Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

I spent my Christmas holidays with Harry Potter (and of course my family). I was looking for something that would be fun and fast moving (so I could hit 50 books before the end of 09) and HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban and HP and the Goblet of Fire fit the bill.

Now I know I am not the last one to read Harry, but sometimes it feels like it. I mean I entered the Harry Potter Reading Challenge not only not having read the books, but also not having seen any of the movies (I have now seen about ½ of the first movie – but that’s really it).

There is a lot to like about this series (seriously I get so excited reading about the owls probably more than anything else and these two books had plenty of owl appearances). But what I appreciate most about the books is the growth of Harry, Ron and Hermione (and not just the growth in page number with each book) but in the way they act and how they think. Yes it’s a fantasy book, and yes they are wizards but they are still kids, now teenagers, and you can related to their experiences (even if they are in class learning how to make potions, or tell the future; playing games on broomsticks and fighting magical creatures).  To me, the journey is as fun as the adventure.

Thanks again Michelle for hosting this challenge, otherwise I might not have picked up these books.


Tuesday Teaser, 29 December – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

It’s that time of week again for Should Be Reading’s fun meme Teaser Tuesdays.

So how does this work:

  • Grab your current book
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week I am teasing you with another Harry Potter, this time it’s from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling.

“Finally I wish to impress upon any of you wishing to compete that this tournament is not to be entered into lightly. Once a champion has been selected by the Goblet of Fire, he or she is obliged to see the tournament through to the end.” Pg 256

What’s your tease for this Tuesday?