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HARRY POTTER: Half-blood Prince - HITS THE STORES!

Postby Shazzam » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:39 am

What do you think!!!! :lol:
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Re: HARRY POTTER: Half-blood Prince - HITS THE STORES!

Postby Shazzam » Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:40 am

J.K Rowlings has just added another billion dollars to her fortune, if todays figures are anything to go by. According to news reports she sold 6.9 million copies of her new book in 24 hours. The book Harry Potter - Half-blood Prince!
I haven't read the book yet I was wondering if anyone has bought it and what they think.

I read the first book and must admit I feel it is more for teenagers than groups my age; but I did enjoy the movies.

What do you think? The critics are bagging it as long-winded and badly edited! A little bit harsh.

It would also seem that alot of Christian Schools around the World are going to once again ban this book from their Libraries. Some schools christian schools are going to go as far as banning children from bringing this book to school!!! My goodness...

What do you think!!!!

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Postby MissLT » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:59 pm

I don't like the books nor the movies. My cousin loves them, though.

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Postby Shazzam » Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:35 am

LennyeTran wrote:I don't like the books nor the movies. My cousin loves them, though.


They are extremely popular though! Most of the stores in Australia sold out within the first few hours of them hitting the shelves. All the kids got dressed up as their favorite characters etc. It was quite fun to watch.

I believe if it encourages young people to get away from the television or the computer and explore their imagination it can't be all bad!!

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Postby waiting4sunny » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:54 pm

I like Harry. I'm waiting for the movie.
Ha, don't hate it! Enjoy it!

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Postby ozlemysticgirl » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:31 pm

I like Harry Potter books however I cant say the same for the films anyway.Im looking forward to seeing half blood prince and Rowling deserves what she gets.First of all she has an unbelievable imagination and ability. :!: :!:

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Re: Half-Blood Prince

Postby Shazzam » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:58 am

Shera wrote:The Half-Blood Prince was great. Though I can't deny it became more sinister. :twisted: It veered towards the dark side most, if not all, of the time. But hey! I'm not complaining! It made the book more interesting. I had goosebumps all the time I was reading it! I guarantee that once you start reading, you won't put it down unless you're through because you'll want to hang on every word and know the next thing that'll happen.

The book was fantastic and really worth all the awards it got.
Hats off to J.K. Rowling! She made me a Potter Girl through and through... :wink:


I haven't read the book and I was just wondering (as you have read it). Would you put an age recommendation on this book, as you mentioned that it is quite dark. Obviously it would not be suitable for children under the age of 12. What do you think?
:o :idea:

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Re: Half-Blood Prince

Postby MissLT » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:01 pm

shazzam1452 wrote: Obviously it would not be suitable for children under the age of 12. What do you think?
:o :idea:

They can read book 1 to 3, but I don't think they can't read book 4 to 6 since those books are really thick. Each of them is almost a thousand pages, and I'm not saying that kids under age 12 are slow; it's just that it's too much for them to read. It would take them weeks to finish a book. If any of them is patient enough, I think it's suitable then. I would recommend them to read. In fact, I'm gonna buy the whole case to keep them as a collection, for books like them are hard to find, I must say. Her writing style is amazingly easy to understand, vivid descriptions, emotions are complex but good and evil are recognizably shown, responsibility, etc. And one plus thing, I've been having discussions with my cousins about the books for fun 8) .

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Re: Half-Blood Prince

Postby Shazzam » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:04 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
shazzam1452 wrote: Obviously it would not be suitable for children under the age of 12. What do you think?
:o :idea:

They can read book 1 to 3, but I don't think they can't read book 4 to 6 since those books are really thick. Each of them is almost a thousand pages, and I'm not saying that kids under age 12 are slow; it's just that it's too much for them to read. It would take them weeks to finish a book. If any of them is patient enough, I think it's suitable then. I would recommend them to read. In fact, I'm gonna buy the whole case to keep them as a collection, for books like them are hard to find, I must say. Her writing style is amazingly easy to understand, vivid descriptions, emotions are complex but good and evil are recognizably shown, responsibility, etc. And one plus thing, I've been having discussions with my cousins about the books for fun 8) .


I didn't think you liked Harry Potter Lenny. :?

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Re: Half-Blood Prince

Postby MissLT » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:09 am

shazzam1452 wrote: I didn't think you liked Harry Potter Lenny. :?

I didn't like the movies. And I read some pages of the first book, but I didn't like it at first. It was kinda boring to me since I was still under the effect of the first movie (putting some bad spell on me :lol: ). Then EC was down right in the time I needed to go to the library, so I just thought I would borrow those Harry Potter books to give them another try.
I was patienly reading through the first half of the book; it got interesting after the second half. Then I tried the second one; it was interesting enough. The third one was way better than the other two. It was so interesting that I stayed up all night to read its end and some of the fourth book :oops: . Harry Potter and the goblet of the fire was sure indeed the best book of them all, in my opinion. Now I know what my manager's daughter meant when she said it's not real but you feel as like it's real.
The way she leads you through the whole book is like you're walking with the characters and watching everything with your own eyes. You'll feel happy, furious, angry, helpless, etc. with the characters; it's how much you'll get influenced with how they feel. At the end, when you put the book down, you'll need a silent moment to absorb all your feelings. You'll then give it a little grin because you've finished the book. After that you'll scream, it's the best ending ever. :lol: :lol: :lol: And ladies and gentlemen, that's how I usually feel and do after finishing Harry Potter books.

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Postby illusion » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:51 am

you know what annoys me most? the whole year waiting for the book. You wait so much and then once you get hold of it you read it in few days and it's all over. I know it's a big event but to me it's a bit of a waste of time because we all wanna know how the book's gonna finish, don't we? I won't sleep peacefully untill I lay my hands on the 7th book...;p

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Postby MissLT » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:16 pm

illusion wrote: I won't sleep peacefully untill I lay my hands on the 7th book...;p

Re-read the books :lol: . I've seen in some websites that people re-read them for like three or four times. They analyze them and stuff for discussions. Really interesting.
Hey, one question for you? Which character do you like the MOST?

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Postby MissLT » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:05 pm

:cry: Man, I've finished the sixth book, and it was one of the saddest series. It was Sirius in fifth and now him in sixth. Goooossshhhhh. Although I knew Dumbledore would die at the end, but I couldn't help myself from crying :cry: :cry: :cry: . I can't believe it. I just can't.

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Postby hedwig14 » Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:24 am

if it's a movie, it would be a blockbuster.... well i know very well it could surpass the sales of the goblet of fire...

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Postby trinity19 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:00 am

LennyeTran wrote::cry: Man, I've finished the sixth book, and it was one of the saddest series. It was Sirius in fifth and now him in sixth. Goooossshhhhh. Although I knew Dumbledore would die at the end, but I couldn't help myself from crying :cry: :cry: :cry: . I can't believe it. I just can't.

yeah, it's unbelievable and for some stupid reason i always thought that snape was on the right side coz dumbledore was so sure about it...and yeah, definetly, this book is darker...deaths, dark spells, traitors (as in real life)...i usually don't like the books that are so famous but j.k rowling is original and has a good writing style :)

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Postby illusion » Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:31 pm

trinity19 wrote:
LennyeTran wrote::cry: Man, I've finished the sixth book, and it was one of the saddest series. It was Sirius in fifth and now him in sixth. Goooossshhhhh. Although I knew Dumbledore would die at the end, but I couldn't help myself from crying :cry: :cry: :cry: . I can't believe it. I just can't.

yeah, it's unbelievable and for some stupid reason i always thought that snape was on the right side coz dumbledore was so sure about it...and yeah, definetly, this book is darker...deaths, dark spells, traitors (as in real life)...i usually don't like the books that are so famous but j.k rowling is original and has a good writing style :)


one thing for sure: the ending sucks so much :(

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Postby trinity19 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:50 pm

illusion wrote:one thing for sure: the ending sucks so much :(

i think she j.k rowling is getting used to endings that suck :( in the last 2 books she finishes with deaths! :o

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Postby MissLT » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:32 pm

trinity19 wrote:
illusion wrote:one thing for sure: the ending sucks so much :(

i think she j.k rowling is getting used to endings that suck :( in the last 2 books she finishes with deaths! :o

So the ending of the 7th would be good since it's already 2 out of 3, right? 8)

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Postby illusion » Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:17 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
trinity19 wrote:
illusion wrote:one thing for sure: the ending sucks so much :(

i think she j.k rowling is getting used to endings that suck :( in the last 2 books she finishes with deaths! :o

So the ending of the 7th would be good since it's already 2 out of 3, right? 8)


let's hope so... 8)

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Postby illusion » Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:04 pm

i read all the books in english. in fact i didn't even buy the last two in my naitive language....hehe

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Postby MissLT » Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:09 pm

illusion wrote:i read all the books in english. in fact i didn't even buy the last two in my naitive language....hehe

I usually read books in English if they were from English writers and books in my language if they were not from English writers. Before, I liked my language's translation of those books better because I thought the translation was better than English's translation. Anyway, last time I tried to read Harry Potter in my native language to check on how they did the translation. And gosh, it was so bad. I was so disappointed. Now I have to rethink about other books that I've read in my language. I've been borrowing them in English to compare. So far, the non-English books in English's translation are pretty much better than the ones in my language.


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