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What do protests about Harry Potter books teach us?

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:48
According to scholar Christine Jenkins, people who try to censor texts often hold a set of false assumptions about how reading works. One of those assumptions is that particular literary content (like positive portrayals of witchcraft) will invariably produce particular effects (more witches in real life). Another is that reactions to a particular text are likely to be consistent across readers.

Three new e-books written by JK Rowling appear on multiple bookseller websites

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 08:05
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Now, three new e-books set in the fantastical world are reportedly set to be release. While Rowling hasn’t officially announced the releases, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Apple's US iBook store have all listed three E-Books, written by the author about the world of Harry Potter.
From Harry Potter: Three new e-books written by JK Rowling appear on multiple bookseller websites

Harry Potter's 20th birthday to be marked with British Library show

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 08/08/2016 - 20:24
Ideally positioned in King’s Cross, just a stone’s throw from the mythical beginning of the journey to Hogwarts on Platform 9 3/4, the British Library has announced it will be marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone next year with a new exhibition about JK Rowling’s wizarding world.
From Harry Potter's 20th birthday to be marked with British Library show | Books | The Guardian

Harry Potter: GCHQ 'intervened over Half-Blood Prince leak'

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 04/10/2016 - 20:57
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Bloomsbury's Nigel Newton said GCHQ contacted him in 2005 after it apparently discovered an early copy of The Half Blood-Prince on the internet. However, after a page was read to an editor, it was determined to be fake. A spokesperson for GCHQ told the Sunday Times: "We don't comment on our defence against the dark arts."
From Harry Potter: GCHQ 'intervened over Half-Blood Prince leak' - BBC News