Harry Potter Month (24)

Posted On 24 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-four of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today – I give to you my favourite character.  This was difficult – I had lists – but I didn’t really need them because at the end of the day I know, pretty much, down to two characters who my favourite really is. Now, this might (or might not) be a popular choice, and there are a lot of great characters in this series which I think is one of the keys to its success.  Lets face it – it would have been easier to go for a top 10, but here goes:

It’s between Severus and Sirius:

I love both these characters for totally different reasons and both have fantastic story arcs.   It is really difficult to choose one but at the end of the day I have to go with:

 

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Snape is such a great character.  Check out some of his moments and leave me a comment to let me know who your favourite is (and yes, I know how difficult it is to choose one):

Finally, Alan Rickman, much loved actor, RIP.  You won’t be forgotten.

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Harry Potter Month (23)

Posted On 23 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-three of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Yesterday was another Who Am I?  The answer of course was Neville Longbottom!

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Today’s post is another cover lover!  Book No.5 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

The second book is the one I own so I have a soft spot for that cover but – I absolutely love the last two.

 

Harry Potter Month (22)

Posted On 22 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-two of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today is another Who Am I?

  1. A pure blood wizard
  2. Parents were members of the Order of the Phoenix
  3. Advised Ron to open his howler
  4. Is scared of his formidable grandmother – used this and his fear of Snape in a memorable lesson!
  5. Helped Harry in Goblet of Fire

Enough clues I think.

And,

For a little bit of light entertainment: HP vs Twilight dance battle (with a bit of LotRs too)

Harry Potter Month (21)

Posted On 21 August 2016

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Today is day twenty-one of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.  Today let’s go to the movies.

Adaptations can sometimes be a book lover’s nightmare.  Lets be honest we can get a bit caught up with the book and a bit resentful of changes and certainly the Harry Potter films did make some changes and at times completely omit things altogether.  That being said I enjoyed the films very much and always highly anticipated the next one being released.  Today, I’m putting the films into my favourite order – no doubt we’ll all have different opinions on this one but here goes with my favourite at the top of the list (and believe me when I say this wasn’t an easy list to make and it’s been revised a few times already):

  1. The Prisoner of Azkaban: this film felt like a change in direction than the earlier ones.  It was more dark and moody.
  2. The Order of the Phoenix: Another dark film and one in which we finally realise that things are getting serious.
  3. The Goblet of Fire: I love this one – the school competition is brilliant and it’s just got some of the most excellent scenes, Ron learning to dance, dragons, mermaids, just such a lot going on.
  4. The Deathly Hallows (2): I wasn’t a fan of the book being split into two films but of the two this one was the superior film with all the action!
  5. The Chamber of Secrets: The Chamber of Secrets is the film that got me hooked – I really enjoyed this one – huge snakes and huge spiders – what’s not to love.
  6. The Half Blood Prince:  – One of my least favourite films – not bad as such but just not as gripping for me.
  7. The Deathly Hallows (1) – found this one disappointing – it felt like the first half of something which is basically what it is.  The second film is far better.
  8. The Philosopher’s Stone – this isn’t a bad film but I never felt like the quality was as good somehow.  Let’s face it though, even as my least favourite I still liked it enough to watch all the others.

 

Harry Potter Month (20)

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Today is day twenty of my challenge to post each day about Harry Potter.  Quotes, books, films, discussions and silliness.

I’m back to the covers – today is book No.4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – love, love, love this book  – and the film!  And now check out these covers.  Such a lot of goodness here – I love the underwater cover but check out all these gorgeous dragons.  The fire breathing cover (5th) is definitely my favourite (although he 4th is pretty good too).  Which one works for you??

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