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TOP 10 YOUNG ADULT BOOK SERIES

Our Top 10 List today is Katie’s Top 10 Young Adult Book Series. Enjoy! Top 10 Young Adult novels 1. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 2. The Twilight Saga Series by Stephenie Meyer 3. -The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling 4. The Immortals Series by Alyson Noel … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS: FOOD IN FICTION- HARRY POTTER, MUGGLE FOOD

One of the things that can endear a book to me is descriptions of food. It provides a way to bond with the characters and their world; especially in fantasy books. Even if most of us will never do magic or save the world, we can still eat like our … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS FOR NOV 20:HP FAN VIDS, THE MAN BEHIND POTTER MAGIC AND AT HOME AT HOGWARTS

The best Harry Potter fan videos, comedy sketches, and other viral oddities Source:IO9.COM Given that the entire planet’s been in throes of Pottermania for over a decade, the internet’s churned out tons of funny (and profoundly bizarre) video tributes to J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard. Here are some of the best. … Continue reading

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MOVIE NEWS FOR NOVEMBER 9TH: SKYLINE INTERVIEW, DAWN TREADER AND SUCKER PUNCH PREVIEWS, DUNE, AND MORE

Colin Strause and Liam O’Donnell Interview: Skyline, science-fiction, the studio system and more by Luke Savage at Den of Geek How excited should we be about Skyline? Quite excited, if those trailers are anything to go by. The second film from special effects gurus-turned-filmmakers Colin and Greg Strause (should we … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 23-25

Chapters 23-25 By Angie Chapter 23 – Malfoy Manor Just as they are dragged from their tent, Hermione casts a spell concealing Harry’s face by swelling it. Ron wrestles one of the men that puts his hands on Hermione and he is hit in the face. Fenrir Greyback is the … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 16-19

Chapters 16-19 By Dawn Chapter 16 Godric’s Hollow The next day, Harry and Hermione eat in silence, both upset over what has happened. They move their camp and continue trying to figure out the location of Gryffindor’s sword. Days and weeks pass as winter sets in. One day, Hermione calls … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 18: HG WELLS LETTERS, HARRY POTTER PLAGARISM SUIT AND MORE!

Revealing HG Wells archive letters made available Source: independent.co.uk As one of the most prominent writers of his day, H G Wells’s regular BBC addresses captivated the nation. But private letters, released for the first time, reveal how the novelist – regarded as one of the fathers of science fiction … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 13-15

Chapters 13 -15 By Dawn Chapter 13 The Muggle-Born Registration Commission The Death Eaters are questioning everyone accused of being a Mud-blood. Harry separates from Ron and Hermione and heads to find Umbridge’s office. Harry searches her office, getting angrier by the minute. He is unable to locate the locket … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 10-12

Chapters 10-12 – by Dawn Chapter 10 Do Not Enter Without The Express Permission of Regulus Arcturus Black Harry has stumbled upon RAB the letters on the locket. He calls to Hermione who calls to Ron. They realize it’s Sirius Black’s brother who was also a death eater. Harry questions … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 7-9

Chapters 7 – 9 by Caro Chapter Seven – The Will of Albus Dumbledore Harry woke up that morning with a dream fresh in his mind; he had been walking along a mountain road looking for a man named Gregorovitch, but it had just been the connection he had with … Continue reading

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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB CHAPTERS 4-6

Chapters 4 – 6 by Caro Chapter Four – The Seven Potters If it were a different moment, Harry would’ve used his free time alone at the Dursley’s house to play with Dudley’s computer, eat something tasty or watch T.V, but that just felt like an overwhelming feeling. He even … 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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OBS HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS BOOK CLUB: CHAPTERS 1-3

In the month of October, OBS is excited to share with you our book club on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” , the brilliant conclusion the the Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling! We look forward to hearing your thoughts throughout the month! Chapters 1 – 3- by Caro … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 5: MORE HARRY POTTER? AND 3-D COVERS

J.K. Rowling teases with news of THREE more Harry Potter novels Source: blastr.com Back in April, J.K. Rowling hinted that she might write another Harry Potter novel, “maybe 10 years from now.” But Friday on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the news got even better—Rowling says she has enough material in … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR OCT 2: JK ROWLING, BANNED BOOKS AND MORE!

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned Source: io9.com In honor of Banned Books Week, Geekosystem’s Susana Polo looks at 10 great science fiction novels that have been banned, or at least threatened with removal from libraries and schools. Including some major classics of the genre! These titles … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR JULY 15TH: YA VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES, HARRY POTTER TRIAL, AND SLOW READING

School and Library Books About Vampires and Werewolves Take Hold of Today’s Youth Via PR web There’s no denying it: vampires and werewolves are hot! These ancient legends have become the latest craze, and young people are particularly smitten. This is clearly evident in the outpouring of interest in the … Continue reading

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OBS PRESENTS BOOK COVER CLUSTERS: GREEN

In honor of St. Patrick’s day on Wednesday, our cover cluster theme this month is green! Enjoy! American Gods by Neil Gaiman: Shadow gets out of prison early when his wife is killed in a car crash. At a loss, he takes up with a mysterious character called Wednesday, who … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 23RD: CHILDHOOD CLASSICS, VAMPIRE FORENSICS, PLAGIARISM, AND NEW POST-APOCALYTIC

Magic of childhood returns to captivate By James D. Watts Jr. at Tulsa World A good story about young heroes and heroines dealing with fantastic creatures is a timeless thing. To prove it, Random House has re-launched the Looking Glass Library, beginning with four classic stories of fantasy and adventure … Continue reading

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BOOK NEWS FOR FEB. 18TH: STEPHEN KING, J.K. ROWLING SUIT, AND THE WINDUP GIRL

Stephen King is Going ‘Full Dark’ by Joseph McCabe at FearNet The Message Board moderator on StephenKing.com has just announced the title — and given a description — of King’s next book. King’s next book, following his very successful Under the Dome, will be called Full Dark, No Stars. It will be “a collection of … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS FOR NOV.23RD

from Cam Smith at It’s Just Movies: New Pictures from ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Parts 1 and 2 are among the more exciting cinematic prospects on the not-quite-near horizon. If director David Yates can stick the landing — and his exponential jump … Continue reading

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HARRY POTTER NEWS FOR OCT 26TH: SCIENCE, MAGIC AND LAW SUITS

By Tenley Woodman at the Boston Herald: Harry Potter’s science edge more than hocus-pocus It’s not that the Harry Potter books aren’t educational – you can learn about the temperament of dragons, the magical powers of gillyweed and the protocol for meeting a hippogriff for the first time. But as … Continue reading

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AUTHOR INTERVIEWS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE AT LOCAL THEATRE

winnipegfreepress.com Book lovers can go to a Winnipeg movie theatre this fall to watch live interviews with two giants of popular fiction, it was announced this morning. As part of a new series called TimesTalks Live, novelists John Irving and Stephen King will have “intimate discussions” with New York Times … Continue reading

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JK ROWLING DID NOT RECEIVE US SUPREME HONOR

entertainmenttrend.com: JK Rowling British author of best sellers Harry Potter series denied US supreme civilian honor. Members of administration supposed author encouraged witchcraft. Officials feared her stories about a teenage wizard might encourage children in US to turn away from God and drive themselves to dark side or dark evils. … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: HOGWARTS EXPRESS DEATHLY HALLOWS

Via Dijares at Harry Potter’s Page Some photos of the Hogwarts Express for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows filming are now online.  The filming took place Rannoch Station near Rannoch Moore in Scotland.  The photos also include a helicopter that was used for air shots. See More here or … Continue reading

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THIS WEEK’S BEST SELLERS

USA Today Best Sellers: 3. “Eclipse” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-H) 7. “New Moon” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-P) 8. “Dark Slayer” by Christine Feehan (Berkley) (F-H) 10. “Breaking Dawn” by Stephenie Meyer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) (F-H) … Continue reading

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csmonitor.com: INDIEBOUND CHILDREN’S BESTSELLER LIST

Below we have the Indie Bound Children’s Bestseller book list: CHILDREN’S GENERAL INTEREST 4. The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illus.), Harper 6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling, Arthur A. Levine CHILDREN’S FICTION SERIES 1. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), by Stephenie Meyer, Little Brown … Continue reading

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