What’s on my Reading List for Fall 2015?

The days are already getting shorter and you can clearly tell that fall is just around the bend. Time to go over my reading list for a comfy autumn!

 

1. Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine #3):
Going over this list, it seems like fall will be my season of series. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of them. I have to wait until the end of September before it will be published but I’m already excited. I love the first two parts and can’t wait to read on about those kids! And I want to see more of the (sometimes creepy, sometimes charming) authentic old photographs in the book.

 

2. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling: Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

I finally reached the end. After the book was devoured I binge-watched the two films it was turned into. Read on to find out what I think about Harry’s final adventure!

 

The Plot:
This is it. Harry, Ron and Hermine are almost at the end of their journey. They try to fulfill Dumbledore’s last mission: find and destroy the Horcruxes in order to defeat the dark Lord. Well, easier said than done…

 

Book vs. Movie:
As I mentioned before, I devoured the book. It’s so thrilling and capturing, you just can’t put it down. The characters are more relatable than ever, you wish you could crawl into the book and help them. I love how intricate and cleverly woven the story is. Just when you think it’s over, J. K. Rowling comes around the corner with something new. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I am almost done with the Harry Potter books and movie! After The Half-Blood Prince only one more novel (+two films) await. Read on to find out what I have to say about the sixth book and it’s adaptation…

 

 

The Plot:
It’s time to face it: Voldemort is back. While the entire magical world is afraid of what might come next, Dumbledore has a plan. He teams up with Harry to face the dark lord’s past and discover a way to destroy him…

 

Book vs. Movie:
First of all I have to state that the book is thrilling. Impossible to put down, I read almost in one go. J. K. Rowling gets under your skin, deeper than you would imagine.
As always, the characters are described magnificently. By now they feel almost real, like true friends. The story is very intricate and you have a hard time guessing what comes next. Continue reading

Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The third installment of J. K. Rowling epic Harry Potter series bears the title “The Prisoner of Azkaban”. TheĀ  – so far – darkest book in the series.

 

The Plot:
The entire magical world is up in arms. Sirius Black has escaped from the legendary prison Azkaban, that is guarded by the happiness-sucking Dementors. Everybody is afraid, but one boy appears to be in bigger danger than everyone else. Harry Potter is looking forward to another turbulent year in Hogwarts…

 

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Book vs. Movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Finally, after so many years, I got started on the Harry Potter series. While I saw most of the movies in theatres, I never read the books. It’s time to catch up!

 

The Plot:
Harry Potter appears to be a normal boy, but he has a secret he doesn’t even know about himself.
…Until a letter arrives. As it turns out, Harry is a wizard and not just an ordinary one. He is the most famous kid in the entire magic world. When he was little he survived an attacked of the most evil wizard of all time, while his parents died. It’s time to embrace his heritage and he starts his first school year at Hogwarts, School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Many adventures await…

 

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