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Hagrid’s Hut

My husband and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary today. I woke up this morning to find that my hubby had gotten me a 3D puzzle from Wrebbit. It’s of Hagrid’s Hut from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. I’m going to have a lot of fun putting this together. Of course, I always have fun putting these puzzles together.

I have all of the 3D puzzles from the Harry Potter collection except for the Ford Anglia, which is suppose to be a Collector’s Limited Edition. I’m going to have to get it while it’s still available. I wonder if I can talk my hubby into buying this for me for Christmas….?

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Harry’s Birthday

The bookstore that is near my house, it usually has a “buy 2 and get the 3rd free” on the Harry Potter books (paperback version only). They usually do this in July and I figured it had to do with the fact that Harry’s birthday is in July. Those of you who are a fan of the series, do you do anything special during the month of July since it’s when Harry celebrates his birthday?

Which Harry Potter book is your favorite? Did you like the movie better than the book or the book better than the movie? How often have you read the books? How often do you watch the movies?

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Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix illustrated edition

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix is suppose to be released in 2021, making it another 2 year gap between releases. Jim Kay began working on the book in April of 2019. You can go to the link below to see some preliminary sketches and some other artwork by Jim Kay for this next illustrated edition…

https://www.harrypotterfanzone.com/illustrated-editions/book-5/

Will you be getting this when it comes out? Will you be pre-ordering this or will you wait until it’s released and try to buy it? I will probably be getting this as a present once this is released. Since these illustrated editions usually come out in October and I’ll already have had my birthday by then, then I’ll probably be getting this for Christmas. That’s fine by me.

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Reading books that are considered controversial….?

Do you read books that are considered controversial? If you do, what books have you read? What was controversial about that particular book? What made you read it?

I’ve read the Harry Potter series and there was some controversy surrounding those books. There were some parents that wanted those books pulled from the shelves because they believed it was teaching witchcraft to their children. I read the series because I had several friends and family members that were reading the series and I was mildly curious about what they were reading. Also, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and I wanted to form my own opinions on the matter.

Now, I’m not trying to pick on the Harry Potter series and point fingers at one specific literary work. I don’t mean any offense. It’s the only literature that I can recall that has had any controversy surrounding it (out of all the stuff that I’ve read or can remember reading).

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Book for a day!

If you could “slip” into a book for a day, which one would it be? Why?

I think I would want to slip into one of the Harry Potter books for a day. I am a big fan of the Harry Potter series and I’ve always wanted to know what it’s like to spend a day at Hogwarts. The only problem is I would want to spend more than a day at Hogwarts. I think there’s too much to explore to only have one day and I would want to get the whole Hogwarts experience.

I also wouldn’t mind being a dragon rider in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. There’s a lot of stuff that they can do, magic wise, that we can’t do normally (or they can do it a lot easier or a lot faster). Plus, they are immortal and who wouldn’t want to be bonded with a dragon in the first place. You definitely wouldn’t have to worry about being bullied ever again.

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The Three Broomsticks

Well, this just showed up in the mail yesterday (much to my surprise). I think this is going to be a little bit more difficult to put together because of the parts of the roof that have snow on it. There are a lot of white pieces here that I have to figure out how they go together. I think I’ll have fun with it anyway. I always love doing these puzzles. After this one, the only one that I won’t have will be Hagrid’s Hut. I hope I end up getting that one for my birthday.

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Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes / Daily Prophet

My wonderful hubby surprised me by getting me one of the Harry Potter 3D puzzles from Wrebbit. The one he got me is part of the Diagon Alley Collection…specifically the Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes and Daily Prophet building (seen below). I had noticed that his one and another one (the other one being the Three Broomsticks) on the Wrebbit website not too long ago and I told my hubby about it. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to get any of the latest puzzles until my birthday in July. But I will tell you I was able to finish this puzzle in less than 24 hours. I just have to put it with the others in the spare bedroom.

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Re-reading….?

How much of your time is spent re-reading literature? How often do you re-read a book? What book have you re-read the most? Have you been forced to re-read anything while being cooped up at home due to the Coronavirus?

I don’t re-read that much. I will re-read a book once in a great while but it’s not something I do that often. There has to be a certain amount of time that has passed between reading it the first time and re-reading it again for me to consider reading it a second time. I will tell you that I’m planning on re-reading the Harry Potter series. I’ve been collecting the illustrated edition of each book in the series as they are being released and I plan on re-reading the series all the way through once I have all of the illustrated editions in my hands.

If there is one book out there in the world that you were forced to re-read again and again, which book would that be? Why? Please share in the comments below…

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Harry Potter At Home

For those of you looking for something to do while you’re being quarantined, you can go to the link below and have something to do for a while (especially if you are a Harry Potter fan). There seems to be plenty to do with craft videos, fun articles, quizzes and puzzles. I plan on looking into this in more detail on my next day off but at least there’s something to keep me entertained if I ever run out of stuff to read.

https://www.wizardingworld.com/collections/harry-potter-at-home

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Butterbeer

There’s a drink called “Dang! That’s Good Butterscotch Rootbeer” that tastes like the butterbeer that you can get at the Harry Potter park at Universal Studios. So you can get your butterbeer fix without having to travel. It comes in a glass bottle which is a little different from drinking out of a plastic bottle or can like you normally get in today’s soda. I happen to have a couple of these in my fridge and I’ll drink one once in a while when I feel in the mood to have a butterbeer.

Normally, I would tell you that you could pick one up at a store that sells old fashioned candy and/or soda in a glass bottle, however, that may be a little difficult right now during this pandemic going on. Maybe when it’s all over we can all toast and have a butterbeer….