the fact that Harry Potter is the main narrative experience of an entire generation - the children who literally grew up with Harry Potter.
"The Harry Potter novels are simply the most important and influential children's books of the late-20th and early 21st Centuries."
"For very many people, this is their first experience of literature, and of literary art. So they want to think about it, and analyse it, and talk about it."

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9. J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She will read aloud the Declaration of a Freeman and be presented with a framed parchment certificate.

In a statement, Ms. Rowling spoke of what the award means to her and some special perks:

“Both my parents were Londoners.  They met on a train departing from King’s Cross Station in 1964, and while neither of them ever lived in London again, both their daughters headed straight for the capital the moment that they were independent.  To me, London is packed with personal memories, but it has never lost the aura of excitement and mystery that it had during trips to see family as a child.
“I am prouder than I can say to be given the Freedom of the City, which, on top of all the known benefits (and few people realize this), entitles me to a free pint in The Leaky Cauldron and a ten Galleon voucher to spend in Diagon Alley.”

The Freedom of the City of London can be traced back to 1237. Today, people are presented with the award because it offers them a link with the historic City of London and one of its ancient traditions.

Thank you to In Honor of Rowling for the tip!

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10. Scholastic Releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Paperback Today!

Just in time for all those summer holidays and vacations, the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is now available here in the US. Released today by Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, you can now find the paperback edition of the final book in the Harry Potter series at retailers everywhere. The special paperback box set from Scholastic is also now a... Read the rest of this post

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11. Fan Report: Deathly Hallows PaperBack Release Party at Scholastic Store

Two years ago today, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was released. As readers will recall, several weeks ago in the midst of the flurry of the HBP movie release, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, released the paperback edition of Deathly Hallows.  Given the date today, we thought you might enjoy this fan report and photos below from TLC reader hpboy13 wh... Read the rest of this post

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12. LORD VADER Writes Once More!

Hey, reader guys, our old friend Lord Vader has sent us another review:

I just finished the last book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was full of action from beginning to end. It was very good and I would recommend this book to other people. The last battle in this book was awesome. I loved the book, but I'm kind of disappointed it was the last book in the series. At least I can look forward to the movie. Mikie (a.k.a. Lord Vader) P.S. I haven't seen the Half Blood Prince yet but hopefully will soon.

Thanks, Lord Vader! A lot of people liked this one (including Zack), but Bill would disagree. He called it "Harry Potter and the Endless Camping Trip!" If you want to see what he, Zack, and other reader guys said, click on the tab underneath this post.

And don't for get to vote in The Battle of The Bums. You have until 6:00 PM today. We'll announce the "winner" on Monday.


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13. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Top Book of the Decade

UK newspaper The Telegraph has compiled a series of lists of things that defined this decade. One such list involves the top 100 books, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling taking the number one spot. Quotage:

"If you don’t know what a Muggle is by now, you’re either Rip van Winkle or enormously stubborn. This is the seventh and final instalment in Rowling’s record-brea
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14. JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Part of Charity Auction

A young man in Florida is efforting to help the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and his local Sarasota Habitat for Humanity with a new auction of a special Harry Potter book. Author J.K. Rowling contributed a signed book plate for a special Deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which also features a new sketch of Harry Potter by artist Mary Grandpre which you can see here.... Read the rest of this post

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15. Odds and Bookends: December 4

No Country for Old Typewriters: A Well-Used One Heads to Auction
Christie’s will auction Cormac McCarthy’s Olivetti typewriter that he used to type every book he has written, including three not published.

First look: Harry Potter enters real world in ‘Deathly Hallows’

USA Today offers a first look into Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh, and last, book in J.K. Rowling’s series which is being broken into two films, the first part coming out in November 2010.

DailyLit Announces Move to All Free
DailyLit, a site that offers books in installments via email or RSS, is now offering its service free of charge!

Neil Gaiman Asks: Heard Any Good Books Lately?
In this NPR piece, Gaiman ponders the future of audiobooks and talks to David Sedaris and Martin Jarvis about what makes a great audiobook — and a great reader.

And it wouldn’t be the end of the year without lots of booklists! Take a look at these:

100 Notable Books of 2009
The New York Times features a number of booklists to help you with your holiday shopping. Take a look at this list of the 100 notable books of 2009.

Books of the year: what kept you turning the pages?

The Guardian asks novelist, actors, critics and other notables what books kept them reading throughout 2009.

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16. Scholastic and a Decade of Harry Potter

As the year draws to an end, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have a reminder for us today of the remarkable decade that was, and the amazing impact of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The sales figures are staggering, but as publisher Arthur A. Levine and VP of Scholastic reminds us, the true magic has been in the reading:

"What the numbers leave out is the singular
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17. Harry Potter Series Best of the Year List RoundUp

As newspapers continue to take stock of this past decade, the books and films of the Harry Potter series make an appearance on a number of new end of the year lists.  First, the Globe and Mail names the seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, their Book of the Decade.  The Canadian newspaper writes that the book was not only "...the single most awaited, debated and anticipated volum... Read the rest of this post

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18. Harry Potter Freak

HP, Circa 2001.

My name is Sara Dobie … and I’m a Harry Potter addict. It started sophomore year in college, when I first discovered the books. For years, I would be one of the only college kids in line at midnight outside Barnes and Noble, waiting for the newest release. Kudos to JK Rowling—a modern day rags-to-riches story; the kind of story that keeps writers like me writing—who created a world so easy to sink into and long to be a part of.

My literary addiction transferred to the movies, which is why I’m writing this blog entry: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1, comes out Friday. I’ll get into all the hype about the newest flick later. For now, I’d like to take a look back at Harry Potters past. It’s jarring to watch all the movies in one week (which is exactly what I’m doing). It’s easy to forget certain details of each film, which dwindles the Harry Potter 7 experience. And I would hate to do that. So here we go …

2001. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
This film introduces the world of Hogwarts to an unlikely, lonely kid named Harry Potter. Everything is new and shiny—for Harry and for the viewer. Voldemort is trying to come back from “the dead,” after an infant Harry seemingly sent him there. Hidden deep within Hogwarts castle is the sorcerer’s stone—exactly what Voldemort needs to come back. Harry and his new friends, Ron and Hermione, have to stop this from happening. The special effects were mind-blowing. Everything looked just as I’d pictured in the books, including the Hogwarts sport, Quidditch. (Damn, that was thrilling.) The kids couldn’t really act in this one. Yet, they each looked the part, and so my fondness for Daniel Radcliffe began …

2002. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Holy crap, the boys hit puberty. All of a sudden, they had deep voices. Weird. Anyway, in this one, Dobby (not to be confused with “Dobie”), a house elf, appears to Harry and tells him not to go back to school. Harry doesn’t listen, of course, and soon, students at Hogwarts end up petrified by some monster from the so-called “Chamber of Secrets.” Harry realizes he can speak parseltongue—or speak to snakes, just like Voldemort. AND Kenneth Branagh makes an excellent cameo as Gilderoy Lockhart. At this point, the Harry Potter movies still have happy endings. Not so for much longer.

Sirius Black.

2004. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
I love Gary Oldman! I love Sirius Black!! (I get really excited about these movies.) So Sirius Black (Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison, and everyone thinks he’s coming after Harry. Dementors are looking for Sirius, protecting the boundaries of Hogwarts. Harry can’t handle the Dementors. The character of Lupin (a werewolf) is introduced as Harry’s mentor, who helps him form a “Patronus” to protect himself from them. Harry learns Sirius Black isn’t quite what he seems. Note: They start switching directors from this one, forward, and the change is pleasant in each. For instance, this film is darker than the first two, and rightly so.

2005. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
My favorite book. Yessir. Darn good m

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19. REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I on Saturday, because I’m too old to stay up for the midnight show and too impatient to fight crowds on opening night. My general review: Loved it. Quite in touch with the book, and creepy as ever. For more details, read on. (And don’t worry; I don’t give anything away, unless you haven’t seen the other Harry Potter movies, and if you haven’t … well, why would you go see the seventh one without seeing the other six?)

As you may have noticed on the trailers, the seventh movie does not take place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry—a challenge for director, David Yates, to be certain. The very first scenes are downers, as Harry, Ron, and Hermione prepare to say goodbye to the lives they know and go off on their own, in search of Voldemort’s hidden horcruxes (since the only way to kill Voldemort is to kill his horcruxes).

Directly following these downer moments, however, there is comedy. The Order of the Phoenix arrives to take Harry to a safe house, but in order to so, they must use polyjuice potion to become Harry. The Weasley twins, Fred and George, represent the comic relief, and at times, the movie theater sounded as it would during a comedy, instead of a drama—which Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 definitely is, without question.

In regards to the dramatic, somewhat depressing content of the film, don’t worry—you won’t leave the theater with your head hanging low. For instance, I only cried ONCE (and that’s saying something for me). Seriously, though, the screenwriter did a masterful job of weaving comic moments within the darkness. Just when you think the characters are going to burst out in tears, someone says something that makes the characters and audience giggle and realize that it’s all going to be okay … hopefully.

That being said, this is not a kids movie. For one thing, it’s scary. I mean, like, really scary. I jumped a couple times and screamed once. The action sequences are thrilling, but people do die. Oh, and my favorite part? Voldemort’s snake, Nagini, literally comes slithering out of a woman’s dead body. The special effects made it feel real, and in the realness, it was creepy. I would not bring a small child to this movie; I don’t care if it’s Harry Potter. There’s also a random bit of sexual content. (Didn’t see that coming.) It’s in Ron’s nightmare, but I swear, I saw some Hermione side-boob. It wasn’t necessary, I don’t think, and would just confuse the young ones.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I is admittedly very clever. With Voldemort in power, the Ministry of Magic takes it upon themselves to hunt down muggle-borns. In one scene, there’s a book called When Muggles Attack in a desk drawer. In this way, the movie felt like an historical look at America’s Communist red scare of the 1940s and 50s. Also, the retelling of the story of the Deathly Hallows is brilliant. Told not with actual actors, it is instead relived via what resembles a moving, breathing black and white story-board. It sounds simple, but with the expert computer graphics, it was one of the most visually stimulating parts of the film.

And the film is visually stimulating. The filming locations look like dreams. The magic / spell-casting sequences are mind-bending. The special e

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20. Ypulse Essentials: 'Harry Potter' Graduates, Growing Up Wired, Disney Turns The Page On Fairy Tales

'Harry Potter' makes more box office magic than ever before (the first half of the finale scored the franchise's biggest opening-weekend yet [$125 million in the US alone], thanks largely to loyal fans who have grown up with the Hogwarts crew and... Read the rest of this post

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21. While you’re waiting for the last Harry Potter movie…

Just because we work for HarperCollins doesn’t mean that we only read our own books – we frequently exchange books with our colleagues in other publishing houses.  That being said, there are some die-hard Potter fans here in our office (Me!  Me!  Me!) and we’re all completely psyched for the upcoming HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART II.

So while I’m waiting with bated breath for the last movie to come out (July 15th!), I have a few suggestions of Harry Potter read-alikes (click through to read synopses and additional info).  Feel free to share this with the kids in your library!

What do you recommend for kids who have devoured the Harry Potter series and are looking for more of the same?

Also, check out these Harry Potter Read Alike booklists from your colleagues in libraries around the country:

And because we’re just THAT excited, here’s the preview for the last movie, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART II:

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22. Ypulse Essentials: Spotify Finally Launches In The U.S., ‘Harry Potter’ Breaks Records, Netflix Goes 3D

Finally! We’re thrilled that Spotify, the music service beloved by Brits (has made its way across the pond at last. Starting today — following a deal on Wednesday with Warner Bros. Music to secure all four major labels — users can sign... Read the rest of this post

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23. Harry Potter, JK Rowling, and the refusal to let go of your vision

Last weekend I, like many of you, saturated myself with all things Harry Potter.  Even after seeing the amazing, wonderful,…

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24. Harry Potter — The Boy Who Lives On

What am I reading now? Wandering Wenda by Margaret Atwood

Time Magazine Cover by Mary GrandPré

Harry Potter. What comes to mind when you hear that name? Hogwarts, Magic, Wizard. Let me throw another in to the mix that, perhaps, you didn’t think of: Longevity.

Four years: That’s how long it’s been since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released. To this day, J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter is as much a part of our culture as he was than. Actually, in many ways, his reach has grown exponentially.

The growth that I speak can be solely contributed to Pottermore. The creation of this “unique online Harry Potter experience by J.K. Rowling” is, without question, a rebirth for the series. Nothing signals that more then the timing of its release — after the publication of all seven books but before the release of the final movie. Fans didn’t have to say goodbye to their beloved friends after all.

To make certain that wouldn’t change anytime soon Pottermore entered the social media arena. Why? Well, that’s precisely where Potter fans spend their time. In fact, Pottermore took it a step further by launching a corresponding blog, Pottermore Insider, and a Twitter account, @pottermore. Harry Potter has progressed from books to movies to fansites and now taken over social media. And in doing so, ensures that both fans and readers are never far away from tapping in to the magic.

The character of Harry Potter is now an entity that commands attention with the least amount of effort. The mere mention of the name can turn heads. Now that speaks volumes of what he has come to mean to the masses.

Harry Potter may have started out as “the boy who lived” but has quickly become the boy who will live on.

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25. Pottermore Shop Now Open, Harry Potter eBooks and Digital Audio Books Available for First Time

The official Pottermore shop was launched this morning, marking the first time that the Harry Potter books are available to buy in an eBook and digital audio book format.

This will be the only place to purchase digital copies of the Harry Potter series, which will be available in all formats for eReaders, tablets, smartphones and mp3 players.

The eBooks for Years 1-3 are available for $7.99, while Years 4-7 are priced at $9.99. Or, the complete series can be purchased for $57.54.

Digital audio books for Years 1-3 will cost $29.99, and Years 4-7 is priced at $44.99. The complete Harry Potter audio collection can be purchased for $ 242.94.

Even though the Pottermore shop is now open, Pottermore remains in beta. It's expected to open to everyone in April.

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