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  1. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    New year, new list, new goals! (Paraphrased from 2016's thread)
  2. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 51) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52) Frostblood - Elly Blake 53) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Guide for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145) Afar - Leila de Duca 146) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381) The Potion Diaries: Going Viral - Amy Alward 382) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 579) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 585) Attraction - Penny Reid 590) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 591) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks 592) From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to Find the Good Death - Caitlin Doughty 616) With This Christmas Ring - Manda Collins 617) Tortall: A Spy's Guide - Tamora Pierce, Julie Holderman, Timothy Liebe & Megan Messinger 618) Turtles All the Way Down - John Green 619) The Glass Spare - Lauren DeStefano
  3. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1) Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2) Origins - Ilona Andrews 51) The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52) Frostblood - Elly Blake 53) Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54) Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67) The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71) Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72) Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73) Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74) Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118) Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141) Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Guide for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144) The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145) Afar - Leila de Duca 146) Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231) The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260) Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297) Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341) Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374) The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381) The Potion Diaries: Going Viral - Amy Alward 382) Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386) What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475) Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480) The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529) The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556) Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum 579) Sourdough: A Novel - Robin Sloan 585) Attraction - Penny Reid 590) The Way to Game the Walk of Shame - Jenn P Nguyen 591) On the Move: A Life - Oliver Sacks
  4. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminst Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Luca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for the Real World - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341. Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374. The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 382. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386. What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475. Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino 529. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo - FC Yee 556. Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race - Naben Ruthnum
  5. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminst Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Luca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for the Real World - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341. Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374. The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 382. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386. What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum 475. Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw 480. The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One - Michael Dante DiMartino
  6. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminst Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Luca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for the Real World - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341. Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374. The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 382. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger 386. What to Say Next - Julie Buxbaum
  7. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminst Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Luca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for the Real World - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift 341. Silver Silence - Nalini Singh 374. The Potion Diaries - Amy Alward 381. The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour - Amy Alward 382. Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge across America - Amy Ettinger
  8. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Duca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan 297. Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift
  9. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace - Jessica Bennett 144. The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Duca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson 231. The Upside of Unrequited - Becky Albertalli 246. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson 260. Hold Back the Stars - Katie Khan
  10. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Money God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman 118. Her Halloween Treat - Tiffany Reisz 141. Feminist Fight Club - Jessica Bennett 144.The Family Gene: A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future - Joselin Linder 145. Afar - Leila del Duca 146. Snapshot - Brandon Sanderson
  11. Order of Merlin March 2017

    Congratulations, Beth! So well deserved *hugs*
  12. Tag Requests

    That sounds great! I'm not really fussy about how it's organised; it's more about having those tags to add! Hopefully it'll get more people to add to these tags!
  13. Tag Requests

    Could we get a South Asian tag under the Inclusive heading? We already have Asian, but it would be nice to break it down a little more. I wouldn't mind an East Asian, South-East Asian, and Middle Eastern tag, either.
  14. 800 words of heaven's Reviews

    WELCOME I've been out of the HPFT community for a while (legit just lurked when we first opened up, so arguably, I was never in the community), so I thought a good way to get back into the swing of things, and get to know all you lovely people was to start reviewing again! So come on in, don't be shy! Come say hi (and request a review, too)! RULES I'll have TWO (2) slots open at a time I'll review Harry Potter stories only For multi-chapter fics, I'll take requests one chapter at a time, starting from the beginning Re-requests are welcome Please acknowledge my review in some fashion before re-requesting, even if it's just dropping me a quick PM I'll review on AO3, FF, and HPFF Please tell me where you want the review to be posted. If you don't, I won't know where to go SO HOW WILL I PRAISE YOU? I think that's it for now. If something else comes up, I'll be sure to let y'all know REQUEST FORM Story and Author Name, including link: Warnings and Advisories: Genre Length: Summary: Ships: Areas of Concern: That's all, folks! Request away!
  15. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51.The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee 71. Ever the Hunted - Erin Summerill 72. Act Like It - Lucy Parker 73. Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World - Kelly Jensen 74. Norse Mythology - Neil Gaiman
  16. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill 67. The Secret of a Heart Note - Stacey Lee
  17. Homophones

    Hello, everyone! I thought I’d start a list of common homophone mix-ups I see. I’ll also include words that sound similar but not quite the same. Almost-homophones, or false-homophones, so to speak! It’s nice to have a quick guide in your time of need. Add yours to the list as well! These can include other mistakes where words or turns of phrase have been mixed up. Homophone (noun): a word that sounds like another word, but is spelt differently Homonym (noun): a word that sounds like another word, and is also spelt the same Affect (verb): indicates influence. Eg: The potion did not affect Hermione the way she had hoped. Effect (noun): also indicates influence, but as a noun. Eg: The effect of the potion on Hermione was unexpected. Which (pronoun): refers to things or animals Witch (noun): a magic lady Weather (noun): the state of the atmosphere, often dictating your choice of clothes for the day Whether (conjunction): used to introduce two choices. Eg: Please tell me whether you’d like to sit by the window, or have the aisle seat. Aisle (noun): a passage between two rows of something, like seats or shelves Isle (noun): an island or peninsula, especially a small one Bear (noun): a large mammal OR a cuddly stuffed toy OR the act of holding or supporting Bare (noun): lacks clothes or adornment Brake (verb): to stop OR (noun) a device that is used to stop Break (verb): to indicate smashing or shattering something OR to take a recess. Eg: Let’s take a break from Potions homework and go chat to Nearly Headless Nick. Complement (noun, verb): refers to something that enhances or completes. Eg: Rosemary is the perfect complement to roast lamb. Compliment (noun, verb): you say something nice to someone Aloud (adjective): refers to something said out loud. Eg: I am reading aloud Allowed (verb): to permit something Principle (noun): a basic truth or law Principal (noun): the head of a school, or organisation OR a sum of money Wanton (adjective): deliberate or unprovoked OR (noun, archaic) sexually immodest or promiscuous Wonton (noun): a delicious savoury dumpling, usually eaten boiled in soup Would’ve NOT would of Kind of NOT kind’ve Coarse (adjective): rough Course (noun): the route or direction followed by something OR the way something develops OR a procedure adopted to deal with a situation OR a dish or dishes served together as part of a series during a meal OR curriculum OR (verb) flow without obstruction Die (verb): stop living Dye (noun): a substance that adds or changes the colour of something OR (verb) to add or change the colour of something. Eg: I dyed my cloak royal blue to match the hair dye I’d just bought Flour (noun): powdered grains, obtained through grinding Flower (noun): the part of the plant that has the seeds Heal (verb): to become healthy again Heel (noun): the back part of your foot below your ankle OR the part of your palm just in front of your wrist Morning (noun): the time between midnight and noon, especially between sunrise and noon Mourning (noun, verb): expressing sorrow at someone’s death. Eg: Harry still mourned the death of Dobby. Made (verb): past participle of make Maid (noun): a female domestic servant Idle (adjective): avoiding work OR without purpose or effect OR (verb) spend time doing nothing Idol (noun): someone or something you look up to Peace (noun): freedom from disturbance. Eg: May he rest in peace, rather than in pieces. Piece (noun): part of something OR (verb) to assemble something from parts. Eg: I had to piece together the Swedish furniture I bought last weekend. Pray (verb): address a prayer to a deity OR (adverb) used as a preface to polite requests. Eg: Pray tell, what were Lily and James up to in Potions? Prey (noun): an animal that is hunted and killed for food OR (verb) to hunt and kill for food Stair (noun): steps ascending or descending to another level Stare (verb): to look at someone or something without breaking eye contact
  18. HP FanFic Cliches

    Cliches are the best. I love them so much. I almost exclusively write fics heavily based on cliches. And I think I've read fics where almost every single one of the cliches already listed are included. - FAKE RELATIONSHIPS. This is by far one of my fave cliches. That is why have written not one, but TWO stories centering on this - Sirius' love interest from Hogwarts somehow mysteriously survives and they have secret children. Like, why would Sirius abandon his family to avenge his dead friends and then forget they ever existed once he gets out of Azkaban? Actually, I can see him doing the first part... but not forgetting them. - Head Students share a dorm. I cannot wait to write this fic. It will happen. - Scorose - Scorbus - Children in Next Gen fics only have surnames of the people who were in school with Harry. - Everyone wants to be an Auror. Or a Healer. Or is already one, and wants to be the other now (kinda want to write this fic now...) - Enemies to frenemies to friends to we've-been-happily-married-for-fifty-years - Everyone knows about the Room of Requirement and only uses it for off-the-wall parties - Peter doesn't exist (YES. PLEASE.) - Someone is back from the dead. Not really sure why. A timeturner was possibly involved - The Triwizard Tournament is reinstated - There is a school dance. Everyone needs a date to attend for some reason. Will McGonagall bar entry otherwise? Who knows.
  19. You Know You're a Harry Potter Fan When...

    I am the go-to person for Sortings amongst my friends. It doesn't even matter if the person is fictional or real. Plus I win all HP trivia games, and am often the definitive end to any HP-related argument.
  20. What's Your Pottermore Patronus?

    I think I got super lucky with my Patronus. I wanted it to be a wolf, AND THAT IS WHAT IT IS. Naturally, since I got my Patronus of choice on the first try, I didn't open another one just to see what I would get. I share my Patronus with Remus, so I have a pretty good JK Rowling-certified (if brief) description of what it means from Remus' bio. It definitely fits me now - way more than it did when Pottermore first opened in 2011! Plums - my friend was super similar to you. I think she wanted either a wolf or a leopard, but she got basset hound! She was super disappointed even though I pointed out they're the brand ambassadors for Hush Puppies.
  21. Was Percy Weasley really a Gryffindor?

    To me, Percy was a Gryffindor throughout the series. He's incredibly proud, which ticks about half of the Gryffindor boxes in my opinion, but he's always dared to dream big. It's always highlighted as well that he's not like the other Weasleys in many aspects. He's not as warm, and a big stickler for the rules, as well as having a strong desire to "reach above his station", so to speak. It takes guts to be the oddball of your family, and continue to do so consistently. It's also pretty brave breaking ties with your family the way he did in OotP. Sirius did the same thing by running away from home, and no one questions him for making that choice. It's clearly different in Percy's case because we know that his decision was the wrong one. At that time, we knew that Voldemort had returned, but most of the rest of the community didn't. Also, we are biased to view Percy in a more negative light since we see everything from Harry's perspective. Liking the rest of the Weasleys and seeing Percy hurt them was difficult, but I imagine that was also the case for Percy himself.
  22. New Admin and Muggle Liasion Staffer

    Congratulations, Branwen and Meg (Slytherin represent!). Super well deserved, and good luck!
  23. House Pride Alphabet Game

    Orion Black, father of Sirius Black
  24. House Pride Alphabet Game

    The love potion made by Merope Gaunt
  25. 50 Books Reading Challenge 2017

    1. Clean Sweep - Ilona Andrews 2. Origins[/i[ - Ilona Andrews 51. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story - Douglas Preston 52. Frostblood - Elly Blake 53. Windwitch - Susan Dennard 54. Princess Princess Ever After - Katie O'Neill
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