Observations on Harry Potter: The Rest of ‘Em

Hello all you Mugwumps and Members of the Order of Merlin! I’m back to give my final thoughts on Harry Potter, post re-read. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it – not that I didn’t like Harry Potter before but I’ve lived under the idea for years now that it’s overall just okay and, with the exception of Order of the Phoenix, took a sharp dive in quality after the third book. I was wrong. I still don’t like Goblet of Fire but man the last two books were way better than I remembered! And way better than the movies make them out to be. Of course, they would have been even better if it had been the Luna Lovegood series. Harry could be a background character. Ron could…not exist. Life would be better.

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Observations on Harry Potter: Books 1 – 4

Hello Muggles and Muggle-borns, Super Hubs here with another post that’s just a thinly veiled excuse for me to re-experience something I like! I haven’t read the Harry Potter series in many many years; in fact I haven’t even read books 6 and 7 since they first came out. Nikkie and I have a Christmas tradition of rewatching the movies and we spent the whole time arguing about them, as we do. Harry Potter’s got a way of making us get into fierce debates. A lot. She always wins. I realized finally that this is because she knows the books much better than I do! So I decided to bulk up my knowledge so that next time I’ll win the argument and I CAN SHOVE IT INTO HER STUPID FACE! And just for a bit of fun I’m going to list my current order of enjoyment and in the next post I’ll see if the reread changes that at all. So, before starting the reread my order was:

1. Order of the Phoenix
2. Prisoner of Azkaban
3. Sorcerer’s Stone
4. Half-Blood Prince
5. Deathly Hallows
6. Goblet of Fire
7. Chamber of Secrets

We’ll see how well that holds up! I can tell you now some of the order has already changed. But on to my observations from the first four books! Continue reading “Observations on Harry Potter: Books 1 – 4”