Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Excerpts - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone



...Harry spent as much time as possible out of the house, wandering around and thinking about the end of the holidays, where he could see a tiny ray of hope. When September came he would be going off to secondary school and, for the first time in his life, he wouldn't be with Dudley. Dudley had been accepted at Uncle Vernon's old private school, Smeltings. ... Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local public school. Dudley thought this was very funny.

"They stuff people's heads down the toilet the first day at Stonewall," he told Harry. "Want to come upstairs and practice?"

"No, thanks," said Harry. "The poor toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it - it might be sick." Then he ran, before Dudley could work out what he'd said.

 JK Rowling. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, pg. 32.
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I'm happily re-reading Harry Potter and laughing out loud just about every third page. Are you reading anything fun these last few weeks of summer? Got a crazy desire to join me in reading seven humongous books in a row? Come on...it'll be fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

  1. My teens have read these Harry Potter books over and over. One even mapped out for us a route to follow to visit Harry Potter sites when we were in England. Me, I am more of a humor reader, currently enjoying a book from Janet Evanovich.

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  2. I am a great Harry Potter fan.
    Is this a new version by JKR.
    I knew she was going to do something else.
    Tell me more please
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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  3. I read the first few Harry Potter books a long time ago. I barely remember them now. I never made it through all of them. It got too actiony for my taste!

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