Looking For Potter Heads! Winter Re-Read/Readalong
Are you a Potter Head? Do you….
Sometimes find yourself whispering a spell under your breath at a family member, co-worker, or friend?
Get excited every time you see one of the movies playing on TV?
Have now or ever in your past used a Harry Potter type of ring tone (this also counts if your phone case has now or ever been Harry Potter)?
Own(ed) any sort of Potter paraphernalia – IE. Article of clothing, movies, costumes, a wand, board game, posters, bookmarks, signs… ok – you know what I mean ;).
Ever went to Universal Studies in Orlando mainly because of Harry Potter World?
Recited movie lines or profound Dumbledore quotes with a sense of superiority?
Well… if you said yes to any of the above. YOU are a Potter Head. And this post is for you. AND if you are new to the whole Potter literacy PHENOMENA, well, first I take a moment of silence for you…. and then I offer you to read on as well, as an opportunity awaits you as well. (you will be known as First Years)
Starting in November I will be hosting a Harry Potter Re-Read that I am SUPER EXCITED about. Pull those books off the shelf, or pick them up at your local library, download on your e readers, or listen to on audio (also super fantastic with either narrator I am just saying!). However you decide to join in… all are welcome.
Throughout our 5 months allowed for the Re-Read there will be dates to discuss the book, add your posts, or add comments to the new tab I will have right below the Book Journey Header. You can pop in whenever you want to add your thoughts, look for new contests, etc… check back often – not everything will be posted and I want to keep this as lose as unstructured as possible as that is where I thrive best.
If you want in… and I hope you do… please grab one of the following memes from below for your own blog. If you do not blog, see below for further instructions.
Once you have chosen your House, please write a post about your involvement in this project as well as what year you are (see years below to help you). By writing a post you will be helping to pass the word about this Re-Read so more may hear about it and join in. You may also choose to leave a comment here about which House you are in and what year you are. *This will also be where those without blogs can can leave a comment of how they are participating.
So… here is how you decide on what year you are:
First Years: You have read The Sorcerer’s Stone or you have not read and Harry Potter books
Second Years: You have read Sorcerer’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets
Third Years: You have read the two mentioned above as well as The Prisoner or Azkaban
Fourth Years: You have read the three above as well as The Goblet Of Fire
Fifth Years: You have read the four above and the Order Of The Phoenix
Sixth Years: You have read the five above and The Half Blood Prince
Seventh Years: You have read all of the Harry Potter books
Now, some of you may be unsure what house you may fall in. So we will pull out the sorting hat. Click below on the sorting hat to have the hat choose a house for you… but know this… what you desire is also considered, so you may choose your own house as well.
The “loosely applied” reading of each book will look like this:
Nov 1 – Nov. 16 – The Sorcerer’s Stone
Nov 17 – Dec. 6th – Chamber Of Secrets
Dec. 7 – Dec. 29th – The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Dec 30th – Jan 20th – The Goblet Of Fire
Jan. 21st – Feb 13th – Order Of The Phoenix
Feb. 14th – March 7th – The Half Blood Prince
March 8th – March 31st – The Deathly Hallows
There you have it! All communications will be under the tab under the Book Journey Header called “Harry Potter Re-Read”. As I mentioned check it often as surprise posts and giveaways will be added by sponsors as we go.
Special note: You will win “House Points” by participating in commenting, giveaways, and more (all of this will be revealed thought the Harry Potter Re-Read tab). Your house point totals will show under tabs as well. It s going to be good fun! Really!
To commit (and so I can communicate with you if you win anything) please sign up using the form below:
I will personally be kicking off with a trip to Harry Potter World in Orlando Florida. I will send some posts from there and give you a peek at some of the items that may be coming home with me for giveaways!
The hashtag for the read-a-long on twitter is #hpreadalong
Hope you will join me!