London and the One Year Anniversary of Brussels

Today has seen a terrorist attack in London, where four people have so far died, and at least 2o injured. It took place in Westminster, at Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament. My heart goes out to those affected by today’s events, you’re not alone.

Today also marks the 1st anniversary of the attacks in Brussels, where we lost our friend Wanderer. I think about him all of the time, and wonder what his life would have been if he hadn’t been taken from us. I have to hold onto the words Sirius said to Harry, “Those who love us never really leave us…”

 

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Severn

Several of you have let me know that you do actually like the riddle posts, so I have decided to continue with them. So here goes:

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Leonardo de Vinci carried out the following experiment. He held a sphere of very thin fragile glass above a floor of solid stone. When he dropped it, the sphere fell two metres without breaking. How?

2) Dave went with his uncle to the cinema. They went to the Box Office and Dave had to pay as usual, but they were told that Dave’s uncle was not allowed to enter the cinema. His uncle had been to the cinema many times before, but had never been refused entry before. Why was he refused this time?

As I didn’t post any riddles last week, there are no answers to give.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Title: Baptism of Fire.

Author: Andrzej Sapkowski.

Year of Publication: 2014 (UK).

Publishers: Gollancz (UK).

Website: http://www.andrzejsapkowski.pl/ (This website is in Polish, so you will need get your computer to translate it for you.)

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £8.99 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, and audiobook, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 14 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the third book in a series called The Witcher.

 

The Witchers Guild has always stood for the innocent and defensless, but it is in turmoil. It’s leadership has been overrun in a coup, and the darkness of the world is tightening it’s grip. And Geralt is powerless to do anything about it.

If that wasn’t enough, his ward Ciri, the one who could either save or condem the world is missing, with only rumours to suggest where she is and the trouble she has found herself in. Geralt  must find her, and do all he can to save the world from burning.

 

“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Six

So, the answers to last weeks riddles are:

1)     You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle, or the fire?

The match.

2)    Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?

A fire.

1 House Point  if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

As no one got in touch to say that they want me to continue with these riddle posts, this will be the last one of them. I will go back to the more ‘normal’ posts about books and other random stuff. BUT, if you guys change your minds let me know, as I have a ton of riddles I can share with you guys.

 

ThestralSnidget84.

 

Divergent by Veronica Roth (12 years and over)

Title: Divergent.

Author: Veronica Roth.

Year of Publication: 2011 (UK).

Publishers: Harper Collins Children’s Books (UK).

Website: http://www.veronicarothbooks.com

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Format: Available in paperback, audiobook, and as an ebook.

Age Range: 12 and over. If you are younger than this then I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the 1st book in a series called Divergent.

 

In the future, the world is ruined, and a new way of running things will determine who you are and your place in the world. Society is divided into factions, and your place in one of these is decided by a test at the age of 16.

Beatrice has never felt like she fits into her parents faction, but little does she now that she doesn’t really fit into any of them. Her test was inconclusive, making her a ‘Divergent’, something that she must keep to herself, for they are feared. She choses to be a soldier, and must complete their initiation or become factionless. Only her faction is forced into attacking her parents faction, and her being a Divergent is the only thing that stops her succumbing to a mind controlling serum and doing so.

Beatrice is forced to make a stand, but what will the cost be?

 

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” Buddha.

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Five

So, the answers to last weeks riddles are:

1)     What can travel around the world while staying in a corner?

A stamp.

2)    What has a head and a tail, but no body?

A coin.

1 House Point  if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.

Your riddles for this week are:

1) You are in a cabin and it is pitch black. You have one match on you. Which do you light first, the newspaper, the lamp, the candle, or the fire?

2) Give me food, and I will live; give me water, and I will die. What am I?

I also want to do a quick poll to see if you guys want me to continue with these riddles or not. Simply like the post if you do or send me a message (via the chat room or Facebook etc.), and if I receive at least 10, then I will continue to post them.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.