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Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince | J.K. Rowling
Reading level: Ages 9-12,At the least, book six in the Harry Potter series does what it needs to: it moves the characters along in their personal and magical development; it fills in some previous gaps of knowledge; especially with regard to Voldemort's past; it continues to raise the level of urgency and danger as previous books have, it adds a few more mysteries/cliffhangers; and it ends with a clear pointing toward a final climactic battle. Harry is now sixteen and has been devastated with the lost of his godfather from the previous year. Regardless, he trugs on. Afterall, he still has his friends (Ron and Hermonie), Hagrid, and Dumbledoor. Book six begins with Dumbledoor collecting Harry over the summer (quite strange--to say the least). Dumbledoor tells Harry of his inheritance from his godfather and that he would like to give Harry private lessons in addition to his normal classes at Hogwarts. Harry, of course, agrees. This year is especially dangerous for all witches and wizards everywhere, because now it is known by all that Voldermort has return with his Death Eaters. While Death Eaters create a rampange throughout the countryside, Harry overhears Malfoy's secret converstations with a curator well known for dabbling in the dark arts. Harry is certain that Malfoy is now a Death Eater like his father. Only no one will take him seriously. The story continues in this vein. Harry helping and discovering Dumbledoor's secrets, following and spying on Malfoy, and then there is the teenage romance that seems to involve Harry, as well as, all his friends.
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UnabridgedPod
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Before I start, shout out to my Fortnite-obsessed kiddo for setting up this photo. He really wanted to included his Harry Potter Fortnite skin in the pic.

I had a (brief) departure from my Harry Potter re-read but am now back at it with J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This feels SO much as just a lead-in to the grand finale that in some ways, assessing Half-Blood Prince on its own merits is difficult. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod On the whole, though, I did find it to be satisfying. Rowling does a good job establishing Ginny (for the first time!) as a strong character and future partner for Harry. The romance between Ron and Hermione is satisfying . . . and Lavendar is sufficiently annoying. Harry's dual obsessions with Draco and Snape prove both to be true (kind of) and unbearable, while the ongoing relationship with Dumbledore, which deepens here, is both SUCH ⬇️ now
UnabridgedPod a great addition to the novel AND quite puzzling.
(Read Rainbow Rowell's take on this--what is UP with some of what Dumbledore chooses *not* to tell Harry!?!) This is a perfect penultimate story, leading right in to Death Hallows.⠀

As for the movie . . . it's solid. Jim Broadbent as Slughorn is brilliant, and I love watching the young actors develop into these familiar, well-loved roles. ⬇️
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UnabridgedPod It's great. Alan Rickman as Snape is my ABSOLUTE favorite. And that conclusion is just gorgeous. Dumbledore!! now
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Alisnazzy
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In his Harry Potter pjs and reading HBP. 😍😍😍

Lcsmcat Awww! 4d
LiteraryinLititz How cute!! 4d
Julsmarshall Precious! What a special moment! 4d
BookNAround So adorable! 4d
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TheBookbabeblog84
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Most of you guys know I‘m a knitter....and most would guess I‘m crazy about Potter but....last night I got to combine my two loves when I made these knitting stitch markers. I got the idea from Etsy....someone was selling the same thing for 50$. I made mine from under 20$ ;). I am going to order that sellers Doctor Who stuff though. #knitter #happiness #potterhead #Potterverse

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Hannahslomp
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#2 When young Harry Potter ventures into his second last year at Hogwarts he suspects that something strange is going on. He is also convinced the Draco Malfoy, his enemy in his very own year, bares Voldemorts dark mark. Is Harry going to win? Find out by reading this book as Harry prepares to face what lies ahead. If you like books that have suspense then this is your book. I also think that this book was a fast read because I really enjoyed it.

Cfischbuch These books are truly full of suspense. Edge of your seat reading. 3w
MissYaremcio Great work Hannah! My favourite Harry Potter is the third! What's yours? 3w
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bookishbitch
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A splurge from my travels. Thankful for airport shopping opportunities. #househufflepuff

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Tim Hortons - 9A
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Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Mystery
Date Started: October 1, 2019
Date Completed:
How did you choose this book: I decided to read and complete the Harry Potter series by the end of December.
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kgriffith
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“But for heaven's sake — you're wizards! You can do magic!“
Scrimgeour turned slowly on the spot and exchanged an incredulous look with Fudge, who really did manage a smile this time as he said kindly, “The trouble is, the other side can do magic too, Prime Minister.”
(I can't be the only person who thinks of sci-fi/fantasy world connections while reading every assigned text for my classes, can I?)

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reading_rainbow
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harry potter re-read continues ✨ going to try and get this one done cause we got tickets to see Half Blood Prince in concert in October and i‘m so excited about it!! i‘ve never actually seen the movie (i‘m a snob and just think the books are better) so i‘m even more excited that my first viewing will be quite an experience 🐍🐍🐍

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Shuga
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Oh my. I know why I hate getting to this book. It‘s such a sad read. Love my HP ..strange watching/hearing/reading as the characters go through their growing pains... I‘m going to try to re-read the last book but the 1st time through was heartbreaking.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Left for work early to walk through a little fair (a food truck wars festival) set up downtown in my city today and then found a nice grassy spot for a couple of chapters. 😁

Jas16 I love this picture 2mo
mcipher This looks magical!! 2mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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I can't help it. Now, when I'm reading HP that isnt in illustrated format, in the back of my head I'm trying to wish it into my existence at that very moment.

I know it's the words that make the story...im just so in love with the illustrated editions that I wish wish wish they were all released already for me to Ohhh and Ahhh over.

Still loving the story though. I'm just sayin is all. 🤷‍♂️

ValerieAndBooks Yay Ravenclaw 💙!! 2mo
DGRachel I actually paused my reread of the HP books when I finished Azkaban in March because I knew Goblet of Fire was coming out in October. I will pick up my reread then. 😊 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai @DGRachel lol. I'm doing the same thing. I'm not reading them in order this year but knew I would wait on Goblet for the illustrated. 👏 2mo
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GypsyKat Love the illustrated editions! And #Ravenclaw #HousePride 💙⚡️ 2mo
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Books.Bottles.and.Babies
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The boys and I finished our NEWTs and we look forward to our future magical careers! Through the month of August my boys and I participated in the #newtsreadathon2019 and I am so proud of my kiddos for all of the reading they have done over the month (and over this past summer as a whole)!!! The #magicalreadathon2019 is always so much fun to take part in and a great chance to bond with my little guys ❤️💙💚💛

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beeda
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FINALLY finished my reread. Life just got in the way of finishing in a time frame that I wanted. These books never get old and I always notice something new with each reread. HP has my heart! Love the series. I will say that the action doesn‘t really happen in this book until the last few chapters. Everything before it gets a bit repetitive at times.

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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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Every year as soon as September hits I fall into Harry Potter again.

I always wonder if this is the year that I'll pass on my re-read of Harry & friends and use that precious time for other unread books instead.

Whelp. Guess this isn't that year. No planned reading order this time. Just gonna go with the flow and read 'em (or listen) as the mood strikes me.

Half Blood Prince is first up. 🤘

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BarkingMadRun
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What an amazing box of goodness! Thanks to @curiouserandcurioser for the amazing gifts and to for organizing! #fallathogwartsswap #fahs #lunalovegood

curiouserandcurioser So glad you enjoyed it! I had a lot of fun making the Luna cross stitch 😊 Such a fun swap!! 3mo
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jenniferw88
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#basicwitchswap @sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady @TCLinrow

1. Vanilla | Mint | Orange | Cinnamon
2. Chocolate - After Eights / Chocolate Oranges are my fave!
3. Cats!!!
4. An excuse to re-watch my fave HP movie with my fave actress in (Helena Bonham Carter)

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JordanD
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I know I‘m obviously like 25 years behind the curve. However, this is my first time reading beyond the 1st book of the HP series, or I should say listening to the HP series. Audiobooks are my new addiction and I‘m so happy I waited a few weeks so I could join the potter-heads! I have screamed and laughed out loud in my car and I look forward to my daily commute. 2 weeks until I wrap up the series with the Deathly Hallows- I cant wait!

Bookwormjillk I‘m jealous! 3mo
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teebe
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... 🤨🙄😑

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Happy Sunday! ✨

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JenlovesJT47
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1. Nothing really pops to mind because I eat small amounts of whatever I want to keep myself from going insane. But I do on occasion drink too much Mt Dew! 😬
2. My French copies of the last two Harry Potter books I found at the used bookstore. 🤓
3. Tagged. I‘ve gotten little else read the last few weeks as I make my way through HP for the third time. ⚡️
4. @Avanders @Gissy @GingerAntics @MrBook

#wondrouswednesday

JenlovesJT47 Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! 🤗🤗🤗 3mo
Eggs #1 *moderation* that‘s admirable 👏🏻🤗 3mo
DaveGreen7777 @JenlovesJT47 You‘re most welcome! 😊 3mo
MrBook Whooaa! Wish I still knew French. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Thank you for the tag ☺️🤗🤗🤗!!! 3mo
Avanders Oooh Harry Potter 👏🏽👏🏽 And thanks for the tag! ♥️😘 3mo
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Clockworkprinceherondale
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Classic

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Eggbeater
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Got to meet up with @hermyknee at #LeakyCon #LittensIRL we listened to author panels with Hafsah Faizal, Mark Oshiro, Mackenzie Lee, Nic Stone, and Angie Thomas and we were in an ELEVATOR with TOM FELTON!

Leftcoastzen Cool! 3mo
sudi That's so cool, and what a great picture 👍 3mo
SamanthaMarie WHAT?!?!?! I would have lost my ever loving mind on that elevator ride. So cool!!!! And yay for Litsy friends IRL!! 3mo
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Eggbeater @SamanthaMarie I completely froze up. I was facing the other way because I was sitting in a motorized scooter so I couldn't turn around to stare. When he left he said "thank you, loves." 3mo
hermyknee @Eggbeater it was an amazing day 🥰 3mo
SamanthaMarie That is such a great encounter!!! He really seems so nice!! I would have melted with my face burning red hahaha. 3mo
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Kcompton2912
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I got two copies, $1 each!!!!!!!! What!?!??

TheSpineView Wow! That's a find! 😊😊😊 3mo
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Vijay_krishna

Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.

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RoxyWilde
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Onward for Harry Potter month

mydearwatson This is one where I liked the movie better than the book 😳. 4mo
melissajayne I agree. 3mo
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beeda
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Currently on vacation but brought my book to try and squeeze in some reading time! Still working rereading my shelves before I get any new books..sadly it‘s taking way longer than I want but it‘s a nice trip down memory lane.

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bewareofwords
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I kicked off #24b4Monday just after midnight (thank you, insomnia...), so I just finished my first book of the weekend! The end of this book is always heart-breaking, but I‘m feeling ready to take on the last book and finish the series soon.

Time so far: 19 mins

#bookishbingo: Gold lettering on cover
#bfcr2: 7/8

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bewareofwords
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DAY 4 of #thereadingrush

I‘m happy with the progress I‘ve made so far! I‘m very close to finishing the Half-Blood Prince, and I was able to get through some of What to Expect today too. I‘m excited to see how the weekend goes!

jessinikkip Wow, great job!! I fell off on my reading. The past couple days of work have been ROUGH and I was excited for the badges to keep me motivated, but without those I havent really been motivated to read as hard as I was. 4mo
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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Dear god, these books are killer on the feelings.

tjwill My favorite one! 💕 4mo
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bewareofwords
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Tomorrow starts the #24b4Monday readathon! I‘m excited to finish up #thereadingrush and hopefully all the books I wanted to get done. These are the four books I‘m hoping to read. Goal is the full 24 hours.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Linsy Ooh, I might need to join! I‘m on a big Gaiman kick. 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @Linsy we would be happy to have you join us sweetheart 🤗 4mo
TheReadingMermaid @bewareofwords so glad to have you with us darlin! Seems like almost everybody's going for the full 24 this time around. We are really going to kick some butt this month!!! 😁 4mo
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TCLinrow Oh! I might just have to join in for this one 😏 I'm off work tomorrow and Saturday with my shifts this week as well 😁 I'm to get some books finished! 4mo
Andrew65 @TCLinrow It would be great to have you with us. 😊👍 4mo
Andrew65 @Linsy Would be great to have you play along. 😊👍 4mo
bewareofwords @Linsy @TCLinrow Yes, you should join! It‘s a great way to get some books done. 👏🏽 4mo
bewareofwords @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 Thank you! I‘m excited to try for that 24 hours with everyone else, and finish up the Reading Rush. 🤗 (edited) 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon. Like you I am combining this with the last three days of #TheReadingRush Readathon. 😊👍 4mo
jb72 So glad to have you aboard! 4mo
bewareofwords @jb72 Thank you! 4mo
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bewareofwords
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DAY 3 of #thereadingrush

I‘ve managed to finish a book a day so far this week! Today was Daisy Jones and the Six. I also made progress in Half-Blood Prince. Total pages was 468.

The Reading Rush website finally started working for me, for the most part, so hopefully that doesn‘t change tomorrow!

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Tianarose
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suzie.reads
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Fantastic morning in the sun and now we're having lunch and Isla is reading Harry Potter to me 😊 Such an amazing reader for 7👍🏻
Day 4 of the summer holidays ☀️🍹😍

Megabooks Fantastic! 4mo
suzie.reads @julesG definitely it's a passion of mine especially with the children I work with 😊 4mo
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Tianarose
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Whoo hoo! I did it! #24in48 such a fun challenge! @24in48 With time to spare!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Readerann Yay!! 4mo
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhh. 😎💗 4mo
UwannaPublishme You did it! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🍾🍾📚 4mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 😎😎📚📚🎉🎉🍾🍾🥳🥳👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 4mo
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Tianarose
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#24in48 Home stretch!!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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Shemac77
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Morning reading with coffee. Continuing the series with my niece.

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Liatrek
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This is hands down my favorite book of the series😍 The movie just doesn‘t do this book any justice. Ginny‘s character is amazing and you don‘t get one tenth of that in the movie. The ending still chokes me up 😭 This reread went by too fast I‘m not ready for it to end 💔

TheDaysGoBy I‘ve been trying to reread it, but it was always my least favorite of the series. At least it was the last time I read the series years ago. Maybe my opinion will change 4mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s my favorite too 4mo
juliegumdrop This is my favorite one too 4mo
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beeda
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#reread. I‘m currently working on rereading all my bookshelves before I can buy anymore books. Helps when you have a snack!

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Whitwhit
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Awesome

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Meaw_catlady
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@DaveGreen7777 #theworldneedsavillain
I was gonna find some obscure villain or at least someone I haven‘t chosen before but honestly Snape is my OTL (one true love)
I fell in love with Snape when I watched the movies and then over again when I read the books. I know I did it wrong haha but without Snape we would be missing so much in the Wizarding World. He goes both ways (much like me ) is he villain or is he a hero? Chaotic Good?

DaveGreen7777 I love this picture, Rachel! 🖤🖤🖤 And I agree with you about Snape. Part of what makes him so fascinating to me is how he consistently teeters between hero and villain. His “The ends justify the means” approach makes it so that even if something good does come as a result of his actions, we still question the morality behind how he made it happen. 😱 Thanks for participating in my giveaway! 😊 4mo
Meaw_catlady @DaveGreen7777 I agree! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! And congratulations! 🖤 4mo
Branwen Omg this is so amazing! 😍 Now turn to page 394! 🐍💚 4mo
Meaw_catlady @Branwen thanks love!! 🖤🖤😂 4mo
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Liatrek
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Happy Sunday reading Everyone😊 Really looking forward to rereading the Half Blood Prince❤️

brit91 Looks so cozy there!!😍 enjoy your book!😍📚 4mo
SW-T Enjoy your book 😊 4mo
Tamra Nice! 4mo
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Erofan
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#litsybookmail #masha #harrypotterbookmail @kaysworld1

Dear Kay! Thank you very much for the parcel! 😘 Masha is now in summer camp, but I sent her a photo! She was delighted! 😀 Soon she will come back and be sure to send you a return gift! 🎁 I already promised her to go to the bookstore, to help choose a gift for you! 💕💕💕

kaysworld1 They might not be coming in order because I dropped the box their in and they got mixed up 🤦 I am glad she is happy with them xxx 4mo
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Tianarose
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Night time reading.

scowler1 Great cover on that one! 4mo
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sophierayton
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For me, the last quarter really carries this book. Not my favourite, but still excellent. I'm looking forward to the last one.

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SheilaChew
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Knitting and watching Harry Potter with my son. #knitting

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BookwormAHN
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I love this book even though the ending is so sad and I cried through most of the last hour. I'm really enjoying these on audio. In this book you really get to see a different side to a number of characters and some background of Voldemort and Snape. #HPBuddyRead #BFCr2 #bookfitnesschallenge
@wanderinglynn

Scochrane26 I remember feeling very betrayed & sad at the end of this book. One of the strongest reactions I‘ve had to a book. I love this one because of the background on voldy. Also, difference between movie & book—I had forgotten that holding up the wands after a person dies originated w/ movie & not book. That‘s become a thing at HP World. (edited) 4mo
BookwormAHN @Scochrane26 I agree. I had also forgotten about the wands which are touching. 4mo
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breemariegarcia
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☠️☠️☠️ #harrypotterreread

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breemariegarcia
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CHEEKY POTTER. #harrypotterreread