Thursday, June 30, 2011

Goblet of Fire Chapter's 14-17 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ The Unforgivable Curses ~ Beauxbatons and Durmstrang ~ The Goblet of Fire ~ The Four Champions ~

Question # 1: Would you try to be a school champion?

Question # 2: What does S.P.E.W. stand for?

Question # 3: What are the Unforgivable Curses?

Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 10-13 Questions
Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 6-9 Questions
Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 1-5 Questions

Fourth Prize Pack of the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge '11

 So I'm looking through my post's today feeling rather guilty that once again yesterday's question's got delayed and I noticed something strange - the Goblet of Fire Prize Pack was in fact not posted! So here is what one lucky player is going to get from Leo, Oreo, and Willo.

A Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Coloring Book
There's a picture of Ron and Professor McGonagall dancing in it. No, seriously. *Snort*

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

Lemon Drops & Soft Peppermints
If you know where I can get Harry Potter themed candy for reasonable prices, let me know and I'll feature it in the next prize pack!

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

Collectible Harry Potter Cards
2 unopened packs of 11 cards each.  

A collection of twenty Butterbeer Recipes
The last winner only got 10.

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!
 
An iron on Hufflepuff Patch
 Best used on black!
 
And last but not least, a signed photograph of a Pug!
The pug will be featured with a copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and they will personally sign it. Winner has their choice; Leo the Brindle, Oreo the Black, or Willo the Fawn.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Goblet of Fire Chapter's 10-13 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ Mayhem at the Ministry ~ Aboard the Hogwarts Express ~ The Triwizard Tournament ~ Mad-Eye Moody ~

Question # 1: Why does Hermione refuse to eat?
Leo's
Question # 2: What did Mrs. Weasley give Amos Diggory with the fire tongs?
Oreo's
Question # 3: Create your own Astrology Chart! Only you get to avoid all the work. Astrolabe will do it for you for free here. This is the ultimate extra credit question! Saying you did it - 1 slip in the drawing. Reviewing and saying if it fits you or not - 1 Slip. Leaving a link in your comment to your astrology chart - 1 slip!
Willo's

Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 6-9 Questions
Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 1-5 Questions

Monday, June 27, 2011

Goblet of Fire Chapter's 6-9 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ The Portkey ~ Bagman and Crouch ~ The Quidditch World Cup ~ The Dark Mark ~

Question # 1: What are the Bulgarian mascots?

Question # 2: What did the Bulgarian Minister find very funny?

Question # 3: Who is accused of setting off the Dark Mark?  


Answer Goblet of Fire Chapter's 1-5 Questions

Prisoner of Azkaban Winner!

So whose name did Willo eat this time? Let's give a big round of applause to .....

INGRID!

Ingrid, I need to know - what pug would you like a signed photo of?


If you would like to see the answer's to the Prisoner of Azkaban 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: Hermione goes on Holiday in France.

#2: It's pure accident that Harry flag's down the Knight Bus. He was scrounging in his truck when Sirius in Animagus form frightens him and he falls backward. He flings his wand arm in the air and the Knight bus appears almost running him over.

#3: Players were set free in Diagon Alley for the whole month of August and spent the majority of their time: at Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor; Flourish and Blotts; Gringotts; the magical creature shop; and Eeylops Owl Emporium.

Chapter's 5-8 Answers:  
#1: In order to open the Monster Book of Monsters you must stroke the spine.

#2: A boggart was set loose on each of our players and the only thing anyone would fess up to it turning into was a giant cockroach! Sewer roaches!

#3: When the Dementor arrives in Harry's train compartment it's already pretty cramped with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Scabbers (aka Petter Pettigrew), Crookshanks, Professor Lupin, Neville, and Ginny.

Chapter's 9-12 Answers:
#1: The Marauders are Petter Pettigrew (Wormtail or Scabbers), James Potter (Prongs), Sirius Black (Padfoot or Snuffles), and Remus Lupin (Mooney).

#2: Player's named the very first person they thought had sent Harry his Firebolt, the suspects were Professor McGonagall, Hagrid, and Professor Dumbledore.

#3: Butterbeer experiences were shared. Apparently, it's pretty darn good - especially at the Wizarding World in Florida. Ingrid now has 10 different recipes to try out for themselves!

Chapter's 13-16 Answers:
#1: For their Transfiguration final, Third years were set the challenge of changing a teapot into a tortoise.

#2: Player's were placed in Hermione's shoes and asked if they too would have walked out on Trelawney's class. One player said they would have walked much sooner than Hermione did (yours truly) but the other players all said they would have stuck with it! No judgment on Hermione of course.

#3: Hagrid said that "people can be a bit stupid abou' their pets." Players were asked to prove him right. Dogs and pugs were right at the top of the list and not just because of me!

Chapter's 17-20 Answers:
#1: Crookshanks freezes the Whomping Willow for Harry and Hermione.

#2: Sirius spotted Peter on Ron's shoulder in the picture of the Weasley family in Egypt that appeared in the Daily Prophet.

#3: Player's were asked to name who they thought conjured the Patronus that saved Hermione, Harry, and Sirius. (The first time they read the book of course.) The suspects were James Potter and Harry himself.

Chapter's 21-22 Answers:
#1: Player's were asked, in their opinion, is there anything else Harry and Hermione could have done when they went back in time. Some suggestions were get more evidence on Sirius' innocence and with Crookshanks assistance, catch Pettigrew right after he escaped.

#2: Player's were given time-turners and given the chance to view historical events - not related to themselves. They went to the signing of the Declaration of Independence; the building of Stonehenge, the Pilgrim's landing on the U.S.; the lost city of Atlantis; the building of the Egyptian Pyramids; the Roman Empire; the Inca's; and the Mayan's.

#3: Sirius sends a letter that arrives while the trio is still on the Hogwart's Express going home. In the envelope he includes a note of permission for Harry to go on Hogsmeade weekends.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Goblet of Fire Chapter's 1-5 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011


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Go to Events to find current questions

~ The Riddle House ~ The Scar ~ The Invitation ~ Back to the Burrow ~ Weasley's Wizard Wheezes ~

Question # 1: Who did Hedwig not approve of and did not want them to drink from her dish?
Question # 2: How do you think Mr. Weasley sorted everything out at Number 4 Privet Drive? Did he just tidy up with magic and leave? Or do you think he managed to console the Dursley's somewhat?

Question # 3: The moment Harry arrives at the Burrow who does he get to meet?

Extra Credit! Share Leo's button!
(Don't forget to tell me about it in your comment.)

See the Events and Official Rules page, where you can find everything from prizes to past winners and important future events. 

Official Rules Update: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

I always assumed the following but it was pointed out to me that it was in fact NOT clear. :)

Edit 6/26: You are free to join in at any time!

10th Follower Celebration

Woo-hoo! As of today I have 10 followers here on LitPool. I want to send out a big thank you to all of you! I really appreciate it. To celebrate I would love to give all my followers something, but I'm not sure what? So I want to ask all of you - what would you like? It can't be that I follow you too - it's too late, I'm already stalking each of you... I mean um, following you! Following you, yeah! Maybe you would like to do a guest blog book review? That's something I could offer to everyone. Since many of you have been at this longer than I, I would love to hear your suggestions of what you've seen people do in the past that you really liked, or just any ideas you may have!

Feel free to email me.

Check out one of my past book reviews to see the format.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 21-22 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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We have a lighter day today but be prepared! We have a whopping 5 chapters tomorrow!

~ Hermione's Secret ~ Owl Post Again ~

Question # 1: When Harry and Hermione go back in time, do you think there's anything different they could have done? If so, what?

Question # 2: You've been given a time turner and told you can use it to view any historical event that doesn't involve yourself. When do you go?

Question # 3: What does Sirius give Harry permission to do?

All Prisoner of Azkaban questions will close by 10pm (AZ time) Sunday 6/26! So you have until then to answer all of them! No later than 10am on 6/27 I will announce the winner!

Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 17-20 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions
Check out the Prisoner of Azkaban Prizes
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Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 17-20 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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Sorry for the delay in posting folks! I've been very ill.

~ Cat, Rat, Dog ~ Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs ~ The Servant of Lord Voldemort ~ The Dementor's Kiss ~

Question # 1: Who freezes the Whomping Willow for Hermione and Harry?
Question # 2: Where did Sirius Black spot Peter Pettigrew?
Question # 3: Once again, the first time you read the book, who do you think conjured the Patronus that saved Sirius, Hermione and Harry?

Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 13-16 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions
Check out the Prisoner of Azkaban Prizes
See the Events and Official Rules page

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 13-16 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw ~ Snape's Grudge ~ The Quidditch Final ~ Professor Trelawney's Prediction ~

Question # 1: It's your Transfiguration final! You have a teapot, what are you suppossed to change it into?

Question # 2: If you were Hermione, would you have stuck with Divination?

Question # 3: Have you ever had a pet that you were a "bit stupid abou'?" Tell us about it!
 

Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 9-12 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 9-12 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ Grim Defeat ~ The Marauder's Map ~ The Firebolt ~ The Patronus ~

Question # 1: What are the names of the Marauders?

Question # 2: If this isn't the first time you've read the Prisoner of Azkaban, think back to your first time... Who do/did you think gifted Harry the Firebolt?

Question # 3: Butterbeer! Harry says it's the best thing he's ever tasted. What about you? Your opinions and experiences. What do you imagine it would taste like? Have you ever tried it? Where at? If you win the prize pack are you going to try all 10 recipes?

Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 5-8 Questions
Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 5-8 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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~ The Dementor ~ Talons and Leaves ~ The Boggart in the Wardrobe ~ Flight of the Fat Lady ~


Question # 1: How do you open the Monster Book of Monsters?

Question # 2: You're battling a boggart! What does it turn into?

Question # 3: Who all is in the train compartment when the dementor joins them?

Extra Credit! Put this post on your Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or other Social Network!
But you gotta tell me about it! I'm not Trelawney ya know.


Answer Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions





Third Prize Pack of the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge '11

 The pug's are steppin' it up another notch. When the Chamber of Secret's is done, this is what the winner will get!
A First American Edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
It's not an unread copy but in beautiful condition.

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

Harry Potter Cup full of Soft Peppermints
Do you know just how hard it is to find Bertie Bott's these days?

Bookmarks!
What would a reading challenge be without bookmarks?
Collectible Harry Potter Cards
Fun to trade, fun to collect.

A Deathly Hallows Temporary Tattoo
7 Lightning anyone?

A Bag of Lemon Drops
 Support of Dumbledore and his sweet tooth is a must!

A collection of ten Butterbeer Recipes
It's time to get a'brewing this tasty drink and find your favorite recipe!

 And last but not least, a signed photograph of a Pug!
The pug will be featured with a copy of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and they will personally sign it. Winner has their choice; Leo the Brindle, Oreo the Black, or Willo the Fawn.

Chamber of Secrets Winner!

Willo once again was the pug that chased the little blue paper's around on the ground. Actually, she loved it because I threw them in the air this time to mix them up. When she  finally snatched one I managed to get it away from her and clearly saw printed neatly...

Donna Weaver!

Of course she snatched it back, chewed it thoroughly and swallowed it!

Donna, please send me your mailing address within 48 hours (12:30am Friday the 24th) so I can send off the fabulous prize pack!


Thank you Donna for playing, the pugs and we look forward to you playing again next book where you can win another fabulous prize pack!

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

 
Chapter's 1-2 Answers
#1: Players had to put themselves in the Dursley's shoes and excuse the strange noises drifting down the stairs during a business dinner. Some of the excuses are: A ghost; pugs; and the straight forward truth! (it's my nephew.)

#2: The person who wrote Harry is warning letter his Mafalda Hopkirk from the Ministry of Magic.

#3: The pugs locked up all the players in cages at the zoo and placed little signs on their cages. The signs said: A bird; an unpublished writer and crazy book blogger; and a big-mouthed, opinionated know-it-all...found rarely in captivity.

Chapter's 3-6 Answers
#1: Harry warned Fred and George about the creaky bottom stair.

#2: Player's were given a Whomping Willow as a gift, they planted them in the following places:
Near Haert to help the Adem reach true Lethani and in front of a library cut out.

#3: The player's were placed in a classroom full of Cornish pixies, they:
Used the spell Peskipiksi Pesternomi; ran for it; and set loose their per dragon to get away!

Chapter's 7-10 Answers
#1: Harry role plays in Lockhart's class:
A Transylvanian villager, a yeti with a head cold, a vampire who ate nothing but lettuce and a werewolf.

#2: When Colin Creevey made each of our players' his newest heroes, they:
Hid with humbleness & humility, worked it dude, and annoyed Colin.

#3: Mrs. Norris was the first victim of the Heir of Slytherin.
Chapter's 11-14 Answers
#1: The password to Dumbledore's office is Lemon Drop.

#2: There was a pot of Polyjuice potion lying around and our players took it and turned into:
Donald Trump, Hugh Hefner, and Jason Momoa's wife.

#3: Player's tested out their song-writing skills and finished Peeves' song:
"Oh, Potter, you rotter, oh what have you done,
You're killing off students, you think it's good fun--"

and this is what they came up with:
'so get on with it'

"Until you are caught, and then you are hung!" 

'But now that you're caught,
it's really not so hot,
and oh, Potter you rotter, your fun,
It's all done!'
  

Chapter's 15-18 Answers
#1: Fawkes the phoenix saves Harry from basilisk venom with his healing tears.

#2: Dobby is set free with the sock that Harry shoves Tom Riddle's diary into. When Harry hands it to Lucius Malfoy, Lucius pulls off the sock and tosses it to Dobby. House elves are freed by being given a piece of clothing.

#3: Player's were given the opportunity to pull a Tom Riddle and by mixing up their names, came up with a new title for themselves. Those were:

Danica Jorgbis
Gulpee Gaglolos
A Merry Able Maramura
Gee Loop Rusalogg
Wovna Neader
Gagil Voll Wolves

Monday, June 20, 2011

Prisoner of Azkaban Chapter's 1-4 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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Can you believe it's that time already for the third book? Wow! It really flies. I just want to acknowledge some of the other Harry Potter Contests going on out there right now before I get to our questions.
Mugglenet's 'Dear Mr. Potter' giveaway contest
MTV's Harry Potter World Cup

~ Owl Post ~ Aunt Marge's Big Mistake ~ The Knight Bus ~ The Leaky Cauldron ~

Question # 1: Where does Hermione go on holiday?

Question # 2: Why does Harry flag down the Knight bus?
Question # 3: You have been set free in Diagon Alley for the entire month of August. Where do you spend the majority of your time?

Extra credit! Grab one (or more) of the Blog buttons on the right hand side of the page and share it! On your blog, website, wherever you like! But don't forget to mention that you did it in your answer comment!

Check out the Events and Official Rules page where you can find everything from open questions to prize packages and what's coming next!


Chamber of Secrets Chapters 15-18 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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Sorry for the delay folks! When I went to post these questions last night Blogger refused to cooperate! Ahh! Technology - isn't it grand?

~ Aragog ~ The Chamber of Secrets ~ The Heir of Slytherin ~ Dobby's Reward ~

Question # 1: Who saves Harry from basilisk venom?
Question # 2: How and with what clothing article is Dobby set free?
Question # 3: Not onlyEvil Dark Lords need aliases. Mix up your name and make a new title for yourself. No leaving any letters out!


Since this is the last round you have only 24 hours left to answer any and all questions from the Chamber of Secrets! Tuesday the 21st at 12:30 pm (AZ time) the questions will close. No later than 12:30 am on 6/22 the winner for this book will be announced!

Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 11-14 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 3-6 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 1-2 Questions

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Chamber of Secrets Chapters 11-14 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
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~ The Dueling Club ~ The Polyjuice Potion ~ The Very Secret Diary ~ Cornelius Fudge ~

Question # 1: What is the password to Dumbledore's office?

Question # 2: If you could take Polyjuice Potion, who would you turn into?

Question # 3: Write the next line of Peeves' song:
"Oh, Potter, you rotter, oh what have you done,
You're killing off students, you think it's good fun--"  

EDIT: To clarify question #3 - you are suppossed to make up the next line to Peeves' song since he did not get the chance to complete it.

Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 7-10 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 3-6 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 1-2 Questions

Friday, June 17, 2011

Chamber of Secrets Chapters 7-10 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

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Go to Events to find current questions

~ Mudbloods and Murmurs ~ The Deathday Party ~ The Writing on the Wall ~ The Rogue Bludger ~

Question # 1: Harry roleplays quite a bit in Lockhart's class, name one of the characters he plays.
Halloween!
Question # 2: Colin Creevey has made you his newest hero. Do you, "hide with humility and humbleness"? Or do you, "work it dude!"

Question # 3: Who is the first victim of the Heir of Slytherin?
That's right, Hogwart's robes.

Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 3-6 Questions
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 1-2 Questions

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chamber of Secrets Chapters 3-6 Questions: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge 2011

~These questions are now closed~
Go to Events to find current questions
~ The Burrow ~ At Flourish and Blotts ~ The Whomping Willow ~ Gilderoy Lockhart ~

Question # 1: What does Harry warn Fred and George of?

Question # 2: If you could plant a Whomping Willow anywhere, where would it be? And why of course!

Question # 3: You're in a classroom surrounded by Cornish pixies! What do you do?

Extra Credit! Follow LitPool via Email! On the left hand side of the blog you will see a box labeled 'Follow by Email', simply enter the email address you want to receive updates at!

Don't forget to leave your name in your comment with your answers!
Answer Chamber of Secrets Chapter's 1-2 Questions
Check out the Prizes for the Chamber of Secrets


Second Prize Pack of the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge '11

This is the Prize Package for the Chamber of Secrets. See the Sorcerer's Stone Prize Package that was won by Mark on 6/16. Need to know how to play? Want to check out open and past questions? It's all on the Events and Official Rules page! Anyone and everyone is eligible to play!


Harry Potter Cup full of Soft Peppermints
I know how jealous you all were when you didn't get a Harry Potter cup of your own, so this time I sweetened the deal. To the Pug's great disappointment, I didn't find any Peppermint Humbugs here in the U.S., so I went for the next best thing!

A Harry Potter Sticker
Time to decorate your laptop, notebook, or other various surfaces! (Willo says if you try and decorate her she will bite!)

Ron Weasley's Wand
Oreo the Pug used this wand with his Ron Weasley costume, Halloween 2010. He assures the winner that he has taken excellent care of it!

Bookmarks!
One is a fantastic Harry Potter marker, ribbon and all. The other is a commemorative Pug's H.P. Reading Challenge 2011 bookmark.

Collectible Harry Potter Cards
An unopened package of 11 booster cards.

An iron-on Gryffindor House Patch
It's time to break out that old dark t-shirt with the stain on the front and make it like new!

A Deathly Hallows Temporary Tattoo
These came out with the 7th book and you will be able to sport it to the 7th movie!

And last but not least, a signed photograph of a Pug!
 The pug will be featured with a copy of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and they will personally sign it. Winner has their choice; Leo the Brindle, Oreo the Black, or Willo the Fawn.