Thursday, September 19, 2013

Throwback Thursday #4 and #5

Throwback Thursday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Stephanie @Bookfever and Christina @Booksane where we feature books that we've read in the past but are still crazy about. It could be a book you read as a child and still remember and love or maybe just a book that you haven't read in a long time and want to show your love for.
Each week we'll be featuring a new random question to answer!


(Since I missed last week's Throwback Thursday, I'm posting two this week.)


 Throwback Thursday #4 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He's never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry's room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was probably the book that got me back into reading once I'd hit my pre-teen years. It's such a wonderful world and the movies were fantastic.


“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

 Question of the Week: 

Which author would you buy and read every single book from?

Hmm...that is a tough question! I would say Kelly Creagh is the author I would do this for. Her books are amazing and I love that she bases her Nevermore series around Edgar Allan Poe's work.


 Throwback Thursday #5 

The Thief Lord
Cornelia Funke

Welcome to the magical underworld of Venice, Italy. Here, hidden canals and crumbling rooftops shelters runaways and children with incredible secrets....

After escaping from their cruel aunt and uncle, orphans Prosper and Bo meet a mysterious boy who calls himself the "Thief Lord." Clever and charming, The Thief Lord leads a band of street children who enjoy making mischief. But the Thief Lord also has a dark secret. And suddenly Prosper and Bo find themselves on a fantastical journey to a forgotten place. What they discover there will change the course of their destiny... forever.

I first saw the movie featuring the cutest little guys, Aaron Johnson and Rollo Weeks which was a great movie. A couple years later I found the book to read and loved it. The setting in Venice was fun and Prosper and Bo were so sweet and it was fun to think of hanging out as a kid and making your own trouble.


“Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies. No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.”

 Question of the Week: 

When was the last time you cried over a book?

Just a few weeks ago when reading The Death Cures by James Dashner. I knew what was going to happen but I got a little crazy and cried a bit.

1 comment:

  1. Two picks! Nice ones. Yay for harry potter. Too bad I can't use it as a TT sometimes since I only recently read it. lol.
    I love the quote from The Thief Lord!


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