Deep thinkers 2.6

Source: I found this passage in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 225

Quote: Hundreds of owls came soaring in through the upper windows. They descended all over the Hall, bringing letters and packages to their owners and showering the breakfasters with droplets of water; it was clearly raining hard outside.

Context: Harry finally arrived at school and has met his new teacher Umbridge. The mail has just arrived on the first morning they have arrived.

This makes me think: I think this would be so cool to see. Imagine packages falling with a bunch of birds flying through this big dining hall. I like the part with the water droplets the image I got in my head was really amazing. I imagine the ceiling light since you can see the sky through it with light grey clouds. Birds flying through the building sprinkling rain and packages on the people below.

Deep Thinker 2.5

Source: I found this passage in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 178

Quote: But Harry, closing his bedroom door behind him some ten minutes later, could not think Mrs. Weasley silly. He could still see his parents beaming up at him from the tattered old photograph, unaware that their lives, like so many of those around them, were drawing to a close. The image of the boggart posing as the corpse of each member of Mrs. Weasley’s family in turn kept flashing before his eyes.

Context: Mrs. Weasley just went up stairs to get rid of a boggart. Most of her family was part of the order and could be killed or used by Voldemort. Harry walked and witnessed her crying over Ron’s dead body and then his and the rest of Ron’s family.

This makes me think: this is crazy we know somebody or even more people are going to die just like Harry’s parents. We know Voldemort is rising to power and this gives us a feel for what Mrs. Weasley feels like she is scared and doesn’t want her family to be killed even though she says she is being silly. Harry knows that this is going to be dangerous and people are going to die. (By the way boggart show your deepest fear.)

 

Deep Thinker 2.4

Source: I found this passage in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 111

Quote: “Leave?” Sirius smiled bitterly and ran a hand through his long, unkempt hair. “Because I hated the whole lot of them: My parents, with their pure-blood mania, convinced that to be a black made you practically royal . . . my idiot brother, soft enough to believe them . . . that’s him. ”

Context: at this point harry is being told by Sirius, about Sirius’ life. His family is dead and we learn that his brother was killed by Voldemort. Harry is at Sirius’ house along with Ron’s family and others. Staying with them until his trial.

This makes me think: I think this is pretty cool mostly just because of the image it puts in your head with the bitter smile and ran a hand through his hair. I think this is the most we here about his family and how different Sirius turned out is very cool and how he was able to live by the way he thought was right and not his parents way.

 

 

Word Nerd 1.12

Source: I found the in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page

Context: Hogwarts prefects surely don’t wish to skive off lessons?

In their words: an instance of avoiding work or a duty.

In my words: ditching work.

Word Nerds 2.11

Source: I found the word perturbed in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page

Context: Luna did not seem perturbed

IN their words: feeling anxiety or concern; unsettled

In my words: Worried

Deep Thinker 2.10

Source: I found the word feeble in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 199

Context: It was a very feeble joke if he was

In their words: lacking strength of character

In my words: weak joke

Word Nerds 2.9

Source:I found the word vapid in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 156

Context: The witch was wearing a vapid smile like a beauty contestant, and from what Harry knew of goblins and centaurs, they were most unlikely to be caught staring this soppily at humans of any description.

In their words: offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging

IN my words: i’m not really sure but I think it means a genuine smile.

Word Nerds 2.8

Source: I found the word Atrium in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 126

Context: Visitor to the Ministry, you are required to submit to search and present your wand for registration at the security desk, which is located at the far end of the Atrium.”

In their words:an open-roofed entrance hall or central court in an ancient Roman house.

In my words: an open room with no roof  for  the first  floor.

 

 

Word Nerds 2.7

Source: I found the word disdainful in the book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling on page 110

Context: “I thought it might be that,’ said Sirius, casting a disdainful look at the opposite wall.

In their words: showing contempt or lack of respect

In my words: a sad but disgusted look.

 

Book Rieview 2.1

What I read: I read The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, by Maryrose Wood. It has a total of 267 pages. It was pretty good I think it was kind of Realistic Fiction so I give it a 7/10.

How it starts: It starts out with a young mistress Penelope trying to find a job. She is heading off to go to a job interview with a family. It is in time with bonnets and chariots so I was thinking 19th century it never actually says. It is in a big town with forests and farming.

How it gets complicated: The children are very peculiar and are just learning the basics of human civilization. Penelope is working with these kids and trying to teach them what children should act, bathe, and dress like. Which is very difficult for these children and considering the Townes people don’t really like strange children.

What I liked: I liked the mystery of the story the whole thing is pretty entertaining to the very last page. I think the storyline is a good one it doesn’t get boring and it doesn’t take to long.

What I disliked: The story felt a little unrealistic. some of the things that happened just didn’t fit in with the rest of the story.

Who I recommend. It’s a fast easy to read interesting, anyone who likes a bit of a mystery and whoever needs a fast read.