“Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the students, his arms opened wide, as if nothing could have pleased him more than to see them all there.
“Welcome!” he said. “Welcome to a new year at Hogwarts! Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
He sat back down. Everybody clapped and cheered. Harry didn’t know whether to laugh or not.
“Is he — a bit mad?” he asked Percy uncertainly.
“Mad?” said Percy airily. “He’s a genius! Best wizard in the world! But he is a bit mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?”
What better way to start my 365 day book quote challenge then with the quote that welcomed so many of us into the magical word of Hogwarts! The Harry Potter series was a huge part of my life, and it holds a permanent place on my bookshelf. So like the Great Albus Dumbledore, I will leave my first post with just a few words…
“Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!”
The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. ~James Bryce
Well, anyone who followed me last year knows I ‘attempted’ to complete the 365 day challenge of blogging a different book quote each day of the year. And if anyone followed me (of if you look at the post before this one) you can see I only made it to 130 days…
Last year about the 130 day mark, life got a little (more like a lot crazy). I am happy to say since that time, I completed my Masters, relocated to Florida and began my teaching career! Sure life is, and will always be a little crazy, but at the same time I am feeling more settled and ready to try this 365 day challenge again!
Will I make it…not sure, but I am sure going to try!
Starting today January 1st 2013, I will post a quote from a book daily for one whole year.
I believe the right quote has the ability to connect with you in a special way. Some quotes can really speak to us and we are able to relate to them in how they reflect our lives. The right quote from a book has the power to connect and illuminate the meaning and purpose of a book and by relating to the quote the reader is able to connect with the book.
So with my love of books….
love of quotes….
and determination to complete something
let the challenge begin! (Again!)