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7 Quotes to Celebrate Hufflepuff Pride Day

1. “I’ll teach the lot, and treat them just the same” – Helga Hufflepuff

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This first quote comes from, of course, the founder of the Hufflepuff house. This quote shows that not only will a Hufflepuff learn, but they will be treated kindly and with respect.

 

2. “I feel that if a single pupil wants to come, then the school ought to remain open for that pupil.” – Pomona Sprout

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This quote comes from the head of herbology herself, Professor Sprout. This quote embodies what it means to be a Hufflepuff, caring about the well being of everyone, even if that everyone is only one individual.

3. “Forgive and forget, I say, we ought to give Peeves a second chance ” – The fat Friar

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This quote from The Fat Friar shows a great deal about the character of a Hufflepuff. Even though Peeves has done wrong, they should still forgive him because everyone deserves a redemption.

 

 

4. “Those patient Hufflepuffs are true and unafraid of toil.” – J.K Rowling

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This quote comes not from a character but from the creator herself, J.K Rowling. If anyone knows the Hufflepuff house best it is going to be the woman who wrote the books. Her quote shows what it truly means to be part of the Honey Badger house; patient, true, and unafraid.

5. “They didn’t want to show off, they weren’t being reckless, that’s the essence of Hufflepuff.”- J.K Rowling

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When asked if any Hufflepuffs stayed behind to fight in the battle of Hogwarts, she said that virtually all of them did, followed by this quote. They wanted to fight because it was the right thing to do, not for any sense of pride or validation.

 

6.  “Only the gentle are ever really strong.” – James Dean

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Okay so James Dean obviously wasn’t talking about Hufflepuffs but this quote really describes those sorted into the house to a tee. The Hufflepuffs are often passed on because they are seen as weak, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. They are the strongest, because they care.

 

7. “My philosophy is if you worry, you suffer twice.” – Newt Scamander

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This final quote is not only a synopsis of a Hufflepuff, but advice. Do not worry, because worrying is half the battle. Put your best foot forward, and you’ll be okay.

 

 

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5 Reasons You’ll LOVE The New “Red Rising” Book

Best-selling author Pierce Brown is BACK with an inter-galactic bang in the newest installment of the Red Rising prequel series Sons of AresSons of Ares, Volume 2: Wrath, is the second book in the graphic novel series, and was recently released in hardcover. (Psst, we even have a few copies to giveaway – alongside some exclusive merch. You can enter here.)

Here are five reasons that you’ll love this new release.

1. The plot

The plot is the key to any good book, and the plot of Wrath does NOT disappoint. Longtime fans of Red Rising will be able to dive deeper into the world of the series, learning more about the origins of the Sons of Ares and the motivations of characters in their futures. For newcomers, although we don’t recommend jumping straight into it without Volume 1 for context, the plot is accessible and exciting, it will leave you reeling and eagerly starting your own Red Rising journey.

 

 

2. The artwork

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The artist, Eli Powell, has given the series a serious edge with his visceral artwork for the novel. The grit of the story’s society really comes to light with the harsh tones and lines. The scenes of drama are violent and vibrant, bringing the storyline and visuals together.

3. the action

Speaking of vibrant violence, the novel has plenty. The original Red Rising series doesn’t hide from the violent side of the caste societal system, and Wrath is no exception. Witness Fitchner on his quest for revenge, from which nobody is truly safe. There are plenty of showdowns and fights throughout the book to keep all readers engrossed and grossed out – depending on your disposition.

4. The difference

Fans of the Red Rising series may not inherently be fans of graphic novels, too. Brown’s use of the graphic novel as the vehicle for the prequel series opens it up as a genre to those unfamiliar with it. You’ll love getting to change up your reading style and get hooked into a visual read.

 

 

5. eo

In his introduction to the novel, Brown states :

I prefer to think of this prequel saga as the birth, not just of the Sons of Ares, but the birth of that fragile dream of Eo.

And yes, you got me. This was all really just an excuse to drop Eo pics. You’re welcome.

 

 

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And don’t forget, if you want a chance to get any of this really cool merchandise, enter the giveaway! 

 

 

Enter to Win These Unmissable 'Red Rising' Prizes (Contest on Hive.co)

 

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Thanks For The Magic: ‘The Magicians’ Canceled!

The hit SYFY television show The Magicians based on the book series by Lev Grossman hasn’t been renewed for a sixth season. As a huge fan of the show, I’m sad to see it go. The cast made several posts across social media thanking their fellow castmates, showrunners, and fans for the past five years.

 

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This is a heartfelt Thank You to all you kids ( and grown-ups ) out there for your continued love and support over the years. Your dedication to each other and to the world inspired by Lev’s books helped keep us alive for 5 Seasons, and served as a constant reminder that family can be found, chosen, and nurtured in the most surprising and serendipitous ways. Meeting so many of you and hearing your stories has been a highlight of my life. Thank you for your love and attention through this very unusual and beautiful evolution. I’m eternally grateful to our creator @levgrossman, my show Dads @johnthemcnamara and @seragamble, our incredible cast, crew, producers and @audinkle: Thanks for giving me a shot at a character and show I’ll love forever. I’m so proud to be your Eliot. Only Love. —H

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It’s with a heavy heart, that after 5 glorious seasons THE MAGICIANS will not be renewed for a sixth 💔 To say this show changed my life would be an understatement. It has been the most magical gift, and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it. Playing Alice Quinn has been an honor. I love her dearly and I will miss her so 💔🤓🦋🧚🏻🦄 Thank you Lev for writing these books with beautiful worlds that we all got to play in for 5 years. I can’t thank our incredible Showrunners, EP’s, Directors, Writers, Studio/Network, and Crew enough. This cast and crew is my family and it’s going to take me a while to process not getting to spend 16 hours a day with them. Every person involved in this show poured their hearts and souls into every moment and I’m forever grateful for them. But none of this would have been possible without the fans. Our fans are the most passionate giving people out there. Thank you for making this experience so moving and heartfelt. I love you. I’ve been going through my phone all morning trying to figure out the best group of photos to post on here and I got overwhelmed with the literal tens of thousands of amazing memories I have of the last five years. Way too many photos to post so I’ll leave this one photo I took the first week of filming five years ago. Please excuse the flood of behind the scenes photos I’m gonna be posting over the next few weeks while we still have five incredible episodes left of our beloved show ❤️ #themagicians

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It is a bittersweet day… In case you haven’t heard, it looks like season 5 will be the last season of #themagicians 💔 My heart is incredibly sad, while simultaneously feeling incredibly grateful. I can hardly put into words how endlessly grateful I am for these past 5 years of magic. I’m grateful and proud of the stories we told, for the art we created, for the family we cultivated, the friends we’ve made, the lessons learned, the lives we’ve touched, and the difference we made… It took a village of true Magicians to make this dream a reality. There are too many to name here, but to all of our staff, crew, and talent, thank you for contributing your gifts to make this happen! Here are just some of the brilliant beings that made this magic what it is: @seragamble @johnthemcnamara @alonsomyers @reed_dave @silentmikeholymike @ellelipson @jhgard @alex.raiman @alexmritter @joey_mireles @esco_ala_jlo @morethanbunnies @brittanycurran @stellamaeve @oliviataylordudley @halebofosho @rickworthy1 @treveinhorn @arjunguptabk @summerybishil @mageina And a HUGE thank you to YOU! Our fans. Without you, our show would not exist. Thank you for 5 years of love and support. Thank you for 5 years of magic. I am forever changed because of it, and eternally grateful. I love you all ❤️

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SALUD!! All You Magicians, both old and young .. I humbly and sincerely Thank You for Believing in us .. And I thank you for your incomparable support since 2015 .. We worked SO VERY HARD making this wonderful and unique TV series about Magic week to week for 5 years .. I learned so much .. Not only about myself, but a macro-perspective on the people both within and without “The Industry” and the mechanisms of running a successful Television Program .. I have met SO many WONDERFUL fans .. At conventions 😀😀🤓, airports, airplanes, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and even walking through a mad-house of hundreds and hundreds of people in Times Square at midnight .. And they ALL say the same thing: WE LOVE THE MAGICIANS!!! Thank.you Magicians Fam, because WE LOVE YOU 😘😘😘 And we existed because of you .. THANK.YOU XOXO .. And as I write this, in honor of easily one of the BEST Characters ever in my charge, in a career of 33 years (and counting! :)), Dean Henry Fogg .. I salute you Henry .. And I sip a fine, fine Scotch in a very cool, off the grid hotel in honour of you :)) .. Thanks again, and disfruta the rest of Season 5 of The Magicians .. Love You Mucho XoXo @magicianssyfy #TheMagicians #TheMagiciansFam #TADA #FromTheDeansDesk #LetsSeeSomeMagic

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“Act out”- Josh Hoberman Thank you @magicianssyfy for the past 5 years. It was a gift beyond measure.

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The Magicians is ending after five marvelous seasons. Thank you everyone for the incredible adventure #themagicians

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Make sure to catch the remaining episodes of the show on SYFY 10/9c. If you want to binge the entire show, seasons one through four are all on Netflix. So binge away and keep up to date to give The Magicians a hearty goodbye for the last time.

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Bookstr’s Favorite Tweets This Week

Check our favorite bookish tweets this week for all of your Friday needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anya Taylor-Joy Shines In Newest “Emma” Adaptation

Just because Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t give yourself some more love. Bookstr had the opportunity to see Emma. before it hits theaters and the experience was lovely.

 

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Here’s the synopsis: Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of Emma. Beautiful, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

The movie was great for a couple of reasons. The costuming was amazing. The sets and locations they shot on were stunning. Though this is Autumn de Wilde’s debut as a film director, she has directed countless music videos. The dancing scenes in the movie, in particular, had a great show of musicality to them. The entire film’s score, orchestral to fit the time period, had a light and airy feel to it.

 

 

Wilde is also an acclaimed photographer having works in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and more. Her keen eye for detail was evident within the still shots of Emma, the setting, and the beautiful pieces of art. The coloring of the film is also worth noting: It seems they only shot with natural light for sequences outside. While inside, like in the Woodhouse estate for instance, they used the light that came through the windows. Furthermore, night scenes were candlelit and gave the characters a lovely soft glow. Don’t believe me? Check out more of the stills from the film.

 

Mia Goth (left) as “Harriet Smith” and Anya Taylor-Joy (right) as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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Anya Taylor-Joy (left) as “Emma Woodhouse” and Johnny Flynn (right) as “‘George Knightley” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release.
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As far as adaptations go, Emma. is one of the best I’ve seen. Anya Taylor-Joy brings Ms. Woodhouse’s character to life. She can be arrogant and unapologetic but still sweet and caring… Taylor-Joy strikes a delicate balance. Johnny Flynn as Mr. Knightley makes a great match to Taylor-Joy’s Emma. He’s charming, nothing but honest with Ms. Woodhouse, and is completely in love with her. Thus, making me fall completely in love with him.

Going into the film, I didn’t have high expectations but I was pleasantly surprised. I walked away having really enjoyed myself as had a fellow editor here at Bookstr, Saoirse. Don’t just take my word, go and see it yourself!

To get more information on the movie EMMA , check out Focus Features on their website and on social media: Official Site, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Emma. is out today in theaters in New York and LA and will be wide released everywhere on Friday, March 6th.

 

Anya Taylor-Joy stars as “Emma Woodhouse” in director Autumn de Wilde’s EMMA, a Focus Features release. Credit : Focus Features

 

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