Six for Sunday: Characters to Avoid

#SixforSunday is created by Steph from A Little But a Lot. The theme for this week is six characters that you would not like to be friends with. I actually found this really hard. In the end I have chosen six characters who you would be better avoiding, for one reason or another. Two of…

Harry Potter giveaway winner!

The winner of the Harry Potter giveaway is Richard @The Humpo Show You win 6 Harry Potter pin badges and 5 postcards of books from the series, designed by The House of MinaLima, the official designers for all of the printed props used in the movies. Hope you enjoy your Harry Potter-themed prizes!

Giveaway: Harry Potter badges and postcards!

February is just such  a grey month in this part of the world and I have been really under the weather so I wanted to run a giveaway to spread a bit of geeky cheer. By following and retweeting the pinned tweet on my profile on Twitter, you could win a set of 6 Harry…

Multilingual flashcard: Holly

Holly in 10 languages for the Christmas season, where it is traditionally used as a Christmas decoration, both as a descendant of older pagan beliefs and as a symbol in Christianity – red berries for the blood of Christ, thorns for the crown Jesus wore on the cross. There is quite a variety of terms…

Bookish Wanderings: Harry Potter at Primark

Bookworms in London probably already know this – but for those who don’t, the Primark on Oxford Street now has a special section of the shop decorated and dedicated to Harry Potter!     I had to go to see…and did, of course, end up buying some Harry Potter merchandise! If anyone knows where I…

The House Cup Reading Challenge

This is my first time trying out a reading challenge – being a total Potterhead I couldn’t resist this! I saw this on Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf and will be joining Team Ravenclaw under the oversight of my head girl Alex from BooksyDaisy Hogwarts Student Questionnaire Name: Christina Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw Wand Type: Laurel wood with…

Harry Potter Book Tag

Will we ever get enough of Harry Potter? I know I won’t! I have a growing collection of Harry Potter memorabilia too… #emptywallet I have seen the Harry Potter tag on a number of blogs (Xpectopatronerd, Sarah Withers Blog, Between the Pages, Louise Bodle ) and being a complete Potterhead I really wanted to do…

Multilingual flashcard: The Deathly Hallows

Multilingual flashcard – The Deathly Hallows in 10 languages The end of an era, the final book. It was an emotional journey and I didn’t want it to end. My only problem was the epilogue. It felt like tying everything up too neatly. J.K.Rowling has even admitted that she had thought of the ending scene…

Multilingual flashcard: The Half-Blood Prince

Multilingual flashcard – The Half Blood Prince in 10 languages. The Japanese is literally ‘The Mysterious Prince’ The Golden Trio’s final year spent at Hogwarts – a book where things get darker again, I felt really sorry for Draco Malfoy and the ending…I know plenty of people who still can’t talk about that ending. How…

Multilingual flashcard: The Order of the Phoenix

Multilingual flashcard – The Order of the Phoenix in 10 languages. There was a long wait for this book – I reread the first four books again twice while waiting for this to come out. When it did come out, I felt like I had missed something. My impression was that the characters had obviously…

Multilingual flashcard: The Goblet of Fire

Multilingual flashcard – The Goblet of Fire in 10 languages. I remember Harry Potter becoming even more popular when this book came out, probably due to casting and filming beginning for the first movie around this time. Several of my friends entered auditions to become a Weasley! My local Waterstones also ran a competition leading…

Multilingual flashcard: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Multilingual flashcard – The Prisoner of Azkaban in 10 languages. This was one of my favourite books in the series – once again, the story gets a bit darker, we are introduced to Sirius and I really felt that we started to explore more of the magical world than in previous books. This was the…