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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 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 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.. 😉

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! :  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: 

Week #1 – 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  – 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  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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