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Marilyn Monroe’s Reading Challenge
So… how’d you do? Or should I say how’d you do in comparison to Marilyn Monroe? The online Monroe fan club Everlasting Star used photographs, interviews, and a Christie’s auction catalogue to come up with a list of more than 400 books in her possession.
Well this Summer is basically coming to a close. I definitely did not do what I wanted to do
=(. I did my 7 day HP challenge but I felt like I could have done more challenges. Perhaps Fall will bring good things =D I always liked reading with a big hoodie on..
Anyone up for a challenge? ;)
So apparently J.K. Rowling posted a short story on July 8 and I was unaware of it! I should have known especially since I have a Pottermore account and I did everything to gain early access when the contest was available (which I won). Here is the short story for those who haven't read it. Proceed with extreme caution. Your hatred for Rita Skeeter will increase as your read the story. Ughhhh... She really knows how to press my buttons and she's only a character..
Dumbledore’s Army Reunites at Quidditch World Cup Final
By the Daily Prophet’s Gossip Correspondent, Rita Skeeter
There are celebrities – and then there are celebrities. We’ve seen many a famous face from the wizarding world grace the stands here in the Patagonian Desert – Ministers and Presidents, Celestina Warbeck, controversial American wizarding band The Bent-Winged Snitches – all have caused flurries of excitement, with crowd members scrambling for autographs and even casting Bridging Charms to reach the VIP boxes over the heads of the crowd.
But when word swept the campsite and stadium that a certain gang of infamous wizards (no longer the fresh-faced teenagers they were in their heyday, but nevertheless recognisable) had arrived for the final, excitement was beyond anything yet seen. As the crowd stampeded, tents were flattened and small children mown down. Fans from all corners of the globe stormed towards the area where members of Dumbledore’s Army were rumoured to have been sighted, desperate above all else for a glimpse of the man they still call the Chosen One.
The Potter family and the rest of Dumbledore’s Army have been given accommodation in the VIP section of the campsite, which is protected by heavy charms and patrolled by Security Warlocks. Their presence has ensured large crowds along the cordoned area, all hoping for a glimpse of their heroes. At 3pm today they got their wish when, to the accompaniment of loud screams, Potter took his young sons James and Albus to visit the players’ compound, where he introduced them to Bulgarian Seeker Viktor Krum.
About to turn 34, there are a couple of threads of silver in the famous Auror’s black hair, but he continues to wear the distinctive round glasses that some might say are better suited to a style-deficient twelve-year-old. The famous lightning scar has company: Potter is sporting a nasty cut over his right cheekbone. Requests for information as to its provenance merely produced the usual response from the Ministry of Magic: ‘We do not comment on the top secret work of the Auror department, as we have told you no less than 514 times, Ms. Skeeter.’ So what are they hiding? Is the Chosen One embroiled in fresh mysteries that will one day explode upon us all, plunging us into a new age of terror and mayhem?
Or does his injury have a more humble origin, one that Potter is desperate to hide? Has his wife perhaps cursed him? Are cracks beginning to show in a union that the Potters are determined to promote as happy? Should we read anything into the fact that his wife Ginevra has been perfectly happy to leave her husband and children behind in London whilst reporting on this tournament? The jury is out on whether she really had the talent or experience to be sent to the Quidditch World Cup (jury’s back in – no!!!) but let’s face it, when your last name is Potter, doors open, international sporting bodies bow and scrape, and Daily Prophet editors hand you plum assignments.
FOR THE COMPLETE STORY go to Pottermore.com and go to The Daily Prophet from July 8
I know I haven't been on booklikes in a few days. I finished all 7 books in 7 days! It was a lot harder than I thought.. Especially when the books started getting thick. I absolutely loved this challenge! Reading Harry Potter for a week was like reading it for the first time. it was such a great feeling.!! WOHOOOOO!!!!
So I finally finished this book! yes I know. It took me long enough right? So as I was saying in my previous post, I originally watched the movie first (which is very rare for me). I Think the movie was pretty good. I'm into the bloody, and gory movies. So I found out that it was a book first (Surprise!). The first time I started this book I was just so disappointed. For some reason I went to the city and I passed by an Indie Bookstore and there was a free shelf in the front. This book was there. I picked it up and decided to read it. I actually like the book way better than the movie. It started off a little slow compared to the movie. It was so worth it though!
I don't want to say too much about it in case no one has seen the movie or read the book yet. The ending of the book was epic! The ending of the movie.. ehh... Overall I recommend this book. The story is definitely original. I mean how many authors turn plants into these flesh eating monsters?
The Ruins by Scott Smith is just as disturbing as the movie. I'm about 100 pages away from the ending and I really like it so far! I don't usually watch the movie first.. but I do wish that they actually followed the book. One minor detail just changes everything! Now I don't feel so bad reading the book after watching the movie. My face when movie's are so off..