Friday, 5 August 2011


I've just signed up on the Pottermore website and am feeling that familiar thrill of excitement to do with all things Harry Potter related. I watched the last movie a week after the premier and the feeling of sad finality was almost overwhelming.
There were, however, I few things in the final film that I had problems with:

1) The casting choices for all the young characters: Lily, Snape, James, Harry's kids and Ron's kids. They made a brilliant job of casting Harry, Ron and Hermione in the first film (amazingly true to the pictures I already had in my head) and I was a little disappointed at the decisions for these characters.

2) Harry tells Ron and Hermione that he's going to die! And what do they do? Well, Hermione cries a little and touches his shoulder comfortingly while Ron looks at him with this strange, intense expression. Um, hello? Your best friend is about to die!

3) Snape's memories were shortened! Although the ones they did portray were absolutely heartbreaking.

4) Harry snaps the Elder Wand. Ok, so the most powerful wand in existence can be broken in two by a seventeen-year-old? Cool.

5) They don't use the Invisibility Cloak. I love that cloak!

6) Bellatrix Lestrange explodes? Really?

That's all I can think of for the time being. As for the things I liked: far too many to list! It was a terribly sad film.

So, now, I have Pottermore to comfort me on a rainy day as well as the seven books and eight films (the first one's my favourite - they're so cute!) which I am sure to read and watch over and over again. To be honest, I envy J. K. Rowling so much. Her plots are so tightly constructed, her writing flows beautifully and her characters are all so loveable. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to publish a book that achieves even a tenth of the success and love of Harry Potter...


  1. hm I haven't read any of the Harry pOTTEr books just yet but I hear its adult fiction.. tsk. You should read the Forbidden Game by L. J. Smith it's a really great you won't regret. :)

  2. Oh, you must read them! And they're not adult fiction at all - more like young adult (and the first few books are really for kids).

    Thanks for your comment anyhow and for the book recommendation - I'll look into it for sure! :)

  3. haha ok I will.. do you have the books in pdf? :P

    by the way I'm following you.. can you pretty pretty please with sugar on top ..follow me back? I write book reviews as well and L. J. Smith is my favorite author. :) She wrote the Vampire Diaries and the Secret Circle but haven't read those yet. :D