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Branching out

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In this post: Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen

Amy asks:
Name a book you love in a genre you normally don’t care for. What made you decide to read it? Did it make you want to try more in that genre?
Harry Potter, and I ended up reading all seven books in the series. Broomsticks and cauldrons, wands and potions, what in the name of Merlin's beard are they?.... I recall my own snigger at these things; look up my book shelf where the books are lovingly piled, and think of telling the sister-in-law how she influenced me to read HP.

Because I'm sure she has no idea what she's done. She was holding a wineglass in one hand and HP2 in the other over a meal during one family get-together. The cover I saw was of Harry dangling from the flying car above the Yorkshire Moors. I wouldn't have been curious if she was a ninth grader, but she's a medical doctor. Okay, she's a globe trotter too so maybe it was a book she did not finish from some trans-atlantic flight,…

Live in

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In this post: Booking Through Thursday and Thursday Thirteen

abookandashortlatte1 asks
If you had to choose to live within a novel, which would it be?
Without much ado Harry Potter's Hogwarts! What a place to explore! I'd like to transfigure arrogant Malfoy into a cross-eyed cockroach. *kidding* And when I feel like cutting Snape's class I'll hang out at Hagrid's hut. Then during summers head to The Burrow. As Ron Weasley says, "it's not much, but it's home."

Thursday 13: My favorite places in Harry Potter
1. Hogwartsthe moving staircases and all the magic learning!
2. The Burrow 'dilapidated and standing only by magic' ah!... wonderful
3. Hogsmeade Village appeals to the country girl in me
3. Madam Puddifoot's is where we will have high tea
4. Diagon Alley shop til I drop
5. Shell Cottagea newly-weds' home must be sweet and lovely
6. Weasley's Wizard Wheezes I want their anti-acne cream
7. Honeyduke's Sweetshop for my sweet to…

Beyond the reach of any magic

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Lumos Maxima! A bored muggle needed sufficient light to pore over the final Harry Potter book not once but twice, thrice or Voldy knows how many times. Yes, we can say the name now. These are lines I remember from The Deathly Hallows for reasons bubbling with toads and whiskers in my cauldron recently:

1. All's fair in love and war and this is a bit of both.
- Ron Weasley

2. Mudblood and proud of it!
- Hermione Granger

3. Of course it is happening in your head, but why on earth should that mean it is not real?
- Albus Dumbledore to Harry

4. I think the answer is: a circle that has no beginning.
- Luna Lovegood

5. We teachers are rather good in magic you know.
- Minerva McGonagall

6. We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter's the one, And Voldy's gone moldy, so now let's have fun!
- Peeves

7. It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle bec…