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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) | Rowling, J.K.
When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens, the war against Voldemort has begun. The Wizarding world has split down the middle, and as the casualties mount, the effects even spill over onto the Muggles. Dumbledore is away from Hogwarts for long periods, and the Order of the Phoenix has suffered grievous losses. And yet, as in all wars, life goes on. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, having passed their O.W.L. level exams, start on their specialist N.E.W.T. courses. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate, losing a few eyebrows in the process. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry becomes captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team, while Draco Malfoy pursues his own dark ends. And classes are as fascinating and confounding as ever, as Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. Most importantly, Dumbledore and Harry work together to uncover the full and complex story of a boy once named Tom Riddlethe boy who became Lord Voldemort. Like Harry, he was the son of one Muggle-born and one Wizarding parent, raised unloved, and a speaker of Parseltongue. But the similarities end there, as the teenaged Riddle became deeply interested in the Dark objects known as Horcruxes: objects in which a wizard can hide part of his soul, if he dares splinter that soul through murder. Harry must use all the tools at his disposal to draw a final secret out of one of Riddles teachers, the sly Potions professor Horace Slughorn. Finally Harry and Dumbledore hold the key to the Dark Lords weaknesses... until a shocking reversal exposes Dumbledores own vulnerabilities, and casts Harrysand Hogwartssfuture in shadow.
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kgriffith
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“But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic!“
Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, “The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.”
(I can't be the only person who thinks of sci-fi/fantasy world connections while reading every assigned text for my classes, can I?)

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harry potter re-read continues ✨ going to try and get this one done cause we got tickets to see Half Blood Prince in concert in October and i‘m so excited about it!! i‘ve never actually seen the movie (i‘m a snob and just think the books are better) so i‘m even more excited that my first viewing will be quite an experience 🐍🐍🐍

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Shuga
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Oh my. I know why I hate getting to this book. It‘s such a sad read. Love my HP ..strange watching/hearing/reading as the characters go through their growing pains... I‘m going to try to re-read the last book but the 1st time through was heartbreaking.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Left for work early to walk through a little fair (a food truck wars festival) set up downtown in my city today and then found a nice grassy spot for a couple of chapters. 😁

Jas16 I love this picture 1mo
mcipher This looks magical!! 1mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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I can't help it. Now, when I'm reading HP that isnt in illustrated format, in the back of my head I'm trying to wish it into my existence at that very moment.

I know it's the words that make the story...im just so in love with the illustrated editions that I wish wish wish they were all released already for me to Ohhh and Ahhh over.

Still loving the story though. I'm just sayin is all. 🤷‍♂️

ValerieAndBooks Yay Ravenclaw 💙!! 1mo
DGRachel I actually paused my reread of the HP books when I finished Azkaban in March because I knew Goblet of Fire was coming out in October. I will pick up my reread then. 😊 1mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @DGRachel lol. I'm doing the same thing. I'm not reading them in order this year but knew I would wait on Goblet for the illustrated. 👏 1mo
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GypsyKat Love the illustrated editions! And #Ravenclaw #HousePride 💙⚡️ 1mo
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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The boys and I finished our NEWTs and we look forward to our future magical careers! Through the month of August my boys and I participated in the #newtsreadathon2019 and I am so proud of my kiddos for all of the reading they have done over the month (and over this past summer as a whole)!!! The #magicalreadathon2019 is always so much fun to take part in and a great chance to bond with my little guys ❤️💙💚💛

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beeda
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FINALLY finished my reread. Life just got in the way of finishing in a time frame that I wanted. These books never get old and I always notice something new with each reread. HP has my heart! Love the series. I will say that the action doesn‘t really happen in this book until the last few chapters. Everything before it gets a bit repetitive at times.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Every year as soon as September hits I fall into Harry Potter again.

I always wonder if this is the year that I'll pass on my re-read of Harry & friends and use that precious time for other unread books instead.

Whelp. Guess this isn't that year. No planned reading order this time. Just gonna go with the flow and read 'em (or listen) as the mood strikes me.

Half Blood Prince is first up. 🤘

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BarkingMadRun
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What an amazing box of goodness! Thanks to @curiouserandcurioser for the amazing gifts and to for organizing! #fallathogwartsswap #fahs #lunalovegood

curiouserandcurioser So glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun making the Luna cross stitch 😊 Such a fun swap!! 1mo
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jenniferw88
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#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady @TCLinrow

1. Vanilla | Mint | Orange | Cinnamon
2. Chocolate - After Eights / Chocolate Oranges are my fave!
3. Cats!!!
4. An excuse to re-watch my fave HP movie with my fave actress in (Helena Bonham Carter)

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JordanD
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I know I‘m obviously like 25 years behind the curve. However, this is my first time reading beyond the 1st book of the HP series, or I should say listening to the HP series. Audiobooks are my new addiction and I‘m so happy I waited a few weeks so I could join the potter-heads! I have screamed and laughed out loud in my car and I look forward to my daily commute. 2 weeks until I wrap up the series with the Deathly Hallows- I cant wait!

Bookwormjillk I‘m jealous! 2mo
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teebe
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... 🤨🙄😑

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Happy Sunday! ✨

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JenlovesJT47
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1. Nothing really pops to mind because I eat small amounts of whatever I want to keep myself from going insane. But I do on occasion drink too much Mt Dew! 😬
2. My French copies of the last two Harry Potter books I found at the used bookstore. 🤓
3. Tagged. I‘ve gotten little else read the last few weeks as I make my way through HP for the third time. ⚡️
4. @Avanders @Gissy @GingerAntics @MrBook

#wondrouswednesday

JenlovesJT47 Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
Eggs #1 *moderation* that‘s admirable 👏🏻🤗 2mo
DaveGreen7777 @JenlovesJT47 You‘re most welcome! 😊 2mo
MrBook Whooaa! Wish I still knew French. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thank you for the tag ☺️🤗🤗🤗!!! 2mo
Avanders Oooh Harry Potter 👏🏽👏🏽 And thanks for the tag! ♥️😘 2mo
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Clockworkprinceherondale
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Classic

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Eggbeater
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Got to meet up with @hermyknee at #LeakyCon #LittensIRL we listened to author panels with Hafsah Faizal, Mark Oshiro, Mackenzie Lee, Nic Stone, and Angie Thomas and we were in an ELEVATOR with TOM FELTON!

Leftcoastzen Cool! 2mo
sudi That's so cool, and what a great picture 👍 2mo
SamanthaMarie WHAT?!?!?! I would have lost my ever loving mind on that elevator ride. So cool!!!! And yay for Litsy friends IRL!! 2mo
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Eggbeater @SamanthaMarie I completely froze up. I was facing the other way because I was sitting in a motorized scooter so I couldn't turn around to stare. When he left he said "thank you, loves." 2mo
hermyknee @Eggbeater it was an amazing day 🥰 2mo
SamanthaMarie That is such a great encounter!!! He really seems so nice!! I would have melted with my face burning red hahaha. 2mo
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Kcompton2912
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I got two copies, $1 each!!!!!!!! What!?!??

TheSpineView Wow! That's a find! 😊😊😊 2mo
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Vijay_krishna

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.

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RoxyWilde
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Onward for Harry Potter month

mydearwatson This is one where I liked the movie better than the book 😳. 3mo
melissajayne I agree. 2mo
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beeda
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Currently on vacation but brought my book to try and squeeze in some reading time! Still working rereading my shelves before I get any new books..sadly it‘s taking way longer than I want but it‘s a nice trip down memory lane.

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bewareofwords
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I kicked off #24b4Monday just after midnight (thank you, insomnia...), so I just finished my first book of the weekend! The end of this book is always heart-breaking, but I‘m feeling ready to take on the last book and finish the series soon.

Time so far: 19 mins

#bookishbingo: Gold lettering on cover
#bfcr2: 7/8

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bewareofwords
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DAY 4 of #thereadingrush

I‘m happy with the progress I‘ve made so far! I‘m very close to finishing the Half-Blood Prince, and I was able to get through some of What to Expect today too. I‘m excited to see how the weekend goes!

jessinikkip Wow, great job!! I fell off on my reading. The past couple days of work have been ROUGH and I was excited for the badges to keep me motivated, but without those I havent really been motivated to read as hard as I was. 3mo
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Shemac77
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Dear god, these books are killer on the feelings.

tjwill My favorite one! 💕 3mo
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bewareofwords
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Tomorrow starts the #24b4Monday readathon! I‘m excited to finish up #thereadingrush and hopefully all the books I wanted to get done. These are the four books I‘m hoping to read. Goal is the full 24 hours.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Linsy Ooh, I might need to join! I‘m on a big Gaiman kick. 3mo
TheReadingMermaid @Linsy we would be happy to have you join us sweetheart 🤗 3mo
TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords so glad to have you with us darlin! Seems like almost everybody's going for the full 24 this time around. We are really going to kick some butt this month!!! 😁 3mo
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TCLinrow Oh! I might just have to join in for this one 😏 I'm off work tomorrow and Saturday with my shifts this week as well 😁 I'm to get some books finished! 3mo
Andrew65 @TCLinrow It would be great to have you with us. 😊👍 3mo
Andrew65 @Linsy Would be great to have you play along. 😊👍 3mo
bewareofwords @Linsy @TCLinrow Yes, you should join! It‘s a great way to get some books done. 👏🏽 3mo
bewareofwords @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Thank you! I‘m excited to try for that 24 hours with everyone else, and finish up the Reading Rush. 🤗 (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. Like you I am combining this with the last three days of #TheReadingRush Readathon. 😊👍 3mo
jb72 So glad to have you aboard! 3mo
bewareofwords @jb72 Thank you! 3mo
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bewareofwords
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DAY 3 of #thereadingrush

I‘ve managed to finish a book a day so far this week! Today was Daisy Jones and the Six. I also made progress in Half-Blood Prince. Total pages was 468.

The Reading Rush website finally started working for me, for the most part, so hopefully that doesn‘t change tomorrow!

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Tianarose
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suzie.reads
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Fantastic morning in the sun and now we're having lunch and Isla is reading Harry Potter to me 😊 Such an amazing reader for 7👍🏻
Day 4 of the summer holidays ☀️🍹😍

Megabooks Fantastic! 3mo
suzie.reads @julesG definitely it's a passion of mine especially with the children I work with 😊 3mo
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Tianarose
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Whoo hoo! I did it! #24in48 such a fun challenge! @24in48 With time to spare!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Readerann Yay!! 3mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhh. 😎💗 3mo
UwannaPublishme You did it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🍾🍾📚 3mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 😎😎📚📚🎉🎉🍾🍾🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 3mo
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Tianarose
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#24in48 Home stretch!!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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Shemac77
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Morning reading with coffee. Continuing the series with my niece.

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Liatrek
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This is hands down my favorite book of the series😍 The movie just doesn‘t do this book any justice. Ginny‘s character is amazing and you don‘t get one tenth of that in the movie. The ending still chokes me up 😭 This reread went by too fast I‘m not ready for it to end 💔

TheDaysGoBy I‘ve been trying to reread it, but it was always my least favorite of the series. At least it was the last time I read the series years ago. Maybe my opinion will change 3mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s my favorite too 3mo
juliegumdrop This is my favorite one too 3mo
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beeda
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#reread. I‘m currently working on rereading all my bookshelves before I can buy anymore books. Helps when you have a snack!

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Whitwhit
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Awesome

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Meaw_catlady
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@DaveGreen7777 #theworldneedsavillain
I was gonna find some obscure villain or at least someone I haven‘t chosen before but honestly Snape is my OTL (one true love)
I fell in love with Snape when I watched the movies and then over again when I read the books. I know I did it wrong haha but without Snape we would be missing so much in the Wizarding World. He goes both ways (much like me ) is he villain or is he a hero? Chaotic Good?

DaveGreen7777 I love this picture, Rachel! 🖤🖤🖤 And I agree with you about Snape. Part of what makes him so fascinating to me is how he consistently teeters between hero and villain. His “The ends justify the means” approach makes it so that even if something good does come as a result of his actions, we still question the morality behind how he made it happen. 😱 Thanks for participating in my giveaway! 😊 3mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I agree! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! And congratulations! 🖤 3mo
Branwen Omg this is so amazing! 😍 Now turn to page 394! 🐍💚 3mo
Meaw_catlady @Branwen thanks love!! 🖤🖤😂 3mo
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Liatrek
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Happy Sunday reading Everyone😊 Really looking forward to rereading the Half Blood Prince❤️

brit91 Looks so cozy there!!😍 enjoy your book!😍📚 3mo
SW-T Enjoy your book 😊 3mo
Tamra Nice! 3mo
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Erofan
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#litsybookmail #masha #harrypotterbookmail @kaysworld1

Dear Kay! Thank you very much for the parcel! 😘 Masha is now in summer camp, but I sent her a photo! She was delighted! 😀 Soon she will come back and be sure to send you a return gift! 🎁 I already promised her to go to the bookstore, to help choose a gift for you! 💕💕💕

kaysworld1 They might not be coming in order because I dropped the box their in and they got mixed up 🤦 I am glad she is happy with them xxx 3mo
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Tianarose
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Night time reading.

scowler1 Great cover on that one! 3mo
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sophierayton
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For me, the last quarter really carries this book. Not my favourite, but still excellent. I'm looking forward to the last one.

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SheilaChew
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Knitting and watching Harry Potter with my son. #knitting

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BookwormAHN
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I love this book even though the ending is so sad and I cried through most of the last hour. I'm really enjoying these on audio. In this book you really get to see a different side to a number of characters and some background of Voldemort and Snape. #HPBuddyRead #BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge
@wanderinglynn

Scochrane26 I remember feeling very betrayed & sad at the end of this book. One of the strongest reactions I‘ve had to a book. I love this one because of the background on voldy. Also, difference between movie & book—I had forgotten that holding up the wands after a person dies originated w/ movie & not book. That‘s become a thing at HP World. (edited) 3mo
BookwormAHN @Scochrane26 I agree. I had also forgotten about the wands which are touching. 3mo
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breemariegarcia
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☠️☠️☠️ #harrypotterreread

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breemariegarcia
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CHEEKY POTTER. #harrypotterreread

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breemariegarcia
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Aunt Petunia has always interested me. I never saw her hating Lily. I saw her attitude as jealousy and, after Lily‘s death, anger that she never had a chance to make things right with her sister. As a sister, I get disapproving of your sister‘s choices. But through the eye rolling and loudly wondering what she‘s doing, love always persists. #harrypotterreread

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breemariegarcia
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Oh, thank goodness I‘m done with the terrible book and now I‘m on Harry Potter and the Happy Fun Times Where Absolutely No One Dies. #harrypotterreread

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LauraJ
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Now I understand why my neighbor threw this one across the room. The cat is also very upset by this book. 😿 #bbrc

Dragon 😻 3mo
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Sresendez12
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Pickpick

I‘m not crying. You‘re crying. Seriously though. This book gets me every time. So glad for the #hpbuddyread for the opportunity to re-read one my favorite series.

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laur89
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There was so much going on in this one, and I loved every bit of it! I was much more invested in this one than book 5. Everyone‘s role, whether major or minor, prepares the reader for the end of the series. Can‘t wait for the final adventure!

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laur89
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4 hours left of book 6. 🕗
1 day left of June. 🗓

I‘m determined to finish this before the month ends. 🤨
#HPBuddyRead 🧙🏻‍♂️

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I quite disagree - I think Luna makes a great commentator! 📣🦁☁️

HufflepuffGirl90 She was the best!! 4mo
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