How He Treats His Inferiors

 

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”

J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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The Making of Harry Potter.

 

Yesterday was one of the most amazing days of my life. A real childhood dream came true – I went to Hogwarts!

For my birthday back in July, my Mum bought 3 tickets for Warner Bros Studio Tours in London – The Making of Harry Potter. This was one of the best presents I could have received. Those of you that have read my blog from the beginning, follow me of Instagram or Twitter, will know that gatesI am Harry Potter crazy and have been for the majority of my life.knight bus

The first Harry Potter book was released when I was 5, I read it when I was 7, and I completely fell in love with the magical world of Harry Potter and his adventures at Hogwarts. Since then I have read each of the seven books at least 4times each; The Philosopher’s Stone, The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Deathly Hallows more like 5 or 6 times each, they’re my top three. I have fond memories of the book releases, the movie releases, when shops first began selling Chocolate Frogs and Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans, the coins that you could collect at Asda if you had enough tokens (anyone else remember those? Did you complete your set?). In a nutshell, Harry Potter was my childhood and has been a huge part of my life since I read the first book.

I have been wanting to go to the tour for years and I had kind of resigned myself to the fact that I would probably never get to go. When Mum told me that she had booked tickets I actually cried! For a 22 year old that may seem a bit pathetic but it’s the truth. For the last month my excitement has been building, on Sunday I could barely say Harry Potter or Warner Bros without my face cracking into a big, goofy grin. My fiancé thinks I’m nuts (though he was insistent that I got him a Chocolate Frog!)

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Top Ten Tuesday #5

 

 

 

top-ten-tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

{Sorry for being a day late, had some internet trouble yesterday and couldn’t upload.}

Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want to Read:

1 & 2 – Lolita and Tampa I just don’t feel comfortable reading books of this kind. I read The End of Alice by A.M Homes when I was at university and, although it was not as graphic as I am led to believe that Tampa is, I was disturbed. I don’t want to read about things like that. I can appreciate what Alissa Nutting has done with Tampa; women do commit these crimes to and awareness needs to be raised.

3 – The Cuckoo’s Calling I read J.K Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy and I absolutely hated it. It was so dull and boring. There was none of the spark that is present in the Harry Potter series. I know this may seem like an unfair comparison as they are completely different genres but still, The Casual Vacancy was boring and I don’t want to read any of the Cormoran Strikes novels in case I experience the same disappointment.

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Top Ten Tuesday #3

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This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is Authors I Own the Most Books Of .

Patricia Cornwell – 21 books – All of the Kay Scarpetta series apart from the most recent one, plus the tie-in cookbook that she did, which is brilliant!

P.C Cast – 19 books – I own books 1 to 10 in the House of Night series, but I have read them all, plus The Fledgling Handbook. I also have all of her Goddess of Partholon series which is a fantastic fantasy/mythical/magical read. And I have 4 of her Goddess Summoning novels which I absolutely adore.

Jodi Picoult – 14 books – including; House Rules, The Pact, Nineteen Minutes, , Lone Wolf, The Storyteller, Handle With Care, Salem Falls, The Tenth Circle plus Between the Lines which she co-wrote with her daughter Samantha Van Leer.

Nicholas Sparks – 13 books –  The Notebook, Safe Haven and True Believer being my favourite.

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Hello Fellow Bookworms!

Today and tomorrow I am on leave from work, adding the weekend and the fact that I don’t work Mondays and that is a whole five days without work. Five days all to myself. What to do with these precious five days?

Watch Harry Potter, read books and start a blog of course!

This morning I did all of the things that I needed to do so I am now free to amuse myself until I return to work. Every now and then I love to have a Harry Potter marathon and watch all of the films, a lot of the time my sister will watch them too, she’s a Potterhead just like me. I wish I had more time so that I could return to the real world of Harry Potter within the glorious pages of J.K Rowling’s books whenever I need my Potter-fix but unfortunately the real world gets in the way of this.

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