Probably my favorite purchase on vacation. I can not wait for Halloween! 🖤
Since Hocus Pocus is my absolute favorite movie, I though hey why not? So far so good ;)
I loved everything about this sequel. It was everything I had been waiting 25 years for and more.
Check out my detailed review here:
I honestly can't say that I would recommend this book and that makes me very very very sad. Most people that are going to be reading this book are big fans of the film and if you are a big fan of the film, unfortunately like most sequels, you will be disappointed here.
Please read my full review here:
May 1st is the halfway point to Halloween and my soul is feeling it. Give me all the spooky book recommendations. 🕸🕸🕸
I took this picture last Halloween at Stone Mountain Park.
Good news; there is more to come. Yes, another Hocus Pocus book will be coming out in 2019!!
The nostalgia was REAL throughout part one. I loooved being reacquainted with the old characters I grew up with. The book gave those beloved characters more depth, so what‘s not to love about that?
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Guys, I'm having a really hard time jumping back into reading. My head is still really messed up. I still haven't read since I left the hospital. I want to though. These are my March books but I want to start reading The Bird Eater tonight.
Maybe if you guys could give me a little bit of encouragement I could actually open the book and do this. Even 1 chapter would be a big accomplishment for me.
Can you guys help me out please? 💕💖🤗💖💕
The beloved movie in the form of a book...was ok. The first part, which is the movie, is just that. Part 1 is the movie bit by bit and you can practically watch the movie in your head as you read. Part 2, however, is a new story with old characters and new set in 2018. The ending does leave the story open for a new story with a new witch and a zombie.
It was so fun to be back with the Sanderson sisters and see a little bit more of their world. But if this is what they had planned for the big screen sequel I'm glad we just got the book instead. The story was fun, but the dialogue written for the witches was terrible. That being said, they did end this setting up for another book, if the make it I will read it. But please Disney, just keep this version on the page.
@Endowarrior21 I opened my package this morning and then had to run out the door to work so I didn‘t get a chance to post until now!
Thank you so much, I love everything!!! I love that you shared your favorite book with me- and it‘s one I have not read before! I‘m excited to read both and all the fun Harry Potter stuff you included was also amazing 😊 Thank you thank you!! 💙
I just can‘t get into this. I wanted to love it cause I do love the movie and I was excited to see where they took it, but so far all I‘m getting is a novelization of the movie- scene by scene, line by line. Adaptations only work if you play to the strength of the media you‘re using. I did try to tell myself to skip ahead and see if I liked the new material, but I couldn‘t do it. I guess that‘s not how I read.
The first story is a retelling of the classic movie, which was quite well done and true to the movie. The second story is a sequel of the movie following max and Allison‘s daughter poppy. I did not enjoy the second book as much as the first, it tried to play off the humorous parts of the original, but not always in a successful way.
Happy #Halloween- I have been saving this one on my nightstand since July! And while I thoroughly loved the nostalgia of Part One - a novelization of the movie- the second half felt rather forced and the humor‘s reliance on puns fell rather flat to me... the ending is more promising but I hope future installments stick to the characters introduced in the film - these new ones just felt too contrived and inorganic!
The writing was a little too simple for me, but honestly how can anyone resist the Sanderson sisters? And that cover!? 😍
I did love that the sequel had POC characters and LGBTQ characters!
Read this for #screamathon and also for #Booked2018 for the #featuresaholiday prompt, because Halloween is the best holiday after all...😉
1. Hocus Pocus of course!
2. Sadly, just one. I've been working & reading other things...NY Times, The Atlantic and my fav The New Yorker🤓
3. No plans. Hanging out at home - reading, watching movies and enjoying first day of vacation😁
4. Read, go see baby orangutan St Louis zoo, watch Bohemian Rhapsody and go for walks.
5. The candy, people's mood, the kids having fun and movies!
It isn‘t the season without hocus pocus. I am beyond excited for having gotten this........ also pocket sized books are my obsession. And I adore the story of Hanuman I received. Your tapped into my wavelengths with these two! Some mint tea 🍵 to enjoy while reading all these great books. And freaking cauldron candle 🕯... and creepy gummies @Meaw_catlady #witchpleaseswap
It‘s not midnight yet and I have to work so early but I really want to open my #LitsySwapoween and #AllHallowsReadSwap packages. So do I start Hocus Pocus in order to stay up, or go to sleep so I‘m not a real life teacher zombie tomorrow? Hmmm. The struggle is real. Cake picture included because I‘m eating it right now and it makes me happy.
1. Neither really. No trick or treaters usually come out here. My tradition is to have a spooky movie marathon and pizza.
2. Black Cats. They are beautiful.
3. I'm a chicken with either option. I'll go with movies though.
4. I can't think of any I've really read.