Harry Potter

The Hype of Harry

CNN.com looks at all the hype surronding the Potter books in This Story. Interesting that a book is causing people to go so crazy.

\"Is it dumb?\" asks Dr. Alan Entin, president of the media psychology division of the American Psychological Association. \"Sure, it\'s dumb. But they line up for records, too. So it\'s no more dumb than that -- Read More

Treat anti-Harry Potter views with respect

The Desert News has a very interesting Story on Harry, and the other views people have on these books. It raises some Veryinteresting points.

\"Harry Potter IV will make millions of people happy and others very worried. The first crowd will be greeted warmly when it visits public libraries and schools. The odds are good the critics will not. Kimbra Wilder Gish, a librarian at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center sadi : \"These books had everything — witches, warlocks, magic, evil spirits, the whole lot. So I wasn\'t shocked by the controversy. I was shocked that so many librarians were shocked by the controversy. . . . It\'s like they were saying, \'Haven\'t all of those intolerant fundamentalists been wiped out, by now?\' \" -- Read More

Wasting money on Potter?

Brian Smith writes \"Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn plays the role of wet-blanket grump and asks whether the money libraries are spending on multiple copies of Goblet of Fire would have gone to better use buying a bunch of other books.
Story at The Chicago Tribune

Also in today\'s Tribune, a letter-writing muggle repeats the dumb-ass warning that Potter=Wicca=danger.

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Harry Gets Patrons Excited

There are about a million Harry Potter stories buzzing aroung the net news sources now. This One from The Orlando Sentinel has a stronger library angle than most.

\"As librarians, this has us excited,\" said Nancy Gear of the Deltona branch. \"If kids read this book, and they see that they like books, we can get them to read other books. It`s that simple. But you have to get them to want to read.\" -- Read More

Free Harry Potter!

Excite news carried this editorial about the censoring of Harry Potter\"When libraries, courts and schools like those in Zeeland place a ban or restriction on a book because a few parents disapprove of its theme, it stifles a child\'s learning opportunity and places a restriction on the selection of works children are able to chose and learn from. Harry Potter.\" -- Read More

ANNOTATED WEBOGRAPHY OF HARRY POTTER

Reginald Aubry wrote :Just passing on some Harry Potter info for you...

The new book in the immensely popular children\'s series will come out
tomorrow...well, at midnight tonight, actually: Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire. Whether you\'re new to the series, or an old fan, I think
you\'ll find something fun and valuable in the following links. -- Read More

Harry Potter Vs. the Librarian

This boy in this article from the Daily News waited up all night to get a Harry Potter book, but when he tried to check it out of the library, his mom realized she forgot her card. Would this boy go home in tears, or would Harry work his magic?\"The librarian referred Matthew and his mother to the main checkout desk. The clerk there said the mother needed only to provide some sort of identification. The problem was the mother had left that at home as well. All she could offer was Moses\' dog tag.\" -- Read More

Harry Potter and the Wacky Web

ZDNet has a Story on how crazy this Harry thing has become. Amazon will deliver 250,000 books on Saturday alone! Barnesandnoble.com said it is getting more than 7,000 orders for the book daily.

\"We can\'t overstate the logistical challenge Amazon and its shipping partners are overcoming by offering Saturday delivery for 250,000 orders on two continents,\" wrote Lauren Cooks Levitan -- Read More

Harry Potter Meets Hockey Star

The National Post has this heartwarming story about the similarities between Harry Potter and Tie Domi. \"Tie Domi has stood up against the toughest thugs in the National Hockey League, but the courage of left hooks and pulled sweaters and even haymakers is nothing compared to the courage Domi once showed a few years ago when he decided to do something worthwhile for Canadian children. He read out loud.\" -- Read More

Potter Title

The secret is out: The title of the fourth book in the Harry Potter series is \"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.\"

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