So at the end of the year, I decided that I was going to make January my Harry Potter month. I wanted to reread all the books, plus read the screenplays, and read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Beedle the Bard, and Quidditch Through the Ages. I also listened to A History of Magic. I am so glad that I did!!!!! I felt like I was home while rereading the series. The kids and I usually watch the movies at least 4 times a year so the movie series is what I remember the most. I can't believe how much I forgot. Doing this reread made me so dang happy! I was sad to finish the series. Being at Hogwarts again was like being at home, for real.
Ginny is officially my favorite character in the HP series. I never realized how awesome Ginny was. I always liked her, but they just don't give her enough screen time in the movies. She has some great lines from the books that made me laugh. She definitely is a feisty one.
"I didn't want anyone to talk to me," said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled. "Well, that was a bit stupid of you," said Ginny angrily, "seeing as you don't know anyone but me who's been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels,"
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
And he knew that at that moment, they understood each other perfectly, and when he told her what he was going to do now, she would not say 'be careful' or 'don't do it,' but she would accept his decision because she would not have expected anything less of him.
"Yeah, size is no guarantee of power," said George. "Look at Ginny." What d' you mean?" said Harry. You've never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?"
I really never gave up on you.
I seriously loved every scene with her in it. I love her character development from this shy young girl who has a crush on Harry to this super insanely confident girl. She seriously is like a girl version of Fred and George. She didn't back down from things ever. She was a great quidditch player and I am so happy she and Harry get together. I love how their relationship blooms. Watching Harry slowly fall for her is the best. I really really wish that she would have gotten more of a role in the movies. And even after the series, she makes such a great mother in The Curse Child.
I was super confused about the one part in Prisoner of Azkaban because, in the movies, Ron didn't try out for quidditch till Goblet of Fire. I loved reading that part in Prisoner of Azkaban. I am a huge fan of quidditch anyways, so I wish they would have put that part in the movies. And of course, I absolutely hate Delores. I forgot how much I hated her. She is definitely one of my number one villains from a book. Gave me chills reading it again.
As always, I love the whole Weasley family. I love reading about Ron, Hermoine, and Harry. All these characters are so amazing.
One thing that was really cool, was seeing some of the fantastic beast creatures in the books. I never realized it. Obviously, because the Fantastic Beasts movies are so much newer. But it was fun reading the scene with the Nifflers in Hagrid's class. And then reading about the Bowtruckles. I also loved how Lee Jordan put the Niffler in Umbridge's office. Hilarious!!! I seriously laughed so much!
I really enjoyed reading Beedle the Bard. They were such fun stories and I got emotional reading the three brothers.
Quidditch Through the Ages was an awesome read too. I know Quidditch isn't real, obviously. But reading the history of it, and how it came to be was really fun. It helped me to understand the game even better than I already did. Quidditch has always amazed me. One day I would love to go see a "game." They seem so fun to go to.
I already listened to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them when Eddie Redmayne first narrated the book. But decided to listen to it again and I still really enjoyed it. It was fun to relearn about these amazing animals.
I really enjoyed The Cursed Child. I know there were good and bad reviews but the first time I ever read it I loved it! It was super cool this go round to reading it right after finishing Deathly Hallows since it takes place right after the epilogue. Well, the beginning is the epilogue. So that was really neat. I loved seeing these characters older with kids. I really loved how Draco was so involved in this book. I know he was super annoying and dumb in the series but Draco has always had a special place in my heart. So it was sweet to see them have to work together. I loved Scorpius. He was my fave character in this book. I loved how he liked Rose Weasley, and how he was a good guy, not at all like his father was in school. It was fun to also explore different universes. How life would be if Voldemort was never conquered. What a crazy world that would have been. One day I would love to see the play!!!
I sadly didn't get a chance to reread the Fantastic Beasts Screenplay because I couldn't find it. It is somewhere in storage. But I did get a chance to read The Crimes of Grindlewald Screenplay and absolutely loved it!!!! I only got a chance to see the movie once so it was awesome to read it and be in that world again. I love Newt Scamander, he is such a great character. I'm so excited for the rest of this series!