Sunday Post #184- Harry Potter

October 25th, 2015 Kimberly Sunday Post 134 Comments

25th Oct

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This week was a fun one. Princess Sophia will be 9 months old this week. She says, “Nonna, MaMa, Da, GGG (grandpop) and Kitty Cat” She found the steps and can get up on them. So gate shopping is a must.  My copy of the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone arrived. (I had ordered it with birthday funds) The edition is absolutely gorgeous! I sat down and began thumbing through it and the next thing you know I was on chapter 25..ha. Thus began my unscheduled re-reading.  The last week of Blog Ahead has begun. I am at 26 and should reach my goal by the 31st. I have a co-host for Clean Sweep in May. Thanks to all who expressed interest. The Caffeinated Book Club has been established and our November book will be announced today. You can still join us. Go to Facebook and ask to join. Here is the link: Caffeinated Book Club Have a wonderful week and stay Caffeinated!

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134 Responses to “Sunday Post #184- Harry Potter”

  1. Kristin

    Pirateship Down!!???!!! How lucky are you!!! I love that series and I so need to get back to it! It is such a cool UF series in a sea of messy ones. I need the Harry Potter book but it is SOOOO expensive! I’m saving up for it 😉 It is beautiful, tho!

    I have to ask, is the Princess cruising yet??? Oh what fun she’ll be when she starts pulling stuff down!!! Oh, yeah…. There’s a reason I had only one.

    Kristin recently posted: Sunday Post #65: Oops, I Did it Again
  2. Lark

    Sophia is getting so big! I love that HP book – I looked at it (well, yearned over it) in B&N the other day. I will put it on my wish list for sure. I had to laugh when you said you started your unscheduled re-reading. I do that all the time – pick up a book and flip through it, then sit down to read the whole thing again.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yeah, my daughter gave me a gift card that said for the Potter book. I was so glad it order it. I am really enjoying the re-read, it has been a while. The lovely is just as good as the last time 🙂

  3. Michelle

    I’ve been doing a slow re-read through the Illustrated version, about a chapter every night or so and it’s been wonderful. This feels like the format the books were meant to be in. I’m not looking ahead at the illustrations so it’s sort of like reading the book again for the first time. Though I only have two chapters left and I’m already missing it.

    I hope you have a good week!

    Michelle recently posted: Sunday Post (176)
  4. Berls

    Goodness, I can’t believe Sophia is already 9 months! Time sure flies! And a reread of HP sounds divine, you may be inspiring me to go pull out my copies. Harry Potter was my gateway back into reading and into fantasy, so it holds a special place 🙂 Have a great week Kimba! I’m excited to see what wins for book club…. hopefully I’ll be able to join in on the reads since it’s just one book a month!

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  5. Greg

    9 months already? Wow, time flies. Once they get moving… yikes! Your book club looks fun, I’ll have to check it out. Great idea!

    Have a super week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right it feels like I just announced her birth. Thanks Greg, the book club is fun. We will announce the book for November today. Still time to vote though *hint-hint*.

  6. Ramona

    Sophia sounds like she’s getting ahead of her milestones, which is wonderful 😀 Kisses & hugs! Your new selection of books looks great – I’m curious about Wolf by Wolf. And I can’t wait to hear what we’ll be reading with the bookclub! 😉

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  7. Lexxie

    Being around a small child who is learning to speak is amazing, and I’m so happy for you that you have that with Sophia, Kim! She sounds like she’s fun to be with 🙂
    You have a busy schedule coming up, I’m sure you’re even more happy for the blog ahead now than you were when you started.
    Enjoy your Harry Potter re-read, and your other books as well. Have a fantastic week ahead.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This time last year I had over 60 posts pre-scheduled, after Sophia arrived there was a week I only had 10 posts scheduled ahead. I am pushing 45 now so yes blog ahead is amazingballs. I only participate in the Sunday meme so getting that kind of jump is hard. I am excited.

  8. Lover Of Romance

    That is so neat about the Harry Potter copy. I see you also did get Highlander Passion whohoo!!!! Hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think of it.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes..everyday’s an adventure. The Potter book is so lovely I can just imagine a young reader discovering this world with this book.

  9. Maree

    I’ve picked up that illustrated Harry Potter and put it down again so many times … it’s definitely a gorgeous edition.

    Baby on the move! Batten down …. everything!! Have a great week 🙂

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  10. Kim

    The illustrated Harry Potter is gorgeous! I thumbed through it a little when it first arrived, but I knew I couldn’t spend too much time doing it or I’d wind up doing a full series reread. Which, you know, I really want to do but I just don’t have the time. Have a great week!

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  11. Lillian

    I love that age! Little man was so fun. They make so many discoveries and of course keep us busy!
    I can’t wait to get my hands in the illustrated HP. I’m on a wait list for it. I’m just hoping to get it by Christmas. Little man likes HP but I think he’ll enjoy it better with pictures. (He’s only 4)
    Have a great week and enjoy those books. You got some good ones!

  12. Grace

    Aw 9 months! I loved watching my little ones grow and start to talk and get into trouble (like stairs!) Enjoy it! I can’t wait to see what book gets picked for book club. Have a great week!

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  13. Jan

    It sounds like Sophia is a handful! Great that she’s so active. I envy you getting the Illustrated edition of Harry Potter. Very exciting. Have a wonderful week, Kimba!

    Jan recently posted: Sunday Post: Oct 25
  14. La La in the Library

    I can hardly believe it has been nine months already! It has to be great hearing her say Nona. My son is buying me the illustrated Harry Potter as a belated birthday present because he hasn’t gotten to Barnes and Noble yet. I loved The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, but when I heard Wolf by Wolf takes place during one of the World Wars, I didn’t request it. I’m not too keen on Historical Fiction World War stories. I hope I don’t end up kicking myself for it. Have a wonderful and spooky week. 🙂

    La La in the Library recently posted: THE SUNDAY POST #32
  15. Teddyree

    How precious, don’t you just love being a nonna!! Can’t believe Sophia is 9 months already, it goes so fast, Off to check out the facebook book club. Have a wonderful week, happy reading and fingers crossed for better weather 🙂

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  16. Stormi

    Sounds like Sophie is going to start giving you guys a run for your money! 😉 That Pirate Ship book is on my amazon wishlist and I bought the Ghostly Undertaking this week too! 🙂

    Have a great week and happy reading!

    Stormi recently posted: The Week In Review #59
    • kimbacaffeinate

      She is and I am loving it. I read PirateShip Down it is an excellent hold over and full of interesting tidbits and insight into the characters.

  17. Michelle

    She is at the fun stage, I loved when mine were that age but they did get into more trouble 🙂

    I am not doing well at all for Blog Ahead but I am hoping this last week I can bang out a few for november, I really thought I had things all under control and would have been ahead but it’s ok I do have 3 scheduled and hoping to get at least 10 or 15 my the end of this week.

    Have a great week Kim! Happy Reading!

  18. Angela

    Children grow up so fast. 9 months wow. We are big Harry Potter fans in our house and once our boy is old enough we will be getting him into the books. I’ve not read the books, but I’ve listened to the Audio Books. Great for long road trips. ^_^ Nice book haul this week. I hope you enjoy A Highlander’s Obsession. I loved that one. Effie is so funny. Happy Reading and have a great week.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I want to try the audio books one day. My kids grew up with the books, and movie releases so both hold special family moments for us. We did most of the books as a family reading and it was magical.

      • Angela

        We did the movies as a family. We’d all go to the midnight showings of each movie and some of us would dress up or have Harry Potter items on us. It was so much fun! My husband and Aunt read the books. They where the ones to get me into the Audios and Movies. Now the whole family are Potty fans. ^_^

  19. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Oh how the little ones grow so fast! It’s exciting to watch them see and learn everything for the first time.

    Way to go on the plan ahead scheduling! I should do that, but the time thing these days is stretched so thin. *sigh* I’m ready for life to relax and get back to normal.

    Have a great week!

  20. Bea

    Oh, Sophia’s hitting that stage where they are so much fun; talking, walking, and getting into everything. 🙂

    I had to laugh at your comment about an unscheduled re-read; I’ve done those and they’re the best.:D

    Have a great week!

    Bea recently posted: Sunday Book Share #164
  21. Nick

    I can’t believe she’s 9 months already! Time sure does fly! 🙂
    The illustrated HP does seem gorgeous! I’ve seen pics around and it makes me want them too.
    Hope you have a lovely week, Kim!

    Nick recently posted: The Weekly Recap (166)
  22. Lola

    I didn’t realize Sophia was 9 months already, time sure goes fast. I heard about that illustrated version of Harry Potter, although I am not 100% what it contains. Is it like a comic book? Or more like a MG book with pictures on some pages?
    Blog Ahead is always so helpfull, I am sad it’s almost over. I hope I can get a few more posts written this week.
    And I am really excited about your online bookclub, curious which book will win! Have a great week!

    Lola recently posted: Sunday Post #149
  23. Kathy

    Sophia is growing up too fast! I can’t believe she’s already 9 months old and she is talking a lot. I remember those days when they discovered climbing. We had the gates to the stairs and then I had to lie down our kitchen chairs because I couldn’t find a gate long enough for our kitchen entry. But now they have fences to use for toddlers lol. Your upcoming holidays are going to be so much fun with Sophia!! Have a great week!

    Kathy recently posted: Weekly Wrap-Up #75
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, the gates and fences are so much nicer than the ones we used when our babies were small. This has a swinging door and everything.

  24. Katherine

    Sounds like Sophia is a busy little girl! I loved that age with the Tornado and I’m sure you’re very much enjoying it with this Princess! I do not miss the gates though. Great books this week. I have a Tonya Kappes books I’m looking forward to reading. Your reviews this week were not good for my TBR but it’s a lost cause anyway so the more the merrier. Have a fantastic week!

    Katherine recently posted: This Week in Reading - October 25
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooops sorry about the tbr pile situation. This week might hurt since there are a few 4.5 reviews coming your way. Yes we are loving every minute with the Princess.

  25. Debbie

    This is my first Sunday Post. It was fun to recap my week. Now I’m off to see how other Sunday Posters are doing. AND, I am intrigued by a few of your books!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Debbi, I just visited your Sunday Post and loved it…however I am now starving!! All of the food looks so good 🙂 Hope to see you back next week, and look forward to getting to know you 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I announced it..did you see. It was so exciting how close the picks were. I thought I was long done with baby least with these modern ones you don’t have to try climbing over them.

  26. A Voracious Reader

    When we moved into this house the kids were little and the back deck has something like 13 steps to the ground so we had to build a gate for it. Inside the house we have no steps so the only gates we needed were actually for the windows to keep them from pushing on the screens and falling out. The windows on the backside of the house are a long way to the ground since the land slopes so much. They grow so fast! Have a great week, Kim!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Our first house we had gates for a few windows on the second floor that were low to the ground. You have an awesome week too my friend!

  27. Michelle

    I am so jealous of anyone who has the HP Illustrated book, once I get some spare money I plan to get my own copy.

    I love seeing how fast the little ones grow up. I work with babies and each week brings something new from them.

    Michelle recently posted: The Sunday Post (38)
    • kimbacaffeinate

      Just because you join the group, doesn’t mean peeps can see your Facebook. If you have yours set to friends only…it will stay private. We are going to read November 9

  28. Sophia Rose

    Already in need of the gate, wow! Time sure flies.

    So cool that you got an illustrated copy of Sorcerer’s Stone. I could get lost in those stories, too.

    Good luck on the last week of Blog Ahead and great that you found a partner for Clean Sweep.
    Nice haul! I see a few I might pick up, too.

    Have a good week!

  29. Lisa (Lost in Lit)

    WOW! I can’t believe Sophia will be 9 months already!! I always thought time flew… but now having a little one myself (he just turned 4) I can see how time REALLY flies watching how quickly they grow! Enjoy every second of it! I love when they first learn to talk… it’s so adorable!! 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right, not sure how old you are, but when mine were young you had to either step over said gate or unhook and other words they were a pain in the arse. This gate has a swinging door.