Monday, August 14, 2017

The Vanishing Glass ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge '17

Your host this week is our guest, Poppi, who is a foster pug with APARN. She has 3 questions from The Vanishing Glass for you.                

1. Who makes Aunt Petunia a cup of strong sweet tea?       
2. Who all goes on the trip to the zoo?                    

3. What does the snake call Harry?




This weeks free bookmark will have the lovely design to the left on it. The background is Harry's cupboard. Dario the pug takes the place of Harry, with the boa constrictor flicking it's tongue at him. Dario appears to be dreaming of all the presidents Dudley received on that fateful birthday. At the top is the chapter stars featured in each of the House colors.                                               

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The Boy Who Lived ~ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge '17

This chapter is now closed for answers, please visit the main page to answer the currently open questions! 

Your host this week is the queen of sass and class herself, Miss Willo, and she has 5 trivia questions for you from The Boy Who Lived. She wants to make sure you read carefully (or are forced to go track down those pesky answers).

1. What kind of owl fluttered past the window?
A large tawny owl 

2. What does Mr. Dursley not approve of?

3. Who did Professor McGonagall blame for the shooting stars?
Dedalus Diggle 

4. How many hands does Professor Dumbledore's watch have?
Twelve hands 

5. What is Professor Dumbledore's scar of?
A perfect map of the London Underground

And here is this weeks prize! A person who participates in the challenge by answering the trivia questions correctly in the comments, will have their name drawn to win! See official rules here.

This upcycled metal bookmark is dye sublimated with a special image for the first chapter of the 2017 Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge.

It features Oreo the pug who passed away a short time ago and inspired bringing back the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge. Oreo is surrounded by elements from the first chapter of the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone; Professor Dumbledore, Professor McGonagall, Rubeus Hagrid, Privet Drive, an owl, the chapter stars, a spider web, and Harry Potter himself.

If you would like to purchase this bookmark, you can do so here.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Return of the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge

Oreo from a previous challenge
I'm excited to announce the return of the Pug's Harry Potter Reading Challenge!
It's been a number of years since the pugs challenged us last to read Harry Potter. Our number one challenger and expert picture poser was Oreo. Sadly, just two days ago Oreo left to run free at the Rainbow Bridge, but we know he is here in spirit with us! In his honor and to bring back some fun in our lives, here we are again to read the fantastic little book series.

The landscape has changed a good deal since I posted last, namely the fact that our bookstore is going stronger than ever! And we now make custom fan gear! In that we will be making a a special design for each chapter of our Pugs Harry Potter Reading Challenge, we will give away a bookmark with each design on it. You can purchase the design on other items (and as a bookmark) at our store. I'll post the design later this week.

The way it will work is thus:
Each week, starting August 7th, we will post 3 questions from a chapter of the book. So next week our questions will come from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, The Boy Who Lived. We will be using the new illustrated version of the book when we come up with the questions (pictured below with Willo). Each person will leave their answers in the comments. Is it an honor system? Yes, yes it is. For each question answered correctly, the persons name will be entered into a drawing for the bookmark. (Yes, that's 3 chances each one.) We will announce the winner and answers the day before the new questions. If it's confusing - don't worry! You'll get the hang of it!

Just make sure to read the first chapter of the first book this week! Enjoy!
Willo and the Sorcerer's Stone