Author: J.K. Rowling

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Deathly Hallows

Posted December 18, 2013 in Reviews / 4 Comments
The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Deathly Hallows

Hello witches, wizards, and warlocks! I am the laziest blogger ever and am just getting around to writing up the last Harry Potter book, even though I finished my Great Harry Potter Re-Read before Thanksgiving. Oh well, it happens. As a reminder, the plot of the book goes something like this (spoiler spoiler spoiler): Most of the story is about searching for horcruxes. There’s a dangerous mission to the Ministry, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione snatch the locket from the […]

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Half-Blood Prince

Posted December 13, 2013 in Reviews / 9 Comments
The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Half-Blood Prince

It’s been a great journey, but I finished my Great Harry Potter Re-Read just before Thanksgiving! However, I’ve been super lazy about writing about the last two books. I procrastinated on my write-up of the sixth book, and now that I’ve finished the whole series, I haven’t felt like going back and writing about it. I planned on just doing a combination post on the sixth and seventh books, but it turns out I have a lot more to say […]

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Order of the Phoenix

Posted November 18, 2013 in Reviews / 13 Comments
The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Order of the Phoenix

Hello lovelies! I’m still having a fabulous time with my Great Harry Potter Re-Read! This week I got to read one of my favorite books of the series (does it seem like I say that in every recap post?), Order of the Phoenix! Things get seriously dark in this installment, and I love it. It’s just so delightfully angsty. As a reminder, the plot of the book goes something like this (spoiler spoiler spoiler): Shortly after seeing Voldemort regain his […]

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Goblet of Fire

Posted November 3, 2013 in Reviews / 10 Comments
The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Goblet of Fire

Hello lovelies! This week I finished the fourth book of my Great Harry Potter Re-Read, Goblet of Fire! This has always been one of my favorite books in the series, and I loved it just as much this time around! As a reminder, the plot of this book goes something like this (spoiler spoiler spoiler): Harry goes to stay with Ron at the Burrow for the end of their summer vacation. They, some of the other Weasleys, and Hermione go to […]

The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Books 1-3

Posted October 25, 2013 in Reviews / 27 Comments
The Great Harry Potter Re-Read: Books 1-3

Happy Friday! I posted last week that, since I don’t have any books I have to review until January, I’m going to take advantage of the downtime to re-read the entire Harry Potter series. Since I started last Wednesday, I have read the first three books and gotten nearly halfway through the fourth book. My original intention was to write about each book individually, doing one HP post a week, but I would also like to be blogging fairly close to […]

Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

Posted October 13, 2013 in Reviews / 29 Comments
Book Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

As most of you surely know by now, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. I read The Casual Vacancy when it came out last year, and although it wasn’t my cup of tea, I thought it was a strong piece of literary fiction. When Rowling’s authorship of The Cuckoo’s Calling was revealed over the summer, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to read it. I love me some JKR, but crime novels aren’t really my thing. In the end, curiosity won out and I […]

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Posted October 22, 2012 in Reviews / 9 Comments
Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

The Casual Vacancy opens with the death of Barry Fairbrother: a husband, father, coach of the girls’ high school rowing team, and member of the parish council of the picturesque English town of Pagford. His death leaves a “casual vacancy” in the village council, and the town must elect a replacement. Vying for the council seat are multiple forceful personalities with their own secrets, vendettas, and aspirations. As elections can sometimes do, this one brings out the worst in people; dirty […]