Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

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Cover picture from Bloomsbury

Down come the Weasley family through the chimney at the Dursleys. ‘’Come on Harry, we are taking you with us to the Quidditch World Cup. Where is your trunk?’’

…and just before leaving, to their horror, Dudley grew a four-foot-long tongue…

Harry and the Weasley family reach The Burrow by Floo powder. Hermione Granger is also there. They enjoy the holidays until the day comes when they have to go.

Woken up early, the Weasley brothers, Mr Arthur Weasley, Harry, and Hermione set off by foot, waving goodbye to Mrs Weasley. They travel by a Portkey and reach the camp site. They set up their tent and try to make a fire.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione set off together to buy souvenirs before the match starts, Ireland vs. Bulgaria.

Of course, Ireland wins but Victor Krum, the Bulgarian seeker, gets the Snitch.

During the night, screams and shouts are heard, the Dark Mark has appeared in the sky, the symbol of You-Know-Who. Harry loses his wand and in the forest, they hear a strange voice shouting a strange curse.

Having been discovered, Harry and his friends face the Ministry officials, who accuse them of conjuring the Dark Mark. Winky, a house-elf, is discovered at the spot with Harry’s wand and being suspected of conjuring the mark, she is sacked by her master, Mr Crouch…

Reaching Hogwarts, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are curious to know what was happening. There was mysterious air around, everyone was excited upon an upcoming event.

‘’ Because of the upcoming event, the Triwizard Tournament, there will be no Quidditch matches’’, said Dumbledore during the feast.

Beauxbatons and Durmstrang were two schools who were going to come over to participate in the event.

Everyone awaited their arrivals and when they came, there was a huge round of applause, especially for Victor Krum. They watched as each of them, above seventeen, drop a piece of paper in the Goblet of Fire, which will choose one champion from each school…

‘’Fleur Delacour… Victor Krum… Cedric Diggory…’’ said Dumbledore. ‘’And wait…’’ said Dumbledore as the Goblet lit up again, ‘’…Harry Potter…’’

There was no clapping, only an angry buzzing noise… Harry knew that somebody…somebody who wanted him dead, put his name in the Goblet…and what was going to happen next…nobody knew…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Very nice… it starts getting darker and darker and darker… lovely story… and there is no need to say because I will and always will, recommend the series to anyone who would listen to me.

Cheers,

Hermione.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy, magic

Harry Potter | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3 ...
cover picture from bloomsbury

After blowing up purple-faced Aunt Marge, Harry finds himself on the road in Mongolia Crescent, all alone when he feels somebody looking at him. It is a gigantic black dog. Harry trips on his trunk and his wand is thrown on the floor.

Here comes the Knight Bus, reaching with a bang, when a young boy calls out. Harry jumps inside and pretends to be Neville Longbottom. He asks the driver to drop him at Diagon Alley. The Minister of Magic greets him, and Harry is not expelled.

In Diagon Alley, Harry meets Hermione and Ron. After a few days at Diagon Alley, Harry overhears Mr and Mrs Weasley talking in a room and he cannot help overhearing…

Harry, Hermione, and the Weasleys get into the Ministry cars and head down to King Cross Station, Platform 9 ¾ . Mr Weasley warns Harry not to go searching for Sirius Black, the escaped convict from Azkaban.

In the train, Harry is attacked by the dementors, but Professor Lupin, the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, repels them away.

Harry and the rest of the class soon find Lupin’s class to be superb. Tackling with a Boggart, Redcaps, Hinkypunks…

All of a sudden, Sirius Black is said to have entered the school and the whole school panics. Black, making his second entrance in the school terrifies Ron, who sees him over his bed with a knife.

To make matters worse, Buckbeak, the hippogriff is to be executed by the Ministry and when Harry receives a mysterious package containing a Firebolt, the fastest broom in the world…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I simply loved it. I think it is at this time that it becomes sort of mysterious and more grown-up and less ‘friendly’

What do you think of the book?

Books I really want to read

Alright, there are thousands and millions and billions of books out there on Earth and I wouldn’t be able to read all of them even if I sit on an armchair all day long without going anywhere, not even for eating and read at a very fast pace. Maybe even if I could read only those I really love I wouldn’t be able to… it is near to impossible.

Besides, I even wonder sometimes if that person who says nothing is impossible really thinks that everything is possible.

For example…lets say um…magic wands were possible and you get the letter to attend Hogwarts. It seems so true to me because I tend to believe everything I want to be true in books. Let us say you could be invisible…it is clearly impossible!

Besides, I think it only means for those sort of things… you understand…not magic and invisibility🤔.

Alright, maybe I must stop rambling and talking nonsense because what I wrote above doesn’t correspond to what I am supposed to be writing about…

Books I really want to read:

Number #1

The Lord Of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

I don’t know what it really is about. I only know that is has something to do with powerful rings and something like that.

I really love epic fantasy. It is one of my favourite genres. I think, well, I can only guess, but maybe, Lord Of The Rings is a bit like A Song Of Ice And Fire since they are both epic fantasies. I have to dig out more to find epic fantasies. I only know these two.

You can check out my book review on A Song Of Ice And Fire here: https://readingforfun5home.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/a-song-of-ice-and-fire-short-book-review/

BTW, it was one of favourite books. I never knew I had a taste for epic fantasy until I read those.😄

Number #2

Catherine House by Elizabeth Thomas

This book seems very mysterious and spooky. All books on boarding schools or schools have some quite fun adventure! Again, I love horror. But I don’t think that this book is horror maybe only a bit chilly, if you ask me. Besides, I have not even yet read the book. It seems eerie and quite the sort of book that makes you feel cold, well, I think it is.

Number #3

The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

It is of a thriller genre. I love thrillers. I have read so many thriller books long ago, before I had this blog and they are simply thrilling! This book seems to be mysterious. I read a small review on it and even googled it and I definitely want to read this book. I don’t know when I would read it but if I do, I will definitely post a review and recommend it if I enjoyed it. I only recommend books that I personally rate 5 stars¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

Let’s move on.

Number #4

The Whispering House by Elizabeth Brooke

This book also seems spooky and mysterious. That is why I want to read it. I read a review about it long ago but I forgot so I do not have clue why this book is on my reading list(in my notebook). But the title cannot be ignored. It is like the title is so catching and you want to read it.

Number #5

Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Well, well, it is all about the gods and the supernatural right. I have crossed the book quite a few times and when…it is like, I am the only one who seems not to have read the series. But it is not why I want to read it…it is because, I am very curious by nature, and I love mythology or anything that has got with history. Whenever I go somewhere, or read about a place, I like to search about its history and its mythology. Ha Ha

So, maybe that is all. I don’t like writing long posts but sometimes, I end up writing so much!!

Hermione

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Name: Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, fantasy and magic

Harry finds himself at the Dursleys again with only his owl to keep him company. Harry could not do his homework or practice Quidditch, a wizard sport, where you fly on brooms. Uncle Vernon had them all locked up in a room and Harry knew that they did not care if he lost his place in the Quidditch team or if he went back to school without his homework done.

One day, when the Dursleys were downstairs, greeting the Mason family, Harry finds himself in his cupboard under the stairs with a house-elf called Dobby. Dobby warns him not to return to Hogwarts. Harry discovers that Dobby has been stopping all of his letters. He could even distinguish the neat handwriting of Hermione and Ron’s untidy scrawl.

Since Harry refuses to not go to Hogwarts, Dobby performs a Hover charm and Harry gets a letter from the Ministry of Magic warning him not to perform any more magic, much to his annoyance.

Harry is locked up in his cupboard and luckily, Ron, Fred, and George come to rescue him in a flying car! Reached at The Burrow, the Weasley brothers get shouted at by their mother, Molly Weasley.

So thus, Harry stays at the Weasleys until he would go to Hogwarts…Harry and the Weasley family, and Ginny, the youngest set of in the car to Platform nine and three quarters to catch off their train. Unfortunately, Harry and Ron get stuck! They cannot pass through the wall! Ron and Harry decide to use the flying car…

On reaching Hogwarts, Harry and Ron crash on the Whomping Willow, a dangerous tree and Ron breaks his wand.

Harry and Ron get detention when Snape surprises them and escorts them to the dungeons to have a talk with the headmaster and Professor McGonagall, the Head of House, Gryffindor.

They also get a new, Defence Against the Dark Arts, teacher, the famous, Gilderoy Lockhart.

All changes when Harry goes to Lockhart’s office for his detention…he hears a strange hissing, coming from the walls…

And mysteriously, Mrs. Norris, Filch the caretaker’s cat gets attacked at the same place where Harry heard the strange hissing. Dumbledore examines her and reveals her to be petrified by some mysterious dark magic.

Professor Lockhart and Professor Snape set up a duelling club when Harry discovers that he can speak Parseltongue. A few people believe that Harry Potter is the heir of Slytherin, the one who will open the chamber of secrets.

When more attacks start, the ministry suspect Hagrid and he is taken to Azkaban, the wizard prison. Harry is suspected by some of the students but when Hermione gets petrified…

Harry and Ron follow the spiders, the hint given by Hagrid, but the giant spider does not speak the monsters name and they return to school with much luck.

Ron and Harry get permission to meet Hermione and in her stony clutched hand, they find a piece of paper, explaining about the basilisk and a single word in Hermione’s handwriting, ‘pipes’…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book was AMAZING. It was much more mysterious and suspense than book 1.

I really recommend to read the whole book series. They are my favourite.

Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone-A Book Review

Name: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone

Author: J.K Rowling

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic

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Harry Potter is at the Dursleys, his skinny long-necked aunt, always screaming for him to wake up, his beefy fat uncle, criticizing him and his cousin, Dudley, always punching skinny Harry. Harry knew that all of this would change someday…at least he hoped it would. He would be going to a different school that Dudley in some time.

Until all of that changed…on collecting the letters at the doorstep, Harry receives a letter, in a strange thick yellow parchment written in green ink, ‘’To Mr. H Potter…’’, in a strange seal surrounding the letter H.

Unfortunately, Harry does not have the chance to open it because Dudley was quick to notice that Harry was carrying something. When hundreds of letters come in the secretly, the Dursleys move to a hut on a rock far away from Privet Drive…when, a giant arrives and announces that Harry Potter is a wizard and has been offered a seat at Hogwarts school, of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

…So there is Harry with his owl, Hedwig, a gift from Hagrid and his trunk, wondering how to get to Platform nine and three-quarters until he meets the Weasley family (which according to me, is the best family in the world!) who help him to get to the train. He meets the youngest boy of the Weasley family, Ron and they soon become friends.

They also meet bossy little Hermione who helps Neville in searching for his lost toad, Trevor. Now in the school, Harry, and Ron both get sorted into Gryffindor and to their annoyance, Hermione is in Gryffindor to.

All goes well, until they meet with a troll, save Hermione Granger, and become friends. The trio meet Hagrid, who shows them his dragon, who he named, Norbert, but soon, Norbert is taken away by Charlie Weasley’s friend, who promise to take care of Norbert. It is illegal to have a dragon.

Harry, Ron and Hermione also learn about the Philosopher’s Stone, and now the adventure starts…

My ratings:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well, okay, who does not know Harry Potter, maybe that is only 0.01 percent. Anyway, I haven’t really spoiled the story maybe a little bit…

Okay, maybe I won’t be able to tell you how I LOVE the series because I can write a whole paragraph on it and I am sure that ALL OF YOU WILL DIE OF BOREDOM. I can write so much but I don’t talk a lot, only when people ask me to explain them something and its sure, THEY DO DIE OF BOREDOM, (just saying…don’t worry because they do not really die, only doze😄)

So in simpler words, I am a real fan, why?, because I can just keep on reading the books and never get bored. Ha Ha.

…only, I am still waiting for my letter…good gracious me! If in a few years, I don’t get my letter, I would cry so much, everyone will fall asleep for a hundred years, that is they will sleep out of boredom🤭

just joking…well you know sometimes, I am just so serious that I don’t even have time to be funny..

Whoops, well, maybe I have been talking, well, writing so much so..

Goodbye,

Hermione

Wait, one last thing, one of my favourite lines:

‘’Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local comprehensive. Dudley thought this  was very funny.

‘They stuff people’s head down in the toilet, first day at Stonewall,’ he told Harry. ‘Want to come upstairs and practise?’

‘No thanks,’ said Harry. ‘The poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it-it might be sick.’’

It is true…I had never heard of a sick toilet before…

Characters I would love to be😃

Again, since I am currently reading Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone(for the fifth time) I have decided to post whatever I want regularly since some books are quite very long and with studying at home, with online math classes and other subjects with unfortunately, I have no online classes. I had to set up my own timetable, so I work nearly the whole day and I watch the educational programs on TV for my Grade. Which does not give me much time to finish a book of 300+ pages in one day as usual. Or rather, I am too busy doing those things or busy nibbling nuts and raisins posting book reviews. I must say, book reviews take a lot of time to write and I just simply can’t write little. For one of my french book reviews, La Belle et La Bête, I wrote about 2000 words which I dare say is way too much.🙄

Number 1

Hermione Granger

Well,well…ever since I read Harry Potter, I adored Hermione. A bossy-know-it-all. I love her character, her loyalty to her friends, her seriousness in her studies, her bossy voice, and the authority she has over Harry and Ron. Quite a coincidence too… we both are the same…I had always searched for books where I could relate it to myself. When a book does not feature characters similar to me, I don’t read it because it isn’t for me and it seems to another world.

Number 2

Daenerys Targaryen

So, who wouldn’t want to be her and fly on a dragon.😄 I love her bravery, her firmness in what she says, and her control over things and how she believes in herself. Goodness I have never known such a character! And I love dragons. If I owned a dragon, I would fly to Westeros. Ha Ha.

Well, I am running out of ideas…🥴 My mind is going a bit fuzzy…very unusual.

Let me think…

How about…

Number 3

Matilda

Good Gracious! I have never imagined a child of 4 to be able to read! I started reading fluently at the age of 6-7. Gosh! I wish I was her. I would have read so many books then. Maybe hundreds and thousands if I could read at her age. Would not I have discovered so many books? What a pity I could not read at the age of 4. What a pity I didn’t even know what a library was!😕😤

Okay okay. Well, I think that’s all. Besides I have to read more books. If only I was Matilda..haha.

Are there any characters you would like to be?

If yes…tell me in the comments😉

Have a nice day🤍

Hermione

My favourite book series

Hello everyone,

So today I am rather posting something different that my usual English and French book reviews as I am going to share my favourite book series. The idea to post this just came to me out of the blue for nearly no specific reasons but it is true, I love telling everyone what I like and what I don’t like.😁

Okay so let’s start:

Series Number 1:

Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Definitely…of course!

I remember when I was 8 years old, my mom borrowed Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone for me to read and I simply hated it. (Yes it is true😮)

And when I saw my cousin with the book series, I asked him if I could have a look and I don’t even know how, but I was totally immersed in the book. I was like,” Well, I thought I hated the series…”

Since I didn’t have the books at that time, I read the series online on my phone twice. Yes…twice. As soon as I finished reading the last book, I restarted it again.

And I read it again for the third time and another time after a week but unfortunately I was on the third book I still remember on Page 151…. If you want to know the story, click here:

https://readingforfun5.home.blog/2019/11/20/intro-2/

If you have clicked on the link up and read everything, you would see what were the consequences I had to bear. It was for about 5 months.

Okay…let’s move on,

Series Number 2:

A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R.R Martin

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I think I heard about the film before but I didn’t even know what it was about.

A few months ago, I discovered the book on my phone when I was scrolling through an ebook app on my phone. I don’t even know why but I felt as if I had to read the series. Incredible, I never read a book without knowing what it is about but I think some instinct made me read them. I was totally right, I was hooked on them I even downloaded the books on my phone in case I lost them. I was just reading and reading and reading.

Series Number 3:

Thirst by Christopher Pike

So well, I discovered this book by the purest of accident and I never knew I was interested in vampires.

Here is the story:

I was in my school’s library, the place where I hang out most often, alone because I don’t have many friends, I like being alone, and none of my friends share my interests.

So I found this book. I found the cover interesting but I didn’t read it and also because you only had book 3.

I found out that my enemy was reading it. Since I wanted to know what it was about and fortunately my desk is just in front of hers, I heard her talking in hushed voices about the book but fortunately I could hear.

At home, I googled the book and I found it so interesting I read it on the spot, downloading it and devouring it.

Well, so I think that all. Ooops, I think I forgot. Anyways all of my favourite book series are rated 5/5 stars and I highly recommend them.

Cheers,

Hermione

Little Women-A Book Review

Name: Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Genre: Humour

This novel is about the sisters, Meg, Jo, Amy, Beth and their loving mother who they nickname Marmee. The family faces difficult times trying to make their life comfortable without their father who works in the army.

Meg is a governess and Jo is a companion to their rich aunt. The girls make friends with their neighbour, Laurie who joins in their games and theatrical performances.

On Christmas day, despite giving their breakfast to a poor German family, the Hummels, they have a lovely day and an even lovelier one whe they recieve a surprise for supper.

Meg and Jo get invited for a party and luckily, Laurie is there to help when Meg sprains her ankle.

Since shy Beth likes playing the piano, Mr. Laurence, Laurie’s grandfather lets her play on his piano in his house and ends up giving Beth a gift of her own piano. Beth is able to overcome her shyness and thank Mr. Laurence and offer him a pair of slippers.

Sice Jo disagrees to bring Amy to the theatre with her, she swears revenge and burns Jo’s manuscript of stories.

Jo forgives Amy when she and Laurie save her from drowning.

Meg is soon invited to go and stay with the Moffats, a very rich family for a fortnight. Since she has no gown, her friend, Belle, dresses her up like a doll. Laurie, who is invited for the party the Moffats were going to hold, goes and greet Meg telling her that she doesn’t look nice in the dress.

One day, a telegram arrives to say that Mr. March is ill and Marmee sets off for Washington. Beth catches scarlet fever from the Hummels and Marmee soon needs to set off home again.

Soon Meg learns that John Brooke, Laurie’s tutor has a crush on her and when he sends a love note, Meg finds out that Laurie has faked it.

Christmas comes with a delightful surprise. Mr. March has been well enough to make the journey home. They have a merry day. Meg agrees to marry John Brooke even went Aunt March says that she will be disinherited.

The merry story ends with the March family planning to organise a wedding.

THE END

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If you have read the book, watch the movie to.

Hermione

Matilda-A book review

Name: Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl

Genre: Children’s Fiction

Matilda : Roald Dahl : 9780141365466

This story talks about an extra-ordinary girl, Matilda, that at a very young age, is capable of a perfect speech and reading skills. Matilda is the daughter of her very ignorant parents, Mr and Mrs Wormwood who only seem to care about themselves and their son, Michael.

Instead of congratulating their daughter on her skills like any parent would, they simply call her a noisy chatterbox and tell her that little girls are only meant to be seen not heard.

Matilda soon decides to go to the public library when her father refuses to buy her a book. She goes all alone every day without her parents’ knowledge since her father is always at work, her mother, playing bingo and her brother goes to school. Matilda who find herself all alone every week day in the house goes to the library where Mrs Phelps, the librarian soon offers to help Matilda in finding a good book despite her astonishment at her abilities.

Soon enough, Matilda is sent to school at a late age(because of her half-witted parents) and put in the lowest form with a few warnings her father told to the headmistress, Miss Agatha Trunchbull also known as The Trunchbull. Matilda soon shows signs of being indeed a precocious child. Her very gentle teacher, Miss Honey is astonished and makes a demand to the headmistress for Matilda to be put in the highest form but she refuses. Miss Honey gives Matilda other books for higher forms for her to study.

One day, when the headmistress comes in Miss Honey’s class, she finds a newt in her glass of water (the newt in the glass of water was part of Lavender, Matilda’s friend’s prank)which freaks her out. She accuses Matilda for the joke and Matilda finds herself in a rage. She feels a sort of electriity in front of her eyes and finds herself capable to overthrow the glass of water on Miss Trunchbull(who accuses her again) using the power of her eyes.

Afterwards, Matilda tells Miss Honey that she threw the glass of water on Miss Trunchbull using her eyes and Miss Honey invites Matilda over for a cup of tea at her place where she then tells Matilda her sad story of how she became so poor and that Miss Agatha Trunchbull is in fact her aunt. Soon Matilda thinks of a plan so that Miss Honey can live a better life and she practises her powers to achieve it and she does. Miss Honey moves back to her own house and a new headmaster runs the school.

Very soon, Mr Wormwood is fleeing the country as he was found guilty of stealing cars and when his daughter pleads to allow her to stay with her teacher, he agrees, happy to have got rid of her.

Matilda soon leads a happy life with her teacher.

THE END

I found this book really amazing and I would rate it 5/5 stars

By Hermione