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ConnieAnnKirk
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NancyDrew210 wrote:

Hello,

I'm new to this whole online book club thing, but I love to read and the Harry Potter series is by far my favorite. I have all the books and movies and dieing to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in July.


 

Welcome, NancyDrew210!  We'll all be talking about the new movie, so hang in with us!
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Im back!! to cast my flirt spell allover you...just kidding, but I am back.
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Psychee
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Welcome back, Macross!
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Welcome back, Macross!

 

It won't be long, and we'll all be arguing our ups and downs of the Half-Blood Prince movie here on the boards!  :smileyhappy: 

 


MacrossPR wrote:
Im back!! to cast my flirt spell allover you...just kidding, but I am back.

 

 
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Indeed we shall!
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Mollywobbles
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Hi Macross, welcome back!  You've been absent for ages-have you read Beadle? 
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Im back!! to cast my flirt spell allover you...just kidding, but I am back.

 

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Unfourtunantly no, I have not. Im going to pick up a copy this weekend though. And yes it has been a while, but thank you for the warm welcomes!
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Hello, hello. I'm Kimberly! I started reading the books when I was seven in 2001, and have been a fan ever since. Hope I can fit in here. I love discussing HP.
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kimpuff wrote:
Hello, hello. I'm Kimberly! I started reading the books when I was seven in 2001, and have been a fan ever since. Hope I can fit in here. I love discussing HP.

 

Welcome, Kimberly!  You'll definitely fit in if you love talking about Harry Potter--no problem!

 

Jump right in any time.

 

 

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Hi! I'm new here and I chose this book discussion group after browsing the web in search of something interesting. I am italian that's why I start apologizing for my english....hope it's good enough.

I read the whole series, both in Italian and English and I found the books amazing. I loved movies too though sometimes I found them a bit different from what my imagination suggested me to be like.

I started reading the books when the first movie joined italian cinemas, don't remeber exactly when. I love Harry Potter because it suggests, in my opinion, that beyond muggles and wizards, beyond the everlasting battle between good and evil, there's something which makes our lives worth living: friendship and love, our life's real magics.

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Hey, I'm new here.  No one I know reads Harry Potter like I do so I hope that this site will give me a chance to talk about it.  I started reading them when the first movie came out, and I read them all over again before each movie.  I can't wait for "Half Blood Prince" to finally come out.
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Kat-NE wrote:
Hey, I'm new here.  No one I know reads Harry Potter like I do so I hope that this site will give me a chance to talk about it.  I started reading them when the first movie came out, and I read them all over again before each movie.  I can't wait for "Half Blood Prince" to finally come out.

 

Welcome, Kat-NE!  You'll find many HP readers here who enjoy the books and movies just as much as you do! 
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  Hi, I'm a 39 year old mother of a 13 year old young lady and we are both huge Harry Potter fans. We have read all of the books and have seen all of the movies. We did stay up until 3am for the last two book releases. I love to dicuss Harry and I'm  curious about others' thoughts as well. I'm anxiously awaiting the 6th movie's release!!
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RJH wrote:
  Hi, I'm a 39 year old mother of a 13 year old young lady and we are both huge Harry Potter fans. We have read all of the books and have seen all of the movies. We did stay up until 3am for the last two book releases. I love to dicuss Harry and I'm  curious about others' thoughts as well. I'm anxiously awaiting the 6th movie's release!!

 

Welcome, RJH (& daughter)!  You've come to the right place!
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Hello - new to the book club, but have been reading and teaching Harry Potter for many years. 
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Par4course wrote:
Hello - new to the book club, but have been reading and teaching Harry Potter for many years. 

 

Welcome, Par4!  Glad to have you with us!
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Hello,

My name is Alex. I began reading HP in 3rd grade. Since then I have read all the books multiple times with the first one being the most at 23. Sooo, I think you can say I'm a fanatic.

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Hello.

My Harry Potter experience is somewhat odd. I didn't pay much attention to the books when they were firstly released (more exactly, 1~5 of the series) until one day I came across the American version of the audiobook, and wow! Instantly enchanted by the fantastic narration of Jim Dale, I sought out all the books and enjoyed them immensely. I've recommened Harry Potter to my friends and those who want to improve their English (I'm Chinese, see) but whose enthusiasm has been dampened by some read of classics like Pride and Prejudice. Many enjoy them as I do, and a friend actually wrote her undergraduate paper on Harry Potter! lol

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Hello, Matrim!  Welcome to the Harry Potter Book Club!  Are you corresponding to us from within the US or are you in China?   Have you read the books in Chinese?
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Hi, Psychee, I'm in China. I scanned through the series in Chinese in bookstores but found they aren't that engaging and the sense of humor somewhat missing. Perhaps it's due to the translation mistakes, and I think the language differences also contribute.