Friday Firsts –Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the first few sentences/paragraph of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.  Stop on by and link up with Tenacious Reader.


‘A busy and crowded station, full of people trying to go somewhere.  Amongst the hustle and bustle, two large cages rattle on top of two laden trolleys.  They’re being pushed by two boys James Potter and Albus Potter.  Their mother, Ginny, follows after.  A thirty-seven-year-old man, Harry, has his daughter Lily on his shoulders.’

My First Impressions

What are you reading right now? Did it start out strong? Feel free to join in.

And, as this is Harry Potter Month this also goes towards my challenge to post each day.

Yesterday was a guess the character post and the answer, which was a bit of a cheat because it was actually two characters, was the Weasley twins.  I couldn’t split them up, they come as a pair!


Harry Potter Month (25)

Posted On 25 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-five of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today is another Who Am I? (This one is a bit of a cheat!)

  1. Pure blood
  2. Skilled at Quidditch
  3. Prankster
  4. Fireworks
  5. Outgrew full time education in a dramatic fashion
  6. Stole the Marauder’s Map
  7. Two for one!

Harry Potter Month (24)

Posted On 24 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-four of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today – I give to you my favourite character.  This was difficult – I had lists – but I didn’t really need them because at the end of the day I know, pretty much, down to two characters who my favourite really is. Now, this might (or might not) be a popular choice, and there are a lot of great characters in this series which I think is one of the keys to its success.  Lets face it – it would have been easier to go for a top 10, but here goes:

It’s between Severus and Sirius:

I love both these characters for totally different reasons and both have fantastic story arcs.   It is really difficult to choose one but at the end of the day I have to go with:



Snape is such a great character.  Check out some of his moments and leave me a comment to let me know who your favourite is (and yes, I know how difficult it is to choose one):

Finally, Alan Rickman, much loved actor, RIP.  You won’t be forgotten.

Waiting on Wednesday: Wall of Storms by Ken Liu

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  My book this week is : Wall of Storms by Ken Liu (Book II of the Dandelion Dynasty series):

wallofstormsThe much anticipated sequel to The Grace of Kings which NPR called “A magnificent fantasy epic.” returns with Kuni Garu, now known as Emperor Ragin, running the archipelago kingdoms of Dara and struggling to maintain progress while serving the demands of the people.

But when an unexpected invasion force from the far distant east known as the Lyucu Empire comes to shores of Dara, chaos erupts from fear.Emperor Ragin cannot go and lead Dara against the threat himself as he has a recently healed empire fraying at its weakest seams, as conflict within rival faction, even with the Emperor’s own family threaten the raw peace that he has established.

Amidst traitorous rebellion and false accusations the emperor’s grown children rise to face the invaders, some with armies, and one with the guile and savvy intuition to empower the unlikely genius that surrounds her, his eldest daughter Théra.

The Wall of Storms is a breathtaking sequel that builds with a towering diversity of action and tragedy that embodies the best of epic fantasy.

Due October 2016


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Posted On 23 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-three of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Yesterday was another Who Am I?  The answer of course was Neville Longbottom!


Today’s post is another cover lover!  Book No.5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

The second book is the one I own so I have a soft spot for that cover but – I absolutely love the last two.


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