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Thread #82878   Message #1521870
Posted By: Ellenpoly
14-Jul-05 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter: Book 6 (Half-Blood Prince)
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter:
I'm a great fan of JK Rowling. I love her books and pre-order them now every year from Amazon. I'd rather buy them from my local bookseller, but the difference in price is simply too much for my very lean pocketbook.

Every year I re-read the last two to prepare me for the next one. Each book has totally captured my interest and I'll be waiting with a big smile on my face for the post to arrive on Saturday.

I read loads, literally hundreds of books a year, quite a few of them are children's books and a good book is just that-good.

I never thought I'd agree with anything Chancellor Gordon Brown ever said, but I really do believe he's right when he said JK Rowling has done more for literacy around the world than (just about) anyone else.

Having been a teacher I know that getting a child interested in reading is the most important gift one can give. If Rowling has that ability, which she obviously does, more power (and money) to her.