06-26-2007 03:51 PM
FOr the most part, they did a really good job translating . . . they even changed the mirror of Erised to the mirror of "Oesed" to reflect the whole backwards message thing.
How fortunate you are to have grown up with Harry! Have you noticed many differences between the English and Spanish versions? Which do you prefer?
I first started getting into Harry Potter when the fall after the first book came out . . . I was in fifth grade, and our teacher read a little bit to us each day. After a week, I made my mom go out and buy me a copy so I could finish it myself without waiting for the teacher . . .
And ever since then, I've waited faithfully each summer when the new book was due out to go read it. I've kind of grown up with Harry Potter in a way, I guess.
It will be weird this summer to read it in English, since the last dozen or so times I've read the books have been in Spanish . . .
SO Harry also means that I have had the opportunity to nurture my love for reading in another language.
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06-26-2007 03:53 PM
1) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4) Harry Potter and the Chalice of Fire
5) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6) Harry Potter and the Mystery of the Prince
06-27-2007 10:13 PM
07-01-2007 06:03 PM
Hey Stephen, I could give you fifty reasons why I should be the one you chose. Those other girls, well, they're beautiful, but would they write a song for you?
book nerd. music freak. movie fanatic.
major obsesser over so many things.
I love to read and write poetry/lyrics and short stories. The layers of music fascinates me. Someday, I want to do movie soundtracks, maybe, or teach. The book to movie transition fascinates me to the extreme. I've been mesmorized by the way Harry Potter and Twilight and so many others have been brought into movies is something I think I would love to do.
07-06-2007 08:29 PM
~ConnieK, (14 days until the book comes out)
I came to love Harry Potter in September 2005. Hurricane Katrina had forced everyone I knew and loved to leave our homes in New Orleans, LA. My husband's family and I evacuated to Arkansas. It was there that we would spend hours in the library using the internet trying to get some word from home. While there, my 17 year old brother-in-law buried himself in HBP every day. Back at the house we were renting later in the week, I walked in on him watching the end of CoS on the only TV in the house and watched it with him. I asked him "what's so great about Harry Potter? And What keeps him protected?" He said you have to follow from the beginning but that it was all about his mother's love. This stuck with me because also at the time the Hurricane hit, my husband and I were planning to start a family. After being kept away for 20 days, we were allowed home and on that day I found out I was pregnant. Initially I was very sick and needed a lot of rest so my husband bought every Harry Potter book he could get his hands on (supplies of everything were sparse when we first returned home)to keep me occupied and not over exerting myself since he remembered my curiosity back in Arkansas. The more I read, the more special the book became as it truly was about a mother's love for her son so much so that she died for him. As it turns out, I had a complicated pregnancy filled with tests, discomfort, special diet, etc. As silly as it sounds, on several occasions I would think to myself, well if Lily could die for Harry, a few more tests aren't that bad. And yes, I did have a boy!!
07-06-2007 09:19 PM
07-07-2007 01:23 AM
It started for me when my mother announced that Harry Potter should be banned for promoting witchcraft and Satanism. She had heard all about it in her Bible Study class. As avid readers, I was outraged that she would ban a book capturing children's' attention and encouraging curiosity for reading. I challenged her and the rest of my family to read SS before placing judgment. My brother and myself became instant fans. Both in our 30's, we go to midnight sales and race each other to finish each book. We've already arranged the weekend of the 20th for reading. On the other hand, my mother did read the book. She no longer talks of banning the books, but she cannot admit she is a fan especially to her bible study group. She will not read the rest of the series, but I know she looks forward for each movie and owns all 4 DVD's.
07-07-2007 01:24 PM
07-08-2007 11:01 PM
I was introduced to the Harry Potter books through the old "Rosie O"Donnell Show." She had just finished reading SS to her son and raved about the book to the extent that I picked up a copy--at B&N of course--the next day and read it straight through. I was hooked right away and recommended it to my best friend of 40+ years who promptly forget all about it. Then after PoA came out she called me gushing over this great new series she had just discovered and to this day she doesn't believe me when I tell her I found it first! Now we go to all the midnight releases of the books and movies and I consequently have first editions of all the books.
Most of all my friends at work are fans of the series and whenever a new book comes out you can see a whole unit of nurses trying to sneak in a few pages or even sentences intermittently throughout the night as we attend to our NICU patients. This can be problematic as no one is ever on the same page (literally) and discussion must be kept to a minimum.
A former neonatologist once popped into the lounge as we were reading OOP and upon discovering the source of our entertainment stated he doesn't let his kids read them because they are evil and promote witchcraft but left when all he got was a bunch of groans and eyerolling. When he was gone one of my friends snorted, "What a muggle!" I should mention that we are all in our 40's and 50's many with kids who enjoy their own copies of the books.
My foreign exchange student was reading Harry Potter and The Order Of the phoenix in the car and we started discussing the series. I bought The 1'st one and started reading it. It took me about 2 days to read. Then I bought the other 4.
07-10-2007 06:27 PM - last edited on 07-14-2007 11:13 AM by Rachel-K
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08-23-2007 05:25 PM