OG HP and my Hagrid bookmark! 🤓
Soo good! 🤤 I had some horrible dreams about spiders though 😂
(The background is Vatican City in Italy 🇮🇹)
Book two finished at 38 years old. I felt the need to rebel in my younger years and not read Harry Potter, now that I am older I need to see what I missed. 3⭐
My least favourite of the illustrated versions - only because I HATE the spiders!!!
Oh, how I love Dobby!
So excellent, once again. The illustrations really gave me a different experience though. I thought a whole lot more about magical creatures seeing them in front of me. Aragog though, and that Basilisk! Made the slugs look like child's play. Jim Kay is a genius!
Thanks to everyone for reading along! I'm seriously having so much fun with this. We'll start Book 3 Monday! I'll post a schedule soon. ⚡💕✨
I'm really enjoying re-reading these books one chapter at a time. The slower pace makes me pay more attention and see things I've never notice before.
I love how Rowling adds all these little details in these early books that foreshadow what the end will bring. She truly is a master!
I'm behind! Got a bit distracted with other reading, and at the climax of all places. But I'm back just in time though!
Tom Riddle is super creepy here. He always underestimates Dumbledore though. Needs to learn from that.
“Riddle began to laugh ... 'This is what Dumbledore sends his defender! A songbird and an old hat! Do you feel brave, Harry Potter? Do you feel safe now?'“
Myrtle blushes silver! Love that detail. #potteraday
Re-reading these stories with a group at chapter a day is so much fun because I pay attention to all the intricate details I missed before. J.K. Rowling is really good at foreshadowing to set up future books. Also, there is a lot of humor that breaks up the "scary" parts of the book that is not as apparent in the movie. And endearing Dobby is one of my favorites. I got this print of him at LeakyCon. #potteraday
Day 18: Dobby's Reward
And that brings us to another summer and back to the Muggle World 😑
Can't wait to jump into our third year.
Again a huge thanks to @Linsy for hosting our #PotterADay #ReadAlong
Rediscovering #HarryPotter in ways I totally forgot I knew him.
I finished my reread of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets. I throughly loved it. I did feel sorry for Hermione though, she had a tough time in this one 💚
#Jennyis30 #Cats Mrs. Norris is one of my favorite fictional felines 🐈
“In the absence of his usually toothy grin he looked weak-chinned and weedy.“ Best description of Lockhart, ever.
I loved imagining Harry trying to speak parseltongue. Open, Harry says, checking with Ron, who hears him trying to hiss it out. Nope, you just spoke English, bro. 😂
I loved this chapter! There were just so many little things -- like them hiding in the cloak closet -- that I'd forgotten about. So glad we're doing this! #potteraday
This is an intense chapter. The reader is given a lot of important information. However, on the lighter side, there is this quote; “Harry looked down at the pair of white rabbits he was supposed to be turning into slippers. What had he learned so far this year? He couldn‘t seem to think of anything that would be useful in an exam.” (Just what all school teachers hope their students feel, right?😀) #potteraday
Day 16: The Chamber of Secrets
I like how the teachers team up on Lockhart and half force him to admit he is not so brave as he's pretending to be. And how he truly isn't brave at all but just a sly fox, using memory charms on the poor folks how are the true heroes. O, and the moment his spell back fires.. I'm just sorry he's to out of his mind to know what happened to him...by his own hand.
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I forgot how charming that car plotline is. But the spiders!!! I did not need a full page illustration of their creepy hairyness, I really did not. I'd share a pic of it, but I like you guys. That would be rude. 😱 #potteraday
Day 15: Aragog
I love how brave Ron is for Hermione in this chapter. He braves his biggest fear just to learn something, anything that might help save is friend.
We're so close to the end I just want to continue reading ...😁 (puzzle pieces falling into place)
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Cornelius Fudge! His name always makes me hungry. #potteraday
“Neville Longbottom had been sent letters from all the witches and wizards in his family, all giving him different advice on what to choose.“
It's a small detail, but I liked the reference to Neville's extended family. You get the impression that they're ashamed of him in parts, but they clearly all care. Also, there's something about a Wizarding extended family that sounds wonderful.
My favorite detail in this chapter is Professor Sprout‘s happiness with the Mandrakes throwing a “loud and raucous party in greenhouse three.” “The moment they start trying to move into each other‘s pots, we‘ll know they‘re fully mature.” How clever is this??? #potteraday
My favorite detail in this chapter is Lockhart using dwarfs dressed as cupids to deliver singing valentines. “I‘ve got a musical message to deliver to ‘Arry Potter in person,” he said, twanging his harp in a threatening sort of way.” Again, Rowling uses the silliness of this detail to offset the serious info she gives us later in the chapter. Also, I love the device she uses to show us a critical flashback. She is a master storyteller. #potteraday
Day14: Cornelius Fudge
Firstly Jim Kay is a brilliant illustrator!
"When in doubt, go to the library."
This is one of those chapters where I don't want to stop reading...
Hermione fot attacked, and obviously clicked something when Harry heard the voice again. Hagrid is in trouble but tell them to follow the spiders. And Dumbledore is not there to protect the school anymore...
And now I have to wait for tomorrow ?