IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!
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Reblog this post and enter my awesome raffle. By July 28 2014 (10am pacific time zone) i’ll randomly choose one happy fan who’ll get a personalized cartoon version and guest star in my upcoming "Fangirls" video.
As you may or may not remember, last raffle, the groovy Supernatural fangirl Valentina won and appeared in “A very Fangirl christmas"
Harry…Harry, you are so loved. So loved.
day seven • free choice • "so while he was telling you things, did he mention he owns not one, but two star trek uniforms?"
This has been a Mary Bennet appreciation post.
Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
But okay listen: 7 years ago today, MILLIONS. LITERALLY MILLIONS. of Potterheads from all over the world were sitting with their brand-new copies of the Deathly Hallows and taking their final journey with Harry. It’s amazing when you think of the sheer scope of it-that many people in a sense united by this one book, riding the same emotional roller coaster simultaneously.
I don’t want you to be sad. The time we had together, we stole. I cheated fate to be with you. And we shouldn’t have had that time together, but we did. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I don’t want to say goodbye, but I will say I love you, son.
Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in January 2007. Before its release, Bloomsbury reportedly spent GB£10 million to keep the book’s contents safe before its release date. American publisher Arthur Levine refused any copies of the novel to be released in advance for press review, although two reviews were submitted early. Shortly before release, photos of all 759 pages of the U.S. edition were leaked and transcribed, leading Scholastic to look for the source that had leaked it.
Released globally in 93 countries, Deathly Hallows broke sales records as the fastest-selling book ever, a record it still holds today. It sold 15 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, including more than 11 million in the U.S. and UK alone. The previous record, 9 million in its first day, had been held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The novel has also been translated into over 120 languages, including Ukrainian, Swedish, and Hindi.
I worked at BN on the launch of DH. I remember all those boxes of books rolling into the store and they were all wrapped tightly. No one was allowed near them until midnight of launch day. It was like Fort Knox.
Hehehe there was a Superstore in British Columbia—the overnight stocking crew had put the books out a week early. They thought they were just loading shelves. Superstore BEGGED customers to bring the books back. Everyone did. When they came back on the release date, those people got it for free because of their honesty.
I will admit to having downloaded the leaked photocopy online and reading it the night of the 20th. HOWEVER…it was because I was having surgery July 21st (and no, they would not reschedule it because of a book, not even Harry Potter), and I was going to be out of it for several days afterward.