Thursday, December 29, 2011

Quotable Giveaway: December 29, 2012

Last time's quote was from Eragon by Christopher Paolini. This is the last week for December, January will start a new drawing!

In the comments, name the piece of literature that the following quote is from. If correct, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"

And come back next Thursday for another quote!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Quotable Giveaway: December 15, 2011

Last week's quote was from Suzanne Collins' series, The Underland Chronicles.

In the comments, name the piece of literature that the following quote is from. If correct, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

"Of the affairs of love . . . My only advice is to be honest. That's your most powerful tool to unlock a heart or gain forgiveness."

And come back next Thursday for another quote!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quotable Giveaway: December 8, 2012

Last week's quote was from the book, A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain. 

In the comments, name the piece of literature that the following quote is from. If correct, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

"Fly you high!"

And come back next Thursday for another quote!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On tour: A Peace of the Universe


I found the most charming little mystical book shop today, A Peace of the Universe. The owner, Judith, was sweet and very knowledgable. It had a wide variety of items and once she knew that I was mostly a fiction fan, she immediately rustled up a book, Mica Moon and The Domed Cities, that sounds pretty good and right up my alley. Stay tuned for the review!

A Peace of the Universe
7000 E Shea St 1710
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dragonflight



Penned By: Anne McCaffrey
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If you're a woman and a fan or writer of science fiction you owe a big thank you to Anne McCaffrey. She was the first woman to successfully break into Science Fiction literature. Her Pern series is by far and large one of my favorite series of all time. She was a fantastic and detailed writer, who passed the gift on to her son, Todd McCaffrey. He has been working in collaboration with his mother for a few years now to continue her Dragon of Pern series. He has successfully written the last few books himself. The world has lost one of it's greatest science fiction writers of all time just a few short weeks ago when Anne McCaffrey passed away at the age of 85.

Step onto the planet of Pern, where a thriving human population survives in a perilous environment. Lessa, the main character, was born into one of the ruling feudal families but forced into hiding with the dregs of society. She manages to survive through the hardships and rises to regain her birthright. However, her destiny lies with the dragons of the planet. When legend becomes reality they are all threatened and the promise of a real life for Lessa seems like it will be cut cruelly short. Lessa, though, is incapable of giving up  - but is her will to survive enough to save the entire planet? Read one of the strongest female literary character's of all time, written in the 1960's.

Quote: "Black, blacker, blackest, And cold between frozen things. Where is between when there is naught To Life but fragile dragon wings?"

Genus: Fantastical Worlds

Era: Older is Better

Difficulty: 3

Determination:For the genus lover

Series: Yes! This is the first, however the series does not need to be read strictly in order. I recomend reading in the order they were published and not the earliest in the "time-line".

Film: In the works

Your type of tale? Try these: Eragon by Christopher Paolini, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, Wagon Train to the Stars by Diane Carey

Cool Stuff: Chapter One Part One    The Pern Museum & Archives - Fansite    Todd McCaffrey

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quotable Giveaway: December 1, 2012

In the comments, name the piece of literature that the following quote is from. If correct, you'll be entered into a monthly drawing for a $5 Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

"This experiment was baseball. In order to give the thing vogue from the start, and place it out of the reach of criticism, I chose my nines by rank, not capacity. There wasn't a knight in either team who wasn't a sceptered sovereign."  

And come back next Thursday for another quote!

Gregor the Overlander

Penned By: Suzanne Collins


Suzanne Collin's Website

Underneath the teeming city of New York exists a world of massive proportions. Gregor and his younger sister Boots are about to discover the existence of this world and meet the many people and creatures that live there. Following the fantastical discovery will come a grand adventure and the threat to never return home. A choice between love and security will have to be made. Forced to live beyond his years, Gregor will prove that loyalty and hope are worth fighting for.

Quote: "Fly you high."

Genus: Fantastical Worlds

Era: Everyone

Difficulty: 2

Determination: Must read

Series: Yes, 1st of 5
 
Film: No

Your type of tale? Try these: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Alchemyst by Michael Scott

Cool Stuff: Scholastic's Underland Chronicles Website      Fan Trailer       Official Underland Chronicles Trailer

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Color Purple


Penned By: Alice Walker

Banned: From day one that this book was published, unsurprisingly it has been challenged. It honestly and unapologetically describes controversial issues such as homosexuality, rape, and racism. Since the argument can be made that these are valid issues to consider in literature and discussion, among other things, people have protested against the book for offensive language, sexual explicitness, violence, man's relationship to God, and it's description of African (the continent) history.
Sources:
Banned Book Awareness: The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course
The Color Purple and Its Controversy

The Color Purple is a tale of enduring love, faith, and spirit. In a series of letters the tale of two sisters separated as teenagers is told. The women lead very different lives, one as a much abused housewife and the other a missionary in Africa. Celie, the main character is the "housewife", and so much more. The novel delves into the darker depths of Africa and African-American history, more so it delves into the dark depths of the human psyche and the secrets we keep. This novel is excellent for teaching anyone that has endured hardship and wrongdoing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Quote: "And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us."

Genus: Literary Minded

Era: Older is Better

Difficulty:  3

Determination: Must read

Series: No

Film: Yes

Your type of tale? Try these: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg, and Songs in Ordinary Time by Mary McGarry Morris

Cool Stuff: Official Website      The Musical        A Fanpage

Other Books for Banned Book Week 2011:
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Monday, September 26, 2011

Twilight


Penned By: Stephenie Meyer

Banned: The extremely popular Twilight book, it's 3 sequels and companion book have been challenged severely over the last few years. The reasons? Sexual explicitness, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and violence to name a few. I must say people are reaching a bit except for maybe on the violence. Wouldn't it make more sense just to express anti-vampirism sentiments?
Sources:
Twilight: America's Fifth Most-Dangerous Book
ALA Kicks Off Banned Book Week
Twilight Series Debuts on Library Book Ban List

Twilight is the tale of an awkward girl who moves to a more than small, rainy town. There, she quickly finds more than she bargained for as she's thrust into the world of the paranormal and first true love. This unique tale of romance, adventure, and fantasy is a fun, can't put down read. If you have ever felt like an alien or out of time you will sympathize with the main character Bella.

If you have not read Midnight Sun, the first part of Twilight from Edward's viewpoint, I recommend it.
Quote: "Everything was green: the trees, their trunks covered with moss, their branches hanging with a canopy of it, the ground covered with ferns. Even the air filtered down through the leaves. It was too green -- an alien planet."

Genus: Fantasy Minded

Era: Everyone
Difficulty: 2
Determination: For the genus lover

Series:  Yes: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn, Midnight Sun, and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

Your type of tale? Try these: Vampire Kisses: The Beginning by Ellen Schreiber, Wings by Aprilynne Pike, and The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks

Other Books for Banned Book Week 2011:
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters

Penned By: Rick Riordan

Happy Birthday Percy Jackson!

The second book in the series opens with a fiery bang and with breakneck hilarity readers are taken on another adventure with the young demigod. As if last summers discoveries weren't enough for a lifetime, Percy will find that being a member of the Olympic family means there's always at least one more skeleton in the closet. Besides a refresher in Greek mythology and humorous adventures, The Sea of Monsters will present readers with the opportunity to contemplate what's really important in life.

Quote: "Mythologically speaking, if there's anything I hate worse than trios of old ladies, it's bulls."

Genus: Fantastical Worlds

Era: Young at Heart

Difficulty: 1

Determination: For the genus lover

Series: Yes, the 2nd of 5 - Read 1st book review: The Lightning Thief

Film: No

Cool Stuff: Olympian Week    Book Page    Percy Jackson Birthday Celebration Kit  

Your type of tale? Try these: Here, There Be Dragons by James A. Owen, The Alchemyst by Michael Scott, Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling

Ready to buy it?




Monday, August 1, 2011

Deathly Hallows Winner Announced

And now for the final and absolutely fabulous winner...

Mark 

Congratulations!

 Thank you all for playing, commenting, reading, and laughing at pugs! I hope to see you more!
If you would like to see the answer's to the Deathly Hallows questions please keep reading!

Chapter's 1-4 Answers
# 1: Player's contemplated the lives of the Dursley's after leaving Number Four Privet Drive.

# 2: Dudley doesn't believe Harry is a waste of space and acknowledges that Harry saved his life.

# 3: Albus Dumbledore had two sibling's named Aberforth and Ariana.

Chapter's 5-8 Answers
# 1: Lupin believes that Expelliarmus gave Harry away, that it was his "signature" move and note what spell finishes Voldemort in the end. (Page 743)

# 2: The Weasley's family ghoul is going to pretend to be Ron with spattergoit.

# 3: Luna immediately recognizes Harry at the wedding, even though he's disguised with polyjuice potion.

Chapter's 9-12 Answers
# 1: Harry finds a letter from his mother in Sirius' old room.

# 2: Both Sirius and Voldemort paid for the way they treated house-elves.

# 3: Remus Lupin shows up at Grimmauld place offering his help.

Chapter's 13-16 Answers
# 1: Harry retrieves Alastor Moody's eye from Umbridge's office.

# 2: The people that Harry, Ron, and Hermione came across in the woods were Griphook, Gornuk, Ted Tonks, Dean Thomas, and Dirk Cresswell.

# 3: The war memorial in Godric's Hollow changes into a statue of Harry and his family when Harry was a baby.

Chapter's 17-20 Answers
# 1: Written all around the sign on the outside of Harry's parent's house are support statements for Harry.

# 2: "Two objects that resembled golden ear trumpets curved out from the sides. A tiny pair of glittering blue wings was stuck to a leather strap that ran over the top of her head, while one of the orange radishes had been stuck to a second strap around her forehead."

# 3: Harry love's Hermione like a sister.

Chapter's 21-24 Answers
# 1: Luna decorate her bedroom ceiling with the five faces of her friends; Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione, and Neville. Surrounding them is the word friends in gold ink chained together.

# 2: Player's were able to choose their own Potterwatch codename; Shojo and Markieboo will be guests next week! LOL.

# 3: Peter Pettigrew's own magical silver hand strangles him to death. I guess that's what you get for trying to kill someone who you are indebted to for your life.

Extra Credit: Gellart Grindlewald refuses to tell Voldemort where the Elder Wand is, Voldemort kills him for it.

Chapter's 25-28 Answers
# 1: Lupin asks Harry to be godfather to his and Tonks son, Teddy.

# 2: A Death Eater using the spell, Accio, was unable to summon Harry's invisibility cloak.

# 3 : There was a massive duel between brother's Aberforth and Albus, and Gellert Grindlewald. Ariana was struck with a killing curse.

Chapter's 29-32 Answers
# 1: Harry uses the Cruciatus curse on Amycus Carrow for spitting in Professor McGonagall's face.

# 2: Neville's grandmother was a bit more than the Death Eater's could handle and she hospitalized Dawlish.

# 3: Professor Trelawney knocks out Fenrir Greyback with a crystal ball.

Chapter's 33-36 Answers
# 1: Severus and Lily found the letter that Dumbledore wrote to Petunia explaining why she could not come to Hogwarts.

# 2: Snape was aiming for a Death Eater's wand hand that was pointed at Lupin's back when his Sectumsempra spell went awry and struck George instead.

# 3: In the end, Harry uses Voldemort's real name, Riddle.

Extra Credit: The last act of the Elder Wand was to repair Harry's phoenix feather wand.


And that's it! Of course until pottermore.com opens in a few months. You can find me there as RoseUnicorn152. :)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 33-36 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

 ~ The Prince's Tale ~ The Forest Again ~ King's Cross ~ The Flaw in the Plan ~ EPILOGUE ~

Question # 1: What did Severus and Lily find of Petunia's?
Question # 2: Where was Snape aiming when his Sectumsempra Spell hit George?
Question # 3: In the end what does Harry call Voldemort?

And for three extra credit slips!
What was the last act of the Elder Wand?


And that's it folks! The Deathly Hallows Questions close at 10 pm on 8/1. I will announce the winner soon after!
Happy Birthday to Harry Potter and Jo Rowling!
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 29-32 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 25-28 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 21-24 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 17-20 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Looking for: Guest Bloggers for Book Reviews!

I am extending the offer to anyone who finds this post to be a guest blogger here on LitPool! What you would do is a book review in the LitPool style. The post would also include your name, a short 2-3 sentence bio of who you are, and links to your blog, website, and/or Twitter/Facebook.

If you are interested please take a look at my LitPool Cypher page and a few book review posts. I suggest:

 Wings
 Bones of Faerie
 Dead Until Dark

If you have any questions or are ready to do it, email me!

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 29-32 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ The Lost Diadem ~ The Sacking of Severus Snape ~ The Battle of Hogwarts ~ The Elder Wand ~

Question # 1: Who does Harry use the cruciatus curse on when they spat in Professor McGonagall's face?
Question # 2: What happened when "they" went after Neville's grandmother?
Question # 3: Who knocks out Fenrir Greyback?

Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 25-28 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 21-24 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 17-20 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Friday, July 29, 2011

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 25-28 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ Shell Cottage ~ Gringotts ~ The Final Hiding Place ~ The Missing Mirror ~

Question # 1: When Lupin announces that Tonks and him had a baby boy named Ted, who does he ask to be godfather?
  
Question # 2: What was one of the Death Eater's unable to summon when he used Accio?
Question # 3: How does Ariana die?

Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 21-24 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 17-20 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 21-24 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ The Tale of the Three Brothers ~ The Deathly Hallows ~ Malfoy Manor ~ The Wandmaker ~

Question # 1: How has Luna decorated her bedroom ceiling?

 Question # 2: You've been invited to be a guest on Potterwatch and need to choose a code name for yourself, what will it be?
Question # 3: What kills Wormtail, A.K.A. Peter Pettigrew?

And for extra credit (2 slips):

Who refuses to tell Voldemort where the Elder wand is and says, "There is so much you do not understand." 

Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 17-20 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 17-20 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ Bathilda's Secret ~ The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore ~ The Silver Doe ~ Xenophilius Lovegood ~
Question # 1: What is written all around the sign outside of Harry's parent's house?
Question # 2: Describe the headdress the bust of Rowena Ravenclaw is wearing.
Question # 3: Who does Harry say he loves like a sister?
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 13-16 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011


~These questions are now closed~

~ The Muggle-born Registration Commission ~ The Thief ~ The Goblin's Revenge ~ Godric's Hollow ~

Question # 1: What does Harry retrieve of Alastor Moody's from Umbridge's office?
Question # 2: Name one of the people that Harry, Ron, and Hermione come across in the woods.
Question # 3: How does the war memorial in Godric's Hollow change?
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Prize Package for Deathly Hallows

Ack! Can you believe it's the end already? No, neither can I.

A (very gently used) Mystery at Hogwarts Game
Now that all the mysteries of the movies are solved...

A (very gently used) Harry Potter Trivia Game
While waiting for Pottermore.com you can challenge all your friends to see who really is the best HP geek!

A Harry Potter Fridge Magnet
You could probably even put it on a car!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Poster Book  
What can I say? Goblet of Fire items are the most readily available.

A Harry Potter Sticker
This cool sticker is so far a staple of our prize packs.

Lemon Drops & Soft Peppermints
Ah, Dumbledore...

Bookmarks!
A Harry Potter Official Bookmark and a LitPool Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011.

A  pack of Collectible Harry Potter Cards
Why don't these come with chocolate frogs?

A collection of fifty Butterbeer Recipes
The last winner only got 40.

A Deathly Hallows Temporary Tattoo
These are the tattoo's that came out with the 7th book.

A Harry Potter Cup
This cool plastic cup is reusable!

All 4 houses iron on patches.
Best used on black!

And last but not least, a signed photograph of all 3 Pugs!
The pugs will be featured with a copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and they will personally sign it.

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 9-12 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ A Place to Hide ~ Kreacher's Tale ~ The Bribe ~ Magic is Might ~

Question # 1: Who is the letter from that Harry finds in Sirius' old room?

Question # 2: Who paid for how they treated house-elves?
Question # 3: Who shows up at Grimmauld place and offers his help?

Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Half-Blood Prince Winner!

And the much awaited winner is...

Donna!

Congratulations!

If you would like to see the answer's to the Half-Blood Prince questions please keep reading!
Otherwise, you can go to the Official Rules and Events page to answer open questions!

Chapter's 1-3 Answers
# 1: Player's contemplated their reactions if they were in the Prime Minister of Great Britain's shoes.

# 2: Snape says that the duel between Dumbledore and Lord Voldemort shook Dumbledore.

# 3: When Dumbledore offers the Dursley's each a glass of mead during his visit they refuse to take the glasses which become increasingly persistent, eventually bouncing off the tops of their heads spraying mead everywhere.  

Chapter's 4-6 Answers
# 1: Harry will be having private lessons with Professor Dumbledore, learning "a little of this, a little of that."

# 2: Ginnly calls Fleur Phlegm.

# 3: Malfoy tells Borgin that the family friend and werewolf, Fenrir Greyback, will be checking in.

Chapter's 7-10 Answers
# 1: Tonks rescues Harry from the train.

# 2: The Gaunt family names are the father Marvolo, son Morfin, and daughter Merope.

# 3: Dumbledore believes that Merope used a love potion on Tom Riddle.

Chapter's 11-14 Answers
# 1: Harry wakes Ron up by suspending him upside by his ankle with a spell (Levicorpus) he found in the Half-Blood Prince's Advanced Potion Making.

# 2: Harry distracts Slytherin's seeker by yelling, "Oi, Harper! How much did Malfoy pay you to come on instead of him?"

# 3: The last thing Dumbledore tells Harry in their lesson is, "Very astute, Harry, but the mout organ was only ever a mouth organ."

Chapter's 15-18 Answers
# 1: Fenrir Greyback was the one that bit Remus Lupin.

# 2: Tom Riddle framed his Uncle Morfin for the murder's of Tom's grandparent's and father.

# 3: The only note the Half-Blood Prince makes about antidotes is to shove a bezoar down their throat.

Chapter's 19-22 Answers
# 1: Hepzibah Smith owns Helga Hufflepuff's cup.

# 2: In order to get the real memory from Slughorn Harry takes a portion of the Felix Felicis potion that Horace himself gave him.

# 3: Crabbe and Malfoy have been using Polyjuice potion to change into younger girls all year, so they won't be recognized while standing guard for Malfoy.
Chapter's 23-26 Answers
# 1: Tom Riddle wanted to rip his soul 6 times so it would be in 7 parts.

# 2: Harry places a bust of an ugly warlock, a wig, and a rusty tiara on top of the cupboard where he hides the Half-Blood Prince's book.

# 3: Hermione discovers that Eileen Prince may be the person who owned the Advanced Potions book that Harry has.

Chapter's 27-30 Answers
# 1: Malfoy used two vanishing cabinets. The first is the one that Nearly Headless Nick smashed in the third book and the Weasley twins shoved Montague into in the fifth book. Montague had told Malfoy how he would sometimes be caught in Borgin and Burkes, so Malfoy figured out a connection between the two.

# 2: Buckbeak rescues Harry from Snape.

# 3: Harry thinks he sees a Phoenix in the flames and smoke of Dumbledore's tomb.

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 5-8 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ Fallen Warrior ~ The Ghoul in Pajamas ~ The Will of Albus Dumbledore ~ The Wedding ~

Question # 1: What spell does Lupin believe gave Harry away?
Question # 2: Who is going to pretend to be Ron with spattergoit?
Question # 3:  Even though Harry's disguised with Polyjuice potion, who immediately recognizes him at the wedding?
You gotta wonder what they're saying. "The last book?!"

Answer Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions
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Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Deathly Hallows Chapter's 1-4 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~

~ The Dark Lord Ascending ~ In Meoriam ~ The Dursleys Departing ~ The Seven Potters ~

Question # 1: Where do you think the Dursley's were hid away? Were they given new lives? Or just hiding?

Question # 2: What does Dudley think of Harry in the end?
Question # 3: What is Albus Dumbledore's sibling's names?


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The Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 27-30 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
Go to Events to find current questions

~ The Lightning-Struck Tower ~ Flight of the Prince ~ The Phoenix Lament ~ The White Tomb ~

Question # 1: How did Malfoy sneak the Deatheaters into the school?
Question # 2: Who rescued Harry from Snape?
Question # 3: What does Harry think he sees in the flames and smoke of Dumbledore's tomb?

Oops! I forgot to close these questions last night when I posted! So questions will close tomorrow 7/24 at 3pm. I will post the winner and answers no later than 7/25 3am. Have a good weekend!

Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 23-26 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 19-22 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 15-18 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 11-14 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 4-6 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 1-3 Questions
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 23-26 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
Go to Events to find current questions

~ Horcruxes ~ Setumsempra ~ The Seer Overheard ~ The Cave ~

Question # 1: How many times did Tom Riddle want to rip his soul?
Question # 2: What 3 things does Harry put on top of the cupboard that he hides the Half-Blood Prince's book in?
Question # 3: Who does Hermione discover could be the Half-Blood Prince?
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 19-22 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 15-18 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 11-14 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 4-6 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 1-3 Questions
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 19-22 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
Go to Events to find current questions

~ Elf Tails ~ Lord Voldemort's Request ~ The Unknowable Room ~ After the Burial ~

Question # 1: What valuable artifact does Hepzibah Smith have?

Question # 2: How does Harry get the real memory from Slughorn?

Question # 3: What disguises has Crabbe and Malfoy been using to keep guard for Malfoy?
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 15-18 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 11-14 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 4-6 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 1-3 Questions
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 15-18 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
Go to Events to find current questions

~ The Unbreakable Vow ~ A Very Frosty Christmas ~ A Sluggish Memory ~ Birthday Surprises ~

Question # 1: What werewolf bit Remus Lupin?

Question # 2: Who did Tom Riddle frame for the murder's of his father and grandparents?

Question # 3: What does the Half-Blood Prince write in the Advanced Potions book about antidotes?

Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 11-14 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 4-6 Questions
Answer Half-Blood Prince Chapter's 1-3 Questions
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Order of the Phoenix Winner!

Drum roll plesase.... The name Willo ate was .......

Donna!

Congratulations! The pug's would like to know if you would like a signed picture of them and if so, which pug?

If you would like to see the answer's to the Order of the Phoenix questions please keep reading!
Otherwise, you can go to the Official Rules and Events page to answer open questions!

Chapter's 1-4 Answers
# 1: Mundungus Fletcher was supposed to be keeping guard over Harry.

# 2: Harry's advance guard consisted of Mad-Eye Moody, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Kingsley Shacklebolt, Elphias Doge, Dedalus Diggle, Emmeline Vance, Sturgis Podmore, Hestia Jones.

# 3: Petunia Dursley received a howler from Albus Dumbledore that said, "Remember my last, Petunia."

Chapter's 5-9 Answers
# 1: While cleaning Grimmauld place they find a locket they cannot open.

# 2: Lucius Malfoy tells Harry that he is "snakelike."

# 3: Hermione and Ron both receive Prefect badges.

Chapter's 10-13 Answers
# 1: Splitting the students into houses.

# 2: Luna Lovegood's father is the editor of the Quibbler.

# 3: Player's agree that Harry should have told someone about what Umbridge was making him do.

Chapter's 14-17 Answers
# 1: Professor McGonagall tells Umbridge she does not generally allow other's to speak while she is speaking.

# 2: Fred orders 25 butterbeers in the Hog's Head.

# 3: Sturgis Podmore is sentenced to 6 month's time in Azkaban for trying to get through a door.

Chapter's 18-21 Answers
# 1: Hermione uses a Protean charm on fake Galleon's that updates when it is time for their next meeting.

# 2: The Gurg Hagrid worked with was Karkus.

# 3: Dobby decorated the Room of Requirement for Christmas with golden baubles that said Have a Very Harry Christmas!

Chapter's 22-25 Answers
# 1: Arthur Weasley attempts to use stitches on his snakebite wounds.

# 2: Neville's mother, Alice, gives him a Drooble's Blowing Gum wrapper.

# 3: Player's discussed what they found most interesting in Harry's first Occlumency lesson. The insights they found most fascinating were into Snape's character.

Chapter's 26-29 Answers
# 1: The Wizarding World finally hears the story of Voldemort's return and Cedric's death.

# 2: Player's got the chance to discover their Patronus at the WB Patronus App.

# 3: Snape's worst memory is of James Potter and Sirius Black bullying him in front of Lily Evans (and the entire school.)

Chapter's 30-33 Answers
# 1: Running away from school on your broomstick - of course after having caused mayhem and chaos.

# 2: Hagrid fought back against the 6 wizards that went to send him away from Hogwarts (including aurors and Umbridge.) After they stunned McGonagall and Fang, who were trying to protect Hagrid, he became enraged and knocked 4 of them out cold.

# 3: Umbridge gets carried off by the centaurs while in the forest with Harry and Hermione. (Deserved her right too.)

Chapter's 34-38 Answers
# 1: Mad-Eye Moody tells Vernon Dursley that he thinks he is the type of person that can be intimidated.

# 2: Sirius was hit with a curse (not Avada Kedavra) fell backwards through a curtain into an archway...

# 3: Player's were asked if they could ride a thestral if they could not see it.