Thursday, December 22, 2011

11K in 2011 - Harry Potter

I WILL hit my goal of 11,000 pages by the end of this year!  I may have just over a week, but it's GOING to happen!!!!

The back of the Book:
Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground.  He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.  All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley- a great big swollen spoiled bully.  Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years.  But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry- and anyone who reads about him- will find unforgettable.  For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter.

The Bibliography:
Rowling, J. K.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  New York, New York: Scholastic Press, 1997.

You can find it here, or at your public library.  Support the libraries!!!

Total Pages: 309
Total Pages read in 2011: 10,147
Total Pages Remaining: 853

The Back of the Book:
The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.  But just as he's packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.  And strike it does.  For in Harry's second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls' bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley's younger sister, Ginny. But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone- or something- starts turning Hogwarts students to stone.  Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever?  Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told?  Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects... Harry Potter himself!

The Bibliography:
Rowling, J. K.  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  New York, New York: Scholastic Press, 1999.

You can find it here, or at your local library.  Support the libraries!!!!!

Total Pages: 341
Total Pages for 2011: 10,488
Total Pages Remaining: 512  or 52 pages per day.  I can do this!!!!

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