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#21 BookBee8

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:35 PM

July before last then :)


What?! Really?? Oh my days, the years are going so fast. I thought that was last year. :yes:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:38 PM

I know just what you mean, I can only remember because I work it out from uni year

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:40 PM

Yeah it surely does shoot by! Who are your favourite chars?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

Luna is my very favourite, but I like Hermione and Fred and George too

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:42 PM

I really liked Lupin and Sirius, and Ron was prob my fave from the main 3

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:44 PM

Oh I liked Lupin too, he was probably my favourite teacher, I didn't like him so much in DH though

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:45 PM

Yeah he got a bit emo :yes: I think it's a shame Luna is so understated, and I adore the girl who plays Luna in the film, I think she does it really well :)

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:50 PM

I think it's a shame Luna is so understated...


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:51 PM

:yes::lol: What a brilliant picture :)

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 11:55 PM

I think she does too, she's not the same but she's still great

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 12:18 AM

Yeah he got a bit emo :yes:


:) He really did start to irritate me when that happened. I always thought he was a fantastic teacher to Harry, really reminded me of some cool teachers i had. I think all the Weasley's are portrayed well, Snape - there's no words to describe how well Rickman does him. Malfoy is exactly! how i imagined him. There's so many great performances.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:35 PM

Yeah I agree Rawr :lol:

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:21 PM

I might get stoned for this but, ahem, let's try anyway: I thought the first four books were awesome, incredible, the best books I'd read in ages (it helped that at the time I was at home with a broken leg and boredom aplenty, so I got to read them in one go), the fifth very hit and miss, the sixth bad and the seventh just unreadable.

I got the feeling with the last one that she'd lost the will/inspiration to write about these people and that she was just doing it to fulfill a contract/fan's expectations/her pockets. I also got the feeling the publishers, knowing full well anything with "Harry Potter" written on the cover would sell, didn't even bother paying someone to proofread it - style, syntax, grammar are all-over the place.

Or is it just me?

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:31 PM

I hated the last one when I first read it, but liked it more this time around when I read it again. I always think when it comes to latter books in a series, it's going to be a bit divided as to people who like it and people who don't, because everyone wants the story to go in different directions.

I do agree that's she's got a bit money grabbing though, I mean Tales of Beedle The Bard couldn't have taken her long to write, but at 4 a book she must have made a fortune from it, can't help but think she could have put more effort into it and made it a little longer

#35 Lucybird

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:38 PM

Actually the proceeds of Beedle the Bard went to charity and it was originally written by hand in a very grand looking book which was auctioned off for charity. I do agree that it was expensive for such a small book but I don't mind so much because it was for charity

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 10:58 PM

I didn't really get to discover the last book's storyline to be honest - the poor quality of the writing (so far removed from the near-genius of the first four) made it impossible for me to proceed any further. I only know the end, vaguely, because friends urged me to read the "Epilogue" for cringing-value. *Shudder*

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 11:00 PM

Oh I agree, not a fan of the epilogue, I still loved the last book though, but not my favourite certainly

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:04 AM

Yeah the epilogue isn't great :s

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:05 AM

I've stopped reading Harry Potter again, because I need to focus on my review books. I haven't even gotten to Hogwarts yet.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:07 AM

So you are about twenty pages in then?! :lol:




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