Potter Month Update

 

Potter Month was hosted by Kristen from superspacechick.com and Meagan from thenerdiegirlie.com to celebrate the release of  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  on July 31,2016.

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Well, I didn’t get as much Harry Potter reading done as I had hoped to at the beginning of July.  I did get some reading done and I plan to continue on my quest to finally complete the Harry Potter series, so I’m okay with that.

I did read some of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this month.  I’m just over a quarter of the way through this 870 page book.  I’m enjoying spending the end of July back at Hogwarts and immersed in this world.  I’m hoping to read some more of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today before we say goodbye to July and to Potter Month.  Even though Potter Month is ending, I will be continuing to read this series.

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Also, this month I took the quiz on the Pottermore website to see which Hogwarts House the Sorting Hat would sort me into.  I got: Gryffindor!  What house are you sorted into?

Potter Month was a lot of fun!  I hope everyone who has read and re-read this series already is enjoying being back immersed in this world again with the release book book #8, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  I will catch up to all of you sometime soon and enjoy this new release as well.  🙂

 

Review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I think it just might be my favorite book in the series so far. It was full of action and great plot twists, but the book was also very heartwarming. I loved how much Dumbledore was known for being a giver of second chances. I really enjoyed the switch from a Quidditch match to the Triwizard Tournament in this book. I found not only the Triwizard Tournament an interesting change, but I loved how much the characters looked out for eachother throughout the event. I enjoyed how Harry responds in the second part of the event and risks a lot for friendship. Harry also was so selfless at the end of the event, although it doesn’t go at all as he thought it would. My heart broke at what happens after the Triwizard Tournament ends. But, that doesn’t take away the good intentions that Harry had for another character. As a mom reading these books, I just really enjoyed the messages I saw throughout The Goblet of Fire and I just couldn’t help thinking about what great messages of friendship, second chances, working together, etc. young kids who read this book would be getting.

There’s also a major plot change regarding “He Who Must Not Be Named” in this book. The reader gets to go on quite a ride and it appears as though that ride continues into the next book. I can’t wait to see what comes next. 🙂

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You’ll Never Believe this About Harry Potter Books and Me, But…

I know I’m probably one of the last book lovers around like this, and this is very hard to believe, but…I haven’t read the entire Harry Potter series yet. I know! I know! What am I waiting for?!?! I hear that all the time from my mom and my teenage son. My son doesn’t even like to read, despite exposing him to books and reading from a young age, and he loved the entire series! He’s excited for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to be released on July 31st, 2016.

I just finished reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and I loved it!  I will have a review posted soon, so stay tuned.

Kristen from superspacechick.com and Meagan from thenerdiegirlie.com are hosting Potter Month in honor of the upcoming release of the newest Potter book.  The goal is to post all things Harry Potter related, from re-reads to tags , Top 5s and placing other non-Harry Potter characters into Hogwarts Houses.  Anything Potter related that you can think of!

I’m going to take a different approach to Potter Month, since I have yet to finish the series for the first time.  Potter Month, for me, is going to be all about continuing on the path to finally finishing reading the series.  I would love to be done by the end of the month and ready to read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the same time as my son, but I think that might be a bit much for me, considering that the last 3 books are all pretty big books and I have some other books to read this month.  But, conquering as much Harry Potter as I possibly can is the goal for me this July for Potter Month.

I’m also new to watching BookTube and recently came across Kristin’s YouTube channel, also Super Space Chick and I would highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.  🙂  BookTube has inspired me to get back into book blogging.  I started this book blog about a year ago, but I quickly set it aside.  I quickly got tired of strictly writing book reviews.  But, since watching BookTube, I have a renewed desire to try again.  I’ve seen lots of tags, Top 5s and Top 10s, etc that will bring more fun to book blogging.  I’m planning to try to incorporate some of these into my Potter Month blogging.

I’m looking forward to participating in Potter Month and posting along the way.

Happy Potter Month!  🙂