After a 6 month hiatus, I am back to my quest to read the infamous Harry Potter series.
I don’t usually read series books.
If I get Books 6 & 7 read before the middle of June, I’ll have read the entire series within a year’s timeframe. I think that would be just swell.
I’m thinking of listening to the Sixth (aka Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) because it has been whispered that the narrator of Jim Dale is excellent. So depending on availability and price and timing, I will hereby commit to the audiobook.
WHOA. I just opened my Audible account and I can’t find any Harry Potter’s available! Ugh, that will mean listening-to-CDs-in-the-car will be my only option IF the library has it! Not a big deal; it’s not quite lawn-mowing season anyway.
I already have the Seventh (and Final, aka Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) sitting on a shelf, thanks to Diane who has kindly lent it to me.
Even though I had a nice break of 6 months between #4 and #5, I am getting tired of Hogwarts and really tired of Harry’s poor me attitude. Especially when everyone is telling him that he is loved and cared for.
I don’t think I will be able to tell you which book is my favorite because I already can’t keep which adventure went with which year of Hogwarts. I can tell you that Book 2 and Book 5 will NOT be my faves but that does not mean I didn’t like them. I think it will be Book 3 as my favorite because we meet Sirius Black – is that right? I think so. I gave it 4 stars. I gave book 4 the 4 star rating, too.
My T&Qs on Book 5; ready?
(Nobody reading this wants an S&C, am I right?!)
Hows-come we didn’t really get an explanation of Ms. Umbridge and what she was up to? She admits that she let loose a few dementors to Privet Drive and then it is never brought up again? She didn’t strike me as a seriously strong enough witch to conjure up such power and authority. Sure she had a forceful personality but did she have magic skill? Was she on Voldemort’s side? Surely not, or she would have been up to even more no good, so I strike that question down. But what will happen to her?
Any theories how Dumbledore got her back from the forest?! and him without a scratch?
How come my WordPress spell checker doesn’t recognize the word ‘dementor’? Given the phenomenon that is “Harry Potter”, and all.
It sure is convenient that HP’s adventures always start in the summer and get wrapped up by the end of the school year, huh?
Did Ms. Rowling have all this story (7 book worth of unlaying all the secrets) set up at the very beginning? She has done a fine job, I will admit. For example, saving the explanation of the scar to Book 5.
Truly, this book’s Harry was most annoying with his anger and feeling sorry for himself. Makes me wonder if I will really be able to stand working with High Schoolers considering I’m certainly not near as smart as Albus Dumbledore.
I highlighted the following words (in my head) – ok, LIE. I added goodreads status updates for TITCHY (means TINY) and BUDGERIGAR (which is an Australian bird.) Come to think of it, I have heard the term ‘budgie’ for parakeet.
Ginny was my favorite character in Book 5. Is she in the movies?
I have no idea which movies of this series I’ve seen. I’m guessing it has only been 1 & 2.
OF COURSE, I will continue! *GRIN*