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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070721/en_nm/arts_potter_reviews_dc_1;_ylt=AvvDFJMOHWpvpix8.8W21tYE1vAI Best (and most applicable, for me) headline of the Harry Potter week: Hurry Potter: speed-reading critics rush reviews I’ve taken to reading the books in as few sittings as possible (generally one!) so as to avoid spoilers, but after seven hours or so can lead to the bizarre phenomenon of reading frantically without actually […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070719/en_nm/arts_potter_review_dc_6;_ylt=AjFQIcQOQ4FbewaFm2napp4E1vAI Being a big Harry Potter fan, I’m all for the excitement that accompanies the release of Deathly Hallows; it’s been a long journey for both JK and her legion of readers. But the hype has reached an uncomfortable fever pitch, and I’m disappointed to see Rowling believing it. A day after the New York […]

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http://www.pointlesswasteoftime.com/pottercovers.html A selection of fake book covers for those too embarrassed to admit to reading the new Potter book. This one’s my favourite, if only for the NYTimes review:

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Far Away, Super Bowl’s Losers Will Be Champs – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/sports/football/04gear.html?hp&ex=1170651600&en=5fbe55323a57e045&ei=5094&partner=homepage Spending a Sunday with the electronic version of the New York Times is as good as spending it with the paper version – and there’s far fewer ink smudges all over my mug of tea! Another fun article of the kind at which the Times excels: Illustrating how much effort it takes to orchestrate […]

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