Sunday, February 1, 2015

A Million More Pages - Hogwarts: Handling The Horcruxes - Finished

Handling The Horcruxes hosted by A Million More Pages on Goodreads.

I finished this challenge in just over a month and was awarded full points.

Without giving away too much of the books, I thought it would be fun to build a challenge around the seven horcruxes that appear throughout the Harry Potter novels.

❖This will be a 2 month challenge.

❖Each book must come from a different horcrux option.

❖Identify the horcrux # and the option when you post your finished book.

❖Books must be new to you. No re-reads!

❖You must give a book rating with your post to count the book as finished.

❖Be sure to shelve each completed book in your house MMP bookshelf for verification by the MODs.

❖Identify your house when signing up!

Level 1 - 3 books = 2 points
Level 2 - 5 books = 4 points
Level 3 - 7 books = 6 points

#1 . The Diary.
The word diary comes from the Latin diarium ("daily allowance," from dies "day"). The earliest use of the word to mean a book in which a daily record was written was in Ben Jonson's comedy Volpone in 1605. A personal diary may include a person's experiences, and/or thoughts or feelings, including comment on current events outside the writer's direct experience.

❖Read a book with a writing instrument on the cover.
❖Read a book that has "books about books" on its main page.
❖Read a book that is told from the First Person Point Of View:
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

#2. Marvolo Gaunt's Ring.
A ring is a decorative ornament worn on fingers, toes, or around the arm or neck. It frequently contains jewels or precious stones. The custom of giving and receiving finger rings dates back over approximately 6,000 years. The use of the fourth finger of the left hand (the 'ring finger') is associated with an old belief that the left hand's ring finger is connected by a vein directly to the heart: the vena amoris or vein of love. This idea was known in 16th and 17th century England, when Henry Swinburne referred to it in his book about marriage.

*Read a book with a hand wearing a ring on the cover
*Read a book that contains the letters R*I*N*G in the title, subtitle, or series name.
*Read a book where a wedding takes place.
A Million Wishes by DeAnna Felthauser  (the two MC get married)

#3. Salazar Slytherin's Locket.
A locket is a pendant that opens to reveal a space used for storing a photograph or other small item such as a curl of hair. Lockets are usually given to loved ones on holidays such as Valentine's Day and occasions such as Christenings, weddings and, most noticeably during the Victorian Age, funerals. Lockets are generally worn on chains around the neck and often hold a photo of the person who gave the locket.

❖Read a book with a necklace on cover.
❖Read a book in which a gift plays an important role in the story.
❖Read a book that has romance as a main page genre.
Summer of Change by Elena Aitken

#4. Helga Hufflepuff's Cup.
Since cups have been an integral part of dining since time immemorial, they have become a valued part of human culture. The shape or image of a cup appears in various places in human cultures. Many trophies take the form of a large, decorated cup. In the case of the FIFA World Cup or the Sprint Cup Series, the competition itself may grow to take on the name of the trophy that is awarded to the winner. Owing to the common usage of cup-shaped trophies as prizes for the winners, a large number of national and international competitions are called "cups".

❖Read a book that features a competition of some sort.
❖Read a book that shows a cup, glass, mug, or trophy on cover.
Blood Echo by Melissa Simonson
❖Read a book which has two sets of double letters in the title.

#5. Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem.
A diadem is a type of crown, specifically an ornamental headband worn by Eastern monarchs and others as a badge of royalty. The term originally referred to the embroidered white silk ribbon, ending in a knot and two fringed strips often draped over the shoulders, that surrounded the head of the king to denote his authority. Such ribbons were also used to crown victorious athletes in important sports games in antiquity. It was later applied to a metal crown, generally in a circular or "fillet" shape. A diadem is also a jewelled ornament in the shape of a half crown, worn by women and placed over the forehead (in this sense, also called tiara). In some societies, it may be a wreath worn around the head. The ancient Persians wore a high and erect royal tiara encircled with a diadem. By extension, "diadem" can be used generally for an emblem of regal power or dignity, such as the head regalia worn by Roman Emperors.

❖Read a book that shows some type of crown from the above description on the cover.
❖Read a book that has a king or queen as the main character.
❖Read a book that shows a BLACK bird on the cover.
Raven's Key: A Novel by Siomonn Pulla

#6. Harry Potter (unknown to Voldemort)
The Harry Potter book series revolves around Harry Potter, an orphan who discovers at the age of eleven that he is a wizard, living within the ordinary world of non-magical people, known as Muggles. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, who aims to become immortal, conquer the wizarding world, subjugate non-magical people, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

❖Read a book that has Magical Realism or Fantasy on its main page.
The Spirit of A Witch by Sarah Jane Avory
❖Read a book that shows a pair of reading glasses on the cover.
❖Read a book with the word "secret" or "surprise" in the title/subtitle

#7. Nagini the Snake.
Nagini, Voldemort's snake, is introduced in Goblet of Fire. She is a safeguard to Voldemort's immortality. Voldemort is able to communicate with Nagini due to his ability to speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes. Harry Potter is also able to speak Parseltongue.

❖Read a book with a snake on the cover
❖Read a book that contains an immortal character.
❖Read a book that takes place in a country where the native language is different from your own.
Driving Home for Christmas by Emma Hannigan

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