Tag Archives: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Update: Camp NaNoWriMo and Harry Potter

A couple of things to talk about right now. Firstly, I am doing Camp NaNoWriMo for this month – though maybe ‘doing’ isn’t the right word, because it’s proving a hard job. My aim was to finish the story I … Continue reading

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Film review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Having just finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (blog post coming soon), I decided to start a re-visit of the films as well. The series of eight Harry Potter films began in 2001 with Harry Potter and … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Chapters 14-17

Chapter 14 – Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback While it is interesting to actually see a dragon (there are only so many ways to insert one into the story), the whole thing with Norbert really does feel like a meaningless subplot, … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Chapters 9-13

Chapter 9 – The Midnight Duel Flying lessons must just be for first years, and possibly in just the first term, because they’re never mentioned again after that first lesson. Yet Madam Hooch remains around to referee Quidditch (and later … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Chapters 5-8

Chapter 5 – Diagon Alley I’m a bit confused as to how Hagrid got to the Hut on the Rock. He says he flew, and implies that it was using a spell (“Not s’pposed ter use magic now I’ve got … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Chapters 1-4

Here we are at the book that started it all: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone! (Or Sorcerer’s Stone for any Americans reading this.) It took a while to decide just how I was going to present this. Eventually I … Continue reading

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