The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

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Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:02 pm

Well, I'm not so sure it WAS a joke.
What I find fascinating is that Rowling (Hah!) had a talent to create likeable characters yet at the very same time came up with Snape (ok, he had something going for him(, Rita Skeeter and Dolores Umbridge (did you know that "dolores" is Latin for pain (actually plural, pains) -certainly caused me some).
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:08 pm

Well, it's satire, which is meant to have a comical edge to it. I found it funny anyway.
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Postby Tiffany » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:50 pm

CrysaniaMajere wrote:Girls don't buy books??? All the books-eating readers I know are females!
At the moment I can't think of a single man I know that loves reading books.. :?

Hiding her own gender using only the initials... you know, it's the first time I think of it like that. I've always known who she was, so never paid attention to it.
I remember a woman did the same thing when she was writing for Star Trek:TOS, using her initials to hide that she was a woman from the public who wouldn't accept sciencefiction from a woman!



Same here, I don't know any man who actually reads a proper book.

I knew she was female too & never thought she was hiding her identity.

Interesting article & funny.
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Postby Maura:-D » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:09 am

Tonyblack wrote:My favourite character from the books was Luna. It's a shame there wasn't more about her in there. :D


I love Luna. She's fantastic. And in the movies they capture her brilliantly.

I love the HP series, but I found that an extremely amusing article. Hermione is great. But I'm like her! I even have the hair! :D
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Postby stripy_tie » Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:00 pm

Tonyblack wrote:My favourite character from the books was Luna. It's a shame there wasn't more about her in there. :D


Me too, wish there were more chapters with her in them. She was such a brilliant character, so completely honest and unashamed.
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Postby Tris » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:50 pm

Willem wrote:Probably for the reason stated: boys don't like reading about female main characters. I know a Dutch children's author (female herself) who does the same for that reason.
Sad but true.


I agree. Girls are willing to read about male leads, but boys won't read about girl leads. Same with movies.
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:41 pm

You are wrong there Tris, one of my favorite female authors Kim Harrison has a strong female protagonist in her Hollows series, or is it you have not read across the spectrum broadly enough or for long enough.
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:43 pm

And what about some of the great female characters in Anne McCaffrey's books? I loved reading those. :D
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:00 pm

One of the early ones.

Jirel of Joiry is a fictional character created by American writer C. L. Moore.
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Tris » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:19 pm

Sorry. I meant that generally, that's what happens. Some boys think that girls (in books or movies) "can't fight" and they're just supposed to sit around waiting for some prince to rescue them. Honestly. It's ridiculous.
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Postby author3 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:34 pm

Tris wrote:
Willem wrote:Probably for the reason stated: boys don't like reading about female main characters. I know a Dutch children's author (female herself) who does the same for that reason.
Sad but true.


I agree. Girls are willing to read about male leads, but boys won't read about girl leads. Same with movies.

Actually some boys enjoy reading books about girls leads.In my case I've enjoyed reading Twilight(before it got rubbish),House of Night,The Secret Circle,My Secret Admirer,etc...
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 31, 2012 5:51 pm

And Buffy of course. ;)
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby author3 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:53 pm

Well practically everybody who sees an episode of Buffy enjoys it.
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Re: The Hermione Granger series by J.K. Rowling...

Postby Tris » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:34 am

I've never seen an episode of Buffy.
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