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April 2014
15
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by lydia uusitalo

by lydia uusitalo

April 2014
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Original Book + J. K. Rowling’s Notes

February 2014
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by -hille-

by -hille-

January 2014
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by strawberrykoi

by strawberrykoi

December 2013
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by gioiadeantoniis

by gioiadeantoniis

November 2013
30
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by kieljamespatrick

by kieljamespatrick

November 2013
07
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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Redesigned Cover

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them | Redesigned Cover

November 2013
05
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by SEA BONES

by SEA BONES

November 2013
04
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by Lauren Marie Edwards

by Lauren Marie Edwards

October 2013
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by -hille- 

by -hille- 

September 2013
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Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. — Alfred Whitney Griswald

Banned Books Mugshots: Alaska Young (Looking for Alaska), Janie Crawford (Their Eyes Were Watching God), Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye), Harry Potter (Harry Potter), and Hester Prynne (The Scarlet Letter).

Banned Books Week is September 22 - 28! Visit Banned Books Week’s site or the American Library Association’s banned books page for more information!

August 2013
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by noseinabook

by noseinabook

August 2013
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Two major themes of the novel are hypocrisy and responsibility. I wanted to show how humans can have ugly feelings that they might prefer not to acknowledge; how we’re all caught up in our own problems and limited by our own life experience. To judge somebody else, to declare them substandard, to conclude that their misfortunes are due to inherent character flaws, can be a way of boosting our own self-esteem, because it must follow that our comparative success or happiness is not mere luck or chance, but the reward for superior morals or talent.

Yet none of that has to stop us doing wonderful things; perfection is not necessary to make a real and lasting difference to other people’s lives.

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In discussing her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, and the art of character development, J. K. Rowling offers a vital truth on the human condition.

Pair with the indispensable The Spirituality of Imperfection, then follow up with Rowling’s superb Harvard commencement address on the benefits of failure

June 2013
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Photos of J.K. Rowling’s notes in rare ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ book released

The Guardian has published photos of three pages containing a sketch and handwritten notes by J.K. Rowling from a first edition… READ MORE

May 2013
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By Suzy Wimbourne

By Suzy Wimbourne