Welcome to the SPOILER-FREE 51st Harry Potter Carnival! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is upon us at last, but before the book was released at midnight, I asked contributors to share posts related to DH, especially predictions. Please note that submissions received after the revised deadline (changed to combat spoilers) will not appear in this carnival, but may be considered for the carnival appearing on August 4.
JKR has had a busy week with all the spoilers. DeepDiscount.com sent the books several days too early, and some scans and photographs of the books have appeared online. JKR and Scholastic issued a press release.
Perhaps more than any artist, official Scholastic book cover artist Mary Grandpré has influenced our perception of Harry Potter. Thanks for the beautiful art (courtesy of Veritaserum)!
Theories and Speculation
Tim LeBon shares an interview with two authors and one co-editor of books about Harry Potter and Philosophy, with their predictions about DH.
Much has been made of the HP series’ supposed link to wicca, but what can Harry Potter teach us about Spirituality? via Sri Chinmoy Inspiration.
The wand chooses the wizard, but what might that mean, especially for Voldemort and the trio?
Incidentally, July is a big vacation month in America. Were any of you on vacation when the book came out? Sheila Scarborough presents Harry Potter when you travel with kids posted at Family Travel: See The World With Your Kids. Speaking of travel, the Travel Minx shares why reading a Harry Potter book can be better than a holiday.
Just for Fun
Scott shares Harry Potter’s Guide to the People You Meet in College posted at College and Finance, saying, “I thought it was pretty clever… and you have to really know the novels to get all the jokes.”
So many of you sent in OotP reviews that I set up a section to house most of them (with the exception of Bob’s, as I paired his two submissions together above.
- Read Bob’s review
- Read MovieMinx’s review
- Read the Traveling Man’s review
- Read the Crazy Cat Woman’s review
- Read Quietly into the Night’s review
Thanks to everyone for the submissions! To submit Potterica for the next carnival, use my carnival submission form. Please note the category for which it should be considered. Deadline is 10:00 P.M. Friday, August 3. The next HP carnival will appear Saturday, August 4. Deconstructions of DH and spoilers are OK for submission to the August 4 carnival.