Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Harry's Done

I finished Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince last night. What do I think? Thanks for asking! To me, it is like your birthday when you are planning to go to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner that night. You don't want to eat too much during the day, but you do need something to hold you over. This book is like the fruit filled yogurt that you eat midafternoon - delicious, fortifying, and leaves you plenty to anticipate for the fancy meal ahead.

There were lots of good quotes in this one, and here is one of my favorites:

'You said to us once before,' said Hermione quietly, 'that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?'

We cannot read that quote without pairing it with one from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

But from that moment on, Hermione Granger became their friend. There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them. (p. 179).

Who wants some discussion questions?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Harry's Here

Ok, ok, so I finally got my British edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. But, I can't start until my homework is done! I will have to read it soon, however, for an upcoming book discussion.

If I didn't have to read it soon, I was thinking of reading a page a day, and then blogging about every page! What do you think? I would stretch out the fun until approximately April of 2007!!!

Here's a picture of what my copy looks like (thanks!). It's cute. I'll read fast, I promise!

Thursday, July 07, 2005

The Gospel According to Larry

So, while I have read A LOT of books recently, I have to post about this one ASAP. The Gospel According to Larry by Janet Tashjian is a textured, thought provoking read about a seventeen year-old who anonymously tries to change the world with sermons on a website and win the girl he loves, but ends up being the embodiment of everything he stands against.

Read it. It'll change your life for as long as you let it.

Then check out the real life website

It's inspired me to create a "Wired Reads" list. Post any suggestions you have!

We're Waiting Harry....

Check out this funny article from McSweeney's that might give you some insight to what will happen in the new book! (Clipped from The Big A Little A Blog).