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Blogcritics On Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Pottermania 6

On July 16, ’05 millions of books were snapped up worldwide as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, number 6 in the young wizard’s saga of good, evil, friendship, magic and funny names, went on sale. Preince makes a triumphant return in paperback form in July, ’06, with a first printing of 2 million copies.

We have news and plenty of reviews (see news and reviews on the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film here):

BCRadio – April 10, 2006
This week’s BCRadio features Eric Olsen on Harry Potter and Judas, Eric Berlin on The Sopranos, BC on the Blues, Ken Edwards on gaming, and Suss on Sports.
Posted to Culture by DJRadiohead on April 11, 2006 12:15 AM

Harry Potter Author Rowling Takes On Hollywood’s Ultra-Thinness Message
“Thinness obsession” can cause untold harm to otherwise beautiful young girls.
Posted to Culture by Dawn Olsen on April 8, 2006 02:02 PM

Harry Potter and the Gospel of Judas
Weird parallels between newly revealed gospel sympathetic to Judas and the Potter series.
Posted to Culture by Eric Olsen on April 7, 2006 01:43 PM

Harry Potter and the Sweepstakes of iPod
Ironically technophilic contest heralds the arrival of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback.
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on February 24, 2006 12:56 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Coming in Paperback
More mind-bloggling numbers for the Potter juggernaut.
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on January 19, 2006 03:27 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Snags First Quills Book of the Year Award
The first Quill Awards — aiming to “pair a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz” in awarding “literary prizes reflecting the tastes of the people who matter most, readers” — were named last night during a ceremony in New York…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on October 12, 2005 12:02 PM

Literary iPods? Harry Potter, Coming Soon to iTunes
Amid all the iPod news that Apple unveiled this week (the Motorola iTunes-enabled phone and the new slimmer iPod Nano) was something that many people missed. iTunes is going to be the exclusive outlet for Harry Potter audiobooks downloads. According…
Posted to Books by Warren Kelly on September 8, 2005 08:23 PM

Harry Potter: Sexy?
I don’t know about you, but slash fiction is something I’ve been blissfully ignorant of. I’m usually pretty open minded but slash fiction involving underage characters seems, well, pretty weird to me. I mean, I know a person or two who…
Posted to Books by Scott Butki on September 5, 2005 02:12 AM

Not So Wild About Harry Potter
Harry and I have traveled a long path together but our journey is over. The magic is gone…
Posted to Books by Bryce Zabel on August 18, 2005 06:46 AM

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Given PG-13 Rating
A check of, the website of the MPAA’s Classification And Ratings Administration, reveals that the upcoming fourth Harry Potter film, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, has been given a PG-13 rating for “sequences of fantasy…
Posted to Video by Sterfish on August 13, 2005 06:09 AM

The Tragic Saga Of Harry Potter Woman
A heart-breaking tale of lust, ambition and blogcritics.
Posted to Culture by Duke De Mondo on August 9, 2005 04:39 PM

5 Word Story: Harry Potter
An experiment in online writing, lifted from the comments
Posted to Books by Phillip Winn on August 8, 2005 11:29 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Review
…no matter what is going on in our lives, it is important … to live and experience it to the best of our abilities.
Posted to Books by gypsyman on August 6, 2005 08:55 AM

Harry Potter “Pottermania”
When did the craze all start?
Posted to Books by RC on August 4, 2005 12:01 AM

Review: Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince JK Rowling (Bloomsbury) The 6th book in the popular series is very much a mixed-bag. Some characters have seem to have lost their oomph: especially in the case of Hermione who has become a rather one dimensional…
Posted to Books by Marty Dodge on August 3, 2005 11:09 AM

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Is this going to be the end of Rowling’s Potter series? Will the storyline keep on becoming worse and worse? Is Rowling herself running out of fresh ideas to keep Harry Potter alive?
Posted to Books by LokGP on August 2, 2005 11:08 PM

Evil in Harry Potter’s World and Ours
SPOILERS! “Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one…
Posted to Books by Tom Donelson on July 31, 2005 01:40 PM

Harry Potter And Storytelling
While I wait for my copy of Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince to be delivered I have had plenty of opportunity to witness the reactions of a variety of people to the phenomenon that is Harry – from…
Posted to Books by gypsyman on July 24, 2005 07:03 AM

Y’all can say ‘Sad’, right?
I knew that you could! (Small spoilers for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) Because that is about the only way to describe the nice boys and girls who put this gem….
Posted to Books by theco on July 23, 2005 11:55 PM

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince &#8211 Review
At about 11 at night, I went to the local Borders bookstore and got in line to get a copy of the new Harry Potter book. There were perhaps 400 people there purchasing books, and the place was a…
Posted to Books by Leoniceno on July 17, 2005 01:10 AM

Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Tens of thousands of people, of all ages, all around the world, were sitting down today to read the one book. The hype does get a bit wearing, but the fact that the world is getting this excited about a…
Posted to Books by Natalie Bennett on July 16, 2005 05:14 PM

Weekly BlogScan: Potter and Anti-Potter
Midnight is the witching hour. But midnight on July 16th is the wizarding hour, when the next Harry Potter novel is officially released amidst magic and media fury. So is this a literary event? A celebrity circus? A serious…
Posted to Culture by DrPat on July 16, 2005 01:08 PM

The First Review
Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Any review of the latest installment in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, really needs to answer only one question: is it good… enough? Author J.K. Rowling has built up enough of a following with her…
Posted to Books by Johno on July 16, 2005 11:32 AM

If we weren’t ready for Harry Potter 6 before, we are now
On Saturday, July 16, a boy, scarred from innocence lost, will rise from the ashes and remind us all that heroes can still make the morning headlines. From British blood and global tears, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, like…
Posted to Books by Eyebrow Esquire on July 16, 2005 2:16 AM

Some thoughts on Harry Potter
I was happy to let the Harry Potter craze pass me by, and did so for about four years. Just another children’s fantasy series, I thought: a good way of getting children, especially boys, to read, but there was…
Posted to Books by Claudine Chionh on July 15, 2005 9:33 PM

Does the Pope dislike Harry Potter?
Does the Pope dislike Harry Potter? Pope Benedict XVI allegedly disapproves of Harry Potter. In March, 2003 the then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote to Gabriele Kuby: “It is good that you enlighten people about Harry Potter, because these are subtle seductions…
Posted to Books by Damon on July 15, 2005 7:26 PM

Rowling to Read From Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Midnight
There are parties all over the world for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tonight at midnight and they will all be jolly and festive in their own special ways. BUT, none will be quite as…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on July 15, 2005 12:05 PM

Potter Parties Portend Publication
There are various levels of Pottermania: those who are interested but aren’t going to kill themselves to get Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the first few days; those who will make a…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on July 14, 2005 04:37 PM

Harry Potter and the Chocolate Factory?
Sylum Mastropaolo, 9, from New York state, for a time was the only possessor of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, currently tightly under wraps until the publication date of July 16. Young Sylum bought the book from a store that…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on July 14, 2005 11:34 AM

Pope Says Harry Potter Seduces Kids And Distorts Christianity
Regardless, I daresay that Harry Potter has probably harmed far less innocent children than, say, pedophilic Catholic priests.
Posted to Culture by Martian Anthropologist on July 13, 2005 09:52 PM

Pope Pans Potter
What could be worse for Catholic kids than child abuse? Harry Potter, of course.
Posted to Books by Pete Blackwell on July 13, 2005 03:10 PM

Harry Potter Fever: 4+5=6
On July 16, the 6th book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will be released. Tight security and controversy have surrounded this book as voracious readers of the series await the release…
Posted to Books by Dawn Olsen on July 12, 2005 08:13 PM

Harry Potter Leak Plugged by Canadians
The biennial publishing feeding frenzy that accompanies a new Harry Potter book release is almost upon us once again. Billionaire J.K. (Jo) Rowling’s sixth installment in the Potter phenomenon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, goes on sale worldwide on…
Posted to Books by Eric Olsen on July 12, 2005 04:41 PM

Searching for Harry Potter
Four people in my house have read every Harry Potter book, and the other three are not far behind. My oldest daughter became an early fan (by U.S. standards) when I purchased the first book for her at a Borders…
Posted to Books by D. Gordon Smith on July 10, 2005 01:50 AM

Harry Potter and the Lucky Break
If not for an 8-year-old child the world might never have heard of Harry Potter and the world of magic and mystery that is Hogwarts. After five years of writing Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s stone, J.K. Rowling submitted the book…
Posted to Books by Matt Schafer on July 4, 2005 01:26 PM

Blake vs. Potter
Television has brought us many great debates and I’m not talking about the ones on C-SPAN. I am talking about private citizens gathered together to discuss important issues like: Who was the better Darren on “Bewitched”? Dick York…
Posted to Video by Tony Figueroa on June 24, 2005 02:29 AM

J.K. Rowling Bypasses Mainstream Reporters For Harry Potter Release
The only news-conference for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be given to 70 cub reporters between the ages of 8 and 16 on Sunday July 17. These lucky young journalists will hear JK Rowling read…
Posted to Books by Damon on May 14, 2005 04:17 PM

Rowling to Embrace Her Fans
J.K. Rowling is one of the highest paid women in the world and one of the best-selling authors ever. The woman doesn’t have to do any publicity for her books. But on June 17 she will give a
Posted to Books by Matt Schafer on May 14, 2005 02:10 PM
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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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