His death was a necessary loss.

General Grievous: “But the loss of Count Dooku?”
Darth Sidious:         “His death was a necessary loss. Soon I will have a new apprentice, one far younger and more powerful.”

Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith

Any Harry Potter Fans in Your House?

If your family, like ours, have been waiting with baited breath for the latest Harry Potter movie (which was excellent, just so you know), one of the local library systems, KDL, has found a couple of books you may want to consider while we all wait for the two installments of the final book. For the record, I knew it was coming but I still was surprisingly sad at the end of #6.

Harry, A History by Melissa Anelli, founder of the Leaky Cauldron website, is truly a fascinating look at the HP fandom, including the founding of her website and how Harry Potter has changed her life. (OK, this seems a little far-fetched for me, but hey – who am I to judge?) It includes meeting J.K. Rowling and the creation of the “premier” Wizard Rock website.

Harry Potter Should Have Died: Controversial Views from the #1 Fan Site by Emerson Spartz & Ben Schoen of Mugglenet.com fame is a collection of essays debating different viewpoints on certain controversial issues (as well as some fun ones). As Beth from KDL says, “This book just goes to show that not every thing was answered in the final book.”

    2 comments to His death was a necessary loss.

    • jkubenka

      I took my daughter to see this yesterday. I was not expecting it to follow the book precisely, but I also knew that this would be the darkest HP yet. Since my kiddo has only read the first 5, the whole plot twisty stuff at the end of the movie threw her for a SERIOUS emotional loop. On the whole, we really really enjoyed the movie; it fostered serious conversation about the idea of the “noble sacrifice”, the idea of the “needs of the many outweight the needs of the one”, since my daughter adores Mr. Spock, and just what can be asked of one person. She is not anywhere close to making any kind of a decision on this matter, and I look forward to many more conversations with her about this.

      We loved the 6th HP movie very much. :)

    • We’re waiting for the next movie, although I will have to screen it before we let Gamma watch it. His interests greatly exceed his age. I’m glad that Rowling’s books matured along with the age of her initial audience, but am finding it hard to slow him down.

      As for the fates of some beloved characters, I bawled my eyes out when I read these books. Of course, I bawled when Christopher Robin realized his was going off to school and leaving Pooh behind, too. I’m like that.

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