Here are a few very interesting Rowling quotes for your reading pleasure. I've added my own thoughts here and there.
About the first chapter of Philosopher's Stone:
"The very, very earliest drafts of the first chapter of 'Philosopher's Stone' have the Potters living on a remote island, Read MoreThree Rowling quotes that turned out to be wrong• Article
Back in the heyday of Harry Potter fandom, when we lived in eager (desperate) anticipation of the next book, Rowling gave quite a few interviews. It was clear from the answers she gave that she had the details of her created world and her plot lines very carefully planned out. However, inevitably some of the answers she gave turned out to be incorrect, either because she dropped a story line or changed her mind.
Just for fun, here are three Rowling interview quotes which gave information she later changed or left hanging: Read MoreHow's that spelled again?• Article
At the Lexicon, we try very hard to spell everything correctly according to the books. We also try to capitalize words that Rowling capitalizes. We figure that if we carefully follow the books, we should be able to get it right.
How very wrong we are. Read MoreAt Hogwarts, on this date in 1992 ...• Article
On the evening of May 26th, 1992, Harry, Hermione, Draco, and Neville serve detention. The punishment, which they earned by trying to get Hagrid out of his own stupid mess with the baby dragon, is to tramp around the forest in the middle of the night, unarmed, looking for something ruthless enough to attack unicorns. Read MoreNovember 11, 2004• Article
Well, here’s another tiny little mystery cleared up. I have just received word from a very reliable source that this sentence of Fudge’s on page 613 of the UK version of Goblet of Fire is incorrect: “You’ll forgive me, Dumbledore, but I’ve heard of a curse scar acting as an… Read MoreJune 28, 2004• Article
NOTE: All OP page references refer to the UK hardback edition of OP. Page references to GF refer to the UK paperback edition. Introduction I believe that OP sets in motion a trend that had begun developing in PA and GF: the trend of Harry and Hermione becoming partners. They are in effect equals in leadership roles, and though Harry certainly… Read MoreFawkes and Gryffindor• Article
Fawkes, Professor Dumbledore’s phoenix, has played a prominent role in the first four Harry Potter books. With the fifth book reportedly titled Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it is worthwhile to speculate about Fawkes’ past. There is strong support in J. K. Rowling’s canon for the theory… Read More