Even though my own journey through the Harry Potter books is over, I’m still thinking about the young magician and his friends.
And I’m looking for your thoughts on the book (or the latest movie). Click here to watch what some young Potter fans predicted about the book before its release.
Then click here to watch an audio slideshow from area Harry Potter release parties.
Then send in your book reviews by clicking here . All information submitted may be use by the Idaho Statesman.
If you, like me, are already missing the books, click here for a list of books that should appeal to Potter fans.
Included in this list is “The Golden Compass” by Philip Pullman, which has been magically transformed into a movie starring Nicole Kidman and due out in December (I saw the trailer at “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”).
The list also includes the Tales of the Otori series by Lian Hearn (recommended for adults). I second this, having read the books based in a mythical feudal-era Japan.
Do you have a post-Potter recommend?
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Whether you are busy reading Harry Potter or just plain busy, here’s one of the handiest lists I’ve ever come across on the Internet.
Mark Bittman of the New York Times has made a list of 101 suggestions for easy summer suppers.
One I won’t be trying: “No. 79: Liverwurst on good sourdough rye with scallions, tomato and wholegrain mustard.”
One I will be trying: “No. 36: Fried egg “saltimbocca”: Lay slices of prosciutto or ham in a buttered skillet. Fry eggs on top of ham; top with grated Parmesan.”
One we’ve all probably already tried: “No. 101: Hot dogs on buns — with beans!”
For even more recipes, click here to access the Idaho Statesman online archive of tasty, easy supper ideas and be sure to look for our daily Best Bets feature at IdahoStatesman.com which features a new recipe every weekday at noon.