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Old 28-01-2003, 04:16 PM
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My 16-soon to be 17 year old son is planning on camping out in line at the
book store.....

"K30a" wrote in message
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D Kat wrote ... That is what I heard... Now where is the next book!


The fifth Harry Potter book is due out
June 21 (summer solstice ;-)

This morning my 17-yr-old daughter was muttering, "I can't wait, I can't

wait"
...... and I thought well, yah, finals are over today. Nope. Okay you have

a
three day weekend? Nope. You've got plans with the gang? Nope. Then what?

The
new book is coming out June 21......... She has reread the first four

books in
a week to celebrate.





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Old 28-01-2003, 04:28 PM
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We went ahead and ordered the book online
from B&N,com, though camping out would be good fun.............. for young and
limber bones.

I ordered the British edition (for me!!) from
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/Default.asp
for a ridiculous price but it is all nostalgia as we used to read lots of
British storybooks as children in Canada.


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Old 28-01-2003, 06:02 PM
 
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I said very nasty things about the whole thing before I went to actually see the
first movie. Then I got the books. I am hooked. I am going to reserve a copy so I
dont have to camp out... too old for that... LOL. Ingrid

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Old 28-01-2003, 06:24 PM
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Ingrid wrote Then I got the books. I am hooked.

I had to double dog dare my then 14-yr-old daughter to read them. She thought
they were
little kid books. Then she had to double dog dare me to read them. Then we did
the same thing to her twin brother (17 now) and now we're all hooked, including
DH who read them to dyslexic youngest son.
Not sure what it is about them but they do have that 'magical' ability...

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Old 28-01-2003, 07:32 PM
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K30a wrote:
We went ahead and ordered the book online
from B&N,com, though camping out would be good fun.............. for young and
limber bones.

I ordered the British edition (for me!!) from
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/Default.asp
for a ridiculous price but it is all nostalgia as we used to read lots of
British storybooks as children in Canada.


k30a


I remember as a child my Aunts and Uncle would send me
books from England. I loved to read them and occasionally
would need my Father to translate for me ;-)

--
Bonnie
NJ





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Old 28-01-2003, 09:28 PM
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I don't really know why, but this rather astounds me.
Is written British/English that much different from
English/American? :O)

Nedra
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"Bonnie Espenshade" wrote in message
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K30a wrote:
We went ahead and ordered the book online
from B&N,com, though camping out would be good fun.............. for

young and
limber bones.

I ordered the British edition (for me!!) from
http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/Default.asp
for a ridiculous price but it is all nostalgia as we used to read lots

of
British storybooks as children in Canada.


k30a


I remember as a child my Aunts and Uncle would send me
books from England. I loved to read them and occasionally
would need my Father to translate for me ;-)

--
Bonnie
NJ






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Old 28-01-2003, 09:58 PM
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Nedra wrote Is written British/English that much different from
English/American?

Not too much is different in the British edition.
Mainly words and punctuation. Mainly nostalgia for me ;-)
Example:
Pitch for field
Jumper for sweater
Single quote marks for speech
No period after Mrs.
Hallowe'en for Halloween....

The biggest change was that Scholastic changed the title of the first book. The
original title was 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and it was
changed to 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' as they felt American
children would be turned off by the word Philosopher..... harrumph!
The JR Rowling said later she should have refused to let them change it but at
the time she was so
thrilled and flummoxed to have her book do so well she didn't want to be
difficult about it ;-)



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Old 28-01-2003, 10:14 PM
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Nedra wrote:
I don't really know why, but this rather astounds me.
Is written British/English that much different from
English/American? :O)

Nedra
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http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118



The problem was I knew the words, but they had different
meanings. The boot and the bonnet of a car are the two
that come to mind. The water closet is another.
My Dad would speak the rhyming cockney to really get me
confused.

--
Bonnie
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Old 28-01-2003, 11:09 PM
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Thanks, K30 and Bonnie. Kathy, I know
what you mean about nostalgia. Mine is age
related rather than location ;-)
Loving English comedies and
mysteries as I do, I've gotten quite an education
on TV the different meanings for words.
Nedra
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Nedra wrote:
I don't really know why, but this rather astounds me.
Is written British/English that much different from
English/American? :O)

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118



The problem was I knew the words, but they had different
meanings. The boot and the bonnet of a car are the two
that come to mind. The water closet is another.
My Dad would speak the rhyming cockney to really get me
confused.

--
Bonnie
NJ
http://hpphoto.com/home/ViewMyAlbum.asp?coll_id=876614





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Old 29-01-2003, 02:31 PM
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Have you read Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea Trilogy (and following books)? I
have tried to talk my son into trying them but so far he is too "loyal" to
Harry Potter to step out on them. If you have not read LeGuin's books, I
HIGHLY recommend them. Though I am a Potter fan I see the theme as taken
from the first book.


wrote in message
...
I said very nasty things about the whole thing before I went to actually

see the
first movie. Then I got the books. I am hooked. I am going to reserve a

copy so I
dont have to camp out... too old for that... LOL. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:
My 16-soon to be 17 year old son is planning on camping out in line at

the
book store.....



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Old 29-01-2003, 08:17 PM
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I am a sci fi freak since day 1. I had most of the greats of sci fidom in a van
shuttling them from airport to an international sci fi conference back in 71 or 72...
justabout the time 2001 space odyssey came out.. all but Asimov.. shoot.
I really like C.J. Cherryh's stuff. totally rad. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:

Have you read Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea Trilogy (and following books)? I
have tried to talk my son into trying them but so far he is too "loyal" to
Harry Potter to step out on them. If you have not read LeGuin's books, I
HIGHLY recommend them. Though I am a Potter fan I see the theme as taken
from the first book.


wrote in message
...
I said very nasty things about the whole thing before I went to actually

see the
first movie. Then I got the books. I am hooked. I am going to reserve a

copy so I
dont have to camp out... too old for that... LOL. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:
My 16-soon to be 17 year old son is planning on camping out in line at

the
book store.....



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Old 30-01-2003, 03:25 PM
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I read anything and everything sci-fi in the 60's 70's... all of Asimovs
books as well. Oddly he hasn't held up well for me. I tried to go back and
read the Foundations series and just couldn't get into it at all. Le Guin I
can read on a regular basis and never grow tired of but not all of her books
work for me. One of the reasons I was such a fan of sci-fi was because it
was the only genre where women were actually allowed to be human beings and
you could easily read the main character as female as well of male. Or so
it seemed at the time. I go back now to old books I read (except for Le
Guin) and am amazed at how biased the books were against females. It was
just in the context of the times that they seemed evenly treated. The first
book of Foundation did not have one real female character...


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I am a sci fi freak since day 1. I had most of the greats of sci fidom in

a van
shuttling them from airport to an international sci fi conference back in

71 or 72...
justabout the time 2001 space odyssey came out.. all but Asimov.. shoot.
I really like C.J. Cherryh's stuff. totally rad. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:

Have you read Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea Trilogy (and following books)? I
have tried to talk my son into trying them but so far he is too "loyal"

to
Harry Potter to step out on them. If you have not read LeGuin's books, I
HIGHLY recommend them. Though I am a Potter fan I see the theme as taken
from the first book.


wrote in message
...
I said very nasty things about the whole thing before I went to

actually
see the
first movie. Then I got the books. I am hooked. I am going to

reserve a
copy so I
dont have to camp out... too old for that... LOL. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:
My 16-soon to be 17 year old son is planning on camping out in line at

the
book store.....





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Old 30-01-2003, 05:35 PM
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When my DH was in school he took a sci-fi class, it was
taught by a female prof. Can you believe the class
consisted of nothing but reading sci-fi and then discussing
the books. At the end of the semester he had to write a
short story. He wrote it as a female in a male dominated
society that went into space and arrived at a completely
female society. He received an A-, the prof thought it was
a hoot.

Bonnie
NJ

DKat wrote:
I read anything and everything sci-fi in the 60's 70's... all of Asimovs
books as well. Oddly he hasn't held up well for me. I tried to go back and
read the Foundations series and just couldn't get into it at all. Le Guin I
can read on a regular basis and never grow tired of but not all of her books
work for me. One of the reasons I was such a fan of sci-fi was because it
was the only genre where women were actually allowed to be human beings and
you could easily read the main character as female as well of male. Or so
it seemed at the time. I go back now to old books I read (except for Le
Guin) and am amazed at how biased the books were against females. It was
just in the context of the times that they seemed evenly treated. The first
book of Foundation did not have one real female character...


wrote in message
...

I am a sci fi freak since day 1. I had most of the greats of sci fidom in


a van

shuttling them from airport to an international sci fi conference back in


71 or 72...

justabout the time 2001 space odyssey came out.. all but Asimov.. shoot.
I really like C.J. Cherryh's stuff. totally rad. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:


Have you read Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea Trilogy (and following books)? I
have tried to talk my son into trying them but so far he is too "loyal"


to

Harry Potter to step out on them. If you have not read LeGuin's books, I
HIGHLY recommend them. Though I am a Potter fan I see the theme as taken


from the first book.



wrote in message
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I said very nasty things about the whole thing before I went to

actually

see the

first movie. Then I got the books. I am hooked. I am going to

reserve a

copy so I

dont have to camp out... too old for that... LOL. Ingrid

"D Kat" wrote:

My 16-soon to be 17 year old son is planning on camping out in line at

the

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