Monday, April 9, 2012

A to Z - The Hollows to Horcruxes

The Hollows Series
By Amanda Hocking
amandahocking.blogspot.com
Not the best zombie series I’ve read by still a good one. Her writing style is very “breakneck” speed.
Hollowland
"This is the way the world ends; not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.  
Hollowmen
After six months in the quarantine, Remy finds out things are much worse than she feared. Her plans to escape come with a heavy cost, and she realizes that zombies aren't the worst of her problems.





Harry Potter films
Two Harry Potter features?! Yup... I just love the books and films.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
What's your favorite movie? We all have that one fav.
Mine? - You ask. Well my favorite is Order of the Phoenix and a close second is Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.

The Host
by Stephanie Meyer
Melanie 'Mel' Stryder is one of the only rebel humans left after the invasion of the 'souls', parasitic aliens which take over human bodies, erasing the original occupants. Wanderer is a soul who has lived on eight other planets previously, Mel being her ninth body host. Melanie remains partially conscious despite her infestation, an aberration for which wanderer feels some shame and no small amount of concern. She bombards Wanderer with her memories and emotions, and Wanderer develops an emotional connection of her own to Melanie's former lover and brother and the search is on to find them and for Wanderer to find herself and maybe her one true love.


Horcruxes
An object used to store part of a person's soul, protecting them from death. If the body of the Horcrux's creator is destroyed, the person is still able to survive. A Horcrux requires one to commit a murder, which, as the supreme act of evil, rips the soul apart. After the murder, a spell is cast to infuse part of the ripped soul into an object, which then becomes a Horcrux.
Tom Riddles Diary, Gaunt Ring, Slytherin’s Locket, Hofflepuff’s Goblet, Ravenclaw’s Diadem, Nagini – that nasty snake, and Harry Potter himself


Huldra
Or the skogsrå or skogsfru/skovfrue or tallemaja is a Swedish seductive forest creature. In Norway, the huldra has often been described as a typical dairymaid, wearing the clothes of a regular farm girl, although somewhat more dazzling or prettier than most girls. The huldra is one of several keepers or wardens, including the aquatic Sjörå later identified with a mermaid, and the bergsrå in caves and mines who made life tough for the poor miners. Male hulders do appear, called Huldrekall. This being is closely related to other subterrestrials, usually called tusser. Like the female counterpart, the huldrkall is a shapeshifter who often lures girls under a fair countenance or glamour.

33 comments:

  1. I actually find it really hard to choose one Harry Potter movie I love the most. I like different things about all of them. I know that Chamber of Secrets is my least favourite though!

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    1. My least favs are a tie between Chamber of Secrets and Azkaban. Don't know why but I usually skip over those when they are running a HP marathon.

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  2. I read that The Host is being made into a movie.

    My fav HP books are Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix.

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    1. That's what I read too. It will be interesting to see how they pull everything off.

      Order of the Phoenix! Yay.

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  3. My favorite is Prisoner of Azkaban, I think. :)

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    1. I only like Sirius and the Patronus Charm in it. He's one of my fav characters.

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  4. You can't go wrong with Harry Potter. I could have written a Harry Potter post for every letter.

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  5. Hej Danielle!
    Jag råkade läsa din kommentar på Tinas (@LifeIsGood)blog, och gissar att du kan svenska. Nu läser jag om skogsrå m.m. och förstår att du måste kunna svenska.
    Eller har jag fel?
    Var bor du? Vad sysslar du med? Är ni flera som delar på en blogg? Va' kul att du är med det här med 'A to Z'.

    För att besvara frågan om Harry Potter-filmerna, har jag sett alla HP-filmerna och läst alla böckerna. Min favoritroman är Fången på Azkaban. HP är ett bra ämnesval. Man kan skriva hur mycket som helst om HP.

    Hjärtliga hälsningar,
    Anna
    Anna's Adornments
    http://annas-adornments.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope my translation is up to par...

      Hi Christina,
      Jag kan bara tala lite grann svenska. Jag gjorde någon forskning för mitt manuskript av Nordisk Mytologi. Det ledde till jag som lär sig några få saker om språket men inte något ton. Jag hoppas att min översättning är på punkt. Om inte, ursäktar jag. Jag skulle tycka om att hålla vårt meddelande öppen och att ha ton av frågor om skandinavisk kultur och ord. Jag fann Tinas blogg som del av den en till Z som är en välsignelse I mask. Vi kan byta e-post om du skulle vilja.
      Tack för att stoppa vid,
      Danielle

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  6. I would have to say my favorite is Deathly Hallows Pt. 2.

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  7. Oh! My fav. HP movies go like this: 6, 7 pt2, 5, 4, 7 pt 1, 3, 1, 2.

    Books however...

    6, 3, 4, 7, 1, 2, 5

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    1. Ha! I love your answer my lil HP fanatic!

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  8. The horcruxes were killer. I loved that you listed them. Great post. I did Hermione for my H post.

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    1. Thanks. What a great concept really - Horcruxes. I think I need to watch some HP tonight!

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  9. I like the first part of your quote from the book 'On the Beach' by Nevil Shute. That book terrified me when I was a kid. I can't imagine all these horror books...but I know folks love them. Whatever you read, it's important to keep reading.
    Visiting on the A to Z Challenge.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. You know, I have never read that... yet. But now that you have said something; I'm dying to read it.

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  10. Great post. I read about Amanda Hocking in a mag just the other day... think she's my new hero!
    Lx

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    1. She is the Independent Author's Queen. But you can tell a huge difference in her writing from before she got "signed" to after. The editing isn't an issue anymore.

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  11. I really enjoyed Hollowland but haven't gotten around to the second one yet. :D

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    1. The only problem I had with her un-agented books is the editing. But overall great reads.

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  12. I've never heard of Horcruxes. Very interesting.

    I have one or two Hocking books, but I haven't read them yet.

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    1. Which ones do you have? I have only read a couple of hers.

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    2. I have Hollowland and My Blood Approves.

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  13. LOL! I'm laughing at Cassie's movie/book order list! Too funny. I love them all... it's all just one big mush of magic. :D

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  14. You didn't say what you thought about The Host. My wife read it and said it was "meh". What did you think?

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    1. Oh my gosh! I didn't, did I? What a putz! I actually liked it a lot! There could have been more action but it kept me curious. I loved the whole premise of it.

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  15. Seeing as you've already commented on my HP post you don't need me to tell you how much I love it :)

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