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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Chapters 7-12

Chapter 7 – The Slug Club Harry’s annoyance at Ginny leaving him on the train is the first proper hint that he’s developing new feelings for her. This could be because he’s now had a long period of exposure to … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Chapters 1-6

On Saturday 16th July 2005, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was published, and on that morning I headed into town as quickly as I could to get my copy. In WHSmith, not only were the staff all wearing wizard … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 32 – 38 and Final Thoughts

Chapter 32 – Out of the Fire It’s understandable – if still frustrating – why Harry is impatient and doesn’t listen to Hermione’s logical arguments about his vision: it is Sirius who’s supposedly in danger, and there’s nobody left at … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 26 – 31

Chapter 26 – Seen and Unforeseen It’s a curious thing that Hermione, who used to have hardly any social experience, is now the one who has to teach Harry about the complexities of girls. I hate to admit it, but … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 20 – 25

Chapter 20 – Hagrid’s Tale It’s definitely very interesting to hear about Hagrid’s experiences with the giants, as well as the details of giant life, such as how they have been forced to live in close quarters against their natural … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 13 – 19

Chapter 13 – Detention with Dolores Hermione’s approach to house elf rights and freedom has really not improved, as she now attempts to force freedom upon them! I like how the student population’s response to Harry is mixed overall, with … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 6-12

Chapter 6 – The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black It is a little irritating how firm Mrs Weasley is about keeping the kids from overhearing anything the Order is doing. Even though it’s logically correct because they’re teenagers, … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Chapters 1-5

From my favourite Harry Potter book, to my least favourite. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel re-reading Order of the Phoenix, because there are just so many parts that I found painful when I first read it. Not only does … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Chapters 33-37 & Final Thoughts

Chapter 33 – The Death Eaters We may have met Voldemort face-to-face in Philosopher’s Stone, and his earlier self in Chamber of Secrets, but now we’re finally getting a good look at him at his peak. There can be no … Continue reading

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Re-Reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Chapters 27-32

Chapter 27 – Padfoot Returns Snape reading Rita Skeeter’s love triangle article out loud in class – “pausing at the end of every sentence to allow the Slytherins a hearty laugh” – it’s mean and hilarious at the same time. … Continue reading

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