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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling #potterspeedread

It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys’ house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can’t quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys’ of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks’ time? Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine…

J.K. Rowling charts Harry Potter’s latest adventures in his sixth year at Hogwarts with consummate skill and in breathtaking fashion.

Week 6 is coming to a close! Here’s what I thought about the book!! What did you think?

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling!! #potterspeedread

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…

Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.

Find out what I thought about week 5 of the #potterspeedread !! What did you think?!?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling!

Harry Potter is midway through both his training as a wizard and his coming of age. Harry wants to get away from the pernicious Dursleys and go to the International Quidditch Cup with Hermione, Ron, and the Weasleys. He wants to dream about Cho Chang, his crush (and maybe do more than dream). He wants to find out about the mysterious event that supposed to take place at Hogwarts this year, an event involving two other rival schools of magic, and a competition that hasn’t happened for hundreds of years. He wants to be a normal, fourteen-year-old wizard. But unfortunately for Harry Potter, he’s not normal – even by wizarding standards.
And in his case, different can be deadly.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

All Harry Potter wants is to get away from the Dursleys and go back to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby – who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects… Harry Potter himself.

Hey Guys!! Welcome to the second video for ourΒ #PotterSpeedReadΒ Harry Potter Read-A-Thon!! Here’s some thoughts on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets…and some other stuff and things!!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling!

Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy. He lives with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who are mean to him and make him sleep in a cupboard under the stairs. (Dudley, however, has two bedrooms, one to sleep in and one for all his toys and games.) Then Harry starts receiving mysterious letters and his life is changed forever. He is whisked away by a beetle-eyed giant of a man and enrolled at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The reason: Harry Potter is a wizard! The first book in the “Harry Potter” series makes the perfect introduction to the world of Hogwarts.

Still figuring out the whole editing thing guys…but I think I’m getting better.. πŸ˜‰

I had a blast re-reading this book!! I cant wait to dive into the next!! Don’t forget to use those hashtags when you’re chatting about your Harry Potter thoughts!!

For more info on the Read-a-Thon check out this post! : Β https://thepickypagesproject.com/2016/06/14/harry-potter-read-a-thon/

 

Harry Potter Read-A-Thon!!!

Okay folks!! Here we go!!

In celebration of the new Harry Potter book coming out on July 31st, 2016, Thepickypagesproject.com and Buzzonbooks.com are hosting a Harry Potter Read-A-Thon!! Yaaay!! We are going to attempt to read a Harry Potter book a week!! Thats a lot…..but I think we can do it!!
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Participate!! Because we love sharing!! and we love you!!! And your thoughts!! and feelings!! And Opinions!! and Harry Potter and the gang!! …Obviously.
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A Book A Week Time Line:Β 

Week #1 –Β Now! to June 18th – Harry Potter and Philosophers stone

Week #2 – June 19th to June 25th – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Week #3 – June 26th to July 2nd – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Week #4 – July 3rd to July 9th Β – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Week #5 – July 10th to July 16th – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Week #6 – July 17th to July 23rd- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Week #7 – July 24th to July 30th – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Don’t worry too much about the time line…just keep reading!! If you are done reading the first book on the 3rd day of week Β 1 …jump into book number 2!! You might need that head start when it gets down to the wire! If you’re a slower reader and you need more that a week…Just keep reading!! Keep participating!! Enjoy the ride!! As long as you’re reading Harry Potter Books…you are succeeding!!
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#PotterSpeedRead is the hashtag that we will be using to talk about the Read-A-Thon!! Use it to tell us how far along you are, favorite quotes, thoughts and feelings!! Go ahead and use if for pictures as well!! I know I will be throwing it out there on Instagram!!

Use the hashtag #BackToHogwarts if you are like me and are RE-READING the Harry Potter Series!!

#LearningToWizard is the hashtag for all of you Harry Potter Newbies!! You lucky ducks!! Do you even know how many people wish they could experience the Harry Potter Series for the first time all over again??

On your mark….get set…READ!!!
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