Archive for August, 2011

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 16 & 17

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone[By J.K. Rowling]

We’re back after a brief hiatus. Comment here on chapters 16 and17 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, in which Harry and company learn, for the first time, that Voldemort’s favorite time to attack is finals week.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 11-15

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone[By J.K. Rowling]

Chapters 11-15 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, in which Harry plays quidditch, celebrates Christmas, does quite a bit of snooping, and serves detention with his rag-tag band. Somehow, detention was not scored with “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

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The Gray Wolf Throne

By Cinda Williams Chima [LibraryThingGoodreads]

After a perilous journey back to her homeland, Princess Raisa of the Fells must reclaim the throne that is hers by birthright. But her political opponents want her dead and her more malleable younger sister on the throne, and the Clans are ready to go to war to prevent that from happening. Raisa must figure out a way to live long enough to be crowned, quell civil war, and protect her queendom from the war that is raging just outside her borders.

Meanwhile, ex-thief-turned-wizard Hanson Allister has just learned that the girl he knew – and loved – as Rebecca is the princess he is sworn to protect…and the daughter of the queen he blames for the death of his family. It’s his job to keep her alive, but he’s no longer sure he even wants to.

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 6-10

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [By J.K. Rowling]

Chapters 6-10 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, in which Harry heads off to Hogwarts, meets Ron(!) and Hermione(!), has an unpleasant encounter with Snape, flies for the first time, and fights a troll. Just like my first week of middle school!

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, Chapters 1-5

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone[By J.K. Rowling]

Chapters 1-5 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, in which we meet Harry Potter and his unpleasant adoptive family, and Harry meets Hagrid, discovers the hidden truth about his parents, and goes on the greatest birthday shopping spree of all time.

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