It’s been a while since I posted and that’s because life got pretty hectic since I started a new job. I didn’t expect it to get so busy so suddenly, but that’s life I guess. I promise to be more consistent because this blog is precious to me, pretty much as the Ring was to Gollum. I did say this month would be Harry Potter themed to celebrate its 20th anniversary and the impact it has on my life. I must confess that I don’t own physical copies of all the books (which shall be rectified as soon as I get my salary, never fear), but I have a few books on here that is my entire Harry Potter collection.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (20th Anniversary Edition)
As soon as I got wind of the fact that this edition exists, I harangued my friends to get it for me on the occasion of my birthday. Being the kindred spirits that they are, they actually complied with my request and this beautiful baby is now mine. Every Sorting quiz I’ve ever taken has told me I’m a Ravenclaw, so I got my house pride on with this stunning book in blue. For those wondering if the book is worth buying or if it’s the same old book repackaged with a different book jacket, fear not! It has tons of exclusive content about the house, its founder and origins, famous people that belong to the house and so on. I fell in love with all the additions to this book.
2. The Hogwarts Library Boxed Set
This was on sale on Amazon at the end of May and I decided to buy it for myself as a birthday gift. Proceeds from buying these books goes to the Lumos Foundation and I felt great because that meant I was supporting a good cause in addition to getting a trio of amazing hardcovers. These companion books are quite small and not a must-have, but I enjoy them because they expand on the world that we are introduced to by Rowling. They’re quick reads and have the touch of humour that you come to expect in any book of hers. I’m yet to open these books and read through them completely, which I hope to remedy in July. I’m specially curious to see the bonus content in the Fantastic Beasts book.
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Original Screenplay)
I’d gone book shopping in December 2016 and the cover of this book appealed to me so much that when I saw it for a slashed price on Amazon in January 2017, I couldn’t help but order it. I was a huge fan of the movie and managed to catch the first show on the first day of release. This book is as beautiful inside as it promises to be on the outside. It’s got plenty of gorgeous illustrations to go with the script. While I read it, I could picture each scene in detail and it was as if I re-watched the entire movie in my mind. I have a review of it here, where I go into specifics, if you want to check that out.
That’s it for this book haul. I hope you liked my little collection here that I hope to add to in the future because I love this series so very much! Do you have a Harry Potter collection as well? Or any book collection you’re proud of? Share it with me in the comments section below.