Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Sixth (and Final) Hour

Last hour, we gave some overdue ink to Neville Longbottom, grieved for a spate of sudden corpses, and found out how Aberforth Dumbledore would have fit into Casablanca. Let’s finish this sucker off. Hour #6: p. 659-end (“The Prince’s Tale” through “Nineteen Years Later.”) –There’s an offhanded comment made in “The Prince’s Tale” by Dumbledore where he says… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Sixth (and Final) Hour

Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Third Hour

Last hour, we covered among other things: telling the difference between Fred and George, why werewolves are HIV/AIDS patients, and why Harry would be utterly wretched without Hermione to whisper the answers in his ear. I’ll go ahead and say that this hour is probably the dullest one of the bunch, even though there’s a great… Read More Live Blogging Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Third 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