Saturday, June 27, 2009

7 Days of HP: J. K. Rowling

Today is the 3rd day of the 7 Days of Harry Potter.
Today is dedicated to YA Literature's own, J. K. Rowling!

She is living proof that fiction is alive and strong, and writing can be a way of life--and more! Supposedly "richer than the Queen" off the HP books, JKR has it good. She lives in a gigantic house in Scotland with her husband and three children, where, I hope, she is continuing to write.

Visit her (rather awesome) website here!

Jo is also a creator or supporter of many charities and organizations, including:

The proceeds from all of her non-Harry Potter series books (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and her upcoming HP Encyclopedia)go towards these charities.

Also, ABC has announced that they will be showing Jo's documentary "J. K. Rowling: A Year in the Life" on July 16th, though this date may change. Find out more about the documentary here.

Which Harry Potter book is your favorite and why?

Please leave your answers in comments, and see our answers there too. For those of you who haven't read Harry Potter--SPOILER WARNING!


  1. The 5th because the battle at the ministry is one of my favorite scenes from all of the books. And that's when the DA is formed. I love the DA!

  2. Goblet of Fire. I loved Cedric's death scene. And when Harry brought his body back, I totally cried. I loved them all, but that's the most memorable scene for me.

  3. I have two favorites. Book 3 and 6. I love 3 because it's so different from the other books. It's so well plotted, intricately detailed, and it's much more hopeful than the other books. The focus is not so much on Harry and more on other characters, and I loved the triumph of discovering Sirius at the end. Plus, I loved Lupin.

    I love the sixth book simply because there's so much character development. There's a great balance of humor and seriousness, plus everyone's growing up so well. Harry has moved past his moody stage and grown tons, and I think that's why I like him so much better in the last two books.

  4. I like the 5th book despite that not all that much happens except for at the end. Plus Lucius Malfoy. *drool* And the sixth because I love reading Tom's history. He's so demented.

  5. My favorite remains three, althougth six and seven are up there! I loved three because I loved Sirius, and when Harry discovers the truth I believed it too and that was a cool feeling.

  6. seventh because she sucessfully linked books 1-6 together in 7 and didn't leave out one minor character that is pure skill

  7. I love the last three, mostly books six and seven, because they are so dark and Harry is much more mature and interesting. I absolutely ADORE the plots and new characters in this one, and I love the development of some of the old characters. I just love it!

  8. Oh this is hard! I really love them all! But I suppose that Goblet of Fire has to be my favorite. I love the tasks and the adventure and it has a lot of Doby in it. I love Doby!

  9. This is really hard to answer because they are all so good and have their special moments. But I have to say I usually pick up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I love the DA and Luna. We also see how Harry grows and learns. Also how J. K. Rowling can write such a wickedly evil character in Umbridge.

  10. Half Blood Prince!!!! I remember when I first read the book and I had so many emotions while reading it, it was so unbelievably good. I remember how, I was so into Harry's new (well, technically old) Potions book. I couldn't wait to find out who the Half-Blood Prince was! I love Slughorn and every time he would say "Harry! M'boy!" I laughed so hard at those parts. And Lavander and Won Won. Obviously, laughter ensued. And all though, there was a character's death (don't won't to give it away to those who haven't read) and some really sad parts it simply amazing. Another thing I really loved we found out more about Tom Riddle and what he was like as a boy. There was a lot of character development.


  11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, book 1 is my favorite. I loved the way it began with the owl's coming and dropping notes everywhere. I loved when Harry meets up with his friends and then takes the train and most of all I loved it when they were each sorted into houses. This was the beginning and I hate that it has ended.

  12. Once I asked a friend which book was his favorite of Harry Potter, he said, "The fifth, because Sirius died". As mean as that was I found it hilarious.

    Mine is the sixth, probably because I found it funny when Hermoine attacked Ron.

  13. I like the first two, because I love the scene where Ron and Harry fly away in the Ford Anglia. Also, the first Diagon Alley scene is positively enchanting! Hehehe. :-)


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