Harry Potter (29)

Posted On 29 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-nine of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter – my little challenge is swiftly coming to an end!  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.

Today’s post is the final cover lover – it’s a little late but here goes: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

My own cover is the black one (6) which I quite like tbh but I think my favourite is the second book cover with the graves – which probably seems a bit morbid but I kind of like it and think it fits.


Read All About It…

Just a quick post to notify you of a readalong of One Salt Sea (October Daye #5).  Organised by Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow.  The details are over on Goodreads – the schedule is below. This series got off to a great start with Rosemary and Rue, got even better with A Local Habitation and then reached what I thought was an all time high with An Artificial Night  but book No.4, Late Eclipses, topped it, packed with emotions and revelations.  So, we’re moving onto No.5 which I’m really excited about.  Everyone welcome to join.  If you want to jump on board then leave a comment, visit Lisa or check out the Goodreads page.  Come join in the fun.

Week 1: Saturday 3rd September, Chapters 1-9, hosted at Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 2: Saturday 10th September, Chapters 10-18, hosted by Over The Effing Rainbow
Week 3: Saturday 17th September, Chapters 19-29, hosted at Lynn’s Book Blog
Week 4: Saturday 24th September, Chapters 30-End, hosted at On Starships and Dragonwings

And now for a little bit about the book:


10783217October “Toby” Daye is finally doing all right—and that inevitably means it’s time for things to take a turn for the worse. Someone has kidnapped the sons of the Duchess Dianda Lorden, regent of the Undersea Duchy of Saltmist. To prevent a war between land and sea, Toby must not only find the missing boys, but also prove that the Queen of the Mists was not behind their abduction. She’ll need all her tricks and the help of her allies if she wants to make it through this in one piece.

Toby’s search will take her from the streets of San Francisco to the lands beneath the waves. But someone is determined to stop her—and whoever it is isn’t playing by Oberon’s Laws. As the battle grows more and more personal, one thing is chillingly clear. When Faerie goes to war, not everyone will walk away. One Salt Sea is the fifth installment of the highly praised Toby Dayeseries.


Harry Potter Month (28): Giveaway announcement


Today is day twenty-eight of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter – my little challenge is swiftly coming to an end!  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.

I’m nearing the end of my monthly challenge and today’s post is to announce a giveaway.  I’m giving away my copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to one of you lovely people.  This is only open to UK (sorry) and if you’re interested just leave me a comment.  I’ll keep the offer open for a two week period and then choose a random winner.  You gotta be in it to win it people!


Harry Potter Month (27)

Posted On 27 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-seven of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter – my little challenge is swiftly coming to an end!  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today is cover lover for the 6th book: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince:

The cover I own is the 2nd and again, as ever, soft spot for that one!  But – the last two are really lovely and if pushed I would have to go for the final cover.

The Broken Empire vs Red Queen’s War: the Lawrence Face Off!


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme being hosted by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple and can be found here.  Each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite (stop on over to Tenacious Reader to post your link so we can all check out each others choices).  Simples.   This week the theme is:

I sit here looking out at all I own – A cover featuring a throne.

This week was obvious – as soon as I saw the word ‘throne’ – it had to be this particular face off!  A face off between two dark fantasies written by the same author, Mark Lawrence.  The Broken Empire vs The Red Queen’s War.  And, in case you’re wondering, both highly recommended!

King of Thorns vs Prince of Fools

I like both of these covers to be honest – and both have thrones so clearly very fitting for this week’s challenge – although it’s obviously a slight cheat because I’ve pitched a book from one series against a book from another (but only because they were such a good fit obviously!)  I love the drama of the red POF cover – I also really think the font and colours used for the author and title are spot on.  I think the background is really clever because at first glance you don’t even realise there’s a figure sat on a throne in the background which when you then take a closer look has a sinister feel!  All that being said, and even though I’m not as fond of the font style, I love the first cover.  I can’t help it.  It’s just the casual indifference of the character on the throne whilst he sits among such devestation and the fact that this figure is absolutely firmly fixed in my brain as Jorg!  My winner:


Which is your favourite?

If you fancy joining in with FFO the themes for the next few weeks are below.  I’ve listed these as BooksbyProxy is currently a bit swamped and MIA as a result.  Don’t worry, ordinary service will be resumed soon😀

2nd Sept: Hell is empty and all the devils are here – A cover with a demon or demonic creatures.

9th Sept: Pack up your troubles… and … leave – A cover with some form of luggage

16th Sept: A bouquet for you m’lady – A cover featuring a flower/flowers.

23rd Sept: Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, timorous beastie – A cover with a beast or beasts.

30th Sept: This solitary tree! A living thing – a cover with a tree or trees.

7th October: Consumed by the darkness within, it hides all our sins” a cover that is predominantly black?

14th October: There was once a princess, who lived in the top of the highest tower – a cover with a castle


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