Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone_ J.K. Rowling

2015 Jan. 27 12

picture from hypable
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury

Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

I just can’t understand how can one don’t like Harry Potter series. Genuinely curious about what are they hating for. It’s hilarious, adventurous and heart wrenching. It’s……PERFECT.

As for my favorite character, I love Ron so so much. He’s just so cute and funny. He’s frank, innocent… he is like the kind of boy that every girl wants to take home and keep as pet lol. I especially like the fact that he’s timid and brave at the same time– like normal people are. He’s more real and more relatable than other characters.

I also love the scene that Hagrid first brought Harry to the Diagon Alley to purchase his school supplies. It’s so interesting. The description is so detailed and vivid that makes readers feel as if we were at the spot. (Extremely looking forward to visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka this Friday!)

Also, though the book is titled The Philosopher’s Stone, there’s much more worth expecting. The Quidditch, the forbidden forest, the diagon alley of course, the mountain troll, the mirror of Erised, the sorting hat, etc. It’s a magical book talking about magical world. Everyone should read it no matter how old you are. Children’s books, or YA novels are not meant for youth only.

Btw,it always feels good to be surrounded by your idols from childhood, doesn’t it.

p. 89 ‘I’m sorry to say I sold the wand that did it,’ he said softly, ‘Thirteen and a half inches. Yew. Powerful wand, very powerful, and in the wrong hands… Well, if I’d known what that wand was going out into the world to do…’

P.102 ‘Oh, are you a Prefect, Percy?’ said one of the twins, with an air of great surprise. ‘You should have said something, we had no idea.’ ‘Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it,’ said the other twin. ‘Once-‘ ‘Or twice-‘ ‘A minute-‘ ‘All summer-‘

p. 104 ‘We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat.’

p.something I’m worth twelve of you, Malfoy!

p.320 After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.

p.321 Not a scar, no visible sign… to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection for ever.

p. 322 It was agony to touch a person marked by something so good.

p.323 My brain surprises even me sometimes… (by Dumbledore!)

p.323 Alas! Earwax!

p.329 ‘There are all kinds of courage,’ said Dumbledore, smiling. ‘It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr Neville Longbottom.’

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