Dear Mr Potter update and The Royal Wedding

You may recall me telling you about a book a few months back that I am helping out on called Dear Mr Potter. If so I have exciting news about it here:

‘“Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic,” at nearly 200 pages in length, features hundreds of letters and pictures from Harry Potter fans. Individually, these letters and pictures tell stories of how fans have been impacted and inspired by Harry Potter. Together they serve as proof of what all Potter fans know so well: the Harry Potter series changes lives.

Along with fans from around the world, “Dear Mr. Potter” also features letters from Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), New York Times-bestselling author John Green, Leaky Cauldron webmistress and author of New York Times-bestseller “Harry, A History” Melissa Anelli, Andrew Slack of the Harry Potter Alliance, Paul DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters, Andrew Sims and Eric Scull of MuggleNet, and Esther Earl’s mom, Lori.
All proceeds from “Dear Mr. Potter” will directly benefit the Harry Potter Alliance and its efforts to improve literacy worldwide. Those who pre-order the book will purchase it at a discounted rate. “Dear Mr. Potter” will officially go on sale on July 1, 2011 but we strongly encourage pre-ordering.
As always, we appreciate your continued support. Although only a select number were chosen for publication, you can find hundreds of more inspiring stories at dearmrpotter.org. It’s thanks to you, the Harry Potter fans, that we’ve been able to make this remarkable project happen.
As you can see, this incredible book finally has its release date and let me tell you, with all proceeds going to charity, a lot of time, love and effort behind it and its starting point as an Idea formed by a 15 year old girl, its totally worth it! The letters are beautiful and it would mean so much to me if you could spread the world and, if you’re a Potterhead like me, buy the book too! It is now available to pre-order through The Harry Potter Alliance here.
The Royal Wedding 
So as you will know (unless of course you actually live under a rock, in which case, thanks for choosing my blog to view upon exiting your rock!) the Royal wedding is on Friday. I wont be watching, I can assure you of that. I think the whole thing is over exaggerated and I actually feel sorry for the pair of them as they have to think of the rest of the world more than themselves in what should be their most important day.
I am a huge believer in the fact that we no longer need a royal family. I know it’s a part of our history and if this was my belief a hundred and a bit years ago then I would have been hung for it but never mind. I think that my taxes can be spent on better things than powering their family, and it really makes me laugh that Prince Charles said that he is paying for the wedding not the state… hang on a minute mate, where do you get that money from? Oh yeah, us! To be honest I am sick to death of seeing Prince William and Kate Middleton’s faces everywhere I look and although I am not gunna say no to a day off on Friday, I am sick of being asked if it will be spent watching the wedding.

Instead of watching I will be partaking in #royalreading, This is a brilliant idea, founded by Scott Pack of Me and My Big Mouth. Basically the idea is to begin reading a book on the morning of the royal wedding and have it finished that day. (Though I love the way Scott put it on his blog “aim to finish it by the time Kate and Wills are at it like rabbits in their honeymoon suite.” Lol!)

I’m hoping to get The Sky Is Everywhereby Jandy Nelson read on Friday, I will let you know how it goes on twitter (@raimy_rawr)


  • Vivienne

    I understand your distaste for the Royal Wedding and agree with you totally that is a waste of tax payers money. However, being shallow, I am having a party to celebrate an extra Bank Holiday! So yay to a day off and boo to the wedding.

    The Potter book looks awesome.

  • The Slowest Bookworm

    I have the same thoughts as you regarding the Royals. I’ll actually be hospital visiting most of the day anyway, but even if I wasn’t, it’s not an extra holiday for me as I don’t work Fridays anyway 🙂 I was planning on spending it reading before my aunt fell ill, but family comes first. My own family that is, not the Royal one lol.

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