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Pickpick

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 ⬇️ 3h
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!! 3h
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Kshakal
Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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BethM Yes! 3h
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mrsthilkey
The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Yay, I reached my Goodreads reading goal!! I'll be finishing out the year with lots of Leigh Bardugo, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Michelle Obama's memoir.
What are you all hoping to finish in 2019?? ☃️

#botm This was my second Alice Hoffman and it was really beautiful. I'll definitely be picking up her newest novel!

Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉 13h
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 12h
Reviewsbylola 🥳🥳🥳 12h
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ImperfectCJ Congratulations! 12h
intothehallofbooks Yay!! Congratulations!! 🎉🎈 11h
youneverarrived 🎉🎉 8h
sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 now
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Ubookquitous
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Great world-building, interesting, unique characters, and a slow-building but well-executed plot. My one reservation from giving this 5 stars was the narration - while Clarke endeavored to emulate that style of a 19C novel, this felt, on more than one occasion, strained and off.

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NAM99
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I found it to be a great story but didn‘t particularly care about the characters

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Librarybelle
The Magic Misfits | Neil Patrick Harris
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Full of humor and magic tricks, Harris has presented a fun middle grade book. I was engaged throughout, and it almost had the Lemony Snicket feeling of slight snarkiness in the storytelling. Good read! My #WrittenByAnActor read for #MiddleGrade #BBRC .

raeintheworld My eight year old loves these! I think there are three now. 1d
Librarybelle @raeintheworld Nice! They seem perfect for kids who love magic. 1d
LibrarianRyan I hope it was written by an author. If it‘s a ghost that could be really cool. Or maybe a possessed typewriter. Okay. Sorry for the funnin‘ glad you liked it. 22h
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Librarybelle Oh my, @LibrarianRyan ! I see my typo! 😂 15h
StayCurious Ooh, I might steal this one for my middle grade pick. Looks good! 9h
Librarybelle @StayCurious It was so much fun...steal away! 3h
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Schnoebs
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4⭐️

This is type of story we all deserved from Twilight! A fun destinies intwined romance with a fight against good and evil to help protect creatures from the brink of extinction. My favorite part of this book was probably the constant referencing to different ideas and theories throughout history and Matthew was able to witness.

#allsoulstrilogy #witches #darwin #evolution #science #magic

Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt finally getting around to posting my review for this beauty 😂 1d
HOTPock3tt That opening line though!! 🙌🏽♥️ the twilight we all deserved!! 🤗 and I loved the time references in the book as well.I loved imagining one person live thru all that and what it would‘ve felt like. One of my fave parts was the ideas of witches & vampires in the library!! I like to imagine it that way when I go! Also the descriptions of the bodelian since I would love to go!! @Schnoebs (edited) 12h
Schnoebs @HOTPock3tt we all deserve that type of library lol 11h
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I finished watching the US version of the Office - and it‘s opened up a whole new world of meme and gif recognition/understanding for me

Rachel.Rencher That's my favorite show 😍 1d
Tamra It is soooo perfectly cringe worthy. 1d
vivastory My co-worker recently started watching this show, it's opened a whole new level of inside jokes between us 😂 1d
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Leftcoastzen Loved the show! Very cringe worthy @Tamra 1d
ephemeralwaltz 😂😂😂 I follow a few office meme accounts on Instagram and facebook. Welcome to the club! 1d
batsy Yup, the meme potential is endless! 23h
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Rachel.Rencher, it took me a couple of episodes but then I was hooked 22h
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Tamra, the cringe comes from how accurate most of it was (although I do hope there are not too many Michael Scott types out there) 22h
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @vivastory , so good! I love a good inside joke! I‘ve coerced colleagues go watch the tv show Psych for that very reason 22h
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @ephemeralwaltz , thank youuu! And thank you streaming services! 22h
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @batsy , so many memes 🤩🤩🤩 22h
julesG Sadly there's only one friend who understands The Office UK jokes. It seems we were the only two people watching it. 13h
Laughterhp Haha that‘s basically why my husband started watching it and then I started watching it for Jim and Pam 😂😂 13h
Tamra @thegirlwiththelibrarybag very true! It is fun to revisit the show. 12h
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Booksbooksbooks1
Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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