I'm using all of my willpower to stop reading at the same point that the first movie ends. I want to keep going, but it's not that long until the seco...moreI'm using all of my willpower to stop reading at the same point that the first movie ends. I want to keep going, but it's not that long until the second movie comes out, and it's easier to enjoy the movies if I don't already have what's going to happen fresh in my brain.
Re-reading makes me even more appreciative of the movie. Of all the HP movies so far, this one meshes with the book the most. Though thinking about how much happens in the second part of the book has me really nervous for the second movie.
I'd almost forgotten how brain numbing the first part of this book is. The forest part lasts for sooooooooooooo long. I've complained of it before, but on re-read, it's not improved. The Ministry break-in, Godric's Hollow, and the escape from Malfoy Manor are still amazing on re-read, though, still suspenseful.
And I still cried when Hedwig and Dobby died. (less)
I'd forgotten how much fun this book is. I say fun, despite the last four or five chapters. The interaction between Harry,...moreReview from re-read in 2009:
I'd forgotten how much fun this book is. I say fun, despite the last four or five chapters. The interaction between Harry, Hermione, and Ron was interesting and fun, especially the growing romantic dynamic between Hermione and Ron. Harry falling for Ginny, and his twisting emotions regarding 'bros before hos' was good to read.
The memories are, point blank, the best part of the book. The look into Voldemort's past, and Harry's reaction to how he lived and seeing the similarities between the two of them, were the perfect way to bring in facts about Voldemort without getting boring.
The final scenes were amazing. The first one that I loved was Draco vs Dumbledore. The emotion coming from Malfoy were heart wrenching, and Dumbledore slowly losing strength and slipping down the wall just squeezed the heart to pieces.
My favorite scene, and to be honest, the scene I was most looking forward to in the movie (NOT BITTER), was the final scene between Snape and Harry. Harry freaking out and throwing out a Crucio curse, then attempting Snape's own spells on him, and Snape's overwhelming fury. We'd never seen Snape lose it up to that point, it was always cold and quiet anger. For him to lose his shit so completely and proclaim himself the HBP was just amazing.
I'm now itching to re-read book 7 after this. Ahhh, HP. How I miss you.(less)
I'm disappointed. I liked Tao of Pooh so much, because it took something I have absolutely zero knowledge of, which is Taoism, and put it into terms t...moreI'm disappointed. I liked Tao of Pooh so much, because it took something I have absolutely zero knowledge of, which is Taoism, and put it into terms that even my 8-year old neice could understand, Winnie the Pooh.
This one veered off track a lot, and what was referenced from WtP had already been referenced in the first book. It was heavily political, which I usually like, but it was unexpected and rather jarring.
This book sort of put me into an Eeyore state of mind, which I didn't care for. I'm really disappointed.(less)