Thursday, July 31, 2008

Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling


I learned from my Brainiversity game that today was J.K. Rowling's birthday (who says video games are useless?). Have you pre-ordered your copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?  The Collector's Edition looks beautiful and probably even smells wonderful being leather bound.  But for mere mortals, the Standard Edition is also sure to please.

I am currently around page 170 of Harry Potter's fourth book.  This might sound way behind to all you literary types, but remember that I am reading all the Harry Potter books aloud to Adam in quiet times without Dova (she has no interest yet!?!). This book is decidedly more advanced than the first three books.  Obviously, breaking the 700 page mark allows for a much slower pace, more details and more backstory that isn't necessarily action-packed every moment.  I am enjoying it much more on an adult level and Adam is still enrapt by the series.

Have you stopped by contest bytes recently?  I have a giveaway for Tees For Change as well as a  book review on Templeton Turtle Goes Exploring and a review of the Brainiversity game. After a slow start, this contest/review site is finally going strong.

And happy birthday J.K. Rowling!

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