Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Paperback's Pondering's: What It's Like to Re Read the Harry Potter Series
This post is longggg over due. I re read the series about 6 months ago, and for some reason I completely forgot to write this post. But, it's still something that I wanted to discuss, so without further adieu, this is my experience on re reading the entire Harry Potter series!
This was actually the first time I've re read the series in order. I usually only re read a book here and there. But, I had actually run out of books to read and felt like re reading something, so I decided to go with the entire series. While I can say that the series was as amazing as I remember, I did notice that I had some changes in my opinions.
I definitely think that I appreciated more of the lessons this time around. Maybe it's because I'm older (and perhaps a little wiser), but I felt like I paid more attention to the philosophies of life in the series rather than just paying attention to the magic like I did as a child. I think I had more to learn from this series.
I also realized that some books are better than others. When I read it while I was young, I was completely caught up in the hype that I was convinced that every book was perfect, but I can definitely say now that wasn't the case. I'm standing by my decision that Prisoner of Azkaban was the worst of the series, and definitely the most boring. There was just no plot.
My favourite still remained the same though, and that is Goblet of Fire. I loved the integration of the 3 schools together and Cedric was such an amazing minor character. It's also my go to movie to watch as well.
Not all of my opinions changed. Hermione was still my favourite female character, Fred was still my favourite male character, and I still believe that Dumbledore set Harry up for failure at times. But I also stayed true to my feelings that this is the best book series I've ever read, and that it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Have you re read the entire HP series? What did you think?
Emily @ Paperback Princess