"To entertain, inspire, frighten, teach, and entice as many readers as possible." - Keith Helinski
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"On the very rare occasions that Simon came face-to-face with a person whom he felt it worth courting, he adopted a salf-of-the-earth bluff persona that made Andrew cringe. Simon would talk over them, crack clumsy jokes and often stepped, unwittingly, on all kinds of sensitivities, because he neither knew anything, nor care much, about the people with whom he was forced to converse. Lately, Andrew had asked himself whether Simon even saw other humans as real."
"She remembered telling a sturdy little girl in guidance that looks did not matter, that personality was much more important. What rubbish we tell children, thought Tessa, turning the page of her magazine."
"The sky was a cold iron-gray, like the underside of a shield. A sharp breeze lifted the hems of skirts and rattled the leaves on the immature trees; a spiteful, chill wind that sought out your weakest places, the nape of your neck and your knees, and which denied you the comfort of dreaming, of retreating a little from reality."
So it took me 19 days to read ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.’ Not bad! Certainly my favorite of the seven-book series. I wish I read these books before watching the movies, but I still got a kick out of noticing the vast differences between book/movie. In any rate, the Harry Potter books will always be beloved/respected/and even studied years from now for the great imagination/writing of J.K. Rowling. It’s rare for a book series to get better with each book, and it’s even rarer to piece everything together flawlessly.
"The castle was unnaturally silent. There were no flashes of light now, no bangs or screams or shouts. The flagstones of the deserted entrance hall were strained with blood. Emeralds were still scattered all over the floor, along with pieces of marble and splintered wood. Part of the banisters had been blown away."
"A gigantic dragon was tethered to the ground in front of them, barring access to four or five of the deepest vaults in the place. The beast’s scales had turned pale and flaky during its long incarceration under the ground; its eyes were milkily pink; both rear legs bore heavy cuffs from which chains led to enormous pegs driven deep into the rocky floor. Its great spiked wings, folded close to its body, would have filled the chamber if it spread them, and when it turned its ugly head toward them, it roared with a noise that made the rock tremble, opened its mouth, and spat a jet of fire that sent them running back up the passageway."