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In Conclusion: Harry Potter


In Conclusion will be a meme created by yours truly that will be posted once a month for the #AYearAThon. This month was Harry Potter themed. I read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J. K. Rowling *review*, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J. K. Rowling *review*, and got halfway through Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J. K. Rowling.

I have enjoyed this read-a-thon because I can connect with other people reading the same things that I am. I love being able to talk about books, therefore the blog, and discuss parts that we loved or hated or just got annoyed by. I am so thrilled to be part of this group on Goodreads and watch the YouTube videos. I am very proud of how much I have read for this read-a-thon this month. I read a total of 1,113 pages of Harry Potter from the 3-9 of this month. That is pretty awesome in my opinion.

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#FridayReads (6)


Because I had been participating in the #AReadAThon I read only Harry Potter from the 3-9 of this month. I plan to finish Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J. K. Rowling soon and then I will be finishing Talented (Talented #1) – Sophie Davis which I requested from NetGalley. If I remarkably can finish both of those this weekend I will move on to We Were Liars – E. Lockhart. I got this ARC *advanced reader copy* from Random House Publishers in exchange for a review on this blog.

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (6)


Yesterday and today I’ve been home sick with what I think is the flu *sigh* but I’ve been reading the whole time. Today I finished Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J. K. Rowling *review* and I am about to start Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J. K. Rowling. I am reading these books for the #AYearAThon theme of February, Harry Potter. *#AYearAThon Goodreads group* I do have to say, these books do keep getting better the further I go into the series. I have only read 1,2,3 and 4 and I cannot wait until I finish the other three. Although they do get very good as they go on, so far my favorite is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J. K. Rowling *review* :)

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Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) – J. K. Rowling

5

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Author: J. K. Rowling

Release Date: May 1, 2004

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 468

Source: Garage Sale

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

Again, I may be a little biased towards the Harry Potter books because they’re my all time favorite series, but I absolutely loved this book. I want to go to at at Hogwarts so bad, oh my goodness. My favorite part of this book was when Harry obtained the Marauder’s Map because it led to so much happening later on. I always love when Harry gets out of the Dursley’s house and goes to Ron’s house. Ron’s house is one of my favorite venues in the whole series. I read this book for the first time about 5 years ago and I didn’t realize how much I’d forgotten.That is one of the best things about rereading a book, you rediscover things that you’d forgotten and you get to enjoy the story all over again. Harry Potter is one series that, if I could, I would unread so I could experience it for the first time all over again.

Characters:

Harry, Ron, and Hermione, also known as the Golden Trio, are my favorite characters from any book. harry is strong-willed and definitely doesn’t ever give up. Ron has very strong opinions about everything, and is not afraid to express that, and Hermione is smart and witty, and a very loyal best friend. Ron is my favorite from this wizarding threesome, but in my opinion, nobody will ever compete with Dumbledore. Dumbledore is my all time favorite character from this whole series and he always forgives and sees the best in everyone.

Who Would I Be?:

From this book I would be Ron because I love how excited he gets when Harry gets his Firebolt, and I love that he doesn’t give in to anyone. It was funny, and a little irritating, when Ron was angry with Hermione about Scabbers and Crookshanks, but other that their dispute about that, I love Ron. It’s definitely irrtating becaause Hermione and Ron would be the perfect couple, but neither of them want to admit to it yet. :)

Series:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter #8)

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Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) – J. K. Rowling

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Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

Author: J. K. Rowling

Release Date: June 2, 1999

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 341

Source: Garage Sale

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl’s bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble beings, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

The wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter is just that, wonderful. J. K. Rowling  put so much thought into these books and I am so glad I’ve gotten to read them. The Chamber of Secrets is my favorite of the Harry Potter books I’ve read and is definitely my favorite movie. I love everything about this whole series and if you have not read these books, you haven’t discovered that ordinary lives can become extraordinary.

Characters:

These are my favorite characters out of anyone from any book. You get to grow with them and they are all so loveable. I’d forgotten how heartwarming the characters are. Harry is a great, brave main character. Ron is a silly side-kick best friend, and Hermione is the glue that keeps them together. Without Hermione, they wouldn’t have figured out half of the things they needed to.

Who Would I Be?:

I would probably still want to be Hermione. I love Hermione and I would want my best friends to be Harry and Ron. Even though Hermione gets petrified by the Basilisk, I would still want to be her because she loves reading and she is so smart. She is kind of innocent in a way because she worries about small things, like tests and studying, more than big things that are happening sometimes. I love how vulnerable she is.

Series:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter #8)

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Review: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J. K. Rowling


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J. K. Rowling

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Title: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1)

Author: J. K. Rowling

Release Date: January 1, 1997

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Format: Hardcover

Page Number: 310

Source: Bookstore

Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a Cloak of Invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny cupboard under the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in ten years.

But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him… if Harry can survive the encounter.

5 out of 5 stars

Plot:

This story is still as perfect as I remember it being the first time I read it. The wizarding world J. K. Rowling has created is remarkable. This story is perfect and witty and the conversations are beautifully written. There isn’t really much to say because this book (and whole series) is utterly perfect.

Characters:

The characters are wonderfully and perfectly flawed. They aren’t perfect. Ron’s family doesn’t have much money, Harry doesn’t have parents, and Hermione is muggle-born. None of them are perfect and that is part of the reason that makes this story relateable and wonderful to read. Dumbledore still has to be one of my all time favorite characters.

Who Would I Be?:

I would be Ron. I would live in a quirky, awesome house and I would live with a bunch of crazy nice siblings. I love Fred and George and Ron is adorable. He doesn’t know it yet, but he’s going to fall in love with Hermione ;) I would love having that many crazy siblings. Fred and George would be the craziest ones and Bill and Charlie and Percy would be the normal-ish ones and Ginny would be that awesome little sister. I mean come on. And, plus, Ron was definitely my first book crush.

Series:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2)

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter #5)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter #8)

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Woah, Dere Wednesday (2)


Currently Reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) – J. K. Rowling

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I’ve read and loved this book so many times. I am, of course, loving it again. The storyline of the Harry Potter world is so brilliant. I do not understand how anyone could possibly come up with something as magical (hehe) as this series. The wizardry is fantastic and unlike anything anyone will ever read. Reading this book again reminds me of the first time I read this book. It was the summer right before fourth grade at my grandma’s house. She had all of the books and she told my brother and I how much she absolutely loved them. I wanted to read it because she loved them so much. I started it and immediately fell in love. She let me take it home and I finished it really quickly. I have never gotten past the fourth book *Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) – J. K. Rowling* and I really want to. I’ve made myself a personal goal of finishing the series this year, therefore I need to start at the beginning. This first book is so cute and innocent and is before the books start getting darker and creepier, and I love that about this book. I am going to try and finish this as soon as possible and start a new book from a series that I haven’t finished yet…. :)

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