Thursday, July 14, 2011

Possession Giveaway Winner and more Harry Potter

First item of the day, the winner of the signed copy of POSSESSION by Elana Johnson goes to...Kristin Lynn Thetford. Congratulations! I'll be emailing you, and you have 48 hours to respond.

Now for a little bit more Harry Potter. Since last post was on the more serious side, I thought today I'd bring you some interesting Harry Potter facts, which I got from Harry Potter Secrets on twitter. These are just some of the cool bits of Harry Potter information you can find on this twitter.
  • The costume department tried in vain to produce Luna's radish-like earrings. Evanna Lynch (Luna) then made it by herself.
  • The Death Eaters was originally named The Knights of Walpurgis.
  • When Harry talked to Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows, the creature in limbo was actually Voldemort's piece of soul that used to be in Harry's body.
  • In order to acquaint himself with the trio, director Alfonso Cuaron had each of them write an essay about their characters. Emma Watson wrote a 16-page essay, Daniel Radcliffe wrote a simple one page paper, and Rupert Grint never even turned his in.
  • The Elder Wand was the only wand in existence that has Thestral tail hair as its core.
  • J.K Rowling once declined the offer to play Lily Potter.
  • Bellatrix has the distinction of being the only person in the series to duel all of the trio on separate occasions. She attacked Harry during the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, she fought Ron in the sky during the Battle over Little Whinging, and she duelled with Hermione during the Battle of Hogwarts.
  • Muggle-borns are descended from Squibs who have married Muggles and whose families had lost the knowledge of their wizarding legacy.
  • Beside Molly Weasley, J.K. Rowling considered Neville might be the one to kill Bellatrix as revenge for torturing his parents.
  • Snape's portrait wasn't put into Headmaster office since he had abandoned his post. However, Harry made sure his portrait was placed there.
  • If you spell "Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi" backwards, it becomes: I show not your face but your heart's desire.
  • Harry is very distantly related to Salazar Slytherin, but is not a descendant of him.
  • Voldemort can't love because he was conceived under the effects of love potion.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much, Jenna! That is absolutely awesome! I've been drooling over Elana's book for awhile now. ;) I sent you an email with my shipping info. Did you receive it okay? I'm out of town, so Internet is a bit hit and miss.

    Thanks again!

    BTW, I really like your Harry Potter facts! :) Cool stuff.

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  2. Interesting! I have to say, "Death Eaters" sounds a lot more impressive than "Knights of Walpurgis". And it sounds like Emma Watson makes a perfect Hermoine, even beyond the acting.

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