Lupin’s Biography - Pottermore

I have always been a strong lover of Remus Lupin so all this backstory is just amazing and more than I could have hoped for. I makes me grieve his death more but also feel so much more strongly about the need for a Marauder’s story told from his perspective. I've copied the whole extract below.

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thegirlofnovels:

Ah, the joy of having matching covers for the entire DOSAB trilogy.

thegirlofnovels:

Ah, the joy of having matching covers for the entire DOSAB trilogy.

coffeebooksandaliens:

September 2014 Book Challange
Day 6 - Favorite Series 

coffeebooksandaliens:

September 2014 Book Challange

Day 6 - Favorite Series 

epicreads:

Books shape us. But sometimes, we like to shape them.

epicreads:

Books shape us. But sometimes, we like to shape them.

kamigarcia:

"#Reading makes you taller and smarter." #quotes #cats

kamigarcia:

"#Reading makes you taller and smarter." #quotes #cats

rainydayscoffeeandbooks:

Book #2 in Trees of Reverie's Read-A-Thon

rainydayscoffeeandbooks:

Book #2 in Trees of Reverie's Read-A-Thon

kindleliterature:

Great!

bloodybrilliantbooks:

Book Challenge [28/30]

We Were Liars

“The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.”

Starting this book, I had not seen much hype for it, had not really heard of E Lockhart and didn’t really know what to expect from the blurb so I wasn’t expecting much.

I was wrong. 

There were once four rich teenagers, three cousins, one family friend, who spent every summer on an idyllic island. Once summer however Candace has an accident which she cannot remember and causes her to forgets the whole of summer fifteen. The only thing she knows is that nobody talks about that summer but just what are they ignoring? 

It’s hard to describe this book to anyone without making it sound dull which feels like the worst injustice you can do for it. It’s intriguing right from the start but as I don’t want to give anything away I can’t describe it in any more detail than I already have [and even that feels like too much]. For the most part of the book the main detail of the plot is an enigma. You glimpse it in places, you feel it in descriptions but you never really know what it is. At places its a bit of a mystery what the book is about and it can be misleading in places but when you know… you know… and it all jigsaws into one big glaring slap in the face. 

I have never been more hoodwinked by a book than I have been with this book. I normally pride myself on being able to logic out predictable plots but I was totally off the ball with this one. The thing was I was enjoying it too much to really think about what was going on, I had no concrete theories formed. I wasn’t even thinking about how the details were starting to come together until I read the truth… and you know what? I didn’t believe it! I was so taken in by what I thought the concrete facts of the story that I honestly thought the truth wasn’t a possible circumstance and then I thought about it… and thought about it… and realised that everything which I thought contradicted it did in fact prove it as fact. 

I have never been so completely sucker punched by a book before without warning. I am so impressed by not only the strength of this punch but also the MANY hints that it was coming that I cannot describe this book as anything but perfect and beg you guys to read it also. I’ve read hundreds of great books and I can honestly say this book is unique in every way to anything else I’ve read. The reason why I’m raving about it so much is because it surprised me in everyway possible and I want to share this feeling. 

I would rate it as ★★★★★

This book is like a honey trap which you don’t realise you’re caught in until its too late. It’s a book which keeps you up until you’ve read to the end and then several hours more as you digest what you’ve read. 

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bookpatrol:

Have Book Will Travel

Patrick Girouard was assigned the task of creating the visuals for the 2013 Illinois Library Association’s iREAD® Summer reading project. The theme was “Have Book Will Travel” and here is his journey around the world. 

What a trip!

Girouard’s blog post on the project 

Book Challenge [28/30]

We Were Liars

“The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.”

Starting this book, I had not seen much hype for it, had not really heard of E Lockhart and didn’t really know what to expect from the blurb so I wasn’t expecting much.

I was wrong. 

There were once four rich teenagers, three cousins, one family friend, who spent every summer on an idyllic island. Once summer however Candace has an accident which she cannot remember and causes her to forgets the whole of summer fifteen. The only thing she knows is that nobody talks about that summer but just what are they ignoring? 

It’s hard to describe this book to anyone without making it sound dull which feels like the worst injustice you can do for it. It’s intriguing right from the start but as I don’t want to give anything away I can’t describe it in any more detail than I already have [and even that feels like too much]. For the most part of the book the main detail of the plot is an enigma. You glimpse it in places, you feel it in descriptions but you never really know what it is. At places its a bit of a mystery what the book is about and it can be misleading in places but when you know… you know… and it all jigsaws into one big glaring slap in the face. 

I have never been more hoodwinked by a book than I have been with this book. I normally pride myself on being able to logic out predictable plots but I was totally off the ball with this one. The thing was I was enjoying it too much to really think about what was going on, I had no concrete theories formed. I wasn’t even thinking about how the details were starting to come together until I read the truth… and you know what? I didn’t believe it! I was so taken in by what I thought the concrete facts of the story that I honestly thought the truth wasn’t a possible circumstance and then I thought about it… and thought about it… and realised that everything which I thought contradicted it did in fact prove it as fact. 

I have never been so completely sucker punched by a book before without warning. I am so impressed by not only the strength of this punch but also the MANY hints that it was coming that I cannot describe this book as anything but perfect and beg you guys to read it also. I’ve read hundreds of great books and I can honestly say this book is unique in every way to anything else I’ve read. The reason why I’m raving about it so much is because it surprised me in everyway possible and I want to share this feeling. 

I would rate it as ★★★★★

This book is like a honey trap which you don’t realise you’re caught in until its too late. It’s a book which keeps you up until you’ve read to the end and then several hours more as you digest what you’ve read. 

____________ 

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livingvicariouslythroughstories:

My new Harry Potter hardbacks arrived today!!!!

livingvicariouslythroughstories:

My new Harry Potter hardbacks arrived today!!!!

bloodybrilliantbooks:

BLOODY BRILLIANT BOOKS

 Treasure Hunt !

This giveaway is going to run in two formats, the first being the traditional “reblog to enter” [found here] situation and the second being a new treasure hunt I am testing out. Each method will have one winner and it is possible to win both. 

HOW TO ENTER

The treasure hunt will be won by the first person to solve 5 of my clue and message me the secret answer. To make it fair to all I won’t be posting the final clue until the final night of the competition September 25th at 6pm. The way it works is that I will link to a particular post I have made in the past with a specific word or name to look for. Once you find that word it will double as a password to access the next clue.  Once you reach the 4th answer you will be able to access the site where I will post my final clue but the clue will not go live until 6pm on the 25th of September and you will have the option of signing up to be contacted with the clue an hour before it goes live. 

The first clue for this challenge is "In my review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone I say a certain set of books will not be left on book shelves, which book series am I referring to?” Once you know the answer go to this site and enter the name to see the next clue. (As this will be a proper noun answer spaces and capitals are relevant) 

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour!