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message 1: by Nora (new)

Nora "Mrs. Lippett (who sounds like a bit of a Trunchbull)..." Haha, loved that part. This sounds like such a cute, unique book. Plus, the heroine sounds adorable.


message 2: by Tandie (new)

Tandie Noora, I think you'd adore this!


message 3: by Nora (new)

Nora I've added it to my TBR shelf. I was so surprised when I saw that it was published in 1912. The premise sounds so contemporary.


message 4: by Tandie (new)

Tandie Okay, I had to adjust my rating. The romance in the book was off. WAY off. We discussed it in book club & I can't ignore the voyeuristic creepiness of the dude. It really could've been done well. I'm rewriting that part in my mind.


message 5: by Tandie (new)

Tandie Noora, that was the exact comment one of my book club members made tonight! It doesn't read like it's over 100 years old!


message 6: by Nora (new)

Nora The best stories are the ones that are timeless. :-)


message 7: by Tandie (new)

Tandie Agreed! Harry Potter is still going to be knocking people's socks off in 100 years. I know you're with me on that one!


message 8: by Nora (new)

Nora Most definitely. I'm on a rereading spree of the HP series right now and I'm rewatching all the movies! I've gone and rekindled my obsession again. They're just so perfect, though! Consider my socks officially knocked off.


message 9: by Tandie (new)

Tandie You barefoot crazy woman! HP is one of those rare series that had awesome movies. My kids point out all the inaccuracies in Prisoner of Azkaban, which deviates the most from the books. It's a SCREENPLAY I tell them, an adaptation of the book. I think they did a cracking good job! (The world of HP reminds me of how badly I want to be Brittish.)


message 10: by Nora (new)

Nora Call me crazy if you like. All the best people are. ;-) I'm doing that too! I point out all the little things that aren't in the movies, but thankfully those are few and far between. The book to movie translations are near perfect, even down to the dialogue. One thing that I really wish they'd put in the movies is Peeves. I think he's cruel, but hilarious too.


message 11: by Tandie (new)

Tandie I love Peeves! They could've had fun with that!


message 12: by Nora (new)

Nora I know! I also wish they'd kept Snape's furious tirade against Harry when he realized that Sirius had escaped. "THIS-HAS-SOMETHING-TO-DO-WITH-POTTER!" I actually laughed when I read that part: if only they'd kept it in the movie. Overall, though, I'd say that the movies remain about 90% loyal to the books, which is fantastic.


Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ You have a 1912 edition? How cool is that?


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