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06 February 2010 @ 08:39 am
Oh my. I guess I forgot entirely about this--but January is already over! Whew! That went by fast...

...How was everybody's goal? ^___^"
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07 January 2010 @ 02:58 pm
So, how far are you so far? (I'm on page 100 of PoA!)
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03 January 2010 @ 10:09 pm
Hello, Muggle-folk!

Now that we have most of our crew on board (a small group--but everyone is welcome to jump in!), why don't we do introductions? I know some of these questions were in the meme as well, but no harm in asking again!

Just reply to this post with the following info:

1. What's your name (or the name you go by online)?
2. What's your favorite HP book?
3. Tell us a bit about yourself. Weird quirks/interesting habits?
4. Nerdiest/most drastic HP fan moment?
5. Lastly, what book/page are you currently on? 

Don't forget to meet and greet your fellow readers on this post :D

Cheers!
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01 January 2010 @ 05:23 pm
Since anyone who wants to join is probably still considering or not too far along yet, here's a getting-to-know-you HP meme to pass away the time with! Hope it speaks to your inner Harry Potter fan!

Just copy and paste in a comment with your answers:

The Books in Order from Favorite to Least Favorite:
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How Long You Have Been a HP Fan?Number of Midnight Releases You Have Attended:

Favorite HP Website:

Character You’re Most Like:

House You Think You’d Be Sorted Into:

Your Patronus Would Be A:

To You, Amortentia Would Smell Like:

You’d Use Felix Felicis To:

The Job You Would Most Like to Try:

The Movies in Order from Favorite to Least Favorite:
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Favorite HP Actress/Actor:
Number of Times You Have Read the Series:

Three Favorite Characters:

Three Least Favorite Characters:

Favorite Magical Creature:

Favorite Villain:

Favorite Diagon Alley Location:

Three Favorite Spells:

Three Favorite Potions:

Favorite Mode of Transportation:

Favorite Order Member:

Favorite Class:

Favorite Teacher:

Least Favorite Teacher:

Favorite Hogsmeade Location:

Which Character You’d Ask to the Yule Ball:

Which Character You’d Like to Use a Love Potion On:

Which Character You’d Like to Use Veritaserum On:

Enjoy!
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31 December 2009 @ 09:52 pm
Hello, fellow Potter-heads! Hope you're all having a wonderful Muggle new year wherever you are in the world!

I know, didn't expect to ever see us back again, did you? Vanished quicker than Death Eaters in a Vanishing Cabinet, didn't we?

Well, what better way to celebrate the holidays (and our re-Apparation) than being a part of...

The HP Holiday Rereading Marathon!


That's right! The idea is to kick-start this community by rereading the entire series--yes, you read right, the entire whopping series that we all fell in love with so long ago--over the holidays!

There aren't any rules this time about how much you should be reading at any given time, so feel free to read and pitch in to the community whenever you like. For the sake of agreement, I'm setting the target date to finish the series as January 31st. This gives you exactly one month to pwn this series (like the 7th book where Molly Weasley pwned...well, I'll let you finish that sentence yourself).

Oh, and I'm actually reading the series myself now (I just finished the first book--six more to go!), so I'll be updating stuff on this community and my own LJ regardless :]

So, to recap:
- Comment on this post and join in on the HP rereading fun starting on January 1, 2010 at midnight (in whatever time zone you're in)!
- Reread the series by (target goal) January 31st
- Keep us updated on your progress! I'll try and make daily or at least every-other-day posts with fun HP-related stuff for all participants to do and you can comment there
- Possible prizes for those who complete this marathon (any suggestions?)

Good luck, Potter fans, and happy new year!
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17 November 2008 @ 08:15 pm
I'm sorry to say that we're shutting down for now. Everyone's too busy with their personal lives, huh? ^.~  I mean, look how long it took for me to even put up this message. Oh well. It was a nice idea while it lasted, and that's what's supposed to count.

Thanks for participating. There's a chance we might started again during Christmas break... or summer vacation... or when we're all old and bored with watching daytime soaps.

If you'd like to begin again, leave a comment. And when everyone else is free (probably summer?) we'll start discussing again. Remember that your life should come first. (And next time will hopefully be better.)

Thanks again! ~Sandra
 
 
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26 October 2008 @ 09:05 pm
Sorry guys, no summary up from me today or tomorrow (okay, I'll admit it, I haven't even read chapter 3 yet) I have three midterms this week that I'm no where near prepared for, I just remembered that today was my day to post.  Seriously, I've been studying for over 12 hours, my brain is complete mush.  So, short form I'm going on hiatus until next week.  Sorry!
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Current Music: The Hell Song-Sum 41
 
 
24 October 2008 @ 10:57 pm
Y'know, I think there's probably something about this community that we can improve on to make it more interactive...I'm probably not the best example because I post and jet back [presumably, to work] without doing much else, but does anyone have any suggestions?

Chapter 5Collapse )
Treacle Tart for Thought:

"Whomping Willow" is an example of one of the many cases of alliteration that Rowling uses. Can you think of any other favorites that are used throughout the books?

The introduction of the Whomping Willow obviously foreshadows some events in the third book, and is used as a major rallying point for other parts in the series. Where can you remember the Whomping Willow (or anything related to it) showing up again in other books, and how is it used? (^^ I don't really remember myself, so I'm kind of curious!)

Once again, Rowling brings up the issue of Snape not getting the DADA job (see passage below). Why do you think Dumbledore is so reluctant to give him the job, even though he later insists that he completely trusts him? Do you think that the other choices for DADA were better (or safer) candidates than Snape? How do we explain Dumbledore's mistake in appointing Quirrell in the first book?

Favorite Passage:
"Maybe he's ill!" said Ron hopefully.
"Maybe he's left," said Harry, "because he missed out on the Defense Against Dark Arts job again!"
"Or he might have been sacked!" said Ron enthusiastically. "I mean, everyone hates him--"
"Or maybe," said a very cold voice right behind them, "he's waiting to hear why you two didn't arrive on the school train."
Harry spun around.

 
 
 
23 October 2008 @ 10:16 pm
I absolutely adore this chapter--the one where Gilderoy Lockhart, new Defense Against Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts and complete nitwit, gets introduced! But I'm getting a little ahead of myself.

Chapter 4Collapse )So, everybody can spot the foreshadowing now that we're rereading the series--does this change the way that the series is constructed! How do you think Rowling used the events of these early books to her best advantage in crafting the later ones?

 
 
23 October 2008 @ 11:55 am
The post for the next chapter will be coming up tonight--but I do think that some changes need to be made! Remember, guys, that this community depends on your input; and while I'm not following up on everything as well as I should be (x___X The reading isn't coming along well...), I do think that everyone should at least make an effort to keep up. Okay?

Let's get this community going!
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