Thursday, 19 September 2013
#re3 - Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
WHY DID YOU REREAD HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN?
I always wanted to reread Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but when I decided to reread Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (#re3 chat of Order of the Phoenix is here), I knew I was going to read this. Plus, when I decided to reread Order of the Phoenix, I bought the white signature edition (just because) and with it under the "Buy One, Get One Half Price", I knew I had to buy Prisoner of Azkaban.
WHAT WAS YOUR HONEST OPINION WHEN YOU FIRST READ THIS BOOK?
This is my favourite Harry Potter book. I loved how this introduced to Lupin and Sirius, two characters that I love, and introduced to, what I still think is one of the creepiest/frightening creatures in children's literature, Dementors.
WHAT IS YOUR HONEST OPINION NOW THAT YOU HAVE REREAD THIS BOOK?
I loved rereading this. I still love this book as much as I did before, but I did noticed that, after reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, that JK's writing style has changed and grown, saying her growing more confident in, not only her writing style, but showing her grown-up and dark the series is becoming. This is the last book where it has a "childish" feel to it.
And Crookshanks - I LOVE this cat! It's snarky, even more so for a cat!
I was cheering the moment Hermione slapped Draco. Need I say more?
BECAUSE OF THIS BOOK, WILL YOU REREAD ANY OTHER BOOK WITHIN THE SERIES?
I kinda want to read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I'm not 100% sure why I want to reread (because am listening to the Harry Potter ReadALong podcast, Alohomora) or because I was thinking of writing a blogpost about the "Circle Theory" and wonder why Goblet of Fire is a standalone in this theory. But I think it's because I wanna reread the first chapter - The Riddle House - as that's one of my fave chapter within the Harry Potter series. And, because of the new JK Rowling movie news (read the news on her website here or BBC News) , I am going to reread Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them before the year is out.
(PS - if you are a fan of Remus Lupin, his backstory was revealed on Pottermore. However, I listened to the special edition of the podcast, Alohomora. If you want to listen to the episode, click here.)