The Sunday Salon (Something for Harry Potter fans and A Thread of Sky lovers)

Sunday, April 17, 2011


The Sunday 
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It's been a stressful week at my end - not even hectic at work. Just stressful in life. It's a good thing for me that April is a busy month in reading. Or else I could have gone into yet another rut. The weather has been crazy over here this week, but it's been mostly hot.

Last weekend, my brother and I went to watch Source Code. Well, my brother wanted to watch and I just tagged along. In the end, we were both arguing over our interpretation of the ending. What a complicated concept about parallel realities. There's a reason I didn't pursue that line in school for advanced studies. Still, if you enjoyed Inception, you would probably enjoy this, though I still feel Inception was loads better and engaging, or maybe that's just the DiCaprio effect.

Harry Potter fans: Are you subscribing to the Magic is Might news? You might want to, or else you'll miss all the atrocious happenings in the wizarding world which right now is intent on capturing Undesirable #1: Harry Potter. Magic Is Might is some sort of a four-month alternate reality feature that recreates a wizard world reminiscent of the seventh book. Every day, they publish two articles that appear as if churned out by a Voldemort-supporting government. You should really check out these articles, I just kept LOL-ing on the floor when I read them. One article, The Shocking Truth About Undesirable No. 1 writes
The Ministry’s studies also suggest that Undesirable No. 1’s parents, Lily and James Potter, were both accomplices to Dumbledore’s sinister scheme. Lily was a highly powerful Muggle-born witch, or rather the thief of a highly powerful wizard’s magic. On the other hand, James was a pure-blood. However, “he was notorious for breaking rules and endangering the lives of other students at Hogwarts,” says an inside source. He was close friends with the murderer Sirius Black, and the half-breed Remus Lupin, both highly dangerous. Rookwood concluded, “We believe that the couple worked with Albus Dumbledore to create the beast who is now known as Undesirable No. 1."
And before I chortle "outrageous", you should check out the comments!

Magic Is Might

Last week, I received an email from BookTrib, about an E-VENT with author Deanna Fei, whose book A Thread of Sky I totally loved and thought was an awesome read for women anywhere. The E-VENT is at BookTrib on April 26th (which I realize is a workday but will still try to attend). If you're interested, you may want to check this link.

What else is happening in the bookish world?

20 comments:

hcmurdoch said...

I am off to check out the Harry Potter site (and subscribe) right now! How fun!

bermudaonion (Kathy) said...

Sorry you've had a stressful week. I think I'll skip Source Code since I wasn't crazy about Inception.

Bibliophilebythesea said...

I wasn't a fan of Inception so don't think Source Cose would work for me. Hope this week is less stressful for you.

Aarti said...

That's so fun! I have a tendency never to read those kinds of things even when I subscribe to them, so I'll skip the articles, but I am very excited about the movie!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said...

Magic is Might? Coooool. I definitely haven't heard of that. Thanks for the tip.

Source Code looks goooood.

Athira / Aths said...

Yay! The website's certainly a lot of fun!

Athira / Aths said...

I can relate. I wouldn't have gone for Source Code on my own. It's much more scifi than Inception.

Athira / Aths said...

I hope so too! I'm done with all the stress in my life.

Athira / Aths said...

Me too! I'm sad that this is going to be the last Harry Potter-related anything that we are going to wait for. Gulp!

Athira / Aths said...

You're welcome! I had so much fun checking out the website that I had to share it.

PBurt said...

That website is too fun - thanks for sharing.

Zohar said...

Very cool post. I think this week Amazon also announced a Kindle with ads. The cost of being advertised to is $25 less then not being advertised to.

I think that this is a trend and within a year you'd have free eReaders with ads.

book journey said...

Thanks to the link to Magic Is Might.... that is awesome!

Nicole said...

I really enjoyed Inception but I didn't get the feeling that this would be comparable when I saw the trailer. Very interesting.

Misha said...

I am sorry to hear that you had a stressful week. I hope this week is better.
I loved Inception! I am not so sure about Source Code though.
Thanks for the link to Magic is Might!

Athira / Aths said...

You're welcome! :)

Athira / Aths said...

You're welcome! :)

Athira / Aths said...

I did hear an inkling about how Amazon might come up with a free Kindle - that's going to be a turning point certainly, but it's becoming more of a possibility now.

Athira / Aths said...

Source Code is definitely very different from Inception. It comes from similar formulae but they're executed very differently, so it's possible one may not enjoy it that much. I didn't - it was good but I had to analyze it a bit after.

Athira / Aths said...

You're welcome!