The Iconic Book Scene – The Fault in Our Stars

Today’s book scene was sent to me by Zoe, who blogs over at the Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger. She has an amazing blog full of reviews on books, movies, and series. Go head over to her page and follow her if you haven’t already 🙂

The Fault in Our Stars is such an amazing book to read. You can read my review here and Zoe’s here. I can’t wiat to see the movie

Iconic Book Scene - Zoe

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The Iconic Book Scene – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (The Quidditch Final)

The Gryffindor Quidditch team’s luck since Harry joined them in his first year has been rotten. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, their Captain, Oliver Wood, is determined to win because it is his last year at school. Determined, they train very hard, but they are waylaid by the Slytherins and the Dementors. To win the cup, they have to beat their final game against Slytherin by more than 200 points. They finally win, and the euphoria that follows gets me every time. I LOVE this scene, and it is definitely my favorite scene in this book and one of the best in the series. Enjoy!

Harry Potter

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Weekend Fun and Happiness

I was so frustrated Friday Night. My BlackBerry was quite clearly on its last breath and my upgrade was only due at the end of March. My brother in law suggested I check the dates out because our service provider had pushed up some of the upgrade dates. I checked, and I could! So I went  in to Vodacom, with my patience fully in place (Good service is a bit of a myth in SA) but was so surprised with the efficient service I received – I was in and out in 40 minutes at the most! So I tweeted them my thanks – I fully believe in letting companies know when they are doing something right – and now my deed is done by putting it up on the blogosphere as well. I upgraded to a Samsung S4 Galaxy Mini. I am SO happy with it. Happiness forward!

Saturday night I went to a braai at a friend’s house. We had lost contact for a few years so the last few months had been the awkward getting to know each other thing again. It was much better than previously this weekend and I had loads of fun. She also has a dachshund puppy.  It is so incredibly cute and fluffy and wiggly! I WANT ONE AND I WANT IT NOW.

Fast and the Furious 6

It took me two days to finish it, but it was so worth the watch. I am always so entertained by the franchise and its latest instalment didn’t disappoint. I think the reason the sequels work so particularly well is because the cast is so much a family now. Their insults and interactions flow effortlessly.


Still not over the complete freedom!

Karin Slaughter

The woman is probably the ballsiest writer out there. She leaves you horrified at the world she creates and unable to put the books down. I finished Kisscut, and although the ending irritated me (it was a realistic end but not the one that would have satisfied me). I took a while finishing the book – I think that last bit of the reading challenge exhausted me so much and I am taking time to recuperate.

Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Started on the sequel to Eat Pray Love. It is just as well written as EPL, and I can’t wait to see where it goes. Books by Gilbert are always so full of knowledge and having just read about fifty pages I already have some extra facts floating around in my head.

Black hair

Dyed my hair black. Now it is the color of my soul. Kidding.

Sort of.

The Iconic Book Scene

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The Iconic Book Scene – Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger


Welcome to the first instalment of The Iconic Book Scene. For today, Zoë, who blogs over at The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger, sent through one of her favorite moments in Harry Potter. Y’all know that I love Harry Potter very much, so I also think this is an excellent scene!

Always - Snape

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The Iconic Book Scene – a new feature!

Hello! I’m starting a new feature on my blog called The Iconic Book Scene. I’ve read some of the most amazing scenes in books that make all other books seem pretty lame in comparison. I would love to pay homage to them all and need your help. If you are interested in taking part, let me know in the comments or email me at J