Monday, August 1, 2016

A Good Week in Books (139) and Happy birthday, Harry Potter!

This was a remarkably good week in books for me. And, I guess a good week in general. For starters, I had my most successful children’s program (of all time) at my library. I had about 300 people show up! And it wasn’t just any program. It was for the Harry Potter Birthday Party! I got to talk about Harry Potter all day! One kid even asked me where the restricted section was…Sadly, it took me a second to understand. 

Then of course on Saturday, I attended a different Harry Potter party at Barnes and Noble. I picked up the play at midnight (and yes, I’ve already read it). Then, Sunday, I got up early and went to a Walking Dead convention…I’m a huge fan of that show. And I got to meet my TV boyfriend and get a professional photo taken with him…(No offense to real life boyfriend).
I also got my copy of Gemina in the mail. I won it at the last event I attended at Barnes and Noble. I received one book for review (courtesy of Hachette). And I purchased one of my favorite books at Barnes and Noble with a wicked cool coupon they handed everyone who attended the midnight release.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

I also picked up an R2-D2 back pack (for 10 dollars!), some free Harry Potter swag, and I made a wand at that midnight party. Also, in my swag photo, I have some signed Walking Dead cast cards and some crossbow/Daryl earrings. I also purchased one other super cool thing that I cannot show or talk about because it is part of my boyfriend’s birthday present and he does sometimes read this.  And I’m limiting my photo sharing of the convention, but know that I took a ton and that I went to some awesome panels.
Here are some of the Barnes and Noble Party photos:

Here’s the photo of the sheet cake for the Harry Potter Party I threw. Every square inch of that cake was eaten too:

How was your week in books? Did you do anything special for Harry’s birthday?


  1. LOVE the Wizards Wanted HP pic and ALL the HP goodness here^^ Congrats on all the awesome books too (GEMINA! and Cursed Child!)

    Oh and I got your comments about past points not being counted: both me and Faith do points round ups on alternating weeks. She did last week but she comments on my post to where she counted. If you miss the deadline for one week they get added the next week. As for my House Cup master post, well since she updated the points this week, I haven't updated them by your name yet. We're going to tally all the things for August 3rd!