Bookish Alphabet

This seemed like fun, so I stole it from HiddenStaircase. It’s rather self explanatory.

Author You’ve Read The Most Books From
Either Janet Evanovich or Sandra Brown. Don’t judge me. I am a voracious reader of all sorts.

Best Sequel Ever
A Wolf at the Table by Augusten Burroughs. Though technically not a sequel, it was the second book of his that I read about his family, and it is amazing. The portrait he paints of his father is chilling. And yet, I read Look Me in the Eye by his older brother John Elder Robison and, according to him, their father is totally sane. Nonetheless, they’re both great books.

Currently Reading
Unabrow: Misadventures of a Late Bloomer by Una LaMarche. It’s absolutely hilarious. Also: a manuscript for work, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley, though I admit I haven’t picked up either of the last two in a while.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For years I have heard it said, but now I know it to be true: JK Rowling is brilliant. Masterful, even. I thought I knew the story. I was wrong. I am so very glad I was.

Finally, the last for no. 20 on my challenge. I kind of feel like there’s nothing left to read…

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

“And now, Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” —Dumbledore

My favourite quote from my favourite character from my favourite Harry Potter book (which happens to have my favourite cover illustration). Dumbledore, I’ll miss you.

No. 20 on my book challenge. Almost there.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Wow. Just… wow. At first I thought, “SIX HUNDRED PAGES?!” Now I’m like, “Obviously. Six hundred pages. Totally makes sense.” SUCH a good read. Already reaching for Order of the Phoenix.

Another for No. 20 on my challenge.

This is what’s known as creative license

As you know, I’m reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I noticed this:

Professor Dumbledore was now looking down at Harry, who looked right back at him, trying to discern the expression of the eyes behind the half-moon spectacles.

“Did you put your name into the Goblet of Fire, Harry?” Dumbledore asked calmly.

But then I thought back to the movie. Dumbledore doesn’t seem too calm.


And I thought I was so clever, too, until I came across this while searching for this gif. Whatever, I’m still clever.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter Chamber of Secrets

I actually think it was better that I saw the movies before reading the books—I know the story well, but I’m still discovering so much. Again, I wish I’d just bought the boxed set.

Another for No. 20 on my challenge.