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Harry Potter flagship store

Warner Bros. has decided they’re going to open a Harry Potter store in New York (the link below is the original article with the details). Originally reported back in January of this year, this flagship store will be 20,000 square feet and 3 stories, and was set to open sometime this summer. I’ve not heard if they are still opening this summer or not now that we’re dealing with the whole Covid-19 or if the pandemic is pushing that date back.

Will you be visiting the store once it opens? How much time do you think you can spend in a store like that? How much money do you plan on saving up when you do get to go?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/emmapocock/2020/01/09/warner-bros-to-open-giant-harry-potter-store-in-new-york-city/#487d147862e4

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The Three Broomsticks

Well, this just showed up in the mail yesterday (much to my surprise). I think this is going to be a little bit more difficult to put together because of the parts of the roof that have snow on it. There are a lot of white pieces here that I have to figure out how they go together. I think I’ll have fun with it anyway. I always love doing these puzzles. After this one, the only one that I won’t have will be Hagrid’s Hut. I hope I end up getting that one for my birthday.

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Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes / Daily Prophet

My wonderful hubby surprised me by getting me one of the Harry Potter 3D puzzles from Wrebbit. The one he got me is part of the Diagon Alley Collection…specifically the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Daily Prophet building (seen below). I had noticed that his one and another one (the other one being the Three Broomsticks) on the Wrebbit website not too long ago and I told my hubby about it. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to get any of the latest puzzles until my birthday in July. But I will tell you I was able to finish this puzzle in less than 24 hours. I just have to put it with the others in the spare bedroom.

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Harry Potter At Home

For those of you looking for something to do while you’re being quarantined, you can go to the link below and have something to do for a while (especially if you are a Harry Potter fan). There seems to be plenty to do with craft videos, fun articles, quizzes and puzzles. I plan on looking into this in more detail on my next day off but at least there’s something to keep me entertained if I ever run out of stuff to read.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

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Share your shelves….

Below, you’ll find all the books I currently have on my shelves. Some are hardcovers while others are paperbacks. Either way, I have quite a few books to keep myself busy for a long time, however, it’s my belief that there’s no such thing as too many books. {Note: The books with an asterisk next to them are the books I’ve read already.}

If you Go Down To The Woods by Seth C. Adams *
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender
The Collector by K. R. Alexander
The Fear Zone by K. R. Alexander
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders *
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson *
Forge by Laurie Halse Anderson
Ashes by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
Bad Man by Dathan Auerbach
Fort Whiskey by David Banks *
The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum *
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor *
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor *
ArchEnemy by Frank Beddor *
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski *
Remembering Me by Chelsea Bobulski
The October Country by Ray Bradbury
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Fellside by M. R. Carey
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
The Last Seance by Agatha Christie
The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
The Heart Forger by Rin Chupeco
A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer *
The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide by Chris Colfer
A Tale of Magic by Chris Colfer
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly *
Nocturnes by John Connolly *
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
Creep by Eireann Corrigan *
The Ghost Road by Charis Cotter
Haunted Nights by Ellen Datlow and Lisa Morton
The Cutting Room Ellen Datlow
The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Splinter in the Blood by Ashley Dyer
Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher *
Ironhand by Charlie Fletcher *
Silvertongue by Charlie Fletcher *
Beastly by Alex Flinn
The Charmed Children of Rookskull Castle by Janet Fox *
The Diary of a Young Girl (the Definitive Edition) by Anne Frank *
In The Woods by Tana French
Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
The Monster of Elendhaven by Jennifer Giesbrecht *
The Breathless by Tara Goedjen
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
The Girl in the Locked Room by Mary Downing Haun
Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
Gotcha! by Wayne Hancock *
Along Came Bill by Wayne Hancock *
The Hard Way by Wayne Hancock *
Off to War by Wayne Hancock *
30 Days in May by Wayne Hancock
Up On Crowley’s Ridge by Wayne Hancock
The Vampire Rebellion by Wayne Hancock *
The Vampire’s Revenge by Wayne Hancock
The Unlikely Predator by Wayne Hancock
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
The Book of Light by Deborah Harkness
After the Fire by Will Hill
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
The Fireman by Joe Hill
Strange Weather by Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill *
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill *
Horns by Joe Hill
Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland by Joe Hill & Charles Paul Wilson III *
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Clockworks by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
Locke & Key: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez *
The Outsiders (50th Anniversary Edition) by S. E. Hinton
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking *
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking
The Rules by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
The Complete Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson *
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson *
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
The Escape by Hannah Jayne
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
Classic Ghost Stories by Miles Kelly
Carrie by Stephen King *
Cujo by Stephen King
Misery by Stephen King
The Gunslinger by Stephen King *
The Drawing of Three by Stephen King
The Wastelands by Stephen King
Wizard and Glass by Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla by Stephen King
Song of Susannah by Stephen King
The Dark Tower by Stephen King
The Wind Through the Keyhole by Stephen King
IT by Stephen King
The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele *
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz *
Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land
A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena *
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis
Perelandra by C. S. Lewis
That Hideous Strength by C. S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis *
The Haunted by Bentley Little *
The Lovecraft Compendium by H. P. Lovecraft
The Giver by Lois Lowry *
Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Son by Lois Lowry
The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics *
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin *
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin
A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
Duel by Richard Matheson
The Mile End Murder by Sinclair McKay *
The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon *
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon *
Ten by Gretchen McNeil *
The Son by Philipp Meyer
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer *
New Moon by Stephanie Meyer *
Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer *
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer *
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer *
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kay Myers
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness *
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes *
Blood of Wonderland by Colleen Oakes *
War of the Cards by Colleen Oakes
The Third Twin by C. J. Omololu
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje *
Eragon by Christopher Paolini *
Eldest by Christopher Paolini *
Brisingr by Christopher Paolini *
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini *
Crazy House by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins *
Poison by Sarah Pinborough *
Charm by Sarah Pinborough
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
True Grit by Charles Portis
Ghost and Bone by Andrew Prentice *
The Cabin by Natasha Preston *
The Cellar by Natasha Preston *
You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston *
One Was Lost by Natalie D. Richards
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs *
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs *
Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
The Conference of Birds by Ransom Riggs
The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth
The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux
Asylum by Madeleine Roux *
Sanctum by Madeleine Roux *
Catacomb by Madeleine Roux *
Escape from Asylum by Madeleine Roux *
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux *
Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux *
Tomb of Ancients by Madeleine Roux *
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Throne *
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling *
Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (illustrated edition) by J. K. Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
Campfire by Shawn Sarles
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz *
More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz *
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill your Bones by Alvin Schwartz *
The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield
The Spider Dance by Nick Setchfield
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
One More Day by Kelly Simons
The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy
The Shapeshifters by Stefan Spjut
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper *
Miss Buncle’s Book by D. E. Stevenson
Miss Buncle Marrie by D. E. Stevenson
Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens
Scream and Scream Again! by R. L. Stine
Enter the Dark House by Laurie Furia Stolarz *
We Know It Was You by Maggie Thrash
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay *
The Haunted by Danielle Vega *
Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace
My Sunshine Away by M. O. Walsh
Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young *

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Butterbeer

There’s a drink called “Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Rootbeer” that tastes like the butterbeer that you can get at the Harry Potter park at Universal Studios. So you can get your butterbeer fix without having to travel. It comes in a glass bottle which is a little different from drinking out of a plastic bottle or can like you normally get in today’s soda. I happen to have a couple of these in my fridge and I’ll drink one once in a while when I feel in the mood to have a butterbeer.

Normally, I would tell you that you could pick one up at a store that sells old fashioned candy and/or soda in a glass bottle, however, that may be a little difficult right now during this pandemic going on. Maybe when it’s all over we can all toast and have a butterbeer….

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Pick from e-books…..

I’m willing to give the people following my blog and any one reading it the ability to pick the next book I read on my Kindle. Below, you’ll find a list of all the e-books I currently have my Kindle Fire. They’re listed in alphabetical order by author. I only ask for two things when choosing a book from the list….

One, please choose a book that I haven’t read already. I’ve put an asterisk next to the books I’ve already read to make it easier for you to pick a book from the list. Two, if you are going to choose a book that is part of a series then please don’t pick a book out of order. Please choose the first book in the series that I haven’t read yet.

If you have any questions, hit the “contact” button and I’ll be happy to help. Otherwise, leave your pick in the comments below. Thank you in advance!

A Haunting by L. I. Albemont *
Gum Town Detective Agency by David Banks
The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs *
Gwendy’s Button Box by Richard Chizmar & Stephen King
Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar
The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates
The Folcroft Ghosts by Darcy Coates
Craven Manor by Darcy Coates
Quarter to Midnight by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates *
The House Next Door by Darcy Coates *
Small Horrors by Darcy Coates
The Carrow Hunt by Darcy Coates
The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates
Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates
Night Music (Nocturnes Volume II) by John Connolly
The Haunting of Lannister by Amy Cross
The Ghost of David Brook by Amy Cross
Aberrations (The Beast Awakens) by Joseph Delaney
Aberrations (The Witch’s Warning) by Joseph Delaney
Murder has a Motive by Francis Duncan *
Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan *
So Pretty a Problem by Francis Duncan
In at the Death by Francis Duncan
Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan
Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson
The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson
The Magician’s by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s King by Lev Grossman
The Magician’s Lang by Lev Grossman
The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton *
The Mystery of Drear House by Virginia Hamilton *
The Small Hand by Susan Hill
Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Pet Sematary by Stephen King *
1922 by Stephen King
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz
The Vanishing by Bentley Little
The House by Bentley Little
Darker Daze: The Storms Within Volume I by A. L. Mabry
Hell House by Richard Matheson *
Dark Halls by Jeff Menapace
Viper’s Daughter by Michellle Paver (won’t be downloaded till 04.02.2020)
A Journey Through Charms & DADA by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Potions & Herbology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Divination & Asterology by Pottermore Publishing
A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures by Pottermore Publishing
Awake by Natasha Preston
The Lost by Natasha Preston
Mirror Image by Michael Scott & Melanie Ruth Rose
Nightmares by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud
The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud
The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop *
The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop *
The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright

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Listen to some music…

I know this is a little different than what I’ve done in the past but I thought I could make my own little soundtrack for one of the books I’ve read recently. The book in question is one I’ve read a couple of days ago called “The Castle in the Attic” by Elizabeth Winthrop. So, if you have a few minutes to spare, go ahead and have a listen….

(Note: Just for the record, I don’t own any of this music and I don’t claim the rights to any of it in any way, shape or form. I just think the music would make some great music for this book, especially if this book were to be made into a movie.)

This is what I’d start the book off on….
This track here would be fitting for when the Silver Knight and William begin their adventure going into the forest and coming out at the castle.
While the entire soundtrack to this movie might fit very well in with the book, this track here would stand out as a good one for the ending.
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Here comes Santa Claus!

Merry Christmas everyone! Thanks to my wonderful hubby, I got a lot of wonderful things this year for Christmas. I got the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Nintendo Switch, an Amazon gift card and a gift card to the local bookstore. I also woke up with quite a few things in my stockings….a Michael Myers plush doll, a few Harry Potter items and an assortment of candy.

I also got quite a few things from different family members and friends. Some more gift cards to the local bookstore, a new wallet, a pair of warm house shoes, a necklace, a bracelet, a 2 year planner, one of those adult coloring books and many more.

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Ron and Hermione

I managed to collect the Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger Hallmark ornaments yesterday. I had already purchased the Harry Potter ornament (along with the Hallmark Power Cord to be able to connect the 3 ornaments together because I knew I would get all three of them at some point). I now have all of Hallmark’s ornaments from the Harry Potter collection for the 2019 year (including the Hogwarts tree topper). Each one of them interact with each other and will play scenes from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” when they are plugged in. I can’t wait for Christmas to get here so that I can put all them out on the tree.