Thursday, June 30, 2011

Guest Blogger: Monica of The Bibliophilic Book Blog



Today I welcome Monica from The Bibliophilic Book Blog! She is currently spending a year in Korea, serving in the US military. Put down your bags, pull up a chair and tell me a story!



I had no idea what to write about so I was random.

Exactly How Obsessed with Harry Potter am I?


1.
I have a Harry Potter bed spread and throw blanket. (I live alone currently, hubs would say NO)


2. I own the full hard covers series in the American and British editions.


3.
My computer backdrop is the Weasley family tree.




4. I own every single movie out, and will see the new one on opening day.


5. I saw the last movie on opening day TWICE, and then three more times after that.



6. I own a complete collection of journals fashioned like HP school books.


7. I can pretty much answer any HP question that is posed to me and love to turn people on to the books.


8.
I have been to the midnight release of each book from number 5-7.


Why am I so obsessed might you ask?


I grew up with Harry Potter, we literally grew up together. I started reading book one and two at 13 and then so on and so forth. I loved this series and I continue to love it more and more every time I read it. My favorite book in the series is number 3, Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban. My favorite characters in the series are Sirius or Lupin, neither of them are exactly what they appear and I love that in a character. I have an unusual fascination with Snape even though he is not my favorite character. I knew there was something fishy about him from the beginning. I know this may seem crazy but it can't be helped, I am obsessed what can I say?



Thank you for stopping by today Monica and sharing your love of Harry Potter with us!



Theme Thursday (19)

Theme Thursdays


Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event hosted by Reading Between Pages that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.


This week’s theme is – JULY 4TH (Celebrations, Independence, Freedom, Flag, Fireworks etc.)


"For what? My freedom? My life?" I was still reeling from the confession of his feelings. Discovering I was the subject of an international dialogue was putting me over the edge.





Future Favorites (47)


Future Favorites is an awesome blog feature over at Electrifying Reviews. I post about a book that is yet-to-be-released and that I can't wait to read!





Everblue by Brenda Pandos:
Release Date: July 31, 2011 by Obsidian Mountain Publishing

Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.

Ashlyn is about to discover what she’d thought to be true her whole life, wasn’t, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever.