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About Thesi

My name is Thestral, Thesi, or Thes on Pottermore (ThestralSnidget84), and I'm a proud Ravenclaw. I'm here to share a little more about the things I like with my Pottermore friends, mostly books (typical Ravenclaw!), and if there's a few people outside Pottermore who want to follow me and find new books to read; even better!! The more people there is out there reading, the better I think!

Happy Anniversary

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It was three years ago today that I first created this blog and posted my first book review. So much has happened to us, and the whole world in that time, but my love for books, and the friends it has given me (you guys) has remained constant.

I am proud that it is still going, and that you guys still come back to read what I have to say. So thank you everyone, and cookies for all!

 

ThestralSnidget84.

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Riddle Me This Thirty-Two

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) The following numbers share a unique property. What is it?

1961 6119 8118 6699 6009

They all look the same upside down.

2) What does man love more than life
Fear more than death or mortal strife
What the poor have, the rich require,
and what contented men desire,
What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
And all men carry to their graves?

Nothing

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it. What is it?

2) It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty-One

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

A calendar.

2) If your uncle’s sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you?

Your mother.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1)The following numbers share a unique property. What is it?

1961 6119 8118 6699 6009

2) What does man love more than life
Fear more than death or mortal strife
What the poor have, the rich require,
and what contented men desire,
What the miser spends and the spendthrift saves
And all men carry to their graves?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber (14 years and over)

Title: Caraval.

Author: Stephanie Garber.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publisher: Hodder (UK

Website: http://stephaniegarberauthor.com/

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

Cost for Paperback (RRP): £7.99 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 14 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

 

Seeing a performance of Caraval has been Scarlett’s dream for as long as she can remember, but when her father arranges her marriage to a stranger she figures that her dream will never come true. That is until her sister Tella enlists the help of a mysterious sailor to take them to Caraval.

Caraval is a once a year performance where the audience gets to participate, only the Caraval is not the elaborate performance Scarlett thought it was. It is a series of games, that requires Talla to be kidnapped and hunted. Scarlett is left alone in a far away place and surrounded by magic, to figure out how to save the sister she loves so dearly.

 

“Don’t keep reaching for the stars because you’ll just look like an idiot stretching that way for no reason.” Jimmy Fallon.

 

Thestralget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Two fathers and two sons went out to a bar to drink together. They spent $15 in total, with each spending the same amount of whole dollars. How much did each man spend?

$5 each, as there are only 3 of them: A grandfather, father, and son.

2) Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

Left: Ace of Diamonds
Middle: King of Hearts
Right: 2 of Spades

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) No matter how little or how much you use me, you change me every month. What am I?

2) If your uncle’s sister is not your aunt, what relation is she to you?

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84.

Kindle in Motion edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

A new interactive version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on Kindle, which features art, animations, and videos. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but a preview is available on Pottermore.

Don’t forget that you don’t need a kindle to buy/read kindle ebooks, as you can get an app for most smart phones and tablets. The cost of the book will depend on which country you are buying it from.

 

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” Robin Williams.
ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Twenty-Nine

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:
1) Before Sir Richard Burton discovered the source of the Nile, what was the longest river in the world?

The Nile. Just because it wasn’t discovered doesn’t mean it wasn’t the longest.

2) Which is correct, ‘All fish have warm blood’ or ‘All fishes have warm blood’?

Neither, as fish are cold blooded.

 

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

 

Your riddles for this week are:

1) Two fathers and two sons went out to a bar to drink together. They spent $15 in total, with each spending the same amount of whole dollars. How much did each man spend?

2) Three playing cards in a row. Can you name them with these clues? There is a two to the right of a king. A diamond will be found to the left of a spade. An ace is to the left of a heart. A heart is to the left of a spade. Now, identify all three cards.

 

Good luck!

ThestralSnidget84