Hey folks! Things are a tad bit busy in both Jess’s and my lives at the moment, so we’re putting a brief pause on the HP reread until we both have time to dive back into the books and give them the attention we’d like to. (Don’t worry, we definitely plan to continue a little bit down the line — Prisoner of Azkaban is both of our favorites, in fact, so we’re looking forward to it as soon as our schedules are cleared up a bit.)
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We continue our reread with chapters 11-15 of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, wherein Harry encounters his first example of a patently evil book that he trusts implicitly over the advice of his loved ones and the adults entrusted with his protection. Harry’s not the best at learning from his mistakes, is what I’m getting at here.
Chapters 11-15 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, in which Harry plays quidditch, celebrates Christmas, does quite a bit of snooping, and serves detention with his rag-tag band. Somehow, detention was not scored with “Don’t You Forget About Me.”
There has been something in the air this month. Or, to be more precise, there has been something on every subway poster, in every commercial break, and all over the entire internet, and it’s this: HARRY POTTER HAS ENDED. The last movie came out, and whoops, we here at AV haven’t seen it yet, but with this feeling of finality all around, we found ourselves with a nostalgic urge to go back to the beginning. Thus, we bring you The Great Harry Potter Reread of 2011.
Our plan is this: every Monday, we’ll put up a post for a five-chapter chunk. We’ll add our thoughts in the comments as we have them over the course of the week — and of course, we hope you all will, too.
Please keep in mind that our comments policy is still in effect. And let’s face it, this is Harry Potter. Emotions run very high. (Seriously, I have been known to shank people who hate on Ron. Orrrr at least I’ve been known to want to shank people who hate on Ron.) Every character is someone’s favorite, up to and including the giant squid; so, while critical analysis is always welcome (and oh boy do we have plenty to say about a certain Potions Master), character hate is not. The same goes for shipping. Discussing why you ship what you do is totally cool! Hating on other pairings is not.
Please also keep in mind, this is a reread for us. People who are new to the series are also welcome! You know, if they exist on the internet. But we may reference later books as we read through, so spoilers will abound.
Okay? Okay! Join us Monday as we begin the first book in this beloved series,
The Adventures of Neville Longbottom, Total Badass When Ron Met Hermione Evil Has No Nose Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone.