She Turned Me Into a Newt
Thanks to Galleycat I've discovered that Forbes has created a special report on the publishing industry. Never assume that publishing news will bypass kidlit info, my friends. Sometimes that's where you get the choicest nuggets.
They featured a piece on Harry Potter book burnings recently that didn't seem to touch on anything new at first. Then I saw that it mentioned Ray Bradbury's take on the burning of Harry Potter. Regarding a pastor who was doing "cuttings" of the books:
Nicely put. The mention of the Royal Library of Alexandria in the article seems a bit of a stretch but otherwise it's not a bad piece.
"He [Taylor] doesn't know what witchcraft is," says Bradbury. "It's about wits. There's nothing wrong with the Potter books, because they're not promoting witchcraft. They're promoting being wise."