Harry Potter Box Set (Harry Potter, #1-3)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Orphaned as a baby, Harry Potter has spent 11 awful years living with his mean aunt, uncle, and cousin Dudley. But everything changes for Harry when an owl delivers a myster
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I tried a kid's book, but without pictures, i don't get far- looking up the words becomes tiresome, so this is perhaps a way to go. :P
The second one was just as fun. Dobby is such a classic character and he always makes me laugh. My all time favorite was Professor Lockhart because he was such...more
The story centres around an 11 year old boy named Harry Potter. Harry is an orphan who has grown up with his aunt, uncle and cousin. Harry discovers that he is in fact a wizard and that his parents were killed by an ev...more
first book was just okay, the second book, was like poking out my left. and the third book was like stepping on my big toe. And then doing poka dance. (Okay maybe not that book.) But really my life would have gone on fine if I never picked up...more
I saw the movies before I read the books because I heard that if you read the books before you watch the movie there is a higher chance of not liking the movie because you imagined a very different one in your head while reading the book. Anyways..
Philosophers Stone I read three times! IN A ROW! It was that good! The way that JK Rowling wrote the series is amazing it's simple but still gives you all the deta...more
Regret that it is the US edition, as I would prefer the original text with its 'Britishisms'.
But this is Karin's copy and she has the whole set in the US edition.
I enjoyed this a lot. I think DOBBY is the invention of a genius. Intriguing character.
My only criticism is the completely stereotyped nagging-housewife character of Mrs Weasley. Most unbelievable in someone with her powers. What was Rowling thinking??? [or have I missed some...more
This is a very interesting book because he doesnt actually go to school at hogwarts at the start of this book, also he has to live at his aunt and uncles house because his parents are dead. Harry was expecting letters from his friends Harmione and Ron, but he never got any. His aunt and uncles names are uncle Vernon Dursley and aunt Petunia Dursley and they have a son called Dudley. Harry has to stay in his room all day and he has a pet owl and hes not allo...more
Chamber of secrets.
Prisoner of Askaban.
Goblet of fire.
And I am currently reading the half blood prince which, so far, is amazing too. Whenever I'm upset I pick up my Harry Potter book and all of my troubles are forgotten as I am joining him on his adventures. I would recommend this book 100%
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 4 stars
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4 stars
after watching all the movies again the other day and catching on to yet more of the mysteries involved within the story i decided it was time to finally restart and finish reading the nooks.
the first three i was through in a day each and enjoyed thoroughly. i am picking up ever more of the little secrets and mysteries as i read.
it's amazing what happens when i concentrate! haha
Of course there are better children's books out there and there are better characters to enjoy, but these were very much part of the lives of the NNN's for ten years and I loved being able to rattle off my bits of muggle and magic chatter with them.
What was interesting was the translation of names. For instance, the pun Diagonal Alley could not work in French. I laughed over other names. Snape is Rogue!
I always read them first and enjoyed them. Can understand some of the negative comments, but think she has developed her characters well throughout the series, and I wait just as eagerly as the youngsters for her next ones
Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch...more