I adore Harry Potter but *whispers* haven’t read it in a while. I feel I am long over due to re-read my favourite series!
Most people have read them, seen the films or have some basic understand of what happens in each book. So, instead of doing a normal review, I’m just going to put my favourite bits of the books, anything that happens that I may have forgotten about, and my favourite quotes! Enjoy.
My Favourite Bits
How warm and fuzzy the whole book makes me feel when I read it.
Mr Dursley trying to shoo the stern cat who’s
reading looking at the drive sign.
The foreshadowing – Sirius Black was mentioned in the first chapter. It mentions Mrs Figg looking after him from time to time. Hagrid says you’d have to be mad to try and rob Gringgots. I feel so warm and fuzzy!
Vernon saying they have to take Dudley to the hospital to get the tail removed – just imagine the doctor’s faces.
Every time Hagrid says something he shouldn’t have said…
Hogwarts – the stairs moving, the walls tricking the students into thinking there is a door where there isn’t one, having to tickle doors to open them, the portraits going for walks, the Great Hall, especially at Christmas with the twelve towering Christmas trees, sparkling icicles and hundreds of candles.
Harry’s delight at getting presents at Christmas and the Fred and George shoving Percy’s jumper over his head.
Things I Forgot About
Everyone singing the Hogwarts song in favourite tune.
Need reminding? Fancy a singsong? Well choose your favourite tune and after 3…. 1,2,3.
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they’re bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we’ve forgot,
Just do your best, we’ll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.
Everyone finished the song at different times. At last, only the Weasley twins were left singing along to a very slow funeral march. Dumbledore conducted their last few lines with his wand, and when they had finished, he was one of those who clapped the loudest.
Harry pretending to be the Bloody Barron to scare away Peeves. They definitely missed at trick not including Peeves into the films.
My Favourite Quotes
‘A Nimbus Two Thousand, sir,’ said Harry, fighting not to laugh at the look of horror on Malfoy’s face. ‘And it’s really thanks to Malfoy here that I’ve got it,’ he added.
‘You haven’t got a letter on yours’ George observed. ‘I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. But we’re not stupid – we know we’re called Gred and Forge.’
I believe your friends Misters Fred and George were responsible for trying to send you a lavatory seat.No doubt they thought it would amuse you.
‘The truth.’ Dumbledore sighed. ‘It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.’