Friday, July 13, 2007

A Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Contest

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsLast fall when J.K. Rowling announced the title of the last Harry Potter novel I did a list of my predictions for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and wouldn't you know it, I'm still getting comments and visits on that post with people adding their two cents on what's going to happen.

Well we're down to the final week people and to sweeten the wait I'm hosting a small contest.

I want you to guess the last word of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That's right, the very last word. We've tossed this around our dinner table a bit and have come up with our own thoughts but I'd like to see what you have to say.

To play along, leave a comment below with your prediction, putting the one word in quotation marks so there's no confusion as to which word you mean. I will accept entries until Friday morning July 20th at 1 am Alaska time and you can enter as many times as you'd like (each in a separate comment please) but it's first-come-first-serve. Whoever claims a word first gets it so check the comments to see if the one you fancy has been taken. There are nearly 900,000 words in the language so there's plenty to go around.

Your word must match exactly--spelled exactly the way it is in the last sentence of the last paragraph of the last page just before the last period. I'm going to have to be picky so make sure you are a good speller. And it must be the last word of the main text, a "The End" or an epilogue doesn't count.

Why all these rules? Because I'm offering a prize, that's why! The first commenter to correctly guess the last word will get to choose between a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows or two tickets to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix via Fandango (now playing in theaters). If no one is able to guess it then I'll do a random drawing from all the entries.

I will announce the winner on Saturday night so check back to see if it was you. You'll need to then email me to claim your prize. I'm sorry but only U.S. residents are eligible for the prize--though don't let that stop you from adding your comment.

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James rocks said...

another guess is "time"

Thomas said...

GUESS IS "WELL"

Deb said...

beginning

Wendy said...

my guess is life

Wendy said...

guess: forever

Ashton7 said...

My guess is "lived"

Anonymous said...

"Dead" (as in, ___is dead.) "lived" (thast wat happened 2 the boy who lived)or " "ends" (this is where it all ends)

Anonymous said...

"scar"

Erin said...

"scar"

Erin said...

this is erin. i am also the anonomyous personwho entered a comment right before the one by erin. i know for an absolute fact that the last word is "scar" i have inside sources. all i ask is how the heck this cotest person is going to contact the winner. i sure as heck am not leaving my email address on the web. do you know how many scammers are out there???

Scribbit said...

Sorry Erin, but according to Yahoo, Rowling said in an interview in the last month or two that she changed the ending and the last word is no longer scar. Even if it was, if you'd notice about a gajillion other people already said scar for the same reason you did. Also, the post states the way the prize will be awarded and the winner contacted.

Corbin said...

"well"

Corbin said...

"lifetime"

Lord Purple said...

Harry Lives!!

Long Live Harry!!!

And not Windsor

Garrett said...

I pity that erin character.

Anonymous said...

"Never!"

Rebecca said...

I think the last word will be scar

ladydi115 said...

"well"

Justin said...

I guess
"disappeared"

Sheryl said...

Hallows or Lived

DawsonDm2 said...

my guess is...well.

DawsonDm2 said...

I'm going to guess again and say...lifetime.

Amber said...

Hallows

Amber said...

Hallows

Amber said...

You

Amber said...

and last one
"darkness"

Tera said...

How about "life" as in this is life.

Rasio said...

It's "well"; I just finished the book (I cheated, but I won't spoil more for you than that.)

angdj said...

scar

Anonymous said...

"And it must be the last word of the main text, a "The End" or an epilogue doesn't count."

"well" is the last word of the epilogue, not the main text.

Prasad said...

Death

Suzanne Reichel said...

Harry

Danielle said...

"hope."

Babystepper said...

"sun"

RandomGirl said...

"well"

Anonymous said...

"reunited" ... you never know ...

Christopher said...

know

Christopher said...

forget

Christopher said...

somehow

Christopher said...

how

Christopher said...

why

Christopher said...

endure

Christopher said...

mind

Christopher said...

wizard

Christopher said...

power

Christopher said...

read

Christopher said...

mature

Christopher said...

guess

Christopher said...

blame

Christopher said...

honor

Christopher said...

wrong

Christopher said...

right

Christopher said...

jeopardy

Christopher said...

next

Christopher said...

generation

Christopher said...

peace

Christopher said...

out

Christopher said...

be

Christopher said...

is

Christopher said...

final

Christopher said...

last

Christopher said...

good

Christopher said...

evil

Christopher said...

them

Christopher said...

us

Christopher said...

others

Christopher said...

finished

Christopher said...

more

Christopher said...

less

Christopher said...

just

Christopher said...

fair

Christopher said...

many

Christopher said...

times

Christopher said...

ago

Christopher said...

want

Christopher said...

accomplished

Christopher said...

brilliance

Christopher said...

offer

Christopher said...

you

Christopher said...

understanding

Christopher said...

life

Christopher said...

lives

Christopher said...

legend

Christopher said...

legendary

Christopher said...

quit

Christopher said...

quits

Christopher said...

hallows

Christopher said...

ruin

Christopher said...

too

Christopher said...

sense

Christopher said...

nothing

Christopher said...

else

Christopher said...

secure

Anonymous said...

I am a fifteen year old boy. I am a little Psychic, My guess is "death". Tim F.

Admonkey said...

"Hello"

Admonkey said...

"concluded"

Admonkey said...

"Hedwig"

Admonkey said...

okay last one.....
"snort"

Admonkey said...

okay so one more......
"serendipity"

Emily said...

"years"

ponyanddogshow486 said...

Harry

peggyprobus said...

"well"

Anonymous said...

li think it is well

Anonymous said...

http://stehomicide.wordpress.com/2007/07/21/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows/

Thomas said...

LAST WORD WAS "LIFETIME"

Anonymous said...

Found all the contents except photos
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/1280891

Anonymous said...

Retardo the last word is "again" i own the frickin book its not scar like she said ! owell..

Fimo said...

i guess " bye" .
haha

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