Keep Calm and Conjure a Patronus Charm

With the week drawing to a close I just want to let out the breath I feel like I've been holding in since Monday. Releasing the exhaustion I'm feeling, not only from lack of sleep, but also the emotional whirlwind that is Harry Potter. 

While for a lot of us, the end came with the release of book 7. But, it didn't feel real until around 3am on Friday morning with the final few scenes of the greatly anticipated ending (and they did so well I thought!). No, this isn't going to be a post where I spoil it for everyone (although everyone I know has already seen it).

But Carole, it's not a 3 hour movie if it started at midnight why did it end after 3? Good question. After a fun night of hanging out in the theater hallway for quite a few hours. Laughing and joking about the series and others and discussing what was in store for us (one girl brought a box of tissues, yes, a box. Smart right?), we all sit in our seats and get ready and then... The projector isn't working. The screen is black. You can imagine how well that went over. Since all 12 theaters were already full, we couldn't switch theaters we just had to wait. And wait. After 1 am they get it working. Hoots and hollers follow and we sit through what felt like a never ending slew of previews and the film starts. Then the projector stops working again. Yes, we cried. Finally, after what felt like forever they finally get it going and all I will say is that it was totally worth the wait. So, yes. That's my Harry Potter is Freaking Awesome blurt. 

One good thing is that they gave us all free movie passes so I can go see it again for free!! I seriously hope everyone had better theater experiences!

I'm not sure how I haven't seen this anywhere yet. But I saw an article about Ms. Maggie today and The Scorpio Races (I keep reading it as Scorpion which it obviously is not) and can't believe I'm just now hearing about this.

A is for Anticipating:
It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them. Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn’t given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

I love Maggie's work! The Wolves of Mercy Falls series and her Books of Faerie series are both awesome. Plus, this book is scheduled to come out on my birthday, Oct 18th!


  1. Did you cry as much as I did?
    Harry Potter was my entire childhood, I grew up a potterhead.
    It's sad that it's over...

  2. Yes! I read the first book in 5th grade or so. I'm so sad it's over, but at least we can reread the books and rewatch the movies as much as we want!

  3. I cannot wait for The Scorpio Races! I just saw Maggie today (did a book signing in my city) so picked up a signed Forever. Scorpio Races looks so good!

  4. Hahaha love that first image! I'm not seeing HP for another two weeks, feel very left out at the moment!

  5. Gwenny- So jealous you got to meet Maggie! I ordered Forever, should be here soon, can't wait for it!!

    Belle- Isn't that picture hilarious? I couldn't resist posting it when i saw it! I would never last 2 weeks!

  6. Hahaha, great pics! I saw the movie with my family, and my sister kept laughing at the worst moments :) Haha, it was such a great movie though, and it's sad to think that it's all over :( Looking forward to Pottermore though!