Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2016

Percy Jackson Dating Profiles

Hello again,

I know I am late - again. But I have a puppy and he needs all of my attention and of course I still have some reading to do. So far I really love the lightning thief. The challenge from yesterday are dating profiles. Since I am not that far yet, it will be pretty easy to guess which one is which. Anyway I will still do it, because it is a fun thing to do.

Here you go:

Candidate Number 1:

Age: 28

Gender: male

Children: None that I know of

Fitness/Body Type: tall, lean, I am quite good at running and climbing

Education: well date me and find it out ;)

Income: None

Occupation: Keeping Demigoods out of trouble of course.

Likes: Coffee, tin cans, enchiladas

Dislikes: Mr. D, Cyclopses, underground places

Looking for: a nice girl

Candidate number 2:

Age: As if that matters

Gender: Male

Children: five but I can't have more since that oath I have sworn

Fitness/Body Type: I am quite tall, and muscular

Education: I have been around for some time, so I know alot

Income: rich

Occupation: Terrorising people

Likes: driving people mad, my dog

Dislikes: My siblings

Looking for: well I have a wife but I always have room for a mistress, if you are interested

Candidate number 3:

Age: You don't ask a woman about her age

Gender: female

Children: 1 son

Fitness/Body Type: come and see for yourself, my son thinks I am quite good looking

Education: I quit college during senior year, but I got my high school diploma through night school

Income: I work in a candy shop, so moderate

Occupation: see above question

Likes: my son, writing

Dislikes: my husband

Looking for: I am still married but not for long so I am looking for a nice guy to settle down with

Well since I don't know the characters that well yet and I am not that good at writing as Inge my result is not that funny but still.


Montag, 11. Juli 2016

Playlist Shuffle Quiz

Well technically this is not my challenge but it sounded like so much fun, that I wanted to give it a go. I am reading the Percy Jackson series for the first time so I hope, I will get anything right. I am a day behind, my apologies, but I just adopted a dog today and I was so excited yesterday, that I could't think straight.

1. This song describes the Percy Jackson series: Don't worry from Madcon
2. This song Annabeth is caught singing at drunk karaoke: Not fair from Lily Allen
3. This song describes the first capture the flag: Milkshake from Kelis
4. This song is playing whilst Percy walks into the realm of Hades: Boom from Anjulie
5. This song describes the Lightning thief plot: Freaks from Timmy Trumpet
6: During the fight with Medusa, Percy, Annabeth and Grover are fighting to this song: Misty Blue from Dorothy Moore
7. Battles! Magic! Possible murder! This song is playing when Percy is stalked by the Minotaurus: One Day from Les Miserables
8.  This song will most likely play at the worst possible moment: You&Me (Flume Remix) by Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle
9. This song describes Percy: Slow from Depeche Mode
10. This song is the finale: Highway to Hell from AC/DC
Well that was really funny. I only saw the movie so if the finale in the book is a bit like in the movie, the last song actually fits :D

I am back on Wednesday with the first Percy Jackson challenge :D

Samstag, 25. Juni 2016

Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon Introduction

Well I am not much of a blogger, so it is still pretty empty here.
But I will do the second Fantasy Favourites Read-a-thon, because I loved the last one.

Here comes my introductory:

Who are you? 
I am Saskia, I am 27 years old and from Berlin Germany. When I was younger my parents had to read for me until I found my true book passion that is called Harry Potter. Well since then I took reading into my own hands and never stopped since :)

Why are you joining the read-a-thon?
Well I already did the first one last year and I had so much fun that I decided to join again,

Which books do you intend to read?
I bought the whole Percy Jackson series as I have not read the books. I have only watched the movies, so I thought this would be a good idea to start reading Percy Jackson.

How many pages do you think you'll manage?
Well that is always a good question, since I am actually a slow reader. I mostly read in the subway because once I start reading at home I am never really able to stop, which is a good thing but of course I am not able to manage other stuff I am supposed to do. I go for 100 pages a day and hope I can do it.

What's your favourite thing about the fantasy genre?
I always like it that really everything is possible. It is so different from our normal world that it is easy to sink totally into it. And of course the imagination can go wild as to how everything looks for me. That is always the easiest in fantasy stories.

Which fantasy books do you always recommend? 
Harry Potter - nuff said

Which fantasy books are you dying to read?
Well I am totally looking forward to Percy Jackson and I am planning to read The Chronicles of Narnia

If you could travel to any fantasy world, which one would it be? (I know it's hard, but try not to say Hogwarts)
Thanks for ruling out Hogwarts :P
Well I totally would go to Wonderland and Neeverland is on my list too. Maybe Panem, since Snow is dead now :P (just a quick visit to Katniss and Peeta :D).

Montag, 30. März 2015

The end of the Read-A-Thon

Ok last post for today.

The challenge or ending quest or whatever is to rewrite a scene or an ending. I am definetely not going to do that since I am a creappy writer and I definetely (yes I am going to publish this) HATE fanfiction. Sorry not sorry :P

So the next and last part is a round up:

1. What was your page reading goal? How many pages did you end up reading?
     I already said this more times I can count: I am a slow reader I didn't really expect to finish          the book. I have 147 pages left which is fine by my standards ^^

2. What books did you read?
    Only one for the Read-A-Thon: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
3. What book was your most/least favourite?
    Most favourite: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
4. What challenge did you find the hardest to do?
    I wasn't really satisfied by my dating profiles after I saw the post of bookshelfreflections but I     can live with it. The recast challenge was the hardest for me because I couldn't stop. So             many great actors so many roles. Ahhhh still hurts my brain to think about it ^^ But it was still     a fun challenge.
5. What challenge was the most fun to do?
    See above
6. Did you make any new blogging friends?
    Since I am not a blogger no not really xD

7. What was your biggest reading distraction? How did you get over it? 
    My tv of course. But I got it under control since it was "only" one week.

8. What was your reading schedule? Were you a morning or evening reader? Week or weekend?
    ATM I had alot of time but I definetely prefer the evening reading. I am not a morning                   person!

9. Are you and Lupin still friends? Do you still want to keep hanging out after the read-a-thon is
 over or will you lock them away somewhere to maybe contact them again when the next read-a-thon comes around (if ever)?

   Yes I think we still would be friends. I would definetely not keep him chained to me in the near future but we would be in contact like normal friends.

10. Would you do this again?


The Weekend

Since I hadn't had a minute off on the weekends to post (you know with all the reading going on and I helped my dad with my small siblings and stuff) I am posting the chalenge from the weekend today.

I never posted an update how far I got but I will tell you now. I am definetely a slow reader so it came as predicted I couldn't pull through the whole book. I will still finish it but in  a different pace. I stopped at page 460 which is the beginning of a new chapter and have 147 pages left.

And now to the questions:

  1. What house do you think you’d be in? What house would you be in if you could choose?
  2. You stand in front of the mirror of Erised, which shows your greatest desire. What do you see?
  3. What’s the first thing you would do with an Invisibility Cloak?
  4. “The Stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces the Elixir of Life, which will make the drinker immortal.” What would you do with the Philosopher’s Stone?
  5. You’ve made enough Polyjuice Potion to turn into another person for an entire day. Who would you be and why? (For funsies, the person may be dead, alive, fictional, or real.)
  6. A Boggart turns into what they think is your biggest fear. What would your Boggart turn into?
  7. What would your Animagus be?
  8. You just got access to a Pensieve and have all your memories and thoughts to access. What memory would you like to revisit?
  9. The Harry Potter universe deals with a lot of prejudice – prejudice against werewolves, inferiority of house elves, arresting and murdering Muggleborns. Hermione started S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) when she was 14 years old. What would your action plan against prejudice be (or are you fine with the way things are)?
  10. Here’s an age-old question for you: good or evil? E.g. Would you join Voldemort because you revel in his power, or because you’re afraid of it? Would you stand down and fight Death Eaters, or hide and wait until it’s over? Please note that both sides have cookies, so that’s no valid reason to join the Dark Side.

1. I am on Pottermore like Inge but I got sorted into Hufflepuff ... Since I kinda think this is not the right house for me I would actually choose Ravenclaw.

2. Huh that is a really tricky question.Since I want to be perfect in at least one thing in my life I guess I would be a world class Pole Dancer!

3. I guess I would really try how good it works and then show it to my best friend so we can think of stuff we could do with it.

4. I can't really answer that. Moving on.

5. I want to be Iron Man for one day. Just because I can :D

6. In the books it would definetely be Lord Voldemort. I am a scaredy cat when it comes to him. In real life I don't know for sure but I think everyone I love would be dead around me...

7. A horse.

8. The moment that i first met m best friend. I can't really remember it but I would love to!

9. Huh since I hade a girl in my class with albinism and she had a problem to be accepted it class I can tell you what I did back then. They really bullied her so someone from class had to stood up. Since I wasn't a popular person back then I knew that you have to adress them directly and point it out to them. Wasn't easy but they stopped it the minute that I really got angry and screamed at them. At least they left us alone after that.

10. Ok cookies aside even if the dark side had better cookies I would NEVER join Lord Voldemort. I would probably train for fighting against him since I hate hiding but I don't know if I would male it. But as always those kind of questions can't be really answered only in theorie. You have NO idea at all how you would react if you never where in any situation like this.

Just found out that my Patronus would be a lion hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :D

Donnerstag, 26. März 2015

Day 4: Dating Profile's

The problem on todays task was that some of the Nicknames gave the people away immediately so I picked some who are not that common for them. But I still guess everyone who has read Harry Potter knows every character I am describing.

"Nickname": Greasy Git
“Characteristic short quote”: Always
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Relationship Status: Single
Children: None
Fitness/Body Type: normal
Education: Former Hogwarts Student
Income: Unknown
Occupation: Professor
Likes: Inventing Spells
Dislikes: Most of the Students at Hogwarts

Looking for: a woman who will fill the emptiness in his life

"Nickname": Queen of the Quills
“Characteristic short quote” This is cozy
Age: 64
Gender: Female
Relationship Status: Single
Children: None
Fitness/Body Type: normal
Education: Former Hogwarts Student
Income: Unkown
Occupation: Working for the Daily Prophet
Likes: Writing, gossiping
Dislikes: Dumbledore
Looking for: A man who can take her on

"Nickname" O’Flaherty
“Characteristic short quote” Me Dad’s a Muggle
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Relationship Status: Single
Children: None
Fitness/Body Type: Normal
Education: Former Hogwarts Student
Income: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Likes: Flying, duelling
Dislikes: Snape

Looking for: Someone special

Mittwoch, 25. März 2015

Day 3: Recast

Day 3

So today we are supposed to put together a casting list for the book we are currently reading.

As I am reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I will recast a few but not everyone.

So for Harry, Ron and Hermione I think they cast the right people but please please please different 

hair for Harry (hello he never had straight hair like Daniel give him a damn wig) and for Hermione too. 

She has super bushy hair on the books and since I saw Brave I would say Hermiones hair should be like 

Meridas but not that orange ^^

And here is Harry how he is pictured on the german books. I would totally go with this hairstyle

I would have loved Ian McKellen as Dumbledore. I know he is Gandalf but still.

I would have picked Johnny Depp as Sirius I am not really a Gary Oldman fan and I always pictured 

Sirius differently. (yes I know both Dumbledore and Sirius are dead but for me it NEVER happened)

Definetely a different Ginny because sorry Bonnie Wright is just not right. I pick Dakota Fanning 


James Marsters as Lucius Malfoy :D

I keep the Phelps twins obviously and I keep Molly and Arthur but someone different for Tonks. Maybe 

Ashley Greene.

Going into a different direction again but I HAVE TO recast Cedric Diggory. I’ll go with Joseph Gordon-

Levitt. I know he is too old but Cedric is supposed to be good looking and Robert Pattinson isn’t xD

Christopher Walken as Rufus Scrimgeour

David Tennant as Remus Lupin

Keeping Snape and Malfoy and definitely Voldemort (but as discussed with Inge and found on the 

Internet I would try Benedict Cumberbatch as Lord Voldemort)

Where do I fit in Tom Hiddleston? Just because! Maybe as James Potter hah!

Hugh Jackman as Fenrir Greyback (sorry not sorry)

And last but not least I have to somehow  fit him in Michael Fassbender. He will be Xenophilius 

Lovegood  hahaha!

Oh yeah and btw.  Dudley is too thin :P

Ok so if you disagree sue me :P

Couldn't do more people I already spent two hours for those few.

So bye for now!