General chatter - Harry Potter Fans - Is it worth it?




Kim_Star060404
05-21-2008, 04:42 PM
According to mugglenet, Scholastic is re-releasing Sorcerer's Stone on Sept. 23 with a new cover and some exclusive bonus material from J K Rowling.

Check it out. (http://www.mugglenet.com/app/news/full_story/1638)

Is it worth it? Would you pay $30? Or is it just Scholastic milking the cow?

Opinions?


Lovely
05-21-2008, 04:47 PM
Oh they're definitely milking this cow for all it's worth, that's for sure...

That being said, I think I'd try to find out what "bonus material" we're talking about here... running commentary? An extra paragraph at the end of the book?

Most likely if it's something easily readable I'd just read it at B&N. I won't be spending $30 for a new cover.

kgood2005
05-21-2008, 05:11 PM
They're probably just trying to get more money since the series is over.


Sgirl
05-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Yeah, I agree. I am still so sad that it's over though. I'd pay if they continued the series on. I heard they might do a series with Harry's kids--that I would pay for.

Sweet Sissy
05-21-2008, 05:18 PM
I won't buy it, but I'll get on the waiting list at the library the day it's released. Make my tax dollars work for me!

techwife
05-21-2008, 05:37 PM
Milking the cow...but if you're a Harry Potter fan, it might look nice on the shelf!! ;)

Apple Cheeks
05-21-2008, 05:55 PM
I wonder if this is going to be similiar (or the same) as a "collector's edition" of the book I accidently picked up a few years ago. It is bound in leather, with a fancy clear protective cover, and an ink drawing inside by JK Rowling. (I don't see any additional material in it, though.)

I didn't intend to buy a collectors edition--it just sort of happened. I picked it up at the book store along with a few other books one fine day. I didn't notice there was anything special about it--I just wanted to get a copy of the book and grabbed one off the first stack I saw. Big mistake.

When my order was rung up, I was stunned at the total. I remember numbly forking over my credit card and wondering how the heck a few books came out to so much money. Well, when I finally glanced at the receipt I saw what had happened: I was the proud new owner of a collectors edition of Sorcerer's Stone that cost me $75.00!!! :eek:

I probably should have marched right back in and returned it, but I was kind of embarrassed about it and meekly left with my overpriced book. :(

Kim_Star060404
05-21-2008, 06:14 PM
Oh, just for everyone's edification, I will be pre-ordering this edition as soon as possible, regardless of whether it's worth it or not. ;)

Pixiesue
05-21-2008, 06:30 PM
I don't know, I'd have to see it first. Applecheeks! I'm jealous even if you did buy it by accident! I'd love to have that copy, no I don't want to buy it from you, however but gosh A sketch by JKR herself! (sigh)

Apple Cheeks
05-21-2008, 06:35 PM
This was the part that intrigued me....

(This is a quote from the illustrator of the Harry Potter books)

"It's a real treat for me to get another chance to visually bring Harry back to his fans in not only a new scene, but in a new light."

Hmmmm.... :chin: Makes me wonder what JK is going to add in there, now.


Pixie: The drawing is a sketch of Harry standing in front of a fireplace with pictures of the Dursley's around it. Harry does not look very happy about being there. Below the drawing it says, "Ink Portrait of Harry Potter at No. 4, Privet Drive by JK Rowling, August 1995"

There is also a little paragraph about the drawing, and her signature.

frogponder
05-21-2008, 06:50 PM
Hmmmmmm. I'll probably wait until I hear from other Harry
Potter fans about the 'additional' material. But am intrigued,
I have to admit. And if I'm just a smidgen interested I'll
buy it.
Right now I am reading book six to a boy I am tutoring. We
both love the reading time of our lessons. He goes from hyper
anxious to quiet and calm. The magic of Harry.

k :)

aphil
05-21-2008, 09:05 PM
Geez Applecheeks...I would have loved to have gotten my hands on your overpriced book. :lol:

But, then again, I was at the bookstores at midnight when the new books came out, and at midnight movie releases. :lol:

I am a fanatic of all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The X-Files.

*geek*

Apple Cheeks
05-22-2008, 02:27 AM
I am a fanatic of all things Harry Potter, Star Wars, and The X-Files.

*geek*

:dancer: Fellow geek here!



I'm probably worse than you, though: I used to go to Star Trek conventions in costume! :o :sssh:

just keep swimming
05-22-2008, 02:35 AM
Ooh, September 23 is my birthday! Yeah, that's irrelevant... I am definitely a sucker for all things Harry Potter and Star Wars as well.

On another somewhat related note, I studied abroad in Italy last year, and before I went, to refresh my Italian, I bought Sorcerer's Stone in Italian. Some of the translations are super funny, like for the made-up words. Like "muggles" is "babbani." No idea why.

Apple Cheeks
05-22-2008, 02:48 AM
I wonder if "muggles" sounds like something naughty in Italian? :o



P.s. I am jealous that you can speak that language! It's one of two (French being the other one) that I would love to learn.

aphil
05-22-2008, 09:12 AM
:dancer: Fellow geek here!

I'm probably worse than you, though: I used to go to Star Trek conventions in costume! :o :sssh:

Actually...my husband and I are members of the 501st, which is the worldwide (professional, movie quality) Star Wars costuming group-we work SECURITY at the conventions, and do the parades, etc. We make our own costumes as well from scratch...here are pics of me and my husband. He is the one standing, being goofy for the camera. (Backstage getting dressed for a promotional event...)

tamaralynn
05-22-2008, 09:18 AM
My friend will be in her heaven...

She has every harry potter cover "version" in english, french, japanese, chinese...etc She has the children's cover, the adult cover etc etc.

She's still waiting to get the few languages for the last release (#7).

preetyladyserenity
05-22-2008, 10:00 AM
I think it really depends with me. I ordered Deathly Hallows before it even got a name. Pretty much the day HBP was out, I went to the lady keeping the names and said to her "Please sign my name and and phone number again for when you order the last book (since I live in Cyprus, the English versions are ordered to come on the day the English version is released). Being extremely geeky I would order it if the extra scene had something to do with Snape (yep a fangirl of his since book 1). -_-0

Lovely
05-22-2008, 10:00 AM
Actually...my husband and I are members of the 501st, which is the worldwide (professional, movie quality) Star Wars costuming group-we work SECURITY at the conventions, and do the parades, etc. We make our own costumes as well from scratch...here are pics of me and my husband. He is the one standing, being goofy for the camera. (Backstage getting dressed for a promotional event...)

Okay so that's really elfing cool!

frogponder
05-22-2008, 10:26 AM
Wow!
How do they make the storm troopers costumes,
it looks like they have to be cast?

k :)

aphil
05-22-2008, 10:42 AM
frogponder-yes, the hard armor pieces have to be cast. After that, there is lots of painting, drilling, sewing, sanding, installing, electrical doohickeys, and other things involved.

It took months to do each of our costumes...

Apple Cheeks
05-22-2008, 11:17 AM
That's pretty cool! :yes: