Timeline: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Sheila, over at Book Journey, is hosting a Harry Potter Read-Along! The first title in the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was covered from November 1-16, 2014, and last night I capped off having previously listened to the audiobook in 2007 and in January 2014, and having read the paperback over the past couple of weeks, by watching the movie with a good friend, @lithousewife via TweetChat. Below is a composite of quotes from the book, my tweets (@dogearedcopy) from last evening (time stamped Pacific Standard Time,) and some film clips, etc. Even though most, if not all those reading this have read the book, I didn’t include spoilers. The read-along is a lot of fun and runs through March 2015. It’s still open to all who who are interested in reading or re-reading the Harry Potter novels!

  • 4:13pm: In about 45 minutes, I’ll be queuing up the movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at the WB logo #hpreadalong
  • 4:15pm : I’d love it if you joined me in a live tweet/TweetChat of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie! 🙂 #hpreadalong
  • 4:17pm: I’ll be tracking #hpreadalong via TweetChat, so if you plan on watching along, remember to use hashtag#hpreadalong Or log into TweetChat which automatically attaches the hashtag for you 🙂 #hpreadalong
  • 4:32pm: Half hour until live tweet/TweetChat of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! I’ll be doing a call out in about 20 minutes to see who might be joining. If all I hear is crickets, that’s OK! Obviously TweetChat will be canceled…. #hpreadalong
  • 4:34pm: It will just mean more chocolate-covered frogs for me! 😀 #hpreadalong
  • 4:37pm: Yes, I bought chocolate-covered frogs, jelly slugs and Bertie’s Bots for my viewing experience! 🙂#hpreadalong
  • 4:38pm: Also, one of the joys of being a grown-up is that I can call this dinner if I want to 😉 #hpreadalong
  • 4:52pm: Calling out all Potterheads! Anyone in for a Live Tweet/TweetChat of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone? #hpreadalong 
  • 5:06pm: Let’s GO! #hpreadalong

  • 5:08pm: Reverse lighter!

Borrowed it, Professor Dumbledore, sir,” said the giant, climbing carefully off the motorcycle as he spoke. “Young Sirius Black lent it to me. I’ve got him, sir.

  • 5:09pm: sorry, no way is a 250cc motorcycle going to carry Hagrid. plus not cool enough for Sirius
  • 5:11pm: That’s looked painful, but now looks like magic marker on his head 😀
  • 5:13pm: Harry is cute! 😉 OK, that sounded cougarish
Aunt Petunia obviously scented danger, too, because she said quickly, “And we’ll buy you another two presents while we’re out today. How’s that, popkin? Two more presents. Is that all right?”
  • 5:14pm: talk to the snake
  • 5:15pm: Oh, Harry, you shouldn’t have laughed. now you’re in for it…

Mr. Dursley was the director of a firm called Grunnings, which made drills.

  • 5:16pm: Why does Rowling go on and on about Mr. Dursley working for a drill company?
Mr. H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs
4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging
  • 5:17pm: Weird confession: I actually would have loved to have had a bedroom underneath the stairs
  • 5:19pm: This is exactly how I pictured the lighthouse!
  • 5:21pm: Perfect Hagrid casting too 🙂
  • 5:23pm: Irony: Mrs Dursley reminds me of The Wicked Witch of the West

But he had finally gone too far.

  • 5:24pm: Pink. umbrella.
  • 5:25pm: Go to Harrod’s. they really do have everything!

“Well, so they say,” said Hagrid. “Crikey, I’d like a dragon.”

  • 5:26pm: I can understand the Luddite tech, but not why they all dress like Dickens characters
  • 5:27pm: Cheesy, but I do think “Diagon Ally” is clever 🙂
  • 5:32pm: It’s Willy Wonka!
  • 5:33pm: Learn to control your wand Harry!
  • 5:36pm: Ooh, love the owl… But confused why cats would be an option if owls necessary for messaging
  • 5:37pm: I wonder what the toddler who played baby Harry looks like now…
  • 5:38pm: Seriously, you just walk away from Harry *now*!?

He passed a round-faced boy who was saying, “Gran, I’ve lost my toad again.”
“Oh, Neville,” he heard the old woman sigh.

  • 5:39pm: Ok we all know I would hit the wall regardless. owl feathers would be everywhere
  • 5:42pm: I’m not opening my chocolate frog *now*!
  • 5:44pm: Latin *is* useful!
  • 5:45pm: We all know real life Hermiones unfortunately. At least this one is useful
  • 5:46pm: I want Professor mcGonagal’s brooch
  • 5:47pm: We all know real-life Malfoys too 😦

Oh you may not think me pretty,
But don’t judge on what you see,
I’ll eat myself if you can find
A smarter hat than me.
You can keep your bowlers black,
Your top hats sleek and tall,
For I’m the Hogwarts Sorting Hat
And I can cap them all.
There’s nothing hidden in your head
The Sorting Hat can’t see,
So try me on and I will tell you
Where you ought to be.

You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.

So put me on! Don’t be afraid!
And don’t get in a flap!
You’re in safe hands (though I have none)
For I’m a Thinking Cap!

  • 5:50pm: Really thought she would have been a ravenclaw
  • 5:51pm: And really, why wouldn’t Neville have been on Hufflepuff?
  • 5:53pm: go House Gryffindor! 🙂
  • 5:54pm: John Cleese! 🙂
  • 5:55pm: #%%^ This is where you would lose me for sure: Header off the moving staircases
  • 5:56pm: Turret bedroom. With a view 🙂

Three times a week, they went out to the greenhouses behind the castle to study Herbology, with a dumpy little witch called Professor Sprout, where they learned how to take care of all the strange plants and fungi, and found out what they were used for.”

  • 5:58pm: Alan Rickman and Neil Gaiman sound the same to me
  • 5:59pm: I can’t be scared of him. all I can think about is that movie with the cellos and a ghost… # tearjerker
  • 6:03pm: This scene is so fraught with sexual innuendo
  • 6:04pm: I once fell only 12 feet. I was carted off with a lot more than a broken wrist :-/
  • 6:06pm: I love that part (outside professor McGonagal’s window)
  • 6:08pm: Utterly ridiculous line of reasoning. If true, I would be a world-reknown neurosurgeon
  • 6:09pm: Puppies!
    I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed —-
  • 6:10pm: “… Or worse, expelled” lol
  • 6:11pm: Reminds me of Evil Dead (fighting with own severed hand) 🙂
  • 6:13pm: Why are there so many little/short characters in fantasy stories?
  • 6:13pm: Lev-ee-OH-sah
  • 6:15pm: Oh, really should have done HP jack-o-lanterns this year! *Now* I think of it :-/

6:15pm: Crises management at it’s worst

“I’ve just thought — Hermione.”
“What About her?”
“She Doesn’t know about the troll.”

  • 6:16pm: Shrek
  • 6:16pm: Not
  • 6:19pm: hate Ron’s hammy face acting
  • 6:21pm: Gee, I wonder what it is?
  • 6:23pm: I remember all those years ago when Potterheads were dying to see this part: How quid ditch would be shown
  • 6:26pm: I think I’m in love with Oliver Wood. Still sounds cougarish
  • 6:28pm: Why not just poke him with the stick?
  • 6:29pm: Ha!
  • 6:30pm: Obviously, the dursleys paid for braces for Harry
  • 6:31pm: The next black lab I get, I’m naming fluffy

“Aha!” said Harry, “so there’s someone called Nicolas Flamel involved, is there?”

  • 6:32pm: Note to Self: check out Nicolas Flamel series I saw on middle school library shelf last week

Nicolas Flamel Books

  • 6:33pm: “Happy Christmas”

Ron also started teaching Harry Wizard chess. This was exactly like Muggle chess except that the figures were alive, which made it a lot like directing troops in battle. Ron’s set was very old and battered. Like everything else he owned, it had once belonged to someone else in his family — in this case, his grandfather. However, old chessmen weren’t a drawback at all. Ron knew them so well he never had trouble getting them to do what he wanted.

  • 6:35pm: No. The cloak is supposed to be silvery, silky. Not a technicolor carpet
  • 6:36pm: Yes, he can
  • 6:38pm: Now *that* would make me pee where I stood (Snape’s grab)
  • 6:39pm: I would see my twenty-year old self 🙂
  • 6:40pm: Ha! “You have to see this” as he disrobes!
  • 6:44pm: Dau has only seen movies She thought Hedwig made seasons change 😀

“Hagrid, you live in a wooden house,” she said.

  • 6:46pm: It’s a giant Bertie bott!
  • 6:48pm: I know it’s been said, but it still bothers me: Hermione’s eyebrows :-/

“You’re worth twelve of Malfoy,” Harry said.

  • 6:50pm: Hermione and Draco serve as cautionary tales to my dau: don’t be a little miss know-it-all. Don’t tattle

The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Sorcerer’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal.

  • 6:52pm: And my next lab after Fluffy will be “Fang”#labnotes
  • 6:54pm: Poke it with a stick, er wand!

“That is because it is a monstrous thing, to slay a unicorn,” said Firenze. “Only one who has nothing to lose, and everything to gain would commit such a crime. The blood of a unicorn will keep you alive, even if you are an inch from death, but at a terrible price…”

  • 6:56pm: Centaurs not dreamy enough, IMO
  • 6:57pm: Where does Hermione get these ideas?! so smart, but so illogical
  • 6:58pm: Who is the ghost at the desk? She was with Headless Nick earlier…

“Be warned, Potter — any more nighttime wanderings and I will personally make sure you are expelled. Good day to you.”

  • 6:59pm: *** dramatic pause***
  • 7:00pm: Oh, lord. There’s a Neville in every group
  • 7:02pm: Fluffy looks just like junior the first, times three!
  • 7:02pm: Bit slow on the uptake aren’t they?
  • 7:04pm: See, Neville should’ve come along. He’s good in Herbology
  • 7:04pm: Snitch technology
  • 7:06pm: Rowling broke the Shirley Jackson model of four archetypes by writing Neville out of the action
  • 7:13pm: Go! go! enough with the mutual admiration society meeting!
  • 7:14pm: Really kinda wanted Michael Palin in Quirrel’s role
  • 7:19pm: Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.
  • 7:21pm: “Naturally the whole school knows”
  • 7:23pm: How… touching
  • 7:24pm: Spit it out!

    • 7:31pm: Thank you for watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with me tonight! #hpreadalong
    • 7:32pm: I’ll try and do better about promoting the next one and maybe moving it to an earlier time/date 🙂#hpreadalong
    • 7:33pm: Watching the movie tonight gave me new insights into the story I hadn’t considered before (4 archetypes) #hpreadalong
    • 7:33pm: Very glad to have watched it! Thank you! #hpreadalong



Harry Potter Read-A-Long


Sheila, over at Book Journey, is hosting a Harry Potter Read-A-Long that launches today! The feature runs through March 2015 and is open to all who who are interested in reading or re-reading the Harry Potter novels!

Interestingly, I had made it a personal goal of mine this year to listen to all of the Harry Potter novels; however, I only got as far as the fourth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I had planned to pick up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in January, which works out perfectly as that is when the Harry Potter Read-A-Long will be covering the fifth book! I may be relatively quiet until January; but I’ll be lurking nonetheless (Think of me as wearing an invisibility cloak for a bit!)

I’m not a Millennial who grew up on Harry Potter, so my perspective and appreciation as an older reader diving into the works for the first time is going to be different; but I’m game! I have all the Harry Potter movies on hand as well. I’ve been watching the corresponding movie after finishing each audiobook, and if there is interest, I’d love to do a live tweetchat of the movie after every period. For instance: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is scheduled in the read-a-long for November 1-16, 2014. Viewers would get their copies of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (starring Daniel Radcliffe) on or about November 16, open up a tweetchat account (makes it easier to track the hashtags through the evening) and comment on the movie in progress. If you’re interested, let me know either in comments or on twitter (My twitter name is @dogearedcopy.) The hashtag for the read-a-long on twitter is #hpreadalong


2012-2013, My Audiobook Year

Jenn K. a.k.a. devourerofbooks is hosting Audiobook Week 2013, which consists of prompts for daily postings relating to audiobook love 🙂

Today’s prompt: 

“Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.” 

I’ve been listening to audiobooks and working in the industry for about eighteen years now! Yep, I pretty much eat, breathe and live audiobooks. It’s more than a job or a hobby, it’s a lifestyle 🙂
I left Blackstone Audio last October to pursue freelance opportunities! 
Sometimes scary! But exhilarating too! I’ve been able to work on some great audiobooks! 🙂

I judged the category of Best Audiobook for “Children, Ages 8-12” for the Armchair Audies! Wow, I learned so much about children’s audiobooks from judging this category with my daughter (who is between the ages of eight and twelve!) You can read about what I learned in my post, Armchair Audies: Best Audiobook for Children Ages 8-12 Wrap Up Post, which also contains links to reviews of the contenders. The Armchair Audies judged seventeen categories this year and you can check out what’s what at ArmchairAudies.com 🙂

Favorite Audiobooks!
Two books that greatly influenced me in 2012 were The Weight of the Nation (by John Hoffman and Judith Salerno, M.D., M.S. with Alexandra Moss; narrated by Bernadette Dunne) and Black Genius: Inspirational Portraits of African-American Leaders (by Dick Russell; narrated by Kevin Kenerly.) You can read a little bit more about the how and why they impacted me in my post,  Epiphanies 2012

I‘ve pretty much shuttered my blog, dogearedcopy.com!
Except for special runs like The Armchair Audies and Audiobook Week (and Murder, Monsters and Mayhem this year and Zombie Awareness Month next year if I can get my act together,) I’ve ceased and desisted from blogging.  I love the blogging community, and I’m still on twitter (@dogearedcopy) and always willing to facilitate whatever other blogging projects you have in mind that you think that I can help with; but the daily angst of trying to find the right turn of phrase for a review or posting content consistently has been kicked to the curb in favor of playing with puppies, frolicking in the sun and reading more!

I hike! And bike!
For exercise, I hike and bike a little; but I don’t listen to audiobooks when I’m doing either. With the very real threat of bears, rattlesnakes and mountain lions on the trails, not to mention aggressive mountain bikers and hunters, I prefer to be more aware of my surroundings 🙂

You can see what I wrote for the meme in years past:

A couple of other JIAM posts 🙂

The Pink Chair: Tweets about "Untrained Narrators"

Lea Hensley (@lea_hensley) has written a Speaking of Audiobooks post titled, “Untrained narrators? I’m not interested” over at the All About Romance blog:

The blog post spawned an hours-long twitter convo  in which a number of different people from the audiobook community (listeners, reviewers, narrators and producers) from all different levels of expertise participated. I’ve copied my own tweets down in this post, only editing out things like “YES!” or a reference to Highlander for which you kinda had to be there to get 😉

Anyway, I see that Lea’s blog will be hosting a 6 narrator panel in February to discuss “positive solutions – path to success” and I’m hoping that further on, she will hold a roundtable that includes producers/studio directors/casting agents.

@dogearedcopy 10:51am 
At one point all the A-List narrators were untrained narrators.

@dogearedcopy 10:53am 
If audiobook publishers never take a chance on someone, where are the future narrators to come from?

@dogearedcopy 10:57am 
Yes, Big publishers do! Let’s think about the past three months when the work flooded the studios. Experienced narrators were swamped bu the books had to go out. New voices had to be found!

@dogearedcopy 11:13am 
We have to take chances all the time. Some work out and some do not.

@dogearedcopy 11:14am 
You have to weigh the risk of the new talent vs the grade of the book

@dogearedcopy 11:16am 
Meaning that you’re not going to put new talent on a high-end book…

@dogearedcopy 11:17am
Absolutely, positively QC must be present. I think that’s wehere the real issue lies from the user’s/listener’s end…

@dogearedcopy 11:22am 
Just be a little bit more clear, the free market model of which a certain audiobook pub uses is factoring in the backlash. The risk is minimized is placing the bets on backlist titles.

@dogearedcopy 12:13pm 
Just for discussion’s sake, ALL audiobook publishers make these decisions re new talent…

@dogearedcopy 12:14pm 
While not on a Goliath scale, the matrix of of price, availability & appropriateness along with the risk factor are all played out daily.

@dogearedcopy 12:21pm 
And too, what exactly *is* an untrained narrator?

@dogearedcopy 12:22pm 
There are no narrator schools and… workshops may introduce to the business but certainly aren’t training grounds. ACting background is no guarantee either

@dogearedcopy 12:24pm 
So is it really about “training” as much as ongoing development?

@dogearedcopy 12:24pm 
And as a casting/studio director being able to identify potential?

@dogearedcopy 12:25pm 
I won’t name names, but there have been artistic successes from narrators whose initial efforts were, quite frankly crap.You gotta know when to hold’em /fold ’em.

@dogearedcopy 12:47pm 
Ability to take direction = development. Once a narrator becomes concretized or resistant to direction, it’s over.

@dogearedcopy 12:49pm 
But again we get back to getting the newbie in the studio to begin with!

@dogearedcopy 12:59pm 
The reason why actors are generally preferred is bc they understand things like direction, subtext and how an audience responds.

@dogearedcopy 1:01pm
I often find voice over crossovers more of a challenge bc their direction is in regard to information being delivered in a short span rather than the long haul of a full narrative

@dogearedcopy 1:05pm 
… I view audio drama more akin to acting than voice over; but I was actually going back to what looks promising

@dogearedcopy 2:57pm 
I’ve often decried the extinction of studio directors from the audiobook industry. Now I’m witnessing the passing of casting agents…

@dogearedcopy 2:58pm 
No, I’m sorry but assigning audiobooks is NOT the same as casting.

@dogearedcopy 3:08pm
Honestly, not for the better. It may serve audiobook publishers in the short run in terms of profits, but the backlash will not be worth it. 

What’s in a Name? Challenge #5: Wrap-Up/ Challenge #6 Sign-Up

Ah, it’s time for my post-prandial wrap-up in the What’s in a Name? Challenge! So far, I’ve read for five out of the six categories; but by December 31, I expect to have completed the entirety of the challenge. This past year, the six categories were:

  • A book with something you’d find in your pocket/purse/backpack in the title: 
The Scarlet Letter (by Nathaniel Hawthorne)

I read like a mad woman over the first week-end of 2012 and posted my review on January 3 and; unbelievably, there were others who beat me not only in posting to this category; but in completing the challenge! It was a great reminder that this is not a competition! There are no prizes other than the reward of reading! So yes, I still won! 😀

Anyway, right after reading The Scarlet Letter, I promptly set to re-reading The Handmaid’s Tale (by Margaret Atwood) and Nini Holmqvist’s The Unit, and then onward to listening to When She Woke (by Hillary Jordan; narrated by Heather Corrigan.) I also went on to read more of Margaret Atwood’s works (Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin) and later in the year, The Wordy Shipmates (by Sarah Vowell.) It should also be noted that I drafted several long essays about society and morality and women and stuff and, on this Thanksgiving week-end, trust me, you should be glad that I didn’t bore you to tears by actually publishing any of it 🙂

  • A book with something you’d find on a calendar in the title:
(by Margaret Atwood; narrated by Bernadette Dunne, Katie McNichol and Mark Bramhall; featuring music and lyrics by Margaret Atwood and performed by Orville Stoeber)

More Margaret Atwood! I’m not sure, but I’m pretty sure I could have done most of this challenge just using Margaret Atwood titles (Snake PoemsThe PenelopiadMorning in the Burned House) except that I didn’t think of it until now. Also, I can’t seem to think of an Atwood title with a topographical feature in the title, so it would have blown the idea up anyway :-/

After reading Oryx and Crake, I was actually pretty mad at Margaret Atwood. In the Handmaid’s Tale, I thought the epilogue was a few too sentences too many; but with O&A, not nearly enough sentences were written. I mean, really, would it have killed her to write one more sentence at the end to give us a sense of, well, an ending? Well, she did write a sentence more. Actually she wrote The Year of the Flood and it answers all of the questions raised in O&A for which I was grateful. Maddaddam, the third novel in the series is slated to be published in 2013, and while I’m looking forward to it as an expansion of the world that Atwood created, I don’t need to read it to get a sense of closure.

  • A book with something you’d see in the sky in the title:

This review for this novella was the last review I wrote on this blog. It’s not very good; but it’s short. I point this out in the context of the next next two books for which I wrote no reviews:

  • A book with a topographical feature in the title:
Tortilla Flat
(by John Steinbeck)

I wanted to love this novella. I really did. Having been to Monterrey, CA, I loved the idea of having an actual place to connect with the setting of the book. And really, come on! John Steinbeck! Who hasn’t been moved by The Grapes of Wrath, The Red Pony and/or Of Mice and Men? Also, the jacket blurb offered something along the lines of an Arthurian tale: “Like the Knights of the Round Table, the dreamers who gather at Danny’s house share joy and fellowship, triumphs and sorrows.” Alas, the freeloaders, drunks and cheats who populate these pages have more in common with the crew hanging out at 7-11 with nothing to do than with the Romantic figures of Camelot. Seventeen chapters over two-hundred pages of post-war (WWI) vets who never quite get it together.

  • A book with something creepy/crawly in the title:
The Reptile Room
(A Series of Unfortunate Events #2, by Lemony Snicket)

The Reptile Room continues the story of the three Baudelaire orphans who wind up in the custody of Uncle Monty, a respected herpetologist. Lemony Snicket always forewarns readers that these tales do not end HEA, and yet I find myself once again surprised that this is in fact true! I think hope endures on my part because I know that these are children’s stories ergo they can’t possibly be this “angsty!” Regardless, the stories are clever and and certainly had me wondering what was going to happen next! 

So what’s up with that? Why didn’t I post the reviews for the last two books I read? And seriously, the review for From the Land of the Moon was pretty half-assed at that. Actually, if you’ve been following my blog for the past six months, you’ll notice that not much has been going on at all….

It’s time. It’s time to own up that I just don’t have it in me anymore as a blogger. Since July, a lot of things have been going on in my life, a lot of things have changed and blogging isn’t working out for me anymore. So as the crude but apt saying goes, “It’s time to shi!t or get off the pot.” On 12/01/2012, I’ll be closing the blog to comments. I’ll still be on twitter (@dogearedcopy) talking about books that I’m reading and, I’ll still be around to support other bloggers’ features as best I can. I just won’t be posting here so much if at all. It’s a sad but ultimately correct decision that I’ve taken way too long to arrive at; but now that I’ve said it, it’s terribly freeing 🙂

I love you all,
Stay Cool and Keep the Faith,

P.S. – What about the sixth book, “A book with a type of house or domicile in the title”? I have a copy of The Kitchen House (by Kathleen Grissom) sitting here and I fully expect to have read it by the end of the calendar year and declare #wain5 completed. If you’re interested in what I think about it, follow me on twitter… 🙂

P.P.S – Why, yes! Ys, I am participating in What’s in a Name? Challenge #6! “What?!” you say, “I thought you just said no more blogging!” Yes, it’s true. I’m going to be participating as a non-blogger by posting comments at http://www.bethfishreads.com/ What’s in a Name? Challenge #6 🙂

I’ve actually spent the past couple of days pulling down the stacks and sorting out books, finding the ones that would qualify for next years challenge:

  1. A book with up or down (or equivalent) in the title: Deep down True, The Girl Below, The Diva Digs up the Dirt
  2. A book with something you’d find in your kitchen in the title: Loose Lips Sink Ships, The Knife of Never Letting Go, Breadcrumbs
  3. A book with a party or celebration in the title: A Feast for Crows, A Wedding in Haiti, Cocktail Hour under the Tree of Forgetfulness
  4. A book with fire (or equivalent) in the title: Burning for Revenge, Fireworks over Toccoa, Catching Fire
  5. A book with an emotion in the title: Baltimore Blues, Say You’re Sorry, Dreams of Joy
  6. A book with lost or found (or equivalent) in the title: The Book of Lost Fragrances, The World We Found, A Discovery of Witches

(Text captured from www.bethfishreads.com/ What’s in a Name? Challenge #6)

I’ve a couple books lined up for each category; but let’s see what 2013 actually puts in my path 🙂