Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Fifth Hour

Last hour, which was more than a year ago, we discussed how goblins fit into the Potterverse, the curious road to redemption for Draco Malfoy, and the surprising choice to off Dobby but not Kreacher. Hour #5: p. 519-658 (“Gringotts” through “The Elder Wand”…and just short of “The Prince’s Tale.” Sigh.) –At this point in… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Fifth Hour

Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Fourth Hour

Last hour, we had our first Potter Lightning Round (which doesn’t really need to be in boldface, but I kinda like it that way), wondered why there are four Hogwarts houses instead of three, and celebrated the sinking of the good ‘ship Harmony. On with the show! Hour #4: p. 388 to p. 518 (“Xenophilius Lovegood” through… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Fourth Hour

Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Second Hour

Last hour, we did some rants about the power of Authorship, the foibles of plot-first writing, and the ebb and flow of James Potter, among other things. Hour #2: p. 137-267 (from “The Wedding” through “The Muggle-Born Registration Commission”) I’ll confess that during most of my early Potter readings, Fred and George were largely interchangeable… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Second Hour

Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: First Hour

Sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows commenced in the United States at midnight on July 21, 2007 (a Saturday). I had spent the previous week in Biloxi, Mississippi, doing relief work with my church’s youth group after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita; we were to go home on the 21st. Sometime around dawn that day, I… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: First Hour