Friday, March 26, 2010

It's like HP all over again

First of all, let me just say that the British cover art for HP novels is simply daft (e.g., to your right).  I know the Brits pride themselves on being an eccentric lot, but this is just mental.

Anyway, I digress before I even start.

So the other day, The Wife and I finished HP&tDH again.  Mind, this is like the fourth or fifth time we've gone through the entire series!


Yes, grown women have Bella; I have Hairless.

Seriously though, we (or at least I) just can't get sick of listening to Hairless as performed by Jim Dale, especially when The Beast is barking or taking down a bottle.

The British cover art may make me want to throw myself off our apartment building (which is four stories, BTW), toss my cookies (you like the Grandmooge reference, F-Word?), and bury my head in the sand, but the audio experience is still as golden as fat bag of galleons.

Quiz me on anything not minutely ridiculous (e.g., what is the name of the author who wrote some random transfiguration book?) and I can virtually guarantee you:  the CA will conquer all.

Hey, the F-Word doesn't call me Daniel Radcliffe para nada.

Oh, I almost forgot:  as of this writing, we're already on side 3B of the first book (again).

4 comments:

CCF and JRF said...

Definitely ugly artwork on that one...

JRF

Julie Fletcher said...

before reading this I just sprang for the first two on CD to make the road trips smoother with the kids. It worked like well uh, magic.

Now...

Who is Cassandra Vablatsky? - no cheating.

Cougar Abogado said...

Assuming it's on one of the first two books, I'm going to have to go with some random professor or book writer.

My first intuition is that when I hear the name "Cassandra," in an HP context, I automatically think of Trelawney's grand or great grandmother Cassandra _______. But I can't remember the surname on that one (but I don't think it's Vablatsky).

So, since it sounds like the reference comes from one of the first two books and I don't think Trelawney or her whatever-grandmother are ever mentioned until HP&tPoA, I'm going to go with the first paragraph above.

Final answer.

Cougar Abogado said...

YES! Unfogging the Future by Cassandra Vablatsky.

So it was Trelawney's paternal great-great-grandmother (also had the surname Trelawney).

Anyway, no fair asking about random book authors who may be mentioned once or twice amidst the onslaught of 4,224 pages!

http://harrypotterwiki.ew.com/page/The+Numbers:+About+the+Harry+Potter+Books

It's up there with asking (in trivia) the names of the first twelve disciples on the American continent.

Very difficult, though, I'll give you that.