Monday, September 17, 2007

All Things Harry Potter!



Okay, by popular demand... here is your spot to discuss the Harry Potter series. We can also discuss the movies, but let's try to focus on the books, okay, people? And do you love my British cover art I found? Did you guys know that the English books had different covers from ours? :)

How many of you were at the release party at Borders when The Deathly Hallows came out? I saw tons of my former students that are now in high school, but I'm not sure how many Rattlers were there. Holla back, people!

:)
Mrs. P

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

i luved that book!!! :)

Nathan said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS BLOGSPACE I ABSOLOUTLY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
First of all i would like to say not to give away anything cruicail to the series for it is a cruel spoiler but i do love the BOOK VS MOVIE conversation and the british cover art. the one for the order of the pheonix is truly somthing it is cool to see the jappanesse covers too:) TTTAAANNNKKK YYYOOOUUU

Colts said...

A great book, however not Rowling's best

birch said...

harry potter is so amazingly coll i absolutly loved it so much i dont want to give anything crucial away because it would definitly spoil it for you but it is awesoooooooooooooooooooooooome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

layDbug721 said...

hmmm...looks interesting...

everchanging said...

I've noticed that you put up the children's British of the book. Have you seen the adult edition? It's my favorite cover out of the three (US, UK children, UK adult). Doubtless there are other countries' covers that I haven't seen.

Mrs. Pulley said...

I haven't looked at the adult cover art, everchanging, but I am aware it's out there. I intend to go to England and purchase all of them in person. :)

Interesting comment, colts-- not her best? What is, then? I have my own opinion on that, but I'd love to hear yours... and why!

:)
Mrs. P

awsomepossum said...

it looks good...i might read it

goertz_linda said...

I loved the book as I have every book in the series. I can’t get enough of it. However, I was disappointed with the epilogue. For seven books I’ve been thinking that Harry would grow up to take over Dumbledore’s position has headmaster or wondering if Hermione would teach at Hogwarts. To not know what they choose to do in life is a let down to me. Perhaps it is the teacher in me always wondering what my students will be when they grow up.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Thanks for joining us, Mrs. Goertz!

I felt the same about the epilogue, Mrs. G; however, I was lucky to see an interview with Rowling, and the question arose as to what the Big Three were doing as far as careers. She said that Hermione worked in the Muggles department of the ministry, and that Harry and Ron were revamping the Auror department. I think that's right-- you could probably YouTube the Today Show interview if you had the time and inclination!
:)
Mrs. P

link said...

i havent read this book yet... but it must be great with all the comments on this book. i'll have to read it some day.

link said...

also i forgot to post this on my other comment but is this book in the rattler library because i'll get it for sure... if i finish my other book first. hehe...

zelda said...

great book. also as colts said not the greatest of j.k. rowlings books. also as nathan said the book vs. movie thing is great. well i'll be joining in a lot more conversations

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey Link!
Altona library has FIVE copies available for checkout of Deathly Hallows... but to my knowledge only one copy is in. It's on the 3-tier display in the window. If they're all checked out, put a hold on it, and we'll get it to you ASAP. If you've read the other six, you should most defintely read this last one!
:)
Mrs. P

Mrs. Pulley said...

Welcome, Zelda!

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about Altona's books-- I can tell you will be a valuable voice in the conversations!
:)
Mrs. P

nathan said...

hey zelda whadaya say we kick this book vs movie thing up right now

me first, movies are good but nothing can touch the thick ege of youre seat plotline that roling created on paper
(sorry if im a bit too dramatic)
WHAT DO THE RATTLER HARRY POTTER LOVERS HAVE TO SAY ON THE SUBJECT?????????????????

Sebastian said...

You have got to love this book the end is so dramatic!!!!!!!

Rachael said...

I was really into the Order of the Phoenix. But I was at a cliff hanger at lunch. I left by the ketchup, ( my hands were full) and I was going straight back to get it. But it was gone. I was SO MAD. Turns out my brother Doug hid from me the whole day!ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG

Rachael said...

I was really into the Order of the Phoenix. But I was at a cliff hanger at lunch. I left by the ketchup, ( my hands were full) and I was going straight back to get it. But it was gone. I was SO MAD. Turns out my brother Doug hid from me the whole day!ARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG

Colts said...

The British cover is OK, but I like the other one better.


P.S. In the book, Harry Potter...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

zelda said...

hiya nathan sorry i couldnt reply sooner. yeah book vs. movie is awesome. as i say movies are never as good as the book. oops thats what everyone says. hehe

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hey Rattlers!

I'm lovin' the conversations going on. :) I'll put in my two cents-- there are only a couple of times that I can think of where I liked the movie better than the book. Have you guys seen Forrest Gump? Well, the screenplay writer definitely deserved all of the awards he won for that movie, because the book was AWFUL. It's an adult book, and it's not for you guys by any stretch of the imagination, but even if it was I would tell you to stay very far away from it! Yuck!

The Harry Potter movies, interestingly enough, have become a separate entity for me from the books. What I mean is, while I of course always compare them to the books at first, after time, I just love them outside of the books. Does that make sense? The only one I'm not terribly fond of is Chamber of Secrets-- that was not very good, I didn't think. Really though, I can't wait for Half Blood Prince!

link said...

i go this book on friday september 28. but i couldnt get the chance to read it... well i will eventualy. see ya.

nate donaldson said...

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I LOVE HARRY POTTER but when harry and jenny and harmoine and ron got married it was kinda of a twist but right now im readin Seeing Redd BBBBBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

one4two1three3two6two1one3two9 said...

Ok, i know this isnt anything to do with harry potter, but I am not meaning to get this published. I am talking about the book, I have a wicked stepmother, where's my price? I own it and well.... I was disapointed when so many bad words appeared. Just letting you know Mrs. Pulley.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hello one4two1three3two6two1one3two9!

This would have been a great comment to leave under the "Hot Chocolate and Books" posting, so I'm going to move my response over there. Maybe we'll pick up some other opinions!
:)
Mrs. P

birch said...

you know what some people say that harrey potter is for adults mrs. pro what do you think?

Mrs. Pulley said...

Okay, Birch--First, this is Mrs. Pulley, the librarian, not Mrs. Pro. Silly! Second, while Harry Potter can obviously be enjoyed by people of all ages, Rowling definitely wrote these for the younger ages (grades 5-8). The series is one of those special ones that can be enjoyed by many different people from man different backgrounds and ages!
:)
Mrs. P(ulley)

awesomepossum said...

i have never read a harry potter book before, im not into that kinda stuff...should i?

link said...

i finally finished the book. i dont want to talk about it much because i might ruin the surprise for the people still reading it. great book not the best book because i still think #1 was the best. ty 4 reading my post

Sager14 said...

I have never reads this book, but it looks good.

Mrs. Pulley said...

Hi sager14,
Did you read HP #1-6? You definitely should read them in order...

:)
Mrs. P

Anonymous said...

i love this serise it is the best and know one should be aloud to not read it. i loveeeeeee it!!!!! go harry.

Frankygirl13 said...

I was there! Woohoo! I had sooooo much fun, you should see my room!!!!! It is total HARRY POTTER meditation area! AWesome Book!

Zaku214 said...

I 've just started the book, and i cant wait to read more!

Anonymous said...

haha best books ever the last one as everyone keeps saying was dissapointing and a hate how they had to have them all hook up. what ever happend to harry and cho chang. or how my sister saysd chow mang. lol but really better ending please and more books i just can't get enough of it.

Anonymous said...

haha best books ever the last one as everyone keeps saying was dissapointing and a hate how they had to have them all hook up. what ever happend to harry and cho chang. or how my sister saysd chow mang. lol but really better ending please and more books i just can't get enough of it.