For the next two weeks of my life, I will not be human. I will be what you call a total dork, someone who obsesses over something most normal people do not obsess about. Yes I am what you may call a Potter dork. I have read and loved Harry Potter since I was nine years old, of course I’m now about to be a senior in high school, and am even more obsessed with it than even when I was nine. First of all, I took down my countdown clock on my computer just because it would make me become very impatient, because two weeks seems like forever when you are waiting for something. In my case that would be the seventh Harry Potter book. Luckily, I have many distractions this summer, to stop me from thinking about Harry Potter, or at least to make the next two weeks till the release more bearable. Of course, other than Harry Potter I have a bazillion other things that I counted down for. For example, the two weeks leading up to the release of Fellowship of the Ring, was probably the most unbearable two weeks of my life. Even worse, was the year and a half long wait for Return of the Guardian King by:Karen Hancock. “Why did Karen Hancock have to write such an unbearable cliff hanger for Shadow over Kiriath” Of course the cliffhanger for The Restorer is pretty bad too, for I can not wait to find out what happens in The Restorer’s Son. I definitely need to practice the art of patience, for I am now annoying my mailman with the question “Is it here yet?” “What?” the mailman asks. “Enoch’s Ghost!” I say in a very possessive manner. “Oh that, Sorry another week,” the mailman saids sadly. “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” I yell and run back up to my keep where I do nothing all day but try and wait the next few weeks for Deathly Hallows and Enoch’s Ghost.

Well anyways, enough of a description of how obsessed I am with “certain things”. I saw Transformers yesterday with my dad and I’ve got to say that movie rocked. I loved the old cartoon called Beast Wars when I was younger, so with that, I was more than happy to go see a live action adaptation of it. The special effects and action sequences is what made it so good. But sadly like all Micheal Bay movies, some of the acting was pretty wooden and some of the lines were downright corny and the movie seemed a bit overlong. But I came in expecting that so I was not at all disappointed.
Next up in my movie list is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, than Stardust.

In a little less than a week,four wonderful fantasy writers; Wayne Thomas Batson, Christopher Hopper, Bryan Davis, and Sharon Hinck will be taking a journey along the East Coast to publicize fantasy Christian books. All of these authors that are touring, write some awesome stuff. I had no trouble reading any of the stuff on the tour, for I enjoyed every one of these author’s works. I seriously went through the whole Door Within Trilogy in three days and DIOM in about 6 days, and read the White Lion Chronicles in about 5 days. I read The Restorer in about one day. Of course you could say I read them fast because I am a very avid reader. But seriously there are some books that are a complete chore to get through *looks at Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel sitting on the shelf behind me*. Anyways, if you have not ever read anything by these authors, check them out on Amazon or come personally to one of the many stops. Seriously, you will not be disappointed!

Fantasy Fiction Tour

2007 Tour Dates

Monday July 9th
11:00am – noon
ICRS Convention, Atlanta, GA
Tsaba House Booth #1904 (One of the 16 STL booths)
Meet & Greet with appetizers

Tuesday, July 10th
1:30pm – 2:30pm
ICRS Convention, Atlanta, GA
STL Booth #1904 (STL main booth)
Fantasy Author Photo-Op

Wednesday July 11th
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Heart & Hearth Home Education Support Group
First United Methodist Church
105 Church Street
Manchester, TN 37355
Contact: Linda Reed (tnhomeschooler[at]yahoo[dot]com)

Wednesday July 11th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
2501 West End Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203

Thursday July 12th
12:00 – 2:00pm
Cedar Springs Christian Store
504 N. Peter’s Rd.
Knoxville, TN

Thursday July 12th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Barnes & Noble
Dreamland Shopping Center
83 South Tunnel Rd.
Asheville, NC 28805

Friday July 13th
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Barnes & Noble
4720 Sharon Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28210

Friday July 13th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
404-101 E. Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609

Saturday July 14
12:00pm – 2:00pm
Barnes & Noble
5501 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Saturday July 14
6:00pm – 8:00pm
His Way Christian Bookstore
Normandy Shopping Center
8450 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043

Sunday July 15
National Presbyterian Church
4104 Nebraska Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Sunday July 15
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Barnes & Noble
Potomac Yard Bookstore
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway
Alexandria, VA 22305

Sunday July 15
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Barnes & Noble
Long Gate Shopping Center
4300 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Monday July 16th
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Family Christian Store
1105 Churchman Road
Newark, DE 19713
contact: Barbie Coleman, manager

Monday July 16th
6:00pm – 8:00pm
The Days Of Knights Store
173 East Main Street
Newark, DE. 19711

Tuesday July 17th
5:00pm – 6:30
Timeless Treasures Christian Gift & Bookstore
163 Livingston St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday July 18th
12:00noon – 1:30pm
Timeless Treasures Christian Gift & Bookstore
673 8th Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10036

One Comment Add yours

  1. Becky says:

    Justin, tell your mom she should drive you because she needs to buy Sharon’s The Restorer for herself. After all, she is the target audience. And reading fantasy together is a great thing for family unity. That would work for me! ;-)Becky


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