It’s like I’ve been given a time turner.  Today, JK Rowling is making a major announcement.  After years of spending my summers awaiting the newest Harry Potter book in the series, it’s been sad to watch my summers go by without any news from Rowling.  But when the news broke that she would be making a major announcement on June 23rd, I was thrilled!  It was like I was reliving the summers of my childhood.  Ok, really my adolescence.

Check out the website if you haven’t seen it yet.  Owls!  (Maybe Hedwig isn’t really dead!  Is that the announcement she plans to make?  One can hope against hope….)

What could it be?  We know it’s not a book.  Rumors seem to lean toward some type of online game or social network.  Personally, I am hoping for a Harry Potter encyclopedia or someplace to store all of the backstory that Rowling creating while writing the books.  I have a feeling it might be the game, but one can hope!

According to the Guardian, Pottermore will be an online treasure hunt with real world clues and prizes.  They say they received a top-secret memo by mistake and the treasure hunt will include wands hidden in locations across the UK and US.  Umm, yes please!  I would definitely participate!  Would you?

Are you excited?  Are you having flashbacks to the summers of yore?

3 Responses

  1. ooh, yes. Very exciting. Also great to see the faces of patrons who haven’t heard about it yet.

  2. Have you read J. K. Rowling’s favorite author from childhood, Edith Nesbit? She is our family’s all time favorite read aloud author. My children love the Wouldbegoods and you know it is good writing when your 10 year old tells you he “wishes Oswald was his real friend”. Here is the funny thing, my kids don’t enjoy Harry Potter. We have tried several times, but they don’t want me to read it. Maybe they are too young (ages 10, 8 and 7)? Would love your opinion as to why.

  3. Amazing concept! Loved the video especially the scissors art using printed pages! More mazing will be incorporating the reader wihtin the book! It could motivate the unmotivated reader like never before!

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