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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince | J.K. Rowling
Reading level: Ages 9-12,At the least, book six in the Harry Potter series does what it needs to: it moves the characters along in their personal and magical development; it fills in some previous gaps of knowledge; especially with regard to Voldemort's past; it continues to raise the level of urgency and danger as previous books have, it adds a few more mysteries/cliffhangers; and it ends with a clear pointing toward a final climactic battle. Harry is now sixteen and has been devastated with the lost of his godfather from the previous year. Regardless, he trugs on. Afterall, he still has his friends (Ron and Hermonie), Hagrid, and Dumbledoor. Book six begins with Dumbledoor collecting Harry over the summer (quite strange--to say the least). Dumbledoor tells Harry of his inheritance from his godfather and that he would like to give Harry private lessons in addition to his normal classes at Hogwarts. Harry, of course, agrees. This year is especially dangerous for all witches and wizards everywhere, because now it is known by all that Voldermort has return with his Death Eaters. While Death Eaters create a rampange throughout the countryside, Harry overhears Malfoy's secret converstations with a curator well known for dabbling in the dark arts. Harry is certain that Malfoy is now a Death Eater like his father. Only no one will take him seriously. The story continues in this vein. Harry helping and discovering Dumbledoor's secrets, following and spying on Malfoy, and then there is the teenage romance that seems to involve Harry, as well as, all his friends.
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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! 😊 1d
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I agree! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! And congratulations! 🖤 1d
Branwen Omg this is so amazing! 😍 Now turn to page 394! 🐍💚 21h
Meaw_catlady @Branwen thanks love!! 🖤🖤😂 9h
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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!😍📚 3d
SW-T Enjoy your book 😊 3d
Tamra Nice! 3d
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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 4d
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Tianarose
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Night time reading.

scowler1 Great cover on that one! 5d
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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) 1w
BookwormAHN @Scochrane26 I agree. I had also forgotten about the wands which are touching. 1w
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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 😻 2w
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Sresendez12
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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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laur89
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I quite disagree - I think Luna makes a great commentator! 📣🦁☁️

HufflepuffGirl90 She was the best!! 3w
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ReadingIsMyHobby
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Loved it ❤️

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jenniferajanes
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I finished the book! It‘s hard to believe we‘ve almost finished reading the series again. #HPBuddyRead

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LauraJ
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Midweek #bfc update: Excercised 3/4 days, walked 4/4 and meditated 4/4. Thanks for the support #BookDragons

StayCurious Excellent job! You‘re rocking this! 3w
Hestapleton Way to go, Laura!! 3w
IndoorDame Amazing! You've got this! 3w
wanderinglynn Great job! 🙌🏻 3w
Meaw_catlady Awesome!! You‘re doing great! 💕 3w
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4thhouseontheleft
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Who else is playing Wizards Unite? Here‘s my friend code! Username is ProfessorAlly.

It‘s a fun little game, but I‘m still learning my way around parts of it. Apparently, I‘m not a natural at potions. 😂😂 Also trying to figure out why I can‘t defeat a higher level threat when my spell energy is maxed out.

If you have a friend code, tag it with #wizardsunite so I can add you!

wanderinglynn Invite sent! 3w
Bookishlie Invite sent! 3w
JessNevertheless Same here! 3w
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Kimberlone Let's be Friends in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite! My Friend Code is: 3474 7306 2435 3w
Emilymdxn Just added you! 3w
Lauram I just sent an invite! I‘m Laurmel 😄🧙‍♀️ 3w
tjwill Request sent! 2d
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toofondofbooks
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jchawkins Ravenclaws represent!! 💙 3w
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laur89
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Another #audiowalk this sunny #Monday morning! ☀️

Zeus and I scoured the neighborhood for beasts, curiosities, and oddities on #WizardsUnite and came across quite a few! 🐶🧙🏻‍♀️

P.S. The music from the app makes for a lovely background sound while listening to the audio. 🎧📖

#DogsofLitsy #TeachersofLitsy #summer #summerbreak #HarryPotter #HP

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MidnightBookGirl
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Sorry I've been so absent, Littens Fam! I'm currently up in PA for a family reunion and my sister-in-law and my nieces and I are pretty much playing Wizards Unite like it's our job (Level 14 already!). I am so sunburnt! #wizardsunite

rather_be_reading 👏👏 3w
Molly_the_mezzo Wow! I‘m only level 9! 3w
GrilledCheeseSamurai Lvl 13! 🤘👏. I just hit lvl 6 and I'm having so much fun with it! ❤️ 3w
BooknerdsLife Wow!! 14!!! 😱👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
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laur89
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Dumbledore in this chapter is FANtastic. 😂 Just another one of his quips to the Dursley family!

”I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment,” Dumbledore said to Uncle Vernon, “but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.”

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“I don‘t mean to be rude -“ [Uncle Vernon] began, in a tone that threatens rudeness in every syllable.

“- yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often,” Dumbledore finished the sentence gravely.

😂 Yes!! Without fail, that opening line always ends with something inevitably rude. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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laur89
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Moving on to book 6! #HPBuddyRead

@TheReadingMermaid - are discussions still happening for these books?? I didn‘t see the discussion posts for book 5, but I may just have missed them. 🤷🏻‍♀️

TheReadingMermaid Holy crap did I totally miss a book???? 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
laur89 @TheReadingMermaid I‘m not 100% sure... I‘ve been behind on reading, and I just know I didn‘t come across the posts for book 5! 3w
TheReadingMermaid 😲😲😲 3w
LauraJ I was wondering the same! 3w
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Sresendez12
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It‘s raining (again), so the family is doing indoor things. I‘m choosing to read and enjoy a cup of coffee out of my mug that I bought when I saw Cats a few weeks ago. The eyes only show up when there is hot liquid in the mug #rainydayactivities

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melrailey
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This is me if anyone is playing and wants to be friend in Wizards Unite.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Does #WizardsUnite have a tag yet? If not we need one. 4w
Exbrarian Invite sent! I think #wizardsunite is leading, but we could certainly use another one. Maybe a short one. 4w
Chrys Sent! 4w
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RealLifeReading Invite sent (username bakkwa) 4w
Victoriahoperose Sent! 😊 4w
stacybmartin Sent! 🧙‍♀️ 4w
Books.Bottles.and.Babies Request sent! 4w
wanderinglynn Invite sent! 3w
tjwill Just sent a request! 3w
candc320 Sent a request! 3w
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Sresendez12
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It‘s 8:30pm and I‘m curled up in bed with my favorite series because today was a rough one. Here‘s to escaping reality!

rubyslippersreads Great bookmark! 😹 4w
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Sresendez12
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It‘s 8:30pm and I‘m curled up in bed with my favorite series because today was a rough one. Here‘s to escaping reality!

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Bookwormjillk
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Not up for my usual loop yet, but got two shorter walks in today while listening to my favorite Harry Potter book. #litsywalkers #bfc

wanderinglynn Yay! Way to go! 🙌🏻 4w
DGRachel Those flowers are gorgeous! 4w
Bookwormjillk @DGRachel aren‘t they? I couldn‘t believe the color. I need to get some for my yard 4w
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LaraS
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Having serious #libraryenvy for Snape‘s library.

GypsyKat 💙💙💙 2w
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LaraS
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Welp, now that I‘m done binge-reading the entire series, guess there‘s nothing left to do but binge-watch ‘em all, too.

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TheDaysGoBy
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Just finished OotP and getting ready to start Half-Blood Prince. You can clearly see which is my favorite book vs my least favorite of the series. Though it was my sister who broke the spines, the yellowed pages are a testament to how many times I‘ve read the 5th book - including a beach vacation

#hpbuddyread

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jenniferajanes
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Next up on audio for the #HPBuddyRead!

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zezeki
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Oh my heart!!!! 💔💔
P.S. This little figurine is just something I got from Kinder Surprise a while ago but I decided it's Dumbledore. 😁😁
#hpbuddyread #harrypotter 📚📓📒

umbrellagirl Dumbleduck! 1mo
zezeki @umbrellagirl 😂😂😂 1mo
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ravenlee
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Always a good read, and moves much faster than Order of the Phoenix. Number five down for #14books14weeks and on track for #HPbuddyread, if that‘s still happening.

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😂😂😂

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zezeki
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So happy to be back in the Wizarding World!! 😁😁📚📓💪 #hpbuddyread #harrypotter #wizardingworld

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LaraS

Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.

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Andrew65
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Ok I did not see that plot line coming! 😳😢Not seen the film so this book was all new to me, & I think it is the book that I have enjoyed most so far. Enjoyed the flashbacks and the points in the life of ‘he who should not be named‘. All set up for the last book, & pleased to see how this one went away from the formula of the previous books. Now can‘t wait to get to the final one. As always Stephen Fry was an excellent narrator. #HPBuddyRead

BooknerdsLife Wow! How wonderful it must‘ve been to experience this for the first time!! 😱🥰💕 1mo
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Andrew65
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Started listening to the sixth book in the Harry Potter Series. Stephen Fry does a great job of these, totally recommend the audiobooks. #HPBuddyRead

Laughterhp I love Harry Potter on Audio! 💚💚💚 (Though I listened to it with Jim Dale) 2mo
Andrew65 @Laughterhp I loved Jim Dale‘s reading of The Night Circus. 2mo
Laughterhp Oo yes! I listened to that one on audio just because of Jim Dale! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Stephen Fry is the reason I started listening to audio books!!! 😍🤗💖👍🏼 1mo
Andrew65 @BooknerdsLife Me too, he‘s done a stunning job. 1mo
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LaraS

Pro: physical books aren‘t back-lit and are therefore easier on the eyes during long reading sessions.

Con: physical books aren‘t back-lit and therefore require external light source.

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GypsyKat
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This one always gets me!!! 😭😭😭❤️⚡️

MartinaLove I never read the books or watched the movies. 🤦‍♀️🙈I need to read them . 2mo
GypsyKat @MartinaLove Yes you do! I love them so much! ❤️⚡️ 2mo
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Kimberlone
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This chapter 😭

Heideschrampf Better just skipp it? 2mo
tjwill My favorite. In the whole series. And contains my single favorite line in the series. 2mo
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GypsyKat
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I started rereading this one now, and I‘m doing some #AudioBaking 🍰 I‘ve just finished the vanilla frosting and am baking a white cake to go with it.

tracey38 Oh yum! 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Yummy! 2mo
stacybmartin Looks delicious! I have those same towels. 🤣 2mo
BooknerdsLife Awww Yummm 🥰 😋😋 2mo
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naylormatthew
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Another great one in the series. I knew the targedies of this one were coming and I'm glad I'm making my 9 year old daughter waut a few more years before she reads book 5-7.

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EmilieGR
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