Saturday, June 30, 2012

Event Announcement: Potterthon


Fifteen years ago, a book about a very special boy who lived in a cupboard under the stairs entered the world. Not many people knew about it back then, but the boy wizard has grown from being a whisper to a cultural phenomenon. Yes, of course, we’re talking Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Try and imagine a world without Harry Potter: A world without young adult literature as we know it, without the film adaptations we adore, but perhaps most significantly, a world missing a very special kind of magic. Not only does 2012 celebrate fifteen years of Hogwarts and its students, but July 31st is Harry Potter’s birthday. To observe this rather momentous occasion, Lauren and I are very excited to bring you Potterthon: A month long celebration of all things Harry Potter. We’ll be bringing you themed posts, character debates, interactive exams and polls, and some very exciting giveaways. Read on to find out what's coming up!

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone Readalong

Haven’t read Harry Potter, or dying for a re-read? You’re not alone! Over the month of July, join with us as we travel back to where it all began: Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone.

Busy? Don’t worry, we are too. We’ll be spreading the readalong out over the month, discussing on Twitter, and talking about it right here. Want more incentive? Readalong participants automatically go into the draw to win amazing prizes!

Join the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Readalong

♥ Contribute Your Potterlove ♥

Later in the month, we’ll be bringing you two very special posts: What Harry Potter Means to Me and Our Favourite Harry Potter Quotes. This is about discussing the impact Harry’s had on all of our lives, and it’s about you. We’d love to hear your stories and favorite quotes, what part of Dumbledore’s wisdom you carry with you, or what still makes you laugh ten years on. Care to share? Fill in the form, and we’ll include you in the feature later in the month. You'll also be automatically added to the draw to win some fabulous prizes!


Giveaways (Yep, they're International)!

From etsy.com/people/Sevinoma
Like free stuff? Us too! Participate in the event by joining the readathon, contributing a quote or story, posting the event button in your sidebar, tweeting or promoting the event, and you’ll go into the draw to win:

- Pre-Order of The Casual Vacancy by, J.K. Rowling
- Classic Books from the Library Of Hogwarts Boxset
including Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them
- 1 of 2 gorgeous Golden Snitch Necklaces

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Would you like to promote the event? Well, thanks! Please feel free to use the event button, and remember: if you link up, don’t forget to enter the giveaway! (Also, have we mentioned we love you today?)

71 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway! I can't wait for JK's next book and I definitely love celebrating all things HP. I can't imagine a world without that boy wizard, and I've always loved to read, but I'm sure HP still helped a ton since I've been reading and devouring them since I was about 8.

    -Lauren

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    1. LOVE hearing stories like this, Lauren! I kind of wish I'd grown up with Harry, but I came to him later in my early twenties. I think I would've been 21 or 22? Can't even imagine life without him :D
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment! xx

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  2. Ohmygoshhh a month of all things Harry Potter? What could be better? I love this idea! I can't wait to see what kinds of things you guys come up with. I will definitely post the event button on my blog!

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    1. Eeee! Thanks Lauren! So excited to hear everyone's Potter stories and fangirl/boy together :D
      Thanks for sharing the button! ♥

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  3. Just what I've been waiting for!!! *starts jumping around crazily* I'll definitely be joining the readalong, though I started re-reading HP a few days ago. Currently reading Prisoner of Azkaban. :P

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    1. Hehehe! I knooooow! Me too! I'm actually loving having the excuse (as if I need one) to re-read! I know Lauren's going to be reading Azkaban as well during the month :D

      Sirius. MY HEART ♥

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  4. Fabulous idea guys :) I can't wait to participate! I have the button up on display on my blog for all to see and join XD <3

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    1. Thanks Claire! We're SO excited for the Harry Potter fangirling :D

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  5. This is such a great idea and I really cannot believe it's been 15 years, ahhhh!

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    1. I KNOW! Oh my goodness, I'm kind of in shock myself :D
      Thanks Mands xx

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  6. Oh wow, this is so cool. OMG, 15 years? It doesn't seem that long ago.

    I am super excited to see what you guys come up with for the month. :)

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    1. It doesn't, huh? I think we're getting old :P
      Thanks Jen! I think we're most excited of all :D

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  7. So much Harry Potter love in the last few days! This is an AWESOME idea. :)

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    1. I KNOW!!!! I feel like a kid in a candy store :D
      Thanks so much, Sam! xx

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  8. Such an AWESOME idea, Sarah! Still can't believe it's been 15 YEARS already!!!!

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  9. OMG that´s such a wonderful idea!

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  10. This sounds like it could be fun! I'm looking forward to reading your posts! :)

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  11. This is soooo cool!!!! I LOVE HP! :)
    -JennyC

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    1. Hehe! Then you've come to the right place! Thanks, Jen :)

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  12. Amazing idea, Saz! I've been completely MIA from book blogging (again), but thanks to email notifications, I'm here. :) What's not to like?

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    1. Thanks, Cass! Ugh, life catches up with you, hey? Glad to see you back! ♥

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  13. *tries to imagine a world without Harry Potter*

    *is shocked to discover I'm dead*

    *wonders if I can get a job haunting Hogwarts*

    FIFTEEN YEARS. THAT'S LIKE... 15 YEARS! How come it still feels like yesterday when I first read them? Waited anxiously for the next book and movie? CRIED MY EYES OUT THE FIRST TIME I FINISHED DEATHLY HALLOWS?

    This. Is. AN. AMAZING. IDEA. You witches effing ROCK and I am so, so, so excited to see this shape together over the month! AND I'M LOVING THE READALONG ALREADY.

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    1. I think you would make a FANTASTIC Hogwarts ghost... in fact, I wonder whether they're hiring? Hmmm...

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  14. I just finished my other book today just so that I could join in on this! I love Harry Potter and this Potterthon is an amazing idea! ^.^

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    1. Yessss! Oh, you have no idea how exciting this is to me! So glad you're reading with us :)

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  15. What a great idea! I'm not sure if I will re-read every book, but I know them word for word, so I can talk about it even without reading it again :D I can't imagine my reading world without HP! J.K Rowling was the one who made me fall in love with fantasy. Before HP, I never read fantasy! I grew up with HP and I still know the excitement when a new book was published. Yeah, I think I've read some of the books over 15 times, haha. I stopped counting :p

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    1. I SO want to keep re-reading after Philosopher's Stone, but there's only so many hours in ad ay, right? Oh, goodness... I was only there for the last book's release, but I still remember the excitement! What a childhood :)

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  16. This sounds like a great idea! I love Harry Potter and would love to celebrate it! :)

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  17. Just stumbled across this and it sounds like an amazing idea! I will definitely be joining in and the giveaway is great; love love love the snitch necklace! So cute :)

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    1. Thanks, Becca! So glad to have you following! And oh my goodness, YES! I love that Snitch necklace, too!

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  18. Oh my gosh, this is awesome! Unfortunately, the next 2 weeks are the end of the semester and so I've got some exams to prepare and pass, but right after that I'm going to read as much as I can! :D I really can't wait!

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  19. This looks trey-awesome! Guess what Sarah?!? I finally read the HP books recently too so it's perfect timing for me! I may not re-read Philosophers Stone, but I read it like a month ago so I can still join in chats cos it's fresh in my mind. Yay :-D

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  20. Really awesome giveaway!! Love Harry Potter!!

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  21. What a fun giveaway thanks! I just started reading the Harry Potter books a couple of months ago at the age of 27 and love them. I haven't even finished the series yet (and am avoiding the movies until I finish the book) but regret it taking me so long to read these wonderful characters.

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  22. I cannot believe it has been 15 years?? Ugh, where did the time go. Maybe it is time for a re-read. Great event!

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  23. Oh i'm so excited finding all these awesome potter fandom for the 15th anniversary. Can't wait to see what else you've got coming up.

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  24. This sounds fantastic Sarah!!!!!!!!! Thanks for creating this event!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. I love Harry Potter! This will be so much fun ;)

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  26. What a great giveaway - thank you for the chance to win JK's new novel!

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  27. Thanks for hosting this amazing event & for the amazing giveaway :) I love all things HP!!!

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  28. Thanks for this!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love Harry Potter!

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  29. Even if I don't win a thing it will be well worth the enjoyment of re-reading one of my favorite series.

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  30. AHHHH this is so amazing!! A whole month of Harry!! Thanks so much for hosting this awesome event :D

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  31. I just stumbled upon your blog and it looks like I did at the perfect time. I LOVE Harry Potter; just spent all weekend watching the movies on ABC Family and then decided to reread the books. Looking forward to visiting often!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  32. i was actually rereding harry potter on my own. Such a cool idea. Can´t wait !

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  33. What a great initiative with the Potterthon!

    Every other year I have a tradition of my own, where I reread the series during summer. This is one of those summers, so I'm really excited to be rereading some of my favorite books along with other Potterfans!

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    1. Oh, Andra, that is AWESOME! It's the middle of winter down here, but I can't think of any better way to read through summer :D

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  34. I can't believe I missed this BUT I JOINED AND I AM SUPER EXCITED! Great idea!!!!

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    1. Yay! Thanks Kailia! So excited about all the Potterlove flying around! ♥

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  35. I think I read Harry Potter around 5ish years ago, so I was about 26-27 then, I LOVED it! I plan on re reading Harry before the year is out!

    Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

    #teamsnape

    ;-)

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  36. Yay! What an amazing event! Potter Fever will NEVER end, I say. :) And thank you for the nice giveaway. I re-read the series every now and then, and I still cherish it.

    Happy blogging and Pottering!

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  37. woW!!!!!

    wicked giveaway!!

    hope I win!

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  38. I've been thinking of readathonning the 7 books of Harry Potter, but sadly I haven't got the time for it yet...
    I'm joining the fabulous giveway though. Thanks!

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  39. I'm so excited to see you guys made it a big monthly event! :D I'm going through the posts I missed now and love it all. Wonderful!

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  40. This is such an awesome event! I wish I'd seen it earlier in the month, but glad I managed to find it now. :-) It's been awhile since I've reread the books, so it might be time again!

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  41. Harry Potter was my first love on fantasy books :D

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  42. ♥ aweeesome
    i'll re-read my old harry potter book... it's my treasure no body can touch it and still live :p

    snape oh poor guy....
    still cry with this one side lover
    always... for this long time... you....
    oh snape..... T-T

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  43. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  44. Can't believe I've ONLY JUST stumbled acrosss this Potterthon!!!! I mean, how awesome is this - a whole month dedicated to the unrivalled awesomeness that is Harry Potter?!!?!! *jumps up and down like a crazy person under the influence of the 'Tarantallegra' spell*

    Catherine ;) x

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  45. Really love this event, give me a chance to re-read Potter Series again and again :D

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  46. so cooool!!!

    Fingers crossed and good luck everyone!

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  47. I'm preparing my self for Potter posting at my blog, re-reading it is very fun, but get the time to do the review is so riddiculous 'cause my hectic schedule ..whew, but I'll get the time *finger-cross*

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  48. I am so excited about all this Harry Potter love, BEST books EVER!

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  49. This is a really great givewaway! I grew up reading Harry Potter (as well as watching the movies) & I still love the series to this very day! I would love to have my very own set to read over & over again instead of borrowing the library copies (even though I love going to the library). I'm looking forward to read JK's new novel!

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  50. I would like win that golden snitch, but I'm curious too about The Casual Vacancy :D

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  51. i' m really excited about this giveaway. Harry Potter is such a big influence in our generation, is so cool what you are doing.
    Thanks

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  52. When will the winners be announced?

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