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review 2017-12-14 20:57
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Review)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling

You guys, I have good news! There here is a Harry Potter book I actually liked! You were beginning to think it wasn’t going to happen, huh?

 

My string of short reviews isn’t over quite yet, since I finished this book more than a year ago. I have definitely learned my lesson that my reviews are next to worthless if they aren’t written within at least a month of finishing the book (unless I’ve taken extremely detailed notes, which I certainly didn’t do here). Considering I’ve been a few chapters into Order of the Phoenix for almost a year now, I might just reread this one to get back into the swing of things; if that’s the case, I’ll definitely write a more detailed review then!

 

This is where Rowling’s writing finally begins to mature and Harry starts to feel some genuine emotion. Goblet of Fire has always been my favorite of the Harry Potter films, and I’m incredibly relieved that I enjoyed the book. The overall plot of the series finally began to kick in, and it felt much less like a string of happy-go-lucky mysteries than the first three books. My biggest complaint with the series has been that I don’t love Rowling’s writing (still true) and I feel I have no emotional connection with Harry. While my feelings on the writing haven’t changed quite yet, I am ecstatic to see development from Harry, and I’m thrilled to know that whatever happens in the next book, at least I’ll finally see Harry actual feel something genuine and realistic. This book cracked him open so much more, and it’s nice to begin to feel excited again about reading these books, which I know contain stories I already love.

 

Overall: The more I think about it, the more I believe I should reread this book before diving into Order of the Phoenix again, just so I can get the excitement back again (and write a better review than this). I was told when I started the series that I should consider just skipping to Goblet of Fire, and boy, turns out they were right! I’m finally excited to be reading Harry Potter instead of wondering why I don’t just watch the movies instead.

 

Read the review on my blog:

http://thaliasbooks.tumblr.com/post/168547037247/harry-potter-and-the-goblet-of-fire-review

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review 2017-12-13 03:55
Re-Reading, Listening to Harry Potter as read by Jim Dale
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

I love listening to Jim Dale's narration of these books so very much. I am trying to make things and driving back and forth to KY and the hospital, I listened to this book as I drove and worked on my knitting and crochet. I thoroughly enjoy these books. 

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review 2017-12-08 21:30
#79 - Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling (Slytherin Edition)
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Slytherin Edition - J.K. Rowling

No need to write another review about this book, I have read it a million times (Goodreads says 4, but it is way more than that). I just wanted to mention this edition because it is a cool one. Well, if you love collecting books (and I guess many of you here do) it's great, other than that, there are not a lot of bonus contents (still, you get some cool stuff about your favourite house!).

  

This is the Slytherin edition and at the beginning, you get different stuff about this house. Like the characteristics, the ghost etc. There is also a list of important wizards and witches of this particular house. Plus, it is extremely pleasing to the eye.

I would like to have all the house editions because I really enjoy collecting Harry Potter books, but of course, I got the Slytherin one first.

  

I definitely recommend this edition, it would also make a great present (I’m actually giving one myself this year, but I won’t tell to whom just in case that person is reading. I don’t think so but you never know)

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review 2017-12-03 17:28
Re-reading, Listening Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

I love Harry Potter and I love the stories. I will watch the movies whenever they show up on tv and I decided that I wanted to read the story in Spanish (trying to learn the language) and I am trying to knit or crochet and listen to Jim Dale reading the story. He makes the story come alive. I had battled with my girls trying to get them to read the stories and they wouldn't, but whenever we were in the car for long distances, I would play the story with Jim Dale narrating. They finally gave up and read the books and loved them, too. Maybe not as much as I do, but they do enjoy hearing the story. We live about 50 miles from my family and my husband's family and so we often drive 2 hours both ways and this gives us something entertaining. I recommend taking time to listen to these stories as narrated by Jim Dale. 

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text 2017-12-01 01:40
November wrap-up
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - J.K. Rowling,Mary GrandPré

1 book

1  audiobook 

45  books total 

 

I only read one  book  but it  was like 700  pages  so thats a win and  I finally  read  goblet of fire  woot woot

 

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