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

November Wrap Up

In case you missed it, I decided to do a specific post recapping my nonfiction readings for Nonfiction November, but here’s the rest of what I read last month (featuring lots of Nalini Singh!). Continue reading

The 10 Longest Books I’ve Read

I still can’t get over how long Kingdom of Ash was, so I thought it might be fun in recognition of my finally wrapping up the Throne of Glass series to put together a blog post about some of the longest books I’ve read. Spoiler alert: At 992 pages, Kingdom of Ash takes fourth place! Continue reading

July Wrap Up

I’m not entirely sure how we’re closing in on the end of summer, but somehow we are and it is time for another monthly wrap up! I read some really good books this month that I’m excited to share with you, including some of my favorite romances of the year. And this post is long, but stay tuned at the end for an adorable surprise! 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