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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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#SoaringScores #EntryIntoTheGreatHall #HarryPotter #JohnWilliams


This song has all the pomp and circumstance of a celebration fanfare! An magical scene from the first HP movie!

HerDarkHuntress1 We need to have a hp inspired swap! (edited) 3w
CrowCAH @HerDarkHuntress1 I think you should host it; I bet you‘ll get a lot of participation! 3w
HerDarkHuntress1 @CrowCAH I‘m so new to this app that I‘m not even sure what all goes on with a swap. I keep seeing them but I never see the start of one. What are the rules? 3w
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CrowCAH @HerDarkHuntress1 I‘ve never hosted a swap, thought I‘d it. But I think @LibrarianRyan might be able to answer this better, as #MakerSwap is theirs. 3w
LibrarianRyan @HerDarkHuntress1 ello. There is usually a few different HP swaps throughout the year. They have been hosted by different people each time (I believe, but can not honestly remember). All most all hosts abide by the @LitsySwaps rules, and then add their own as needed by the swap. Right before Halloween i did a primer of sorts for new Littens on Swap etiquette. Hit the #swapprimer hashtag and if you have any questions just ask 3w
HerDarkHuntress1 Thank you so much! I‘m on one device reading up on it now while on another wanting to say thank you before I‘m sucked in! So thank you for the help @librarianRyan and @CrowCAH 3w
HerDarkHuntress1 Thank you so much! I‘m on one device reading up on it now while on another wanting to say thank you before I‘m sucked in! So thank you for the help @librarianRyan and @CrowCAH 3w
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Beowulf | Anonymous
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#SoaringScores #EntryIntoTheGreatHall I've only read excerpts of this, but I definitely read about Heorot, the great hall where Beowulf feasted before fighting Grendel.
@CrowCAH @Cinfhen

CrowCAH An epic tale not often featured; good choice! 3w
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I read this a few years ago when I was studying Spanish - I sure couldn‘t manage it now!


Cinfhen Impressive 3w
Cinfhen I couldn‘t read it in English...I bailed 😝 3w
RachelO Wow! There‘s a lot of words in that! 3w
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Sace Sí se puede! 3w
squirrelbrain It wasn‘t that bad @Cinfhen @RachelO ... I‘d already read it in English and all of the characters‘ names are the same. In many languages they change the names to be more meaningful in that language, but in Spanish they stay the same. What do they do in German @julesg? 3w
Kimberlone I have had this on my shelf for so long and still haven‘t gotten up the will to try and read it. I‘m pretty proficient in Spanish and can carry on conversations pretty well, but I‘ve never read more than a short story in Spanish so a whole book is intimidating. The good this is I know the HP story so well that at least I would be able keep the plot straight. 3w
squirrelbrain Give it a go @Kimberlone - it‘s really quite easy compared to many Spanish texts. I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it! 3w
squirrelbrain @Sace 😁👍 3w
Kimberlone @squirrelbrain thanks for the encouragement! I have a vacation planned to South America and I might bring it with me 3w
Sace Another good creepy read is Aura. Pretty much all present tense and quite short. 3w
julesG Impressive! Yes, they've changed some names, ainly of minor characters, and some of the places. Also, a few of the spells are different. 3w
CrowCAH Nice foreign language copy! I have a couple German P&P editions courtesy of @Sarah83 ! 3w
Sarah83 😘😘😘 3w
inthegreensandblues Nice! I recently bought a French copy in Brussels because I want to relearn my college French one of these days and thought it would be fun practice! 3w
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National Trust Tour of Britain | Anna Groves, Sally Palmer
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As as member of the National Trust, I have #EntryIntoTheGreatHall at many a grand mansion in Britain.

#SoaringScores @Cinfhen @CrowCAH

Cinfhen That‘s pretty awesome 😍 3w
CrowCAH This hall looks super grand! 3w
jillrhudy The all-encompassing envy I have right now!!! 3w
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The #literarycrew read this one earlier this year - a stately hall in England, secrets that carry through the generations, and two wars span this novel. There is sorrow and a sense of haunting memories in this one. #EntryIntoTheGreatHall #SoaringScores

Cinfhen Did the crew enjoy??? 3w
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Yes! There were some slow parts, but it was an overall pick from the group. 🙂 3w
jillrhudy You had me at “A stately hall in England“ of course! 3w
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Mishu94 Should I read it? 3w
CrowCAH Sounds good! I like it when the house and environment become a character themselves! 3w
Librarybelle @Mishu94 I would recommend it! 3w
Librarybelle @jillrhudy @CrowCAH Gotta love the stately homes! 3w
MellieAntoinette Excited to hear about our next read! 3w
Librarybelle @MellieAntoinette I‘m hoping to pull some suggestions together tomorrow and post! 😁 3w
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Cinfhen That‘s exquisite 🤩 3w
Freespirit Gorgeous! 3w
CrowCAH Beautiful 😍 3w
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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#SoaringScores #EntryIntoTheGreatHall #BookishConfession I‘ve never read Hilary Mantel🙈where should I start?!!! Are they all #chunksters ?!?! #PageCountPhobia

SamAnne I‘m wondering too! Recently picked up a couple of her books used. I‘m thinking of starting with Wolf Hall. Other suggestions? (edited) 3w
merelybookish I've only read Wolf Hall. I liked it. It's historical fiction with a slant 3w
BarbaraBB I liked Wolf Hall too. Aftereards I started its sequel, Bring up the Bodies, but I couldn‘t get into that one. I‘ll try again, one day.... 😉 3w
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Kalalalatja I have read Wolf Hall, and I wasn‘t impressed 😅 and it is a bit chunky 3w
CarolynM I loved Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. I'm not looking forward to the last one in the trilogy though. That's the problem with fictionalised history - you know where it's going. 3w
Centique I loved them too but then I love this period of history and I‘m hungry to get a good feel for that world. It will be either love or hate for you I think. So #borrowdontbuy 3w
Cinfhen Thanks for all the feedback @merelybookish @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @Centique I think the #BorrowNotBuy is a good idea 💡 and I hear ya @CarolynM although I‘m fuzzy with all my world history 🤪 3w
Cinfhen @SamAnne seems like Wolf Hall is a good place to start!!! 3w
Hooked_on_books I like audio for chunksters, so maybe that‘s a way to go. 3w
Cinfhen I‘ll look into that option @Hooked_on_books Good suggestion 😌 3w
jillrhudy The third book in the trilogy is coming out March 3 with a 300,000 first printing from Henry Holt & Co. 3w
RealBooks4ever Loved Wolf Hall. It's not a tough read, never mind the page count. 💜 3w
CrowCAH I enjoyed the PBS miniseries based on this book! 3w
TrishB Love these ❤️ I can‘t wait for the 3rd! 3w
vivastory I LOVED the following (& it's not a chunkster) 3w
Reviewsbylola You shouldn‘t start. 😆 3w
Reviewsbylola Granted, I‘ve only read the first 150 pages of WH but never again!! 3w
Reviewsbylola I do think Mantel is very talented, but I don‘t have the energy or headspace that her books require. (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha @Reviewsbylola I think I may be in the same boat as you!!! Head space is KEY these days!!! 3w
BkClubCare I loved the style of Wolf Hall - history truly as it lives and breathes. #SuperRooster 6d
Cinfhen I think I‘m gonna finally give this book a try @BkClubCare 6d
BkClubCare @Cinfhen - the audiobook was pretty good. I think it added to the drama and narrator made it easy to discern characters. 5d
Cinfhen I‘m always looking for audio suggestions so that‘s really good to know. Thanks 😊 5d
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Cinfhen Can‘t believe we‘re nearing the end of the month 3w
CrowCAH Such an evocative piece of atmosphere! 🕯 3w
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#SoaringScores Day 30: I had a chance to gain #EntryIntoTheGreatHall of Hogwarts when I went to London in 2015 and was mesmerized by everything I saw and experienced. My entire post here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-alc

CrowCAH Very atmospheric! 🧹 🧙‍♂️ 3w
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