Archive for November, 2010

November 14, 2010

Surprise Visit

Come Friday, I was found lounging around, bored out of my mind. I repeatedly checked my mailbox for a package my friends promised to send. It wasn’t meant to come until Saturday, but I was excited to receive something from them.

I went into the kitchen to make myself a peanut butter and honey sandwich when I got a phone call. It was one of my best friends.

“Hey, what’s up?”

“I have your jaaaaaaaacket (inside joke), it’s outsiiiiiiiiiide, come and get it!” After some debate, I stepped outside my door and looked around. Nothing. I went down the stairs for a better view. Then my phone rang again, “Did you come outside?”

“Yes, I’m standing outside on the lawn.”

Suddenly I hear running on the stairs behind me and turn to see my three best friends coming towards me, “SURPRISE!”

They had driven 8 hours, starting at 3 in the morning, just to come see me. We spent the whole weekend together, trying to do everything we could in just one day and succeeded pretty well. We went on two hikes (one in the dark), got our cartilage pierced, played hide and seek, went to the movies, and shopped at the mall. We attempted to go to the beach, but we will save that for another trip.

I had so much fun and I am so ecstatic that I was able to see my best friends again! It may have been months since we last saw each other, but everything was still the same exact way it was when I moved away. I know our friendship will survive the years. And I am even more excited for winter break so I can have even more epic adventures!

Emily Treat

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November 12, 2010

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows

imageSince I brought up Harry Potter in my last entry, I absolutely must talk about it now. I wont spoil anything from the book, because I know some of you out there have yet to finish reading it. No problem.

For those of you who have read the book, isn’t it absolutely epic? On the edge of your seat, crazy, mind-blowing, tear jerking, heart throbbing, action packed goodness that every book should be! I just love it.

And so I have been counting down the days. On MuggleNet.com, where everything Harry Potter can be found, they have a little box that tells the days, hours, minutes, and seconds until the first part of the movie comes out.

Oh my goodness, I need to get tickets!

After I watch the movie, I will post a critique of every second. I will not reveal any details on the plot because I know not everyone will see it on opening night, but will still see it one day. So I will spare you the disappointment of a spoiler.

Just because I feel like making this blog interactive, I’ll start asking questions. For this one I shall ask… Which Harry Potter book/movie was your favorite and why?

My favorite would have to be the Prisoner of Azkaban for the movie because it was made oh so well, The Half-Blood Prince movie was definitely the funniest, and the last book is my all time favorite. Well done JK Rowling, I aspire to be like you one day!

Emily Treat

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November 12, 2010

The Magicians

imageI was perusing around Borders book store when I stumbled upon the best sellers shelf. I was looking over the books and wound up purchasing two: Bad Things Happen and The Magicians. I have already started both books, however I have realized that Fillory and Further, the book series The Magicians is based on, is indeed a real series.

Now I have been faced with a problem. Should I continue on with The Magicians, I am not very far in, or should I stop for a little and read the Fillory and Further series? I know that I will enjoy the series, but they are children’s books and might bore me. Then again, I am a massive Harry Potter fan.

By the way, I am counting down the days until the movie comes out. We are down to 6 days! It’s going to be soooooooo epic!

As a matter of fact the whole reason I bought The Magicians was because it reminded me of Harry Potter. I felt that it would be the perfect antidote to finishing the Harry Potter series. This is the book’s summary:

Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. He’s a senior in high school, and a certifiable genius, but he’s still secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a kid, about the adventures of five children in a magical land called Fillory. Compared to that, anything in his real life just seems gray and colorless.

Everything changes when Quentin finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. He also discovers all the other things people learn in college: friendship, love, sex, booze, and boredom. But something is still missing. Magic doesn’t bring Quentin the happiness and adventure he thought it would.

Then, after graduation, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory is real.

Courtesy of LevGrossman.com

Doesn’t that sound absolutely amazing? I just want to dive in right now, but I know that I will enjoy the book even more if I knew Fillory just like Quentin. Decisions, decisions.

Emily Treat

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