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Hi everybody!

This is the official Harry Potter birthday / readathon thread. Come back to this thread on Thursday July 31 at 12 noon ET. Hope to see you then!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer




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Great!




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Sadly, I'm not going to be here. I'll be gone for an appointment. sad




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The readathon starts in 5 minutes! smiley




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o i have 2 go :_( i try l8r




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Welcome to the readathon! And Happy birthday, Harry Potter! Who is here?




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Hi everyone! I'm here for the Readabration! (Readathon mixed with celebration.) I'm so exited to do the Harry Potter birthday celebration, I wore my robes from my Halloween costume last year! Plus I changed my profile pic. 

I've also got my book ready! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoeinx.  Even the bookmark is Harry Potter customized!

 

I'm here! :D




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I'm here!




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I'm here! I'm so excited!!!! Happy birthday, Harry!!




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Today is Harry Potter’s birthday so we are having a readathon/celebration for the Boy Who Lived! But don’t worry, even if you haven’t read Harry Potter, you can still join the readathon. It doesn’t matter what you read – the goal is just to read for the whole 4 hours if you can.

 

Here are a few questions/challenges to get you started on your 4-hour reading marathon. Check in to this post every hour for readathon challenges, Harry Potter birthday challenges, and more reading inspiration.
 

Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself.
Is this your first readathon?
What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?)
Do you have any specific snacks ready?
Describe the place where you will be reading.

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?

 

Where were you when you first read Harry Potter? Like, literally and also, like, where in your life?




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I'm here! 

 

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Whooo!!! I must say happy birthday harry!!!! Let's get this party started! I'm reading Becoming Naomi Leon. Anyone heard of it before? Harry here is a little wand for your b-day!




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Where was I when I first read Harry Potter?  I was in my twenties in a book store looking for a new book that I was hearing good things about called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I opened it and read the first few pages in the store. Instantly, I was hooked. I took the book home and finished it that night even though some parts were so scary they made my heart beat faster. I’m not good with scary stuff, but I loved Harry Potter anyway. Then I had to wait an ENTIRE YEAR for the next book to come out. It was excruciating!




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I'm here!

 




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Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself.i love ice skating,playing the piano, and BOOKS
Is this your first readathon? Yes!!!
What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?)My goal is to finish 3 books
Do you have any specific snacks ready?No, not yet
Describe the place where you will be reading.Everywhere in my house, mostly in the window seat in my room though

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?There we were,minding our lives with the same obedience as a clock ticking. It is a very interesting sentence.




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3 random things: My favorite color is periwinkle, I have a shirt that says 'I Don't wanna Taco 'Bout it' on, and I love reading.

No. It's my 3rd readathon, actually.

I'll be reading Spirit Animals book #1: Wild Born. My goal is to get to page 144, chapter 13, of the book.

Not yet.

Given a choice, Conor would not have picked to spend the most important birthday of his life helping Devin Trunswick get dressed. It makes me want to keep reading!

I was at home, on my couch, I believe, and I was still 9.

 

 

I'm gonna start reading!




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Hey, catgymnastics! Welcome to the readathon! Wish I had a robe to wear, too. :) And welcome, breezebrain39--your enthusiasm is great! Love having you here!

Thanks for coming, softballathena7! I've never heard of that book before, but I'm sure it's exciting. What's it about?

Hey bluedog7234! Glad you could make it!!




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@SoftballAthena: I LOVE Becoming Naomi Leon! It's one of my favorite books! i hope you like it too!




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Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself. Uh... I can speak Chinese, I have a cat that looks like a witch cat, and I was once Harry Potter for Halloween.

 


Is this your first readathon? No, but I sorta didn't get to do part of the last one.

 


What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? I'll be reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Of course.            (#of books or pages to read?) I hope to finish Chapter 18.

 


Do you have any specific snacks ready? I'll get snacks throughout the Readabration, so it will kind of be like a b-day party.

 

 


Describe the place where you will be reading. On the couch, or in the kitchen next to my computer with a reading pillow!

 

 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading? Well, I sort of already started, but okay. The hottest day of summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. 

 

 

Where were you when you first read Harry Potter? Like, literally and also, like, where in your life? Well, I decided to go to this Harry Potter summer camp, and I wanted to read the books first. I loved the first two SO MUCH, I kept reading them.




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Happy Birthday Harry!!!!!




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Oh! I forgot a question! I'll be reading in two places: the desk where my computer's in, and my couch. 




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Wow, softballathena! Three books! What other books are you reading today?




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@Breebrain39: Cool! I have Harry Potter robes, a red American Girl shirt, and summer pants on.




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i'm so excited! happy birthday Harry!!!!!!!!!!!smiley




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Hi, Polly23!

breezebrain39, that Taco shirt sounds amazing. I need to get one just like it!




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I'm going to start reading, I'll check back here in a few minutes!




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Welcome, everybody! I'm so glad you're all here! For those of you who don't already know, MidnightMagic5 is really STACKS Staffer En-Szu.

I will be reading The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage. She also wrote Three Times Lucky which I loved. Has anyone heard of it?

Here's my first sentence: "Desperado Detective Agency's second big case snuck up on Dale and me at the end of the summer, dressed in the happy-go-lucky colors and excitement of an auction."




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Hey everyone! My name is En-Szu. I'm part of the STACKS team. Three random facts? 1) I was born with six fingers on each hand (whaaaaat), 2) my favorite color is blue, and 3) I like to put Sriracha sauce on everything...including pizza! This is not my first readathon. I'll be reading Gaurdians of Ga'Hoole: The Capture. I just want to read as much as I can! I have some dried fruits ready for snacking. The first sentence of my books says "Noctus, can you spare a bit more down, darling?" I have no idea what that means, but I'm gonna keep reading for sure!

(I was in a bookstore when I first read Harry Potter. I was nine. I told my dad I was not leaving the store without the book, and nothing has ever been the same since!)




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Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself. My name is Scotland, I'm thirteen years old, and my favorite color is blue!


Is this your first readathon? I think this is my third.


What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?) I will be rereading The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan.


Do you have any specific snacks ready? None that I can think of.


Describe the place where you will be reading. An extra office in the place where my mom works.

 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading? "Even before he got electrocuted, Jason was having a rotten day." This sentence makes me want to keep reading, because I want to know why he was having a rotten day.

 

Where were you when you first read Harry Potter? Like, literally and also, like, where in your life? I was nine years old when I started reading Harry Potter and I think I was in my bedroom.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HARRY!

~Scotland




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cheekyReadabration! I love it!




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@CatGymnastics: Harry Potter summer camp sounds so awesome! Did you play Quidditch?




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Welcome, dreamdetermined14! (Blue is TOTALLY the best color. You have excellent taste.)




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@BreezeBrain, I read the first Spirit Animals book and I have the second one but I haven't read it yet. What do you think of it so far?




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@Sonja: Yep! Since we couldn't actually fly, we played it on the ground. But it was almost just like the one in the books! By the way, they had Houses that had names of the building we were in. Each name was connected to a different House. So I turns out I was in Ravenclaw in that camp.. It was so much fun!




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I have to go to piano class now. But I should be back before the readathon is over.

~Scotland




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See you later, Scotland!




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@CatGymnastics: That sounds so fun!  #JEALOUS




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Awwww man, catgymnastics, that sounds like the BEST CAMP EVER!




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Hi I am 12 I will be 13 soon! I first read Harry Potter on my 9th Birthday after a fire in the Basement put us out of our home for 3 months. My Family had read through the books with my older sister as they came out. My mom and I listened to Jim Dale Read the books while we read the hard copies. In three months we went through all 7 books. The day we got out of the hotel we drove straight to Orlando and went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. This was 2010. Today I am listening to the second Harry Potter book again in my Harry Potter robes and glasses! Dad and Mom are dressed as Lilly and James and we are making a tie dye Birthday cake to celebrate! I am also a big fan of Muggle quidditch wish there was a match today or that I was back in Orlando at Leaky Con but this read a thon is great!

 




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@WizardAnubis: That's so cute that your parents are dressed up for Harry Potter's birthday too!




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Whao, wizardanubis--tie dye cake sounds AMAZING. What flavor is it?




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I love you Harry Potter! Can anybody tell me how old hes going to be please?smileycheeky




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@PinkFashionista: Good question. I'm going to look that up and see if I can find an answer.




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I just got on. I guess instead of reading four hours, I will read three hours.




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Harry is 34 today.




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Hey, energeticgriffin! Welcome to the par-tay!!




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Polly is right. Harry was born in 1980, so that makes him 34 years old today.




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1 hour of the readabration has gone by already. Time to take a break from reading and sing “Happy Birthday” to Harry. Put your book down and sing like you mean it! Ready? 1, 2, 3 . . . Happy birthday to you! . . .

Did you actually sing?




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Who sang to Harry?




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HAPPY BIRTHDAYTO YOU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HARRY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!




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OK, so Polly is the only singer here. That's ok. Here are a few reading challenges for Hour 2.

Random Sentence. Post your favorite sentence from the page you are reading right now.

 

Writing Sprint: What if you could bring a fictional place to life—like, say, Camp HalfBlood or Hogwarts? What classes would you take? What adventures would you and your friends have? What house would you want to live in? Which fictional school, camp, or place would YOU like to make real?




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would sing, but I have a TERRIBLE singing voice. I could probably ward off an army of a thousand Dementors with my singing. Not even kidding! (I'm singing on the inside, though!)




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@En-Szu: hilarious!

I didn't actually sing either. I’m in the Scholastic office and  it might distract my coworkers if I start randomly singing Happy Birthday. I will sing with my cats when I get home tonight.




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If I could live in a fictional place it would definitely be Hogwarts. I would be sorted into Ravenclaw and the first class I would sign up for is Transfiguration – because Professor McGonagall is so boss!




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Hogwarts, for sure!! I'd take whatever classes Snape was teaching. I know he's a really mean teacher, but I'm pretty sure if I worked hard enough I would end up learning a lot from him. Unless he totally hated me, of course...! I'd get into all kinds of shenanigans with my friends. I think I'd probably ending up hanging out with people like George and Fred Weasley, since they're troublemakers and a whole lot of fun. I think I'd either be a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff!




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Hogwarts for sure. I'd be in Hufflepuff and the class i would be most looking forward to would probably be Charms or Defense against the Dark Arts.




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Hogwarts for sure. I'd be in Hufflepuff and the class i would be most looking forward to would probably be Charms or Defense against the Dark Arts.




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I dont know exactly what other books im going to read yet. Maybe bsc. Im doing really good at reading my book. Im making progress!!!! Almost done!!!! I have also been reading this morning!! For a goal of 10 and 1/2 hours altogether today. Today is a big reading day for me!!!!! i will be back. Going to pick up my cat from vets.




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I'll sing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HARRY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Spirit Animals is AWESOME so far. Hour 2 already! Wow!

 

Random sentence: Down the cobbled street, between buildings with thick plaster walls and rounded facades, Smarty and Red were looking his way.

 

Writing sprint: I'd like to make Erdas real. I would hope to summon a spirit animal, and, if I did, I would train with the spirit animal everyday so I could become a good greencloak.

 

 

I'm gonna keep reading!




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My fave sentence from my page of The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing.

"Sal loves Dale like midnight loves stars. So far, he hasn't noticed." I haven't gotten very far in my book but I can tell i am going to really really like it!




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I'm already on page 42 of my book! I'm gonna eat lunch now and pretend that my ham and cheese sandwich is a Gryffindor colored cake. And then I'll go get a present for Harry.




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when is a challenge?




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Okay, I'll sing.

 

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday to you!

Happy birthday dear Harryyyyyyy! 

Happy birthday to you!

 

And about like, a week ago, I knew he was turning 34.

Also, Harry Potter and the order is great. I'm probably not going to get to Chapter 18, but I'll certainly try to get to Chapter 10. 




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Yay, singers! OK1 more Harry Potter challenge and then we will get back to reading for hour 2.

Wands at the ready! This was a blog post so maybe you already answered this on Ink Splot 26, but what is your favorite scene from Harry Potter? http://blog.scholastic.com/ink_splot_26/2014/07/favorite-scenes-from-harry-potter.html




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Mine favorite scene from HP is from the first book when all the millions of Hogwarts letters arrive and Hagrid comes to tell Harry that he is a wizard. That moment when he goes from abused, hopeless boy to excited boy with magical powers is so thrilling every time I read it.




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I really like the scene from Sorcerors Stone when Harry gets the stone out of the mirror and takes on Voldemort and Quirrel




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Battle of the Seven Potters!!!! Hands down my favorite.




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I'm back from some more reading! Almost to Chapter 6! :D

So far, I think one of my favorite parts is when Mad-Eye Moody turns Draco into a ferret in the fourth book.  I love ferrets, and I think Draco made a very cute one. Plus it was so funny how Mcgonagall went, "PROFESSOR MOODY, IS THAT A STUDENT????"




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Ahhh! Professor MacGonagall is the best. I forgot all about that part!




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I'm on page 59 of my book, and Rollan just summoned Essix! The Fallen Four! surprise laugh




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I'm just a page or two away from Chapter six, so I decided to tell Harry that I'm reading his fifth book. :lol:

 

Me: Hi Harry. I'm reading Order of the Phoenix! It's a great book, I think you're very nice and cool.

Harry: Uh... Thanks? But the Order of the Phoenix sounds strangely familiar.... How do you know about it?

Me: Why, it's full name is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

Harry: ... You mean I have books?

Me: Yep!

Harry: AHHHHHHHHH!

 

From Catgymnastics who is just imagining the look on Harry's face if he found out he has a whole series of books :lol:




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Hahaha catgymnastics, you got Harry's personality perfectly! He would SO react that way!




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Hour 2 absolutely flew by. We are halfway through the readathon already. Here are your Hour 3 Challenges:

 

Birthday present:  Since it is actually Harry Potter’s birthday, what birthday present you would give him today? Or just for fun, find something in your house that the Dursleys would give to Harry for his birthday – like a coat hanger or a pair of old socks.

 

Think of a birthday gift that you would give to the main character of the book are reading right now.

 

Location change. Change your reading location to someplace different, unusual, or just somewhere you have never read before. The closet, the bathtub, outside? Be sure to let your parents know where you are!

 

Harry Potter: What is your favorite spell or potion and why? If you could invent the perfect spell or potion, what would it do?




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I am giving Harry an old calendar from 2011.




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I am going to draw a picture for Harry. 

My favorite spell is Wingardium Leviosa.




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For Mo, the main character in The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing, I would give her money because she is saving up to go to college when she gets older.




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@Catgymnastics: I'd like to tell Ron and Hermione that they have books!

 

 

Me: So, Ron, Hermione-

Ron: Who are you?

Me: I'm a person who reads the books you're in and thinks you're great!

Hermione: But you're a muggle!

Me: I'm not 11 yet, so you can't prove that.

Ron: But you come from a muggle family!! How do you know about US?!?

Hermione: I came from a muggle family and knew about Hogwarts before I got in!

Ron: That's not important!

Me: Can you tell Harry I say happy birthday? He's already 34!

Ron: HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HARRY?!?

Me: Oh, Ron! You're always so silly! You know people have written books about your wizard adventures, right?

Ron & Hermione at the same time: WHO?!?

Me: Haven't you ever heard of J.K. Rowling?

Ron: NO!!!

Hermione: Is she a wizard!

Me: No! Of course not! :lol:

Ron: She's a MUGGLE?!?

Me: Well, I guess.

Hermione: We've been exposed to the Muggle world all this time and we never even knew it?!?

Me: Well, when you put it like that, I-

Ron: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hermione: HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me: Well, I'm gonna go now...tell Harry I said happy birthday!




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i would probably give Gabi the main character in Waterfall (the book i'm reading) a pair of pants becayse she is stuck in medieval times and forced to wear really big dresses everywhere.




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@CatGymnastic and BreezeBrain, I have 1 word for you: EPIC!




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My favorite spell is not really a spell but maybe it is. I forget. Do you need a spell to find the Room of Requirement? I would love to have a special room where I could go for exactly what I need the most. It would always have books and chocolate and tea in it, and of course, whatever else I really need at that moment.

But I do love how Hermione says Wingardium Leviosa!




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Birthday Present: I'm giving him a set of his own books, a recording of the Quiddich World Cup from his fourth year and a wand I made at camp. 

 

Okay fine, I'll read in the hallway. I'll bring my pillow there right now! 

 

Hmm..... I happen to like Aparecium, a spell to reveal hidden writing. If I could invent one, I would make a spell that would change my house bigger, smaller, or any shape I want!




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@Polly, What is Waterfall? I love medieval-type books!




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Hour 3 challenges:

 

 

I'm gonna give Harry a roll of duck tape that has dogs and bones on it.

 

There are several main characters in this book (Rollan, Meilin, Conor, and Abeke), but I'll think of one for Rollan. Hmm...let's see. I guess I'd give him soap, water, and food because he has grime all over him right now.

 

I'll just read at the kitchen table.

 

My favorite spell is Alohomora. If I coculd invent a potion, it would make a person turn into a liquid when they drank it.




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smileyI actually sang Happy Birthday to Harry Potter.




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I'm going to pull a Dursley and give Harry this used Post-it note that I have at my desk. Happy Birthday, Harry! Haha.

I would give Soren a trip to a day spa. The life of an owl sounds really stressful. Are there spa treatments for owls? There definitely should be!

Favorite potion: Elixir of life. It would be really cool to see what the world will be like in 600 years! The potion I would invent? One that would make me a witch!




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polly23, that is the most thoughtful gift. Pants are the greatest. I could never live in a time when I didn't have the option of wearing pants!




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Hi TigerAuthor!




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@Sonja, It's a YA book, the first in the River in Time series, by Lisa T. Bergen. It's about a girl from modern times who accidently time travels to medevil times. It's really good so far!




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@midnightmagic5, Pants are really awesome. Ha ha I'm a fan!




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I'm in the middle of Chapter Six right now, where they fight a bunch of doxies. I can't believe Fred and George are going to use Doxy VENOM for their Skiving Snackboxes!

 

By the way, a boggart is mentioned. It said that Sirius peered through the keyhole to find out what it was, which reminds me of something Lupin said in book three; No one knows what a boggart's original shape looks like.

 

Which gets me thinking: What do you think a boggart looks like when it doesn't see anybody? 

I think it looks like this horrible grayish blob with eyes.




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AM I  TO LATE?!




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I'm back!

Birthday present:  Since it is actually Harry Potter’s birthday, what birthday present you would give him today? Or just for fun, find something in your house that the Dursleys would give to Harry for his birthday – like a coat hanger or a pair of old socks.

 

Think of a birthday gift that you would give to the main character of the book are reading right now. I don't know.... I would give Leo a fire proof hat.

 

Location change. Change your reading location to someplace different, unusual, or just somewhere you have never read before. The closet, the bathtub, outside? Be sure to let your parents know where you are! I'm going to read in a stairwell.

 

Harry Potter: What is your favorite spell or potion and why? If you could invent the perfect spell or potion, what would it do? My favorite spell is alohomora (Because it's the only one I can spell. Ha Ha Ha.) It would be cool if there was a spell to make sure the bookstore you liked always carried the books you wanted.




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@lokiwizard77 nope, jump in!! We're happy you can join us!




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Hi LokiWizard!




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Welcome back, dreamdetermined! That last spell idea is perfect--I get so mad when the bookstore doesn't have the book I've been looking for!




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@Dreamtime and En-Szu, That's why the Room of requirement is so perfect because it would always have the book you wanted! plus chocolate and tea like I said.




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@dreamdetermined, that spell sounds awesome, i would use it all the time.




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@catgymnastics, I think a boggart looks like a black hole.




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@Catgymnastics: Boggarts don't look like that in the Septimus Heap series. In that series, The Boggart works for Aunt Zelda to keep creatures out of her house. He looks like a sea monster mixed with bigfoot. His face looks like a yeti, or bigfoot, and his feet look like a sea monster's feet. During the day, all Boggarts do is sleep. When a Boggart doesn't see anybody, it's also sleeping. wink :lol:




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@Sonjo_Stacks_Staffer, Hello! Do you have a Pottermore? Does anyone? If so I am GobletHowl28885




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@LokiWizard, I am WombatSilver12 on Pottermore.




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@midnightmagic5, Thanks! How are you? Enjoying the party? Did I miss much?




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@sonja_stacks_staffer, Cool! What house are you in? You don't mind if I friend you do you?




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I have a Pottermore. What house is everybody in on there? I'm a Hufflepuff.




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I'm quillscarlet6439 on Pottermore




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@polly23   I'm a Gryffindor!




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I once joined Pottermore, but then something weird happened on it, and so I quit.




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Hi everyone, I'm sorry I'm so late. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Harry!! My name is Marisa, and I'm an intern here at the STACKS! I hope everyone has enjoyed the first couple of hours of the readathon!

For Harry's birthday, I think I would give him a spare set of glasses as a gift -- he always seems to be breaking those!

My favorite potion is Felix Felicis because I love the scenes that follow what happens to Harry after he drinks liquid luck! I could use some of that every now and then! :)

And I am also a Ravenclaw!




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So how is everyone? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HARRY POTTER!  heart




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I haven't been on Pottermore for a while. But I'll try to go on today and friend you - if I remember my password!




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Sonja - Alright! No worries...Your house is in the lead bte xD




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btw not bte sorry




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Currently we're at the Quidditch World Cup & the vilas have just turned ugly.

"And THAT, boys, is why looks aren't everything." ~Arthur




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@PixieVenus: LOL and Hi! i'm glad you could join us!




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Birthday present:  Since it is actually Harry Potter’s birthday, what birthday present you would give him today? Or just for fun, find something in your house that the Dursleys would give to Harry for his birthday – like a coat hanger or a pair of old socks.Present, a new wand

 

Think of a birthday gift that you would give to the main character of the book are reading right now. Main character fudge and peter,fudge=rocks,peter=a book

 

Location change. Change your reading location to someplace different, unusual, or just somewhere you have never read before. The closet, the bathtub, outside? Be sure to let your parents know where you are!Definitely in my bathtub/shower!!!

 

Harry Potter: What is your favorite spell or potion and why? If you could invent the perfect spell or potion, what would it do?I really dont have a favorite portion or spell. If i could invent a spell or portion it would be.... I will have to think about that. Yes, im back!!! I also almost finished my 2nd book!!!! when we r done everyone should say the books that they read while the readathon was going on!! See u guys later.




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Isnt it Nevilles birthday also?




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I'm Hollyoak10301 on Pottermore. I'll try to friend you guys now. I'm a Ravenclaw.




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Readathon Hour 4: The final hour!


Cooking challenge: If you are getting hungry, go get a snack that one of your book characters would love. Or, if you are celebrating Harry’s birthday, go drink some butterbeer or pumpkin juice. (Feel free to substitute ingredients if necessary.) If you are feeling really ambitious, maybe you can bake Harry a birthday cake like one of these: http://blog.scholastic.com/ink_splot_26/2014/07/harry-potter-birthday-cake-bake-off.html

 

Fashion challenge: make an outfit that one of the characters in your book would wear. Wear it for the rest of the day. Of course if you are already in your Harry Potter robes for his birthday, then don’t change.

 

Harry Potter: What would your patronus be and how would you use it in the muggle world – like to fight bullies or stop wars or something?

 

What if: If you could switch places with any book character, who would it be and why?




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@LokiWizard, Neville's birthday was yesterday. We totally should have had a party yesterday for him! Well, better late than never! Everybody, stop what you're doing and sing for Neville. Ready? 1... 2... 3 Happy Birthday to you!




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Hi everyone! Sorry I went missing for a moment, I had to look for my Pottermore info...my username is HallowPotion19638 :) I'm in Slytherin! 

I would want a tiger patronus. I would use it to stop people from bullying others, for sure!

I'd want to switch places with Percy Jackson for a day. Not longer than that, since someone seems to be trying to kill him all the time, but it would be really awesome to control water for a day!




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Oh no, poor Neville! Always getting the short end of the stick (or wand, haha). Happy belated birthday to Neville!




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Harry Potter: What would your patronus be and how would you use it in the muggle world – like to fight bullies or stop wars or something?

My patronus would probably be a bird and I would use it to send messages.

 

What if: If you could switch places with any book character, who would it be and why?

Any book character? Wow! That's a really, really good question!! I don't know. Really great question!




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My patronus would be a kitten and I would cast my patronus in Gaza to make the people all stop fighting. They would see my kitten patronus and they would feel so happy they would all just want peace instead of war.

But wait, isn’t Professor Umbridge’s patronus a kitten? Mine wouldn’t be like hers.

 

What if: If you could switch places with any book character, who would it be and why? I would want to be Cho Chang so I could go to the Yule Ball with Cedric!




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Robes

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Book

Wand

 

TIME TO READ

 




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Cooking challenge: Hmm... well, I am celebrating his birthdya by reading one of his books, and so I guess I'll somehow dye my milk or water orange to make it look like butterbeer!

 

Fashion Challenge: I have my robes. 

 

My Patronus would be a cat, because it's my favorite animals, I have a sort of connection with them, and it's my lucky animal. I would use my spirit Cat to fight bullies, do extremely dangerous stuff, and get rid of my fear. 

 

If I could switch places with someone? TOTALLY HERMIONE. 




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