This cookbook captures all the magic of Hogwarts through each holiday season. There are recipes from all your favorite Harry Potter scenes from the first train ride to Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day.
I love that each holiday section begins with a little page that describes what we love most about a magical Hogwarts holiday. It’s the comforting familiarity of tea and rock cakes in Hagrid’s hut. It’s the crispy fall weather at Halloween with baked pumpkin and cockroach clusters.Continue reading
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1. Expecto Patronum: A childhood book connected to good memories
2. Expelliarmus: A book that took you by surprise
3. Prior Incantato: The last book you read.
4. Alohamora: A book that introduced you to a genre you had not considered before
5. Riddikulus: A funny book you’ve read.
6. Sonorus: A book you think everybody should know about.
7. Obliviate: A book or spoiler you would like to forget having read.
8. Imperio: A book you had to read for school.
9. Crucio: A book that was painful to read.
10. Avada Kedavra: A book that could kill (interpret as you will).
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Minerva McGonagall is my favorite of all the teachers at Hogwarts, and I loved reading about her backstory, her quiet heroism, and her moral fortitude. Even after having read most of it on Pottermore.com, I enjoyed reading it a second time!
Remus Lupin is my second favorite character Continue reading
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It’s so hard to write a review for this because all the feels and expectations and everything. It was not what I expected, and it was both more than I expected and less in some areas.
I thought the plot was completely fantastic. I was surprised in every act and liked the emotional dynamic between Harry and his son, Albus.
I did think sometimes that there was too much focus on emotional conflict in relationships and it just got in the way of the story. Although it makes it feel like a more grownup story, it creates a very different serious mood rather than the fun adventure plot we have in other HP books. There’s too much focus on relationships rather than actions and mystery and world-building magic. Continue reading
Ilvermorny is the American version of Hogwarts, and here are my book recommendations for each of the Ilvermorny Houses!
What house are you in? Thunderbird, Horned Serpent, Pukwudgie, or Wampus? Continue reading