June 2016

Seven Magic Mountains

After the craziness of BEA, I needed to relax. Which, for me, means having an adventure. A non-writing-related adventure, I suppose—because BEA was certainly an adventure in its own way.

Since no abandoned/haunted houses have recently popped up in Vegas (at least, none that I know of—and if someone reading this has heard of one, please send me a message) I settled for a desert exploration adventure.

And it was good timing, because we have some new weirdness in the Mojave.

Seven Magic Mountains.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets—First Read

Stage two of my Harry Potter journey is complete.

And it was different than stage one. Reading the first book was such a… discovery, I guess. FINALLY getting introduced to a world everyone else has been talking about for ages.

Reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was less of a novelty.

I didn’t have any moments as absurd as when I confused Hagrid and Dumbledore. But I’ll still share the thoughts I had while reading:


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban—First Read

For the first time since starting the Harry Potter series, it happened—I couldn’t put the book down. Because I had to know what would happen next.

I’m not saying I’ve been converted to a full-on Harry Potter fanatic. But, yeah, The Prisoner of Azkaban was good.

In fact, it made me regret not reading the books as they came out.

(Too bad I can’t pull a Hermione and go back in time.)

Some of my thoughts:


Whoa. Harry successfully received mail. That’s a first.