Rereading HP: The Deathly Hallows

Deathly Hallows.jpgFINALLY! I can’t believe it took me so long to finally finish this reread of Harry Potter, but I did it! And it was such a great conclusion to the series.

I will admit, I thought the first half of the book was pretty slow. I mean, it took more than 100 pages for Harry to finally leave the Dursleys, and then maybe another hundred pages for him to finally start hunting down Horcruxes. And let’s just say the people who joke that it should be called Harry Potter and the Great Camping Trip aren’t entirely wrong!

That said, it’s still Harry Potter. How could I not get swept up in Harry’s quest to finally defeat Voldemort? Continue reading

Rereading HP: Half-Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince.jpgYou might be surprised to see I’ve already read Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince considering what a disaster my reread of Order of the Phoenix was, but I not only read it, I enjoyed it waaaaay more than the fifth installment in the series!

Not going to lie, I was a little shaken after rereading Order of the Phoenix and was starting to question why I loved these books so much, but Half-Blood Prince really pulled me back into the fold. Harry is fortunately much less annoying, and I really like that we’re finally starting to learn more about Voldemort’s backstory and see where the conclusion of the series is going. Continue reading

Rereading HP: Order of the Phoenix

Order of the PhoenixWell, it has been a very long time since I continued with my Harry Potter reread, but I finally made it through the beast that is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! And to be honest, I’m not sure how much I actually liked it.

Don’t get me wrong, it was wonderful to return to the world of Harry Potter and realize how much of what is now canon was introduced in Order of the Phoenix, like Umbridge and the DA and Luna Lovegood and Grimmauld Place. And the Weasley twins were just as amazing as ever. Seriously, they’re my favorite! Continue reading

Rereading HP: Prisoner of Azkaban

Prisoner of AzkabanAs I mentioned in my Harry Potter Tag post, I remember Prisoner of Azkaban being my favorite book in the series. And so far, I’d say that still sounds about right, though Sorcerer’s Stone is a close second!

Right off the bat, I loved how much groundwork for later in the book (and series) is laid in the opening pages, like the sneakoscope and Scabbers. And I completely forgot about the Monster Book of Monsters! Continue reading

Rereading HP: The Chamber of Secrets

Chamber of SecretsI still can’t get over how exciting it is to be back in the world of Harry Potter! As I mentioned in my Harry Potter Tag post, the Chamber of Secrets isn’t my favorite of the Harry Potter books, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the trip back to Hogwarts.

I’m still so obsessed with these gorgeous editions. The colors of them all are just so vibrant and I love the foil detailing and the material of the covers. I also think these editions have my favorite illustrations of all the Harry Potter books. They’re seriously works of art! Continue reading

Rereading HP: The Philosopher’s Stone

Philosopher's StoneEeek! I’m having so much fun rereading Harry Potter! I don’t think I’ve picked up this series in more than five years, so it’s definitely time for a reread.

I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone more than 15 years ago as a nine-year-old. I believe my mom started reading the series out loud to me and my siblings and cousins, but I quickly became invested and started reading ahead on my own. I’ve read the book innumerable times since then, but it’s been awhile since my last reread and I’m definitely overdue. Continue reading