Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Deathly Hallows Cover Released!

The cover of the final book in the Harry Potter Series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has been released.

Book 7 will be released on 21 July 2007, a week after the 5th movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, comes out in theaters.

According to the article:

As always, the cover was designed by illustrator Mary GrandPre, U.S. publisher Scholastic, Inc., announced Wednesday.

"The structures around Harry show evident destruction and in the shadows behind him, we see outlines of other people," David Saylor, Scholastic's art director, said in a statement.

"For the first time, the cover is a wraparound. On the back cover spidery hands are outstretched toward Harry. Only when the book is opened does one see a powerful image of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, his glowing red eyes peering out from his hood."
I can't wait to see the inside (but do I want to?).

What do you think of the cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows??

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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Josh on TV

Josh Groban will be making some appearances on tv shows in the coming week (or so).

According to his website, Josh will be on:

04.02.2007 ABC Jimmy Kimmel Show
04.03.2007 ABC Dancing With The Stars
04.25.2007 Fox American Idol

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Friday, March 23, 2007

Lady Jane the Elegant

This is fun. What is your title?

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Most Noble Lady Jane the Elegant of Westley Waterless
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Beannachtai na Feile Padraig oraibh!
From Lady Jane

(Lots more on St. Patrick's Day and Ireland here.)

Thursday, March 01, 2007

My Favorite is Britain's Favorite

AFP: 'Pride And Prejudice' voted Britain's best read---

LONDON (AFP) - Jane Austen's "Pride And Prejudice" topped a poll of Britons' 100 favourite books released Thursday, indicating that classic novels are still most people's idea of a good read ahead of modern offerings.
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In the rendering of "Pride and Prejudice", actor Colin Firth won the hearts of millions of British women with his portrait of Mr Darcy, including a notorious scene in which he emerged from a lake in a wet shirt.

The 1813 novel has also been filmed for the cinema several times, the most recent being a 2005 version with Keira Knightley and Donald Sutherland, and a Bollywood make-over in "Bride And Prejudice", starring Aishwarya Rai.

Its opening sentence, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife," is one of the most famous in English literature.
My favorite film adaptation is the 2005 version.

Also on the list are a number of my other favorites: Rowling's Harry Potter, Tolkien's LOTR, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Jane Eyreby Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare's Complete Works, and, of course, the Bible.

Go read Pride and Prejudice!