I am way behind on writing reviews! I wanted to share a few novels I’ve read during the past few months. What have you been reading lately? Anything I should check out?
It’s been awhile since I updated you on how things in my life are going. I’ve changed jobs, travelled a ton, and have even decided to make some tweaks to my channel. More details in the video below 🙂
My favorite tags to film are the ones where you have to come up with answers immediately. They’re a bit more spontaneous & fun. Let me know if we have any of the same answers for the Rapid Fire Book Tag!
This tag was created by GirlReading.
I love reading contemporaries in the Spring/Summer. Here are a few of my all-time favorites!
There is something so fun about listening to people discuss their bookish pet peeves. Maybe it’s because a lot of people can relate and it’s nice to hear someone give voice to the things that bother you also. So without further ado — here are a few things I just cannot stand in books:
So we’re a little past the mid year point now, but it’s still so fun to look back on things you loved and didn’t like. Brittni’s Book Find tagged me to do this and it was a blast to film!
I love stories about revenge. They tend to have very interesting, intricate plots and I’m usually sucked in from the very beginning! Here’s a look at some my favorites:
What are your top revenge stories?
Yesterday, I posted a non-spoiler review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but today I wanted to talk about the book IN DETAIL.
So, if you’ve been dying to talk about the latest Harry Potter in-depth, watch the video below and let’s chat in the comments 🙂
Author: J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
Series: Harry Potter #8
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Date: July 31, 2016
Source: For Review
The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children.
While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
This is crazy to me! I have been blogging for quite a few years and this is my first ever Harry Potter review. Now since this is a script, it is very, very different from the first 7 books. I still absolutely loved it, but if you go into it expecting it to be the same you’ll be disappointed.
The story follows Albus, Harry’s youngest son, during his first few years at Hogwarts. We see Harry struggling as a father to connect with a son who is pretty different from him. I don’t want to give any of the plot away, but I will say that it was pretty exciting!
My absolute favorite part, however, was seeing Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny as well as their children. It was such a treat to see Harry & co. all grown up, but still acting in more or less the same ways as they did as children. They are all much more mature, but their personalities hold steady. Similarly, you can see so much of Hermione in her daughter and that was really delightful as well.
While Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is very different from the rest of the series, it is still a great read. I think you’ll appreciate this one a lot more if you’re a fan of the series and are looking forward to spending more time with your favorite characters.
One of the most exciting things about July is that I really enjoyed every book I read. Cheers to no bad books!