This morning for the #24Hour #Readathon I‘m attempting to finished the illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard which I was already halfway through. Lovely style of artwork by Lisbeth Zwerger that is a joy to read through 💙📚
This is a oversized, beautifully and heavily illustrated book with thick, heavy pages and largish print. Many of the illustrations are two pages or full page ones; it also comes with a ribbon bookmark.
I am torn between wanting them to put out more quality Harry Potter books like this and the need to protect my bank account. I‘m going to do a separate post, so everyone can get a sense of the illustration style.
Happy October! Wow September flew by and I read the least I have in a while but still 19 books - some audiobooks not pictured here. Here‘s my breakdown:
* 8 audiobooks * 7 graphic novels
* 9 TBR books
* 9 library books * 1 reread (Tales of Beedle the Bard)
How was your September reading wise?
“What must strike any intelligent witch or wizard on studying the so-called history of the Elder Wand is that every man who claims to have owned it has insisted that it is "unbeatable," when the known facts of its passage through many owners' hands demonstrate that has it not only been beaten hundreds of times, but that it also attracts trouble as Grumble the Grubby Goat attracted flies.” #Elder #QuotsyAug19 (image from IMDB, altered with Aviary)
Over the moon with my new "Headmaster's Office" candle from Frostbeard Studio! If Dumbledore's office smelled this good, I don't think I'd mind getting into trouble! ?️?♂️⚡?
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light." ?
#candle #newcandle #frostbeardstudio #writerlife #harrypotter #albusdumbledore #dumbledore #talesofbeedlethebard #magic #beedlethebard #jkrowling #books #dumbledorequotes
Day 22 #LiteraryLuck is #Magical
I couldn't pass up Harry Potter. My daughter's birthday party is next week and she's having a Harry Potter themed party so I've had HP on the mind recently. Pictured: 11 books, 8 wands and 2 Funkos. (& A spine from LOTR which is magical too so it counts)
My ode to the magic of reading...
There‘s nothing quite like a lazy Sunday in bed with a good book.
I don‘t need to say much about this one - if you are a Harry Potter fan then obviously this is a must-read. Like any other book in the series/Potterverse, I will reread this one for years to come.
One of my favourite Christmas gifts to give this year was The Tales of Beedle the Bard illustrated by Chris Riddell - so beautiful and the money goes to Lumos https://www.wearelumos.org/get-involved/donate/shop-donate/
Christmas gifts from my mother in law!
Merry Xmas to me 🎄
The choice between the US and UK versions of this illustrated edition was a no-brainer for Chris Riddell freak me. His illustrations are amazing and bring the Tales all to life in gorgeous - and sometimes surprising - ways.
Very glad I always buy myself treats while Christmas shopping 😁
#BookMail Pt13 I love Chris Riddell‘s work so much. I have quite a few he‘s done with Neil Gaiman including the gorgeous little book Art Matters. Here, he‘s applied that skill to the Potterverse stories, including The Tale Of The Three Brothers which is about the deathly hallows(for all you muggles out there)I really love how they‘ve put “notes” from Dumbledore at the end of each tale, some of Riddells interpretations are hilarious. 10⭐️
Pre-ordered ages ago and totally forgot about it, so I got a nice surprise today 🙃 Love the illustrations!
well, what do you know!
How did I miss the fact that this is coming out in October?
Oh my goodness, you all have made my birthday so special this year. Thank you so much for your generosity!
Book & card from @Soubhiville (I love it! I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while! Thank you!!)
Cards from @collegecatlady @CareBear @Kaye (thanks for the confetti bomb!)
Feeling loved. 😊
Just a boy, a book, & his pup 😍!
After our adoption it took T a few months to really gain interest in the animals, but now these two are inseparable! ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you so much @Jadams1776 !!! I love it all!! You did great! Thus kind of tea is the perfect kind! Irish breakfast and earl grey are my favorite. The Luna‘s are so cool and I love that you even decorated the box! Is it just me or does anyone else like having multiple editions of the same book? #potterheadswap