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BOOK ADAPTATIONS: A TO Z

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Alisha Don’t feel like reading the book and rather watch the movie? Well here is an A to Z of book to movie adaptations! A: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – Starring Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturges. B: Beastly … Continue reading

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GIRLS THAT KICKASS: TOP 10

Brought to you by OBS reviewers Shae and Annabell   There are a lot of female leading characters in fiction books nowadays, some have become our favorites in many ways and for many reasons, but this week OBS brings you our top 10 favorite kickass girls! 1. Rose Hathaway (Vampire … Continue reading

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STRANGEST WORDS FROM HARRY POTTER SERIES: TOP 10

Brought to you by OBS staff reviewer Annabell Cadiz Through the Harry Potter novels, J.K. Rowling was able to venture into the world of not only creating charming and lovable characters, but fantastic words that makes us laugh and use our imagination! Quidditch: the sport held at Hogwarts featuring brooms, … Continue reading

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A – Z: MUST READ BOOK OF 2011

Brought to you by the OBS Staff What better way to start the year with some good book recommendations. And, since it’s the month of love and here at OBS we love to tell you about our favorites books and see you happy, the OBS staff has put together a … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: DUMBLEDORE QUOTES

Top five Albus Dumbledore quotes, brought to you by Chris 1. “Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love.” 2. “Fear of a name increases fear of a thing itself.” 3. “Remember Cedric. Remember, if the time should come when you … Continue reading

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OBS TOP 5/10: SEVERUS SNAPE QUOTES

Top five quotes by Severus Snape, brought to you by Chris 1. “Moronic though some of this class undoubtedly are, I expect you to scrape an ‘Acceptable’ in your O.W.L., or suffer my… displeasure.” 2. “The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 9TH: JK ROWLING & HOW SCI-FI HAS INFLUENCED TECHNOLOGY

SEE JK ROWLINGS HARRY POTTER THOUGHT PROCESS ON PAPER Source: Blend.com This is mind boggling. Regardless of whether or not you’ve ever written a book, you should have some knowledge of the amount of effort and research that goes into it. Of course, with wizard fiction most of the research … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR 10/9, PT 2: HARRY POTTER, NATALIE PORTMAN & ZOMBIES, THE THING AND MORE

NEXT HARRY POTTER WILL NOT BE IN 3-D Source: NYtimes.com Visual-effects artists may be wizards in their own right, but they won’t have enough magic to present the next installment of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise in 3-D after all. On Friday, Warner Brothers Pictures said that “Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS SEPT. 24TH: J.K ROWLING ON OPRAH

www.mugglenet.com: JK Rowling to appear on Oprah one week from today Oprah’s website has been updated with word that Harry Potter author JK Rowling will be on her show this Friday, October 1st. The interview will be a hour long and take place at Jo’s home. She’s expected to discuss … Continue reading

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MYTHICAL CREATURES THROUGHOUT HISTORY: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT ‘WEREWOLVES’

Brought to you by OBS Staff member Staar84 Werewolves: the Basics The name “werewolf” comes from the Germanic/Old English “were” meaning “man” and “wolf” meaning…wolf. A werewolf then, is a man who can change into wolf form, most commonly once a month during the full moon. The moon has been … Continue reading

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CHARACTER PROFILES: COUPLES EDITION 2

Today we’re continuing with our special couple’s edition with some of the most romantic, sweet and loved by the readers characters from Twilight and Harry Potter. These are couples that belong together in any universe and because of their personalities are just meant for one another. Enjoy! (Spoilers ahead, be … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS FEB. 17TH: THE WIZARDING WORLD

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction under construction www.latimes.com, has images of the soon to open and long waited Wizarding World! A look of what you can expect. Zonko’s is your destination for novelty items, jokes and toys. At Zonko’s Joke Shop you can take home such items as … Continue reading

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10 INSANE SCI-FI SPORTS THAT MAKE THE SUPER BOWL LOOK TAME

With the Super Bowl on its way, scifiwire.com has put up a list of futuristic sports. Maybe we’re jaded, but we want football players to wear jetpacks and rocket shoes. Seriously, would it be so hard to re-create the knuckle-whitening thrill of Cyberball, where a team had to make a … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS: FEBRUARY 1ST

thanks to www.examiner.com ‘Harry Potter’ Commercial to air during the SuperBowl The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is planned to be advertised during this year’s SuperBowl.  Everyone anticipating the opening of this unique attraction will be likely to tune in to the SuperBowl for a long awaited preview of the … Continue reading

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WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER THEME PARK PHOTOS!

www.the-leaky-cauldron.org has exciting news about the Wizarding World including new pictures and tickets! Finally, reports have been surfacing online regarding a revised ticking structure put in place at the Universal Park.  The Orlando Sentinel reports that the new ticking structure introduced Monday eliminates  “a long-running promotional offer for weeklong passes … Continue reading

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THE DECADE’S TOP FILMS: THEY’RE ALL HERE, AND THEY’RE MOSTLY SCI-FI

thanks to scifiwire.com: We knew fantasy/science fiction/supernatural films were popular, but we weren’t quite sure just how popular until we scanned Wikipedia’s new list of the top 50 highest-grossing movies of the decade and discovered that only two—two!—didn’t fall into that category.   Based on worldwide grosses, the site ranked … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS NOV 14TH

Harry Potter lexicon author returns to Monroe www.monroenews.com: Steve Vander Ark never thought he’d be a poster child for fair use of original published material. But that’s a label he earned as author of “The Lexicon, An Unauthorized Guide to Harry Potter Fiction and Related Materials” released in mid-January. Mr. … Continue reading

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AUTHOR NEWS FOR NOV 12

Local author’s debut novel selected as a Fall 2009 Okra Pick www.garnernews.net: “The Better Part of Darkness, a debut urban fantasy novel by Holly Springs author, Kelly Gay, has been chosen by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, as one of their fall 2009 Okra Picks. Published by Pocket Books, a … Continue reading

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DQ ENTERTAINMENT HONORS J.K. ROWLING

www.thaindian.com: DQ Entertainment (DQE), a subsidiary of DQ Entertainment (International) Limited, one of the leading producers of animation, visual effects, game art and entertainment content for the Indian as well as global media and entertainment industry which had instituted “The Lifetime Achievement Award” last year, has awarded “the 2009 Life … Continue reading

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SCIENCE OF HARRY POTTER’S WORLD DISPLAY NOW A TRAVELING EXHIBITION

thanks to  www.the-leaky-cauldron.org: Back in 2008, TLC first told you of a special Harry Potter display, called Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine which “explores Harry Potter’s world, its roots in Renaissance science, and the ethical questions that affected not only the wizards of Harry Potter, but also … Continue reading

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J.K ROWLING AND WEREWOLF’S GUIDE

J.K. Rowling “Working on Something” thehogshead.com: In case you missed it, J.K. Rowling joined Twitter recently, and her third tweet was exciting: she said she wouldn’t be on Twitter much because “pen and paper is my priority at the moment.” The day’s going to come when Rowling writes something new, and … Continue reading

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“THE FUN” SECTION ADDED TO OBS – HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE QUIZ

We have added a new section to OBS entitled “The Fun” – the title says it all. In this section we will have quizzes, puzzles and other games. ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE??? Take the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Quiz. OBS Staff member Emily-June has created a … Continue reading

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