Thursday, March 31, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#78)

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Favorite Seamus moment.

Aside from all the pyrotechnics he does, intentional or otherwise, I think my favorite Seamus moment is his admission to being really very wrong. In Order of the Phoenix, Seamus believed the smear campaign about Harry that the Ministry of Magic spread via the Daily Prophet.  He's a prick about it, which makes sense because it's likely that he's mostly just scared that what Harry said is true. It's one of those beautiful suck up your pride and admit you can be wrong moments.

After the Quibbler article was released, Seamus swallows his pride and makes a point of telling Harry that he believes him.  Then he starts showing up at DA meetings.  I love this kind of reconciliation.

"And unbelievably, no sooner had [Harry] arrived outside Transfiguration than something just as good happened: Seamus stepped out of the queue to face him.
 'I just wanted to say,' he mumbled, squinting at Harry's left knee, 'I believe you. And I've sent a copy of that magazine to me mum.'

Plus, I also love that Dean and Seamus are always together. Part of me would love to see something written from their point of view.  I mean, they're best friends who probably get into at least some mischief unrelated to Harry.  That would be very entertaining to read.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: My Most Recent 5 Stars

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Time to go to Goodreads... This is literally a full year of 5 star books.  I read the last book on the list at the end of March 2015.  I guess that tells you how picky I am when it comes to 5 Star ratings.

1. Runaways Vol. 3: The Good Die Young by Brian K. Vaughan
2. All The Light We Cannot See by Antony Doerr
3. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

4. Winter by Marissa Meyer
5. Trouble Is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly
6. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

7. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
8. Amulet Vol. 1: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

9. Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
10. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Friday, March 25, 2016

Notable Quotable: Jerry Spinelli (#116)

"If you learn to hate one or two persons... you'll soon hate millions of people."  
     --Love, Stargirl

Friday, March 18, 2016

Notable Quotable: Anthony Doer (#115)

"This, she realizes, is the basis of all fear.  That a light you are powerless to stop will turn on you and usher a bullet to its mark. 
     --All the Light We Cannot See

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#77)

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Who would your best friend be at Hogwarts?

I would love to say that Fred and George would have been my best friends because wouldn't that be incredible!  However, in reality, I'd probably become great friends with Neville or Ginny.  In social situations, especially when I don't know anyone, I can be rather quite.  I tend to gravitate towards people who like the same things I do and that are excited about the things they like.  I also enjoy being around people who are slightly more daring. Neville would be someone that I would enjoy talking to, and Ginny would be someone that would bring out more of my personality.
I would lucky to call either one of them my best friend.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2016 TBR

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1. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
2. Runaways Series by Brian Vaughan (Vol. 4-7)/Joss Whedon (Vol. 8)/Terry Moore (Vol. 9-10)/Kathryn Immonen (Vol. 11)
3. The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry

4. Soundless by Richelle Mead
5. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
6. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

7. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
8. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy

9. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
10. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Friday, March 11, 2016

Notable Quotable: Lauren Morrill (#114)

"They do have these things called bookstores there.  I've heard tell that if you give them money, they let you leave with a book. 
     --Meant to Be

Friday, March 4, 2016

Notable Quotable: Noelle Stevenson (#113)

"'Did you have a plan?'
'I thought adrenaline would take over but it did not.'" 
     --Lumberjanes Vol. 2: Friendship to the Max