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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  - J.K. Rowling A typical year at Hogwarts:

First x months of school: nothing noteworthy at all. Harry and friends go to classes, break a few rules and meet a couple of quirky new people.
Last 4 weeks of school: there's something evil in Hogwarts! Good thing Harry knows exactly how to fight it!
Last day of school: climactic showdown between Harry and said evil thing.

(And they all lived happily ever after.)

Why do the villains choose to reveal themselves only when the school year is nearly over? Is Voldemort following some cosmic calendar that dictates his evil days and his sit-around-and-not-do-anything-very-evil-at-all days?