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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Getting Out of Debt
3. Weekly Topic: Harry Potter
4. Link to Harry Potter
5. Note from a subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. June 29, 2005
According to the search-term pundits at Lycos, the search term “Christmas” usually breaks into the top fifty search terms around the first week of August.
This year, however, “Christmas” came one month early. It made its annual debut last week (the week ending June 25) in the #18 spot; meaning that “Christmas” was the eighteenth most popular search term last week.
I’m sure this is significant, but I can’t even begin to guess why.
Your thoughts welcome at:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Getting Out of Debt
Did you know that trying to pay off your high interest
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#3. Harry Potter
by Barbara J. Feldman
Harry Potter Printable (** for premium members only)
Harry Potter was just eleven years old when we met him in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” With the July 16th release of J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” Harry’s now sixteen and in his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn more at the following magical sites.
Harry Potter Fan Fiction
At this Harry Potter site, fan fiction is the highest form of flattery, as thousands of writers pay homage to J.K. Rowling by penning their own Harry Potter stories. It is great fun to read them, but even more fun to add your own. The site has strict guidelines (story must be over 500 words, not reference any living persons, etc.) so be sure to familiarize yourself with all the rules before submitting. The stories are author-rated for age-appropriateness (and there are some stories rated “Mature” for seventeen and older) so exercise appropriate caution.
J.K. Rowling Official Site
In her blog, J.K.Rowling keeps us up-to-date on big events (such as the birth of her daughter on January 25, 2005) and dispels a variety of rumors (no, it wasn’t really Jo posting on a handful of fan sites recently.) Have fun exploring all the nooks and crannies. As you mouse around, some objects “turn into Portkeys which will transport you to other areas of the site.” If you haven’t finished book five, stay clear of the green Dark Mark icon, it’s a spoiler warning. If the graphical interface doesn’t work for you, try the text version (link at the very top of the first page.)
The Leaky Cauldron: Harry Potter News
The Leaky Cauldron’s mission is to aggregate reliable Harry Potter news from around the Web. They do such a good job they recently received a Fan Site Award from J.K. Rowling herself. Rabid fans can keep updated with email alerts by individual category (such as HBP: Half Blood Prince) or via RSS feed (look near the bottom of the right-hand column.) Don’t leave without dropping by the busy discussion forums.
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#4. Link to Harry Potter
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#5. Note from a subscriber
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#6. Related Games
Harry Potter Quidditch Game
Printable Harry Potter Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/harrypotter-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Harry Potter Game Show
More Harry Potter Games
#7. Quote of the Week
“… anything’s possible if you have enough nerve.” ~~ Ginny Weasly in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” by J.K. Rowling
Click below for more on J.K. Rowling:
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#9. Subscription Management
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