Sunday #Shelfie Feature | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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My living room bookshelf contains exactly 107 books. Some are books I’ve read, and others I have yet to read (my book buying is out of control at this point…).

Each Sunday, I use a random number generator, and feature the book that corresponds to that number.

If you want to join in the fun and start your own Sunday Shelfie Feature, please do!

This week’s feature is number 63 on my shelf. I have an entire shelf dedicated to the Harry Potter series, and I am running out of room! So here we go with book #63:


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Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Author: J.K. Rowling
Publication date: May 1, 2004
My Rating: ★★★★★

 

Goodreads Synopsis:
Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.

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I have a lot of love for the Harry Potter series. I grew up reading the series, and they will always have a very special place in my heart. I’ve re-read them over and over again, and I still enjoy them each time. The Prisoner of Azkaban is definitely one of my favourites of the series. The mood darkens, the characters become more complex, and we’re introduced to some new characters (*cough*SiriusandLupin*cough*) who become some of my favourites. With each book, we unearth more about the fantastic creatures and enchanting aspects of the wizarding world. I will always delight in stepping through the pages into Harry’s magical journey.

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(from page 63 – the number I pulled)

“Crabbe and Goyle seemed to exist to do Malfoy’s bidding. They were both wide and muscly; Crabbe was was the taller, with a pudding-basin haircut and a very thick neck; Goyle had short, bristly hair and long, gorilla arms.

‘Well, look who it is,’ said Malfoy in his usual lazy drawl, pulling open the compartment door. ‘Potty and the Weasel.’

Crabbe and Goyle chuckled trollishly.


Hope you’ve enjoyed this book feature. Which book from the Harry Potter series is your favourite!?

If any book bloggers out there want to join in on the Sunday Shelfie Feature fun, just tag me in your posts – I’d love to see them!

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Sunday #Shelfie Feature | Carve the Mark

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My living room bookshelf contains exactly 107 books. Some are books I’ve read, and others I have yet to read (my book buying is out of control at this point…).

Each Sunday, I use a random number generator, and feature the book that corresponds to that number. See last week’s post here.

If you want to join in the fun and start your own Sunday Shelfie Feature, please do! Of course, there are many ways you could choose to feature a book, but I thought this would be fun, and should keep me going for awhile…

This week’s feature is number 20 on my shelf:


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Title: Carve the Mark
Author: Veronica Roth
Publication date: January 17, 2017
My Rating: Unread

Goodreads Synopsis:
Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power—something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet, and smarter than he knows.
Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive—no matter what the cost.
Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable. Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?
Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship—and love—in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.

My Thoughts (2)
This book has been part of my TBR for a few months now. I received a free book box from the lovely Chapters Indigo, which featured The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth. Since I hadn’t read the first book, I obviously had to buy it! Based on the description, I think this will be a quick read that I will like, but probably not loooove. Let’s hope it proves me wrong (when I ever get around to reading it…)

My Thoughts (1)

(from page 20 – the number I pulled)

“And then the screen fixed next to the door flickered and switched off. All the lights in the room switched off, too, and the ones that glowed under the door, in the hallway. Whatever Riha had been about to say froze on her lips.”


Hope you’ve enjoyed this book feature. Have you read Carve the Mark? Did you like it?

If any book bloggers out there want to join in on the Sunday Shelfie Feature fun, just tag me in your posts – I’d love to see them!

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