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Upcoming Read -a- Thon

In case any one wants to join me, I’m doing the read-a-thon over at Pure Imagination from July 11-13.  Since this is my first read-a-thon, I’m going to take it easy and see how much I can read in the evenings.  My goal is to read the whole Wolf of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater since the last book of the series comes out right in the middle of the read-a-thon!

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Top Ten Google Ranking

I got a Top Ten Google rank for my posts about Pottermore and my theories about what J.K. Rowling meant by “Follow the Owl.”  Here’s the screenshots! The first screen shot was for the search terms “simply follow the owl” (I’m the third one down making me #7 overall) and the second screen shot was for “follow the owl salem” (I’m ranked #2 for that one!)  Yay for my Pottermore obsession!


And Pottermore is…

I’m still not entirely sure.  It’s not available until October but she called it a “reading experience” where you get added into the story.  You’ll have to watch her announcement to understand what I’m talking about. One thing for sure is EBOOKS!!! YAY!

I didn’t wake up at 5 am but I did have some weird dreams about what Pottermore is.  My first dream was that it  was a TV show that was more kid friendly and faithful to the books.  My next dream was that it was  an Inception-like virtual reality where we all got sorted and became magical creatures.  I was a feline type creature with glowing eyes and undiscovered super powers.  I had to read a book as part of it and some people had a hard time waking up from this game/dream…. that one was really weird.


Pottermore

J.K. Rowling herself put up a scavenger hunt on the internet a few days ago (which I participated in!) and it revealed the word “Pottermore” and a new website.  And the craziness began.  WHAT IS IT?  Everyone wants to know and there’s a YouTube video covered in owls where in 5 days and counting, she’ll tell us.  All we know is it’s not a book.  Theories include an online Role Playing Game, a store, an interactive encyclopedia, etc.  The owls lead me to believe that they will be delivering letters to Hogwarts in an online game of sorts.  On J.K. Rowling’s website years ago she did a sort of game/test where you could unlock awards by taking extreme trivia challenges.  I think she was testing how people would respond to something like that.  So that’s my theory – a game where you get to go to Hogwarts.  What do you think it is?