All posts tagged: harry potter

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Originally posted on Reading Every Night:
Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Author: J.K. Rowling Series: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, #1 Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Release Date: November 18th 2016 Rating: J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone… Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader’s bookshelf. – Blurb courtesy of goodreads.com My Thoughts On… …The Plot “Tell me the truth—was that everything that came out of the case?” When the film…

Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So

Originally posted on the bookish khaleesi:
Hello all! Today I decided to take part in my first ever Top Ten Tuesday! I keep seeing these from other bloggers and decided I should give it a go as an attempt to get more active. I have been so inactive that it’s not cool anymore. So it’s time.. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Broke and Bookish This week’s topic is quotes from books I’ve read in the past year that I’ve loved ❤ This is going to be so hard and fun! So let’s get started! 😀 Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas ❤ 2.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs 3. The Wrath and the Dawn – Renee Ahdieh 4. Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo 5. The Rose Society – Marie Lu 6. Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover 7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K. Rowling 8. Dreams of Gods & Monsters – Laini Taylor 9. Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge 10. Red Queen –…

Low-Fright Movie Night: Halloween Movies That Won’t Scare Your Pants Off

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
I love almost everything about Halloween. Candy? Awesome. Costumes? Fun! Falling leaves, cider, donuts, tacky decorations? Sure! But there’s one big part of the holiday I can’t get behind: being scared. Slasher movies gross me out. I love ghost stories and spooky stuff, but as night falls and I’m alone in my 105-year-old house, I really, really wish I had skipped it. Besides, there’s plenty of real-life stuff to be afraid of, like repaying my student loans, or the prospect that the dead mouse I found this morning has left a widow and children somewhere in my house. Scaring myself silly over things that probably don’t exist doesn’t help matters. So what to do if you want to get into the Halloween spirit, but don’t want the Halloween spirit to keep you up in the middle of the night? Here are some of my favorite Halloween movies – either gently supernatural, or set during the season – that don’t leave me feeling all goosebumpy. Harry Potter Pick a Harry Potter,…

Harry Potter Themed Bar in Toronto

Originally posted on Fandom Addict:
Hi everyone, This is probably the coolest fandom news I’ve posted about so far! A new Harry Potter – themed bar has opened in Toronto, and it looks so amazing! It is absolutely the place to be if you’re a Harry Potter fan. I’m considering taking a road trip up there from New York (where I live) just for this. The bar is called The Lockhart, after our favorite ladies’ man of the Harry Potter world. The make some serious “Potions and Elixirs”, and titled a lot of their drinks after subtle Harry Potter terms, like “Befuddlement Brew” and “The Shacklebolt”. There’s so much more, and you can read about it and see more pictures here. I’m so excited to go here someday! Until next time! Have any more Potter news? Comment below!

Harry Potter World

Originally posted on Face Camera Action:
Yesterday I was lucky enough to get to visit the Harry Potter sets and being such a big Harry Potter fan anyway this just highlighted my upset that the books and films are actually over. A large amount of Harry Potter was filmed in a studios in north London and they have set up an exhibition of props and scenes from the films so you can experience the magic yourself! Having driven quite a while to get to the location in Watford, we were greeted by the huge chess pieces from the first film. The scale of these are insane and they really would dwarf a grown man. We then proceed into the main entrance where we are greeted by the great hall doors, again these are huge and to everyones excitement upon entering through the doors we are stood in the real great hall! This is lined with tables mounted with food from the films. There is fire places on each wall all engraved with the Hogwarts cress…

Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter by Nicole L. Rivera

Originally posted on Words. . . I Need Words. . .:
Purchased: Received ARC from Author for honest review My Rating: 2 of 5 Stars What’s it all about: So… I don’t really know how to describe this book. It is about God and Harry Potter. That is about as much as I can say. This is the press release that the author put out in regards to her book. It gives a little more detail that maybe I can’t describe as well. “Nicole L Rivera, Creative Team Manager for the Harry Potter fansite, MuggleNet, marries faith with fandom in Finding Unauthorized Faith in Harry Potter. A Christ-follower for ten years and Potter-fan for fourteen years, Nicole set out to write a thesis exploring the parallels between the Bible and the Harry Potter series for her Master of Arts in creative writing. She didn’t expect the four-hundred-plus page essay to become a series of ebooks and now a book in a variety of formats. Nicole has been fascinated with Harry Potter since the summer before her Junior year in High School. By…

Harry Potter and Adulthood

Originally posted on Metal and the Geek:
On October 6th the illustrated version of the first Harry Potter book HP and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in the USA) will be released and I am extremely excited for it. I have seen the samples and my little geeky heart skipped a beat. As I am nearing the age of 30, I think plenty of people don’t quite understand why I am still so obsessed with a story that was written for children, and while I don’t owe any kind of asshole any sort of explanation, the explanation is quite easy. I WAS a child when the first book was released. From there I grew up with Harry and his friends. As they entered awkward teen years, I was in the midst of my awkward teen years, as they got slammed into adulthood, I did as well. I literally grew up with these books. But honestly, even if you are only now as an adult getting into Harry Potter, GOOD FOR YOU!! It is not…