Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [205]



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, February 16, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [122]


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.

Favorite Molly Weasley Moment


Molly Weasley is THE mom of the book and one of the reasons The Weasley Family is the ultimate wizarding family. I love her fierce disciplining side when the boys steal the car and then the 180 switch to 'I'm very pleased to see you, Harry, dear'. She welcomed him into her large family with open arms and realized that he needed a gentle loving hand so that's what she gave him.

I love the fact that Harry realizes that Molly does consider him family. She cares so much about all of them as evidenced by her clock and that boggart that she couldn't get rid of, but when she tells Sirius 'he's as good as', I think that really hit home for him. Though he wasn't really wanting an overprotective parent in that moment.

However, my favorite moment other than THE moment of 'Not my daughter, you Bitch!' is when she accepts Fleur. I don't think she thought anyone was good enough for her Bill so she wasn't the same with Fleur as she was with Harry, and didn't immediately welcome her into the family. She thought Fleur may have ulterior motives so when Fleur showed her true colors, I was glad to see Molly switch stances. This is my favorite Fleur moment as well:

‘You thought I would not weesh to marry him? Or per’aps, you ’oped?’ said Fleur, her nostrils flaring. ‘What do I care how ’e looks? I am good-looking enough for both of us, I theenk! All these scars show is zat my husband is brave! And I shall do zat!’ she added fiercely, pushing Mrs Weasley aside and snatching the ointment from her.
Mrs Weasley fell back against her husband and watched Fleur mopping up Bill’s wounds with a most curious expression upon her face. Nobody said anything; Harry did not dare move. Like everybody else, he was waiting for the explosion.
‘Our Great Auntie Muriel,’ said Mrs Weasley after a long pause, ‘has a very beautiful tiara – goblin-made – which I am sure I could persuade her to lend you for the wedding. She is very fond of Bill, you know, and it would look lovely with your hair.’
‘Thank you,’ said Fleur stiffly. ‘I am sure zat will be lovely.’
And then – Harry did not quite see how it happened – both women were crying and hugging each other.

Which is your favorite? 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [204]



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.




Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [203]



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, February 2, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [121]


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.

Favorite Quote from Goblet of Fire


There are so many great quotes from the entire series, not to mention Goblet of Fire so I could be here all day. I'll just put a few of my favorites:

"No good sittin' worryin' abou' it," he said. "What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does.”  - Hagrid

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”  - Sirius

“I am what I am, an’ I’m not ashamed. 'Never be ashamed,’ my ol’ dad used ter say, ‘there’s some who’ll hold it against you, but they’re not worth botherin’ with.”  - Hagrid

“Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right." - Dumbledore

Which is your favorite? 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sunday Cover Scramble [202]



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, January 26, 2017

Harry Potter Moment of the Week [120]


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.

I hope everyone is fantastic! I've been busy this week with work and some school events for Zane. I'm hoping to get some relaxing in this weekend.

Which character do you think should have been played by a different actor?



We've discussed and appear to agree that the change of Dumbledore from Richard Harris to Michael Gambin had quite an impact on the character and how far he appeared to stray during The Goblet of Fire.

Other than that, can we all agree that the casting for the movies was spectacular? Especially for Bellatrix and McGonagall, I could not imagine better actresses to portray them.

So, let's talk about another one that bothers me more on aesthetics. Ginny Weasley. Now, let me be clear, I am a Bonnie Wright fan. I feel like she was an excellent actress and a beautiful girl. I DO think they did not do her character any justice in the films, but I digress. What bothered me was minor and it's the fact that she's taller than Harry. Of course girls can date guys shorter than them and vice versa, but Ginny was specifically described as short and that Harry was taller than her. So nothing show stopping or that they could've predicted while going in, but it would've fit the character better for her to have been portrayed by a shorter actress.

Which would you choose?