Thursday, July 2, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [70]


This is a meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows.The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Click the links to the blogs to see how to join up &  upcoming topics.

If you could change one thing in book 1 what would it be?




This is a tough choice. If the first one wasn't fantastic, the hordes of rabid fans would never have continued reading through the series.

Every little bit of the first one was an introduction to these fascinating characters and the world in which Harry is thrust into.

My least favorite part of the book is Quirrell. The focus is off him during the story and Snape is spotlighted as the bad guy. Obviously he had an incredible mind or else he wouldn't have been the only one to find Voldemort. I feel that the 'good' side who didn't believe Voldemort was gone would have been searching as well to end him for good. What happens though is that by the time we do find out what was happening with Quirrell, it's hard to believe he would be good at being bad. This stuttering fool found Voldemort and helped hatch this plan to get the Sorcerer's stone? It seems far-fetched. Believe me I love that as readers we have no clue who the bad guy is, but I do wish that we would've gotten some insight into his intelligence and despicable nature other than the conversation with him at the end. That way we wouldn't have thought he was the bad guy, but at least better believed him capable of it.


What would you change?






Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Cover Scramble [124]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until I'm posting the next one to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.


I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads.






Thursday, June 25, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [69]


This is a meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows.The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Click the links to the blogs to see how to join up &  upcoming topics.

If you had to use one, which unforgivable curse do you use?





Oh this is one of those that I really wouldn't want to do either.

Since we saw the destruction wrought from the Cruciatus curse done to the Longbottom family and the hurt that left behind for Neville, I definitely wouldn't want any part of that.

I also wouldn't want to kill anyone.

I pick the Imperius curse. At least I could have that argument in my head to fall back on that I would 'only be controlling someone for the greater good'. I also know that I wouldn't make anyone do anything horrendous. Yep, I'd go with the safe one that hopefully wouldn't leave as much of a lasting scar.


Which unforgivable curse would you choose?






Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sunday Cover Scramble [123]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until I'm posting the next one to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.


I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads.






Thursday, June 18, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [68]


This is a meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts and Lunar Rainbows.The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Click the links to the blogs to see how to join up &  upcoming topics.

Which Death Eater would you be?





Truth is, I wouldn't want to be any of the Death Eaters.

Bellatrix Lestrange is certifiably insane and hungry for blood.
Lucius Malfoy thinks he's better than everyone else, but in actuality is a coward.
Peter Pettigrew is a no-spine-having coward that betrays those closest to him.
Fenrir Greyback viciously attacks children, turning them to werewolves.

The list goes on and on, but what they all appear to have in common is:
1) no regard for other's lives
2) putting themselves before anyone else
3) cowardliness

There are 2 among the Death Eaters that have exceptionally good qualities. Snape works on the side of good, deep uncover with the Death Eaters and Voldemort. I do not envy his life at all so I would not want it. He is constantly living a lie and only one man really knows him. All the good people accuse him of being bad and all the bad accuse him of not being bad enough. He continuously saved Harry and kept that up even to his last breath. He was so full of bitterness and resentment though for living this life and never getting the love and child that he wanted for himself. So while he is my favorite Death Eater, I wouldn't really want to be him at all.

Regulus Black on the other hand learned later what Voldemort was planning and did what he could to act against him. He turned to the side of good at the end and tried to help in a way that he could with the locket. However, he is dead.

So if I had to choose one, I'd either be Snape or Black.

Which Death Eater would you be?






Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blog Tour: Trailer and Signed Paperback Giveaway - Devil's Daughter (Lucinda's Pawnshop #1)



Welcome to my stop on the Devil's Daughter Tour. 



About the Authors


Hope Schenk-de Michele and Paul Marquez have been best friends and television producing partners for more than four decades. They both grew up in Los Angeles, California and share a passion for mystery and science fiction. This passion lead them to create the forever young and beautiful daughter of darkness, Lucinda. To assist in bringing Lucinda's story into the literary world, they enlisted the help of New York Times best-selling science fiction and fantasy author Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Maya is the author of more than a dozen novels, and the co-author of The Last Jedi: Star Wars (Star Wars: Coruscant Nights - Legends). All three reside in California.




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Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday Cover Scramble [122]



Let's have some fun! I am going to post covers on here every Sunday that are scrambled up graphically, making it hard to tell what cover it is. I would like your guesses on what cover you think I've posted. I won't answer you until I'm posting the next one to let you know if you are right, allowing others to guess as well. Some will be hard, and others may be easy. Let me know in the comments if you'd like some more hints and I'll offer some more if no one guesses it correctly.


I am pulling covers off the Most Popular Page on Goodreads.