Let’s take a sneak peek into the world of ‘the boy who lived’. 😉
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone
Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle.
Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great giant kind of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An thus the incredible adventure begins!
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
Harry Potter’s summer vacations concluded with the worst birthday ever including some doomy warnings from a house-elf called Dobby, and rescue from the Dursleys by his friend Ron Weasley in a magical flying car!
Back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for his second year, Harry hears strange whispers echo through empty corridors – and then the attacks start. Students are found as though turned to stone .
It looks like Dobby’s sinister predictions may be coming true…
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another, far from ordinary, year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves. But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition.
Then at Halloween, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed and so is everyone else, to be picked out as one of the chosen champions.
He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Dark times have come to Hogwarts. After the Dementors’ attack on his cousin Dudley, Harry Potter knows that Voldemort will stop at nothing to get him. There are many who deny the Dark Lord’s return, but Harry is not alone: a secret order gathers at Grimmauld Place to fight against the Dark forces.
Now, Harry must allow Professor Snape to teach him how to protect himself from Voldemort’s savage assaults on his mind. But they are growing stronger by the day and Harry is running out of time.
Harry Potter And The Half-blood Prince
When Dumbledore arrives at Privet Drive one summer night to collect Harry Potter, his wand hand is blackened and shriveled, but he does not reveal why.
Secrets and suspicion are spreading through the wizarding world, and Hogwarts itself is not safe. Harry is convinced that Malfoy bears the Dark Mark: there is a Death Eater amongst them. Harry will need powerful magic and true friends as he explores Voldemort’s darkest secrets, and Dumbledore prepares him to face his destiny.
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
As he climbs into the sidecar of Hagrid’s motorbike and takes to the skies, leaving Privet Drive for the last time, Harry Potter knows that Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters are not far behind.
The protective charm that has kept Harry safe until now is now broken, but he cannot keep hiding. The Dark Lord is breathing fear into everything Harry loves, and to stop him, Harry will have to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes.
The final battle must begin – Harry must stand and face his enemy.
Hope you have a good reading, again and again.
The plot of Harry Potter series is based on a sinister platform and can get quite intense sometimes, but it has its funny moments as well. It is kind of necessary to keep the balance. Don’t you think? 😉
Here are some of the quotes that really touched me and few of the funny ones too.
- “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” (Philosopher’s Stone)
- “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” (Philosopher’s Stone)
- “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” (Philosopher’s Stone)
- “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” (Prisoner of Azkaban)
- “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” (Goblet of Fire)
- “Differences of habit and language are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open.” (Goblet of Fire)
- “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” (Goblet of Fire)
Friendship, Family and Love Quotes:
“Go on, have a pasty,” said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).” (Philosopher’s Stone)
There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them. (Philosopher’s Stone)
- “Harry — you’re a great wizard, you know.” “I’m not as good as you,” said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let go of him. “Me!” said Hermione. “Books! And cleverness! There are more important things — friendship and bravery…” (Philosopher’s Stone)
Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them together, but after examining them for a minute or so, Harry realized that the chains were actually one word, repeated a thousand times in golden ink: friends. . . friends . . . friends . . . (Deadly Hallows)
“You’re the one who is weak. You will never know love or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” (Order of the Phoenix)
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” (Goblet of Fire)
- 1st Weasley Twin: Oh, are you a prefect, Percy? You should have said something, we had no idea.
2nd Weasley Twin: Hang on, I think I remember him saying something about it. Once –
1st Weasley Twin: Or twice —
2nd Weasley Twin: A minute —
1st Weasley Twin: All summer —
Percy: Oh, shut up! (Philosopher’s Stone)
- Harry: So light a fire!
Hermione: Yes… of course… but there’s no wood!
Ron: HAVE YOU GONE MAD! ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT! (Philosopher’s Stone)
- Ron: Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’? (Chambers of Secrets)
You probably, already know who I am talking about.
This boy left quite a mark on us. I am pretty sure most of you had already read about him and is a fan. 😉
J.K Rowling created a splendid magical world for us with characters we still love and cherish.
For those who don’t know who I am talking about, well…Harry Potter. Got something?
Even if you have not read the books, you must have seen the movies. Though, movies are not as good as books. Duh!. But you get the idea. If you liked the movies, and you haven’t read the books yet, then you got to and I can guarantee that you are gonna fall in love with them right away.
I know I did. ❤
Do you know which one I am talking about? You probably must have read it and loved it. What’s not to love?
I am talking about Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. A book that opens door to a world of imagination, a unique friendship and loss.
I first read this book when I was around 14-15 years old. Oh, how heartbreaking it was! I cried my eyes out.
This is one of those books that you don’t forget, the one that stays with you forever. The kind that you keep in your collection, the kind that you cherish but at the same time you hesitate a little to read it next time. I have already read it 2-3 times. Of course, with long gaps in between.
If you haven’t read it, you probably do not understand what I am saying but if you had then you can totally get it, right?
Bridge to Terabihia, falls under the category of children’s literature. It is about two children, one boy: Jess, one girl: Leslie. Both of them quite opposite and yet so same. The story is well structured and well told.
Jess Aarons had to be the Fastest runner at Lark Creek Elementary School, the best, but when he was challenged by Leslie Burke, a girl, that was just the beginning of a new season in Jess’s life.
Leslie and her parents were new comers to the rural community where Jess Lived, and were thought to be a bit odd, for they didn’t even own a TV, though their house was filled with books.
Some-what to Jess’s surprise, he and Leslie became friends, and the worlds of imagination and adventure, that she opened to him, changed him forever.
It was Leslie’s idea to create the world of Terabithia, their secret Kingdom in the woods where they reigned supreme. A place where they escaped to from all the troubles and fears of their real life. There was no enemy who could defeat them in their world, not their teacher Monster Mouth Meyers, their schoolmates (bullies) Gary Fulcher and Janice Avery, Jess’s four sisters, or even Jess’s own fears and Leslie’s imaginary foes. They were the King and Queen of this secret kingdom.
The Legacy that Leslie finally brought to Jess enabled him to cope with the unexpected tragedy that touched them all.
They made it into a movie, which is pretty incredible too. But first read the book.
A must read.
Like I mentioned before, I usually don’t go for series but I am glad I came across these books. Now I don’t mind series at all. In fact, I am going to go for some that I have been putting on hold before 🙂 .
So, anyway my personal reviews about the Enchanted, Inc. series.
Have I mentioned, they are incredible? 😉
I had such a tremendous time reading them. They are really good that I wish someone make them into movies. But at the same time I know they are gonna ruin it. Because there are so many amazing things that I am pretty sure they won’t be able to present properly and thus will kill the mood.
The plot, the characters, the dialogues, all of them have been well created and excellently written. These books give you a good feeling like if you want to sit back, relax and enjoy a laugh now and then, these are just the series for you.
Before I go any further, I want you to know that these books fall in the ‘chick lit.’ category, meaning if you are a guy, you might not like it. Even some girls don’t like books from this category. Though the plot is quite catchy but I guess everybody has their own reasons and interests.
Anyway, moving on. Where was I? Oh yes, these books blew my mind.
Shanna Swendson has written these books in quite a remarkable way. She has mixed up chick lit., light romance swirled together with fantasy–pretty entertaining.
The characters are incredible too. And I can’t choose because I love them all, maybe some more than others but I heart all of them (the good ones). The evil ones are also well created though I don’t heart them 😉 but they help to make this story quite impressive.
If I start with characters individually, well, that will take a while, so, lets not go there 😉 . You will figure it out once you read this series.
I have found no flaws in any of these books. Everyone has their own perspectives, and I found them pretty flawless. Shanna Swendson has done a great job coming up with this plot and all. Good job, Shanna!
So, do I recommend them? Definitely. They are something you will like to read again and again. And they are worth it.
Sometimes there are things that we feel and agree with, but can’t really put into words. Or we can put them into words, but there are people who do it better.
So, I will be sharing some quotes, mostly books related quotes, that I love and agree with. You are allowed to share yours, or just comment on the ones I share.
I will be happy to know about your thoughts and opinions.