Riddle Me This Twenty-Three

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) Dave and Anne moved into a new home, and visited a local DIY store to make an important purchase. Dave asked “How much for one?”. “£3,” came the reply. “Ok, I will take 2042 please.”. How much did they all cost?

£12. Dave and Anne were buying new brass door numbers for their front door; and they live at house number 2042.

  • 2)  William and Alan were playing with a plastic ball, when it rolled down a hole that was too small for them to reach into with their fingers. The ball belonged to their father, so they did not want to get into trouble for losing it. How did they manage to get the ball out of the hole?

They filled the hole with water, and the ball floated to the top.

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

Your riddles for this week are:

  • 1) A farmer has a bird-scarring machine. It lets off an alarming bang once a minute to scare away birds to stop them eating his crops. If he starts the machine at 6am, how many times will it have gone off by 7am?
  • 2) Professor Dumbledore knew of an ancient and ingenious way of passing right through solid walls. What was it?

Good luck!

 

Also, as an extra point of interest this week, it was pointed out to me by Lin (a very clever Ravenclaw) that I missed a very important Harry Potter anniversary. The 21st June was the 10th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book being published. AND, Ione (another very clever Ravenclaw) has pointed out that 2017 is ’19 years later’ (the title of the final chapter of the final book, and the final scene in the movies); so it will be on the 1st September this year that Albus Severus Potter will be starting his first year at Hogwarts.

 

ThestralSnidget84

Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu (12 years and over)

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Title: Twelve Kings in Sharakhai.

Author: Bradley P. Beaulieu.

Year of Publication: 2016 (UK).

Publisher: Daw Books (UK)..

Website: http://www.quillings.com

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

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 12 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the first book in The Song of Shattered Sands series.

 

Sharakhai is the greatest city in the dessert, and is the heart of everything for it’s people; as long as they serve the twelve kings who rule the city. Immortal, powerful, and as cruel as is possible, they reign totally and completely over their people. That is until one night, a girl from the slums named Ceda dares to break the law and venture outside on the Holy night of Beht Zha’ir.

She discovers some very interesting things about the Twelve Kings, and about her ancestry, which could bring down the great city of Sharakhai crashing around her. That is, if the near God-like kings don’t discover what she is up to first.

This was the first book I have read from this author, and I am glad I picked it up. I have really enjoyed this book. The characters are realistic and well written, and the pages are soaked in magic and fantasy. It was well worth the read, and I am looking forward to starting book two.

The next book in the series is called Of Sand and Malice Made.

 

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” George Sand.

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Riddle Me This Twenty-Two

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) What building has the most stories?

A library.

  • 1)  I can bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But, I can’t be seen. What am I?

A memory.

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

Your riddles for this week are:

  • 1) Dave and Anne moved into a new home, and visited a local DIY store to make an important purchase. Dave asked “How much for one?”. “£3,” came the reply. “Ok, I will take 2042 please.”. How much did they all cost?
  • 2)William and Alan were playing with a plastic ball, when it rolled down a hole that was too small for them to reach into with their fingers. The ball belonged to their father, so they did not want to get into trouble for losing it. How did they manage to get the ball out of the hole?

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (12 years and over)

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Title: The Diary of a Young Girl: Definitive Edition.

Author: Anne Frank.

Year of publication: 2007 (UK).

Publisher: Puffin (UK)..

Website: http://www.annefrank.org

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

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 12 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

Like most people, I first learned about Anne Frank in history lessons at high school, but it was a few years after that when I first read her famous diary, and I wish I had read it sooner.

Most of you will already know who Anne Frank was, and why she is famous, so I won’t go into too much detail; other than to say that she is the most famous victim of the Holocaust, and her diary is the account of her time in hiding before being caught and sent to the concentration camps to die.

It is a book which has inspired me ever since I first picked it up, and one that I will continue to re-read my entire life; no matter how many times it breaks my heart. It is the diary of a young girl learning to grow up in the most extreme circumstances, and trying to figure out who she is with a level of self-reflection most adults don’t achieve. ultimately Anne never survived the war, but her diary did, and in her death she was able to overcome fascism by inspiring millions of people around the world to be more tolerant and accepting of the people around them.

It is a book I would urge everyone to read, because even though it is painful to read how dark the world can be it is a reminder that hope lives on, and sometimes all we have is hope.

 

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains.” Anne Frank.

Riddle Me This Twenty-One

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

  • 1) If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me, you haven’t got me. What am I?

A secret.

  • 1) What gets broken without being held?

A promise.

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

Your riddles for this week are:

  • 1) What building has the most stories?
  • 2) I can bring a smile to your face, a tear to your eye, or even a thought to your mind. But, I can’t be seen. What am I?

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

New Harry Potter Books

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To mark 20 years since Harry Potter was first published, four new editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone have been released; one for each Hogwarts House. Of course, I will be buying myself a Ravenclaw copy ASAP, because I am proud of my house. I know that many of you have a copy of all of the books already, so may not want to get another copy of the same book, but I just wanted to share the news with you all just in case you would want to get yourself a copy.

 

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General Update

Recently, I have been feeling like I have been neglecting you guys. My muggle life has increasingly been eating into the time I would have been spent with you guys. For this I am sorry, and promise to give myself more time to spend with you guys. Visiting Wattpad and checking emails have particularly suffered (I think I currently have several hundred emails to check, though most are junk). I will also be getting in front of my posts for this blog again, as I was in a position where I had several weeks worth of posts and waiting to go live, but now hardly any. I don’t like that, because I hate posting late. I will also post more regularly in the ‘Message’ Page if I have something for a specific person.

I once posted about a game I play online called Forge of Empires. I haven’t really played it over the past 4-5 months, but in the last few days I have taken to playing it again. Because I spent so long away from it I have started a new world called Cirgard, and will no longer play the old ones. This is so I can start afresh, and just concentrate on one world to succeed in. If we are friends there, or you want to start playing, you can send me a friend request. I am also still playing Pokemon Go. My username on Forge of Empires is Thesi, and on Pokemon Go it is ThestralSnidget.

I also want to say to all of the friends from Pottermore that I haven’t seen or heard from in such a long time, that if you are reading this I still miss you and think about you all the time.

 

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