Lost Book Club Started

Need something to hold you until Lost starts in January 2009? ABC has started a Lost Book Club which shows all the literary references in the show through all the seasons so far. The producers even have a note for fans, which says (among other things):

We can’t promise you any of these books will lead you to answers about LOST, but we can promise you’ll be enriched for having read them.

There are many, many books on the list. If you’re looking for some summer reading, check ’em out!

Final Harry Potter Book To Be Two Movies

The BBC is reporting that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will be split into two movies.

Star Daniel Radcliffe told the Los Angeles Times that splitting JK Rowling’s final book in two was the only sensible option for the film-makers.

“There have been compartmentalised subplots in the other books that have made them easier to cut – although those cuts were still to the horror of some fans,” he told the paper.


Rowling Says An Eighth Harry Potter Book “A Big If”

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, has dropped some hints that it’s possible there might eventually be another book set in the Harry Potter universe.

“If – and it’s a big if – I ever write an eighth book, I doubt that Harry would be the central character. I feel I’ve already told his story.

“But these are big ifs. Let’s give it ten years.”

I think it would be pretty hard for someone like Rowling, who went from no where to the top of the bestsellers list, to just step out of the limelight since all the books are now finished. I imagine that getting the accolades she got for the series are something she’s going to grow to miss, and we’ll see another book (and more likely a series) before those ten years are up.

Via The Daily Mail

Amazon Kindle: Your new e-book reader?

Amazon Kindle e-reader
Amazon.com has released the Kindle just in time for the holidays. The device has a battery life that lasts for days, gets wireless EVDO delivery of content, and has a crisp black and white screen… all this in a device that weights 10.3 ounces.

You can read blogs on it, get newspaper and blog content delivered to it, it has a keyboard. It’ll even fully recharge in 2 hours.

The key thing about the device I think is that there are no wireless bills, service plans or commitments. If they had charged a monthly fee, I think that would have killed the device.

Now, if you want to get your own personal files or pictures on the device, you can e-mail them for $0.10. I’m not sure why there would be a charge for that, but not the other online content.

Check out Amazon’s Kindle page for a lot of info and video.

What do you think? Would you buy one?

Update Looks like you’ll be changed $1.99 per blog per month.

JK Rowling reveals what happens after the book

In an interview on the Today Show, JK Rowling revealed what happens after the final book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows.

Don’t read further unless you’ve read the final book! Spoilers ahead!

In the interview she reveals:

Harry and Ron are Aurors, and Harry is the head of the Department. Hermione is is “pretty high up” in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement.

And the three “revolutionize” the Ministry of Magic, making it a “really good place to be.”

Read more about this at MSNBC.com.

Harry Potter Encyclopedia Coming and The Person That Got the Reprieve

The link in this story reveals some spoilers about the 7th Harry Potter book, so don’t follow it and read it if you haven’t read it!

JK Rowling is planning on writing a “Harry Potter Encyclopedia” explaining some of the background of the characters, and possibly writing about some of their fates after book seven, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, ends.

She also reveals who got the “reprieve” she talked about before book 7 came out. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, one of the characters was supposed to die, but she decided against it. There has been a lot of speculation about who that was, and she’s finally revealed who she saved.

MS NBC Via The Leaky Cauldron

Harry Potter Book Leaked

The Harry Potter Book has been leaked, and the last chapter is available on the net

In order to prevent spoilers from appearing here on the blog, I’ve turned off comments. They’ll remain turned off until sometime next week.