Friday, February 27, 2009

Smackdown at the Library

From the PI:

"Be prepared for lightning bolts and bared fangs as teens square off to defend their literary faves March 21 in "The Great Debate: Harry Potter vs. Twilight." Co-sponsored by Seattle Public Library and TEAM READ, the free event is intended to settle (or not) the burning issue of which mega-selling fantasy series reigns supreme. As teen services librarian Jennifer Bisson put it, "Fans of the series should come watch some of Seattle's best and bright youth in a 'cage match' debate over which series is truly the best!" The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the central library's Microsoft Auditorium. Information: goto.seattlepi.com/r1992."

Admission is free and snacks will be provided.

Oh please...it's Harry Potter. Flame on.

5 comments:

Charlie Mas said...

Ha! This is wonderful! We can only hope that it will be in the spirit and style of the Great Latke-Hamantash Debate.

h2o girl said...

Ooh, I love this! Thanks for posting about it, Melissa.

SolvayGirl1972 said...

Sounds like great fun. I know my 13-yr-old thought the last Twilight book was..."not much better than fan fiction."

AutismMom said...

Common willya. My 8 yo has read both of these series, in whole and in part, more than 3 times. My child was censored from 3rd grade for the Twilights. I was proud my child could earn an easy charm for the "censored book charm bracelet", without the pain of having to slog through the Grapes of Wrath. No I had nothing to do with the book choice. Harry Potter wins, hands down. No contest.

seattle citizen said...

thinking...if I wrote a book that had vampire wizards...I'd be rich!