It is almost impossible to believe, but this coming Thursday, November 18th, is the one-year anniversary of this blog. I started with humble beginnings and hopes that the blog would help me grow more accustomed to sharing my writing with others. It was also a huge step for me to announce to the world that I was a writer.
I have gotten so much more from writing this blog than I could have ever imagined: friendship, encouragement, education, and even confidence. It seems as though every time I get a little down in the dumps about where I am in life or in writing, someone leaves a thoughtful comment on one of my posts, and I once-again feel inspired and optimistic.
I’ll be writing more this week about the blog itself and my plans for its future, but first, I want to toast each and every one of you who has come by the blog this year. It is only because of you all that blogging has been so rewarding for me. For that reason, I am offering what I hope is a fantastic prize that any of you would enjoy – writer, friend, family member or all of the above.
What are the chances that my blogiversary would land on the very day that Harry Potter Deathly Hallows #1 hits theaters? Or that I would be right in the middle of re-reading the series in anticipation? (I’m on The Half Blood Prince as we speak, but I understand I only have to read through DH chapter 24 in order to go see the movie). Whatever the chances, it seems only appropriate to have a Harry Potter-themed giveaway, so here it is: a boxed set of all six of the previous Harry Potter movies. What’s more, the winner can choose DVD or Blu-Ray format.
You don’t have to be a follower to win, but if you like what you see on the blog, please consider coming back and joining the discussion. Everyone who wants to enter needs to answer the following in the comments:
Which is your favorite Harry Potter Book? Which is your favorite movie? If the two are not the same, why not?
If you haven’t read the books, do you plan to? (No is an acceptable answer :-))
You can get an extra entry for tweeting the contest, and 2 extra entries for blogging about the contest and providing a link back to this post. Just put the links to the tweet/blog post in the comments to ensure they get counted.
Contest ends at – when else? – 12:01 Eastern Time on Thursday the 18th (I know it’s really Friday, but the release date says Thursday, so…). Good luck!
Oh, and if you want more fun, check out my Harry Potter wishlist and add yours! Finally, if you blogged about Harry this week, feel free to include a link to your post(s) in the comments. I’d love to check them out.
P.S. I’ve edited this to add my own answer to the question! My favorite book was The Prisoner of Azkaban. It retained some of the innocence and wonder of the first two books, but included major foreshadowing of the darkness to come. The plot ramped up several notches, and I LOVED the introduction of the dementors and the Patronus charm. I also liked the movie version, but I think my favorite movie was The Goblet of Fire. They did a great job portraying the Yule Ball and the Triwizard tournament.Categories: Books, Movies, Writing · Tags: bloggin, Blogiversary, Deathly Hallows movie, Harry Potter, Harry Potter Movies Box Set, Writing