Friday, 30 October 2015
Stories and Shout Outs
I managed to finish 15 books, although a few of those books were picture books. The reviews for the Aussie books will pop up during November for AusReadingMonth.
I also joined in Blog Ahead during October.
I now have 10 scheduled posts and another nine draft posts for Brona's Books. Another four posts are scheduled for my photo/food blog - Four Seasons.
Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies recently shared an Ursula LeGuin poem in honour of her 13 yr old son's bar mitzvah.
The poem is so beautiful,
Please take the time to pop over and read it. You won't regret it, I promise.
Any excuse really.
I've been looking for a reason why to buy the gorgeous new illustrated hardback edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Andi @estella's revenge has just given me one.
The chance to reread the Harry Potter books over the Australian summer sounds like a lovely, lovely way to enjoy our long, hot days and nights.
I always associate HP with the summer months as my first binge reading of HP happened during the summer holidays of 2001/2002 after I saw the first movie at the cinema.
It was a hot, hot Sunday afternoon. I lived in a small country town at the time. The only cinema had only one theatrette. On show was this kids movie I'd never heard of called Harry Potter. I didn't care, I was hot and wanted to cool down in the air con.
I left the theatre, walked across the road to the local bookshop and purchased my first Harry Potter book.
The next day I went back to buy the next three books.
A week later, I joined the rest of the world waiting, waiting, waiting for the next HP book to be released.
I will wait until AusReadingMonth is over, but I think that a #potterbinge will be just what I need after reading the Australian classic chunkster, The Fortunes of Richard Mahony.
Thanks Andi :-)