Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Book Journey’s Harry Potter Re-Read

Hello everyone! Is everyone getting into the holiday spirit? I have to admit there is something about winter time and Christmas that makes me think about Harry Potter.

I just finished Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and as before, I don’t feel the need to review the book for you. I’m just going to give my ideas and thoughts about my read through this time. After book 3 I will be venturing into the books that I haven’t read yet so I’m really looking forward to that!

Anyway, I think the thing I realized most this time and something that I seem to not have thought about before is how in this book we really start to see how Harry is struggling with who he is. Is it possible that he has dark power? Is he destined to become a dark wizard? Not knowing his magical background and having this tie since an infant to Voldemort surely causes confusion. Especially coming into a world of people who have known your name and thought you were a great wizard way before you even knew that magic was real.

Rowling did a great job of mixing coming of age and trying to grasp with who you really are with an action packed and magical story. It’s no wonder these books are the phenomenon that they are.

I’m finding it interesting that one of the characters I love, Hermione, I am finding that I am really disliking after these first two books. I’ve read the first two before and somehow overlooked how patronizing and the “I am better than everyone” attitude she has. I think it really struck home with how she wanted to avoid Myrtle so much in this book. Really hoping she can redeem herself later, although I’m now wanting to go watch the movies again to see if I realize she was the same in them and grew into a better character as the story progressed.

Anyone else in the re-read or who have read the books several times find yourself disliking characters you loved or finding out that one you thought was horrible wasn’t so bad?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book Journey’s Harry Potter Re-Read

I finished book one of the series last night. Rather than give a review, because I feel like everyone definitely knows what this book is about by now, I thought I would give my thoughts on what I noticed with my first re-read through the book.

Have you ever noticed once you pick up a new hobby you suddenly see it in books, movies or shows that you otherwise didn’t notice it in before? That was definitely happening with me in this book. I picked up knitting in between the time I read this book last and I let a little squeal each time it popped up in the book. I of course could not have forgotten the Weasley sweaters but I forgot about Hagrid knitting on the train.

I suddenly have a new favorite character as well. I had somehow overlooked Professor McGonagall previously. I love her sass and how she deals with the students in the first book. I like to believe that if I had ever become a teacher I would have been like her.

The first book does an excellent job of setting up the atmosphere of Hogwarts and an introduction to some of the characters. I’m looking forward to completing the series this time through. Also feeling inspired to do some Harry Potter knits.

Start Up Post for the Harry Potter Re-Read hosted by Book Journey

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween. I handed out some healthy treats at the local trunk or treat and then hung out with friends. Today I’m trying to stay warm from the suddenly fall almost winter temperatures that have came to our mountains but I wanted to make sure I made a post a about Book Journey’s Harry Potter Re-Read.

I will admit that I didn’t attempt to read the Harry Potter books until after most of the movies were out. I know that I’ve definitely made it through the first two books and I’m a little unsure if I finished the third. That’s why when I heard about Book Journey’s Harry Potter Re-Read which you can also read about here, I knew it would be a great time for me to jump back in and finish the series. Plus signing up for a house and competing sounds like tons of fun too. Although I will totally admit I’m scared about trying to finish the books on that time line!

Harry Potter Re-Read Hufflepuff

So by Book Journey’s description of what year are you, I’m going to a be a 2nd Year and from the sorting hat quiz I’ve been assorted to Hufflepuff. Go check out the info about Book Journey’s Harry Potter Re-Read and join us for the fun!

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