Before we get to the main part of this week's blog post, as usual, here are some bookish links that I have stumbled across lately. Not as varied as they have been in the past, but I've been studying for an exam (due today, I hope it goes well!) Off we go.
Have some old children's books lying around that are too dog-eared or too battered to give to charity? Why not make a birdhouse
out of it instead? A very green idea.
Nick Hornby would like to inspire Britain's children between 8-18 to GET WRITING and he has done this by opening a Ministry of Stories
and a monster shop. I think it's a fantastic idea.
Barack Obama, not just the President of the United States, but also children's author. Read a review
Do you like to read? Are you on Twitter? If you answered 'yes' to both of those questions, then are you aware of #fridayreads
? All you do is tell everyone what you're reading on a Friday and you could win prizes. As lots of people take part in it, it's a fun and social way to check out which books people are reading.
And now onto Harry Potter...
I think it's fair to say that a lot of us love the Harry Potter series, myself included. A lot of us have grown up with it, read the books, watched the movies. I think nerdfighters love talking about it as well. (Which house would the sorting hat put you in?) I must admit, I didn't start reading the book until the 4th book came out but I was instantly hooked. I bought the next two books at midnight when they were released and the Harry Potter movies are the only movies that I must watch at the cinema as soon as they're out. (What did you guys think of Part One? I laughed, I cried, I was scared silly!)
We all hold on to some Harry Potter memories, don't we? Whether it's midnight releases, dressing up for the movie premieres, where we were and how we were affected when our favourite characters died. The forums are full of Harry Potter related discussion threads .. who are favourite character is, whose death made you the saddest. After reading several blog posts written about nerdfighter thoughts on the new moviethis past week and one moving post about how Harry Potter gave hope to a nerdfighter who had been bullied and friendless, I thought I'd open this post up for your thoughts and comments. On the series, on the new movie. Who would say is the biggest Harry Potter fan?
If you don't like the Harry Potter books or the movies, then instead you can talk about your favourite and least favourite book to movie adaptations instead?
So, let it spill. Any Harry Potter memories you'd like to share with us all.