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Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | The End

"Exactly," said Dumbledore, beaming once more. "Which makes you very different from Tom Riddle. It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Page 333  And so the magic continues. After finishing this book, it's obvious to me J.K. Rowling has set… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | The End

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Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | The First 100 Pages

"Ah, go boil yer heads, both of yeh," said Hagrid. "Harry—yer a wizard." Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Page 50 And so the magic begins. Reading-wise, I had completely forgotten that it was a children's book. After living the adventure through the screen, my mind has latched onto the last part of the story… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | The First 100 Pages

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Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Before Reading

In 2017, I had a blog on which I basically did what I do on this blog. I have rebranded since then. On that old blog, "Book Thoughts" was known as "Written Wandering," and I wrote about my experience reading through the Harry Potter series for the very first time. When I deleted that old… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | Before Reading

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Book Thoughts: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Disclaimer: I am not a professional book reviewer. This is just for fun.  There was a lot of buzz in the bookish community about "Stalking Jack the Ripper" by Kerri Maniscalco. I heard nothing but good things about it, so I quickly added it to my "Want to Read" list on Goodreads. So, my first… Continue reading Book Thoughts: Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

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Book Thoughts: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Disclaimer: I am not a professional book reviewer. This is just for fun.  "The Neverending Story" by Michael Ende is a real reminder of the expansive beauty and bold nature of the fantasy genre. I have been on this epic journey to read a good portion (if not all) the well-known fantasy novels out there.… Continue reading Book Thoughts: The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

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This is Your Invitation to The Fantasy Realm

Good day, traveler. This is your cordial invitation to The Fantasy Realm. I will be your guide, The Sage. As I began my last year of college, I realized I wanted to do something special at the University of Connecticut. Believe me, UConn has given me many incredible opportunities and wonderful memories, but I wanted… Continue reading This is Your Invitation to The Fantasy Realm