Son of Harry Potter Mania!
More Harry Potter news and links for those whose eyes are starting to wander…
The Whittier Daily News uses the release of the Order of the Phoenix movie as a hook to talk to a bunch of local librarians about their preparations for Deathly Hallows.
SaukValley.com epitomizes the small-town paper approach to the Harry Potter hoopla, down to listing the showings of Order of the Phoenix at the local cinema.
The Regina Leader-Post talks to Canadian independent booksellers about the widespread deep discounting on Deathly Hallows, and what that means for their profits.
Salon interviews Order of the Phoenix scriptwriter Michael Goldenberg about adapting that very long and detail-filled book into a shorter and more linear movie.
The Yuma Sun is yet another paper that hit the streets to talk to kids, booksellers, and librarians about Deathly Hallows and how excited everyone is.
Dark Echo, linking to the recent Boston Globe article, suggests that the fact that teenagers don’t read much for pleasure isn’t really a problem – or, rather, that if it really was a problem, we wouldn’t burden them with so much homework and activities that they don’t have time to read.
Speaking of that very topic, the New York Times weighs in on Harry Potter’s long-term effects on teenage reading.
The Somerville Journal (of Massachusetts) talked to the owner of a children’s bookstore for post-Potter book recommendations.