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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
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bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult
Read 3 times. Last read March 28, 2018 to June 19, 2018.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is probably my favorite book in the Harry Potter series right after Order of the Phoenix, so suffice it to say that re-reading this book inspired a lot of feelings;

If you haven’t read HBP yet what are you doing with your life you should exit this review, because it is filled with “spoilers”.

Musings & highlights:

⤜ Does anyone else ever visit Snape, and am I the only person who wondered about this when Bellatrix and Narcissa showed up at his house?

⤜ Dumbledore putting the Dursleys in their place is iconic.

This scene: (I’m not tearing up at all, you are.)
“while I was at the Dursleys’ …” interrupted Harry, his voice growing stronger, “I realized I can’t shut myself away or — or crack up. Sirius wouldn’t have wanted that, would he? And anyway, life’s too short. … Look at Madam Bones, look at Emmeline Vance. … It could be me next, couldn’t it? But if it is,” he said fiercely, now looking straight into Dumbledore’s blue eyes gleaming in the wandlight, “I’ll make sure I take as many Death Eaters with me as I can, and Voldemort too if I can manage it.”

⤜ Dumbledore’s quote about forgiveness; “people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”.

⤜ Luna being Luna aka. my fave & the Weasley twins ahhh :’)

⤜ Snape continues to be utterly detestful and a horrible human being all around.

⤜ McGonagall praising Neville honestly warmed my heart.

Pygmy Puffs, can I own one, please?

⤜ Harry being “Dumbledore’s man through and through”. My heart.

⤜ Ron defending Harry, and being funny while doing so.

⤜ Ron roasting Myrtle, and being funny while doing so (#2).

⤜ (tbc)

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Reading Progress

2011 – Started Reading (Hardcover Edition)
2011 – Started Reading (Hardcover Edition)
2011 – Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
2011 – Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved as: fantasy (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved as: fantasy (Hardcover Edition)
August 31, 2013 – Shelved as: young-adult (Hardcover Edition)
September 2, 2013 – Shelved as: favorites (Hardcover Edition)
September 2, 2013 – Shelved as: read-in-ger (Hardcover Edition)
September 2, 2013 – Shelved as: own-ae-book (Hardcover Edition)
May 21, 2015 – Shelved as: book-series (Hardcover Edition)
May 21, 2015 – Shelved as: book-series (Hardcover Edition)
March 27, 2018 – Shelved
March 27, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 27, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 28, 2018 – Started Reading
June 19, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Hamad what is your Hogwarts house btw?


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "what is your Hogwarts house btw?"

Guess. :))


Hamad Slytherin 🐍🐍


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "Slytherin 🐍🐍"

Ahhh why? 🙈


Hamad Slytherins tend to be ambitious,shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. That's you 🙊


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "Slytherins tend to be ambitious,shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. That's you 🙊"

Ok wow, not that all the other traits apply to me, but where did you get the impression that I’d make a “strong leader”, haha. (Also, shouldn’t you be studying?)

I do have a few Slytherin tendencies, but I’m a Ravenclaw. 🙆🏻 Slytherclaw would be more accurate, probably. What about you?


Hamad Lily wrote: "Hamad wrote: "Slytherins tend to be ambitious,shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. That's you 🙊"

Ok wow, not that all the other traits apply to me, but where did you get the ..."


It is just a gut feeling, lol

I am a Hufflepuff (Obvious, right?)
(I should be studying but I am taking a break and then I will disappear :()


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "Lily wrote: "Hamad wrote: "Slytherins tend to be ambitious,shrewd, cunning, strong leaders, and achievement-oriented. That's you 🙊"

Ok wow, not that all the other traits apply to me, but where did..."


Uhh it took me two days to reply, but—it’s not obvious to me, tbh. (Sorry?)


Hamad Which house do you think suits me most then?


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "Which house do you think suits me most then?"

I probably would have guessed Ravenclaw.


Hamad Lily wrote: "Hamad wrote: "Which house do you think suits me most then?"

I probably would have guessed Ravenclaw."


Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, honest and rather impartial.

Yup, that's more like the real-life me


Lily ☁️ Hamad wrote: "Lily wrote: "Hamad wrote: "Which house do you think suits me most then?"

I probably would have guessed Ravenclaw."

Students belonging to this house are known to be hard-working, friendly, loyal, ..."


:))


may ❀ ARE YOU GUYS STILL REREADING THIS OH MY GOD thats some commitment


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TS IT'S NO COMMITMENT AT ALL MAY IT'S A GREAT SERIES TELL HER LILY


message 15: by Lily ☁️ (last edited Apr 10, 2018 11:59AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lily ☁️ maymay ☕ wrote: "ARE YOU GUYS STILL REREADING THIS OH MY GOD thats some commitment"

If by “commitment” you mean “love”, then I agree with you. :)


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "IT'S NO COMMITMENT AT ALL MAY IT'S A GREAT SERIES TELL HER LILY"

May doesn’t think much of HP. 😐 Coupled with her only having watched one Friends episode, I am seriously rethinking the merit of our friendship.


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TS Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "IT'S NO COMMITMENT AT ALL MAY IT'S A GREAT SERIES TELL HER LILY"

May doesn’t think much of HP. 😐 Coupled with her only having watched one Friends episode, I am seriously rethinking the ..."


(view spoiler)


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "IT'S NO COMMITMENT AT ALL MAY IT'S A GREAT SERIES TELL HER LILY"

May doesn’t think much of HP. 😐 Coupled with her only having watched one Friends episode, I am seriously re..."


(view spoiler)


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TS Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "IT'S NO COMMITMENT AT ALL MAY IT'S A GREAT SERIES TELL HER LILY"

May doesn’t think much of HP. 😐 Coupled with her only having watched one Friends episode, I am s..."


omg how could she shun her


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "omg how could she shun her"

I know!! Given both our our semi-hiatuses it would most likely fly under the radar, though.


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TS Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "omg how could she shun her"

I know!! Given both our our semi-hiatuses it would most likely fly under the radar, though."


bahahhahahahahaha that's such a good call


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "omg how could she shun her"

I know!! Given both our our semi-hiatuses it would most likely fly under the radar, though."

bahahhahahahahaha that's such a good call"


(Lowkey wondering whether she’s still following this comment thread.)


may ❀ I JUST SAW THESE COMMENTS KNOW i cant believe the integrity of our friendship is based of.....hp and chandler


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TS maymay❀ wrote: "I JUST SAW THESE COMMENTS KNOW i cant believe the integrity of our friendship is based of.....hp and chandler"

sorry not sorry


may ❀ tal, i wanna,,,,,i wanna breakup


may ❀ until you learn to love me with my hp ~*roasting*~


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TS maymay❀ wrote: "until you learn to love me with my hp ~*roasting*~"

bish i friended you for your hp roasts


message 28: by TS (last edited Apr 16, 2018 11:28AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

TS lily can you believe the audacity of this girl she needs to be reported


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "lily can you believe the audacity of this girl she needs to be reported"

I flagged her comment (“inappropriate”).


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TS Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "lily can you believe the audacity of this girl she needs to be reported"

I flagged her comment (“inappropriate”)."


omg you SAVAGE


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "omg you SAVAGE"

😼 (view spoiler)


may ❀ no BEING SAVAGE ON ME IM SMOL GIVE ME LOVE


may ❀ TS wrote: "maymay❀ wrote: "until you learn to love me with my hp ~*roasting*~"

bish i friended you for your hp roasts"


damn, youre right


may ❀ i watched two friends episodes for you two


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TS that's true much love


message 37: by TS (new) - rated it 5 stars

TS Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "omg you SAVAGE"

😼 [spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


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Gary I'm Hufflepuff


Lily ☁️ maymay❀ wrote: "i watched two friends episodes for you two"

TS wrote: "that's true much love"

Well,,, 2/236 love from me.


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "TS wrote: "omg you SAVAGE"

😼 [spoilers removed]"

[spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


Lily ☁️ Gary wrote: "I'm Hufflepuff"

☺️👋🏻


message 42: by TS (new) - rated it 5 stars

TS Lily wrote: "maymay❀ wrote: "i watched two friends episodes for you two"

TS wrote: "that's true much love"

Well,,, 2/236 love from me."


cri


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "maymay❀ wrote: "i watched two friends episodes for you two"

TS wrote: "that's true much love"

Well,,, 2/236 love from me."

cri"


Well, she hasn’t even told me her real name yet, so cri is me.


message 44: by TS (new) - rated it 5 stars

TS Lily ☁️ wrote: "TS wrote: "Lily wrote: "maymay❀ wrote: "i watched two friends episodes for you two"

TS wrote: "that's true much love"

Well,,, 2/236 love from me."

cri"

Well, she hasn’t even told me her real na..."


OMG LILY


Lily ☁️ TS wrote: "OMG LILY"

… YES, TAL


Fuzaila Omg you have made me want to reread this series yet again


Lily ☁️ Fuzaila wrote: "Omg you have made me want to reread this series yet again"

Ahhh yes do it, you can never read Harry Potter too many times!! 💖💖


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