Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tales of Beedle the Bard (from Harry Potter 7) available for preorder!

I just preordered The Tales of Beedle the Bard from! It's going to be released at the beginning of December, and I'm so excited that the Harry Potter saga isn't quite over yet! You can also order the special collector's edition that's supposed to be a replica of what it would have looked like in the Hogwarts library.

For those of you who don't know, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was a wizard children's book that was a significant plot point in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Hermione is given the book from a particularly wise character, so she reads it over and over in the hopes of finding a clue that would help the trio defeat Voldemort.

J.K. Rowling originally hand wrote seven copies that were auctioned off for charity, and Amazon bought one of those copies. I'm surprised that they're now releasing it to the public, but I'm happy they are!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince trailer

So obviously, I'm pretty excited...

Although they're probably going to butcher the book so it fits neatly in 2 hours and 30 minutes of screen time, the trailer seems pretty dead-on.

Kinda makes me want to reread all of the books before the movie comes out, as that is the tradition... but now there are seven of them, and who has that kind of time?