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. ⬇️
(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. ⬇️ 3h