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From the Leaky Lounge: Reading Groups for OotP Start Today, Icon Contest Underway

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2009, 08:21 AM

The Leaky Lounge is our forum where you can join in and talk to Harry Potter fans all around the world. A site of continual activities relating to Harry Potter, we have a few updates today.

First, the Lily & Stag Inn Reading Groups, will begin sorting today at 9am Eastern as they prepare to read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. These groups are small private groups where you can gather together, read then discuss in great detail the books in an intimate setting. The goal this time with OotP is to delve into motivations of individual characters, the importance of plot lines, and the "clues" that turned out to be red herrings. Groups will learn more about The Order and the first war, the relationships that helped define the Wizarding world, and develop further understanding about death in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. If you've participated in the reading groups before, you will know what a wonderful, relaxing and positive experience these groups can be, and you will need to be resorted for this latest round. To sort, you will need to click here.  Also today at 4pm eastern, please join Daniel and Laura as they will be holding a new Ustream chat on the book, the groups and much more; hope to see you there!

Creativity is the name of the game for fans of our galleries, and all the new material released with the relaunch of the official Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince website. Strictly using the material found here, our galleries crew challenges fans to create and submit two new icons for this contest which is open now until June 28th. Winners will receive MyLeaky House points; for more information on the contest please click here. Good luck!

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1156 Points

Yay! I’ve been waiting for this to start since the last one ended a month ago!

Posted by Fuchsia [ROAR!] on June 20, 2009, 08:53 AM report to moderator
460 Points

i love reading groups, especially of Harry Potter!

Posted by kingdom on June 20, 2009, 01:26 PM report to moderator
3908 Points

I can’t wait to sign up for the reading groups! I’ll actually have time to participate this time, ’cause school is finally over! SQUEE!

Posted by Imperiused! on June 20, 2009, 08:26 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

sounds fun! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on June 20, 2009, 08:29 PM report to moderator
680 Points

I love the reading groups. They really are one of my favorite places in Leaky.

I can’t wait to see all the great icons!

Posted by KimmyBlair on June 20, 2009, 08:59 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I think I might just have to pull out one of my three copies of Order of the Phoenix and read it in order to contribute to this conversation!

Posted by Kirk on June 20, 2009, 09:53 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

I’ll be doing my audio books…

Posted by Won_Two on June 21, 2009, 12:35 AM report to moderator
460 Points

just joined! =D

Posted by kingdom on June 21, 2009, 01:28 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

Just joined :].
I’ll check out the UStream in about half an hour!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on June 21, 2009, 03:28 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

oooooh hav fun!!! i would be doing it but im currently reading 4 books so i think i’d better finish then :)

4986 Points

Is it too late to join and get sorted? How do I do it. Someone help!

Posted by gooseywizard on June 21, 2009, 03:25 PM report to moderator
44049 Points

Good luck to the contest entrants.

Posted by Dolemite [FTC!] on June 22, 2009, 10:59 PM report to moderator
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