Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

prisoner of azkaban

Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It’s assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney’s ghoulish predictions seriously?

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My thoughts:

Now I can her you say a review? Of Harry Potter? Have you never read these before? Well this is a Re-read, but 1st time in English as other books were read in Dutch many moons ago! And with many moons ago I mean, many moons ago. Way before I moved to the UK! It must have been 2005 at least.

It is really lovely to read these books and knowing the films inside and out, how much of the books have been kept in the films and what has been slight different changes, subtle changes, that have been made. Of course these must’ve been made for the film and the flow.

The book was wonderful and amazing and I love reading more about the interaction between Harry, Ron and Hermoine. But also between these three and the rest of the school.

This is definitely something I would keep reading and hopefully one day when I am blessed with kids, I will read this to them when they’re old enough.

2015 Reading Challenges I will participate in

2014 was a real reading challenge for me, the start of my blog and I learned a lot in case of blogging, posting reviews and picking books to read. Also I learned saying NO to reviews.

Last year I participated only in the Goodreads 2014 challenge, and I challenged myself to read 100 books (You can see my read books on my Goodreads page– I have exceeded this with 113 books. I will set myself the challenge of 100 books again in 2015, but I will try to diverse the books I am reading and I will do that by combining the Goodreads challenge with two other challenges.

Challenge one: 2015 Reading Challenge from Popsugar

Challenge two: British Books Challenge 

BBC pointed shadedThis is a reading challenge to read and review books by British Authors, I have already compiled a list of books I would love to read for this challenge, however knowing myself, this list will change on a monthly basis. But I am trying to read one book a month for this challenge, more is of course welcomed.

  1. Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  2. The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  3. The Casual Vacancy – JK Rowling
  4. The Bone Season – Samantha Shannon
  5. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
  6. The Death House – Sara Pinborough
  7. Pride & Prejudice – Jane Austen
  8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – JK Rowling (Part of the Hogwarts Library set)
  9. Fantastic Beasts & where to find them – JK Rowling (Part of the Hogwarts Library Set)
  10. Quidditch through the ages – JK Rowling (Part of the Hogwarts Library set)
  11. The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Galbraith aka JK Rowling
  12. It’s not me, It’s You – Mhairi McFarlane
  13. Geek Girl – Holly Smale
  14. Half Bad – Sally Green

Noughts and CrossesThe knife of never letting go casual vacancy the bone season the hobbit the death house pride & Prejudice hogwarts library the cuckoo's calling its not me its you geek girl

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