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March 2020 Round Up

March was a strange month – it started out as normal as could be, though we knew about the coronavirus, and then a few weeks into March, everything changed, and by the end of it, they had changed again with strict social distancing rules. Despite this, I got a lot of reading done. My stats… Continue reading March 2020 Round Up

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling/Newt Scamander

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Author: JK Rowling/Newt Scamander Genre: Fantasy Text Book Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Published: 31st March 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: This glorious paperback edition of Newt Scamander's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is considered a classic throughout the wizarding world. It features an extraordinary… Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling/Newt Scamander

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Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

As part of the new editions of the Harry Potter books, there is a new illustrated edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, with illustrations by Emily Gravett. The full press release and cover image from Bloomsbury is below. I love the colour in this cover - the teal background, the golden lettering and the colourful… Continue reading Cover Reveal for Quidditch Through the Ages

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Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

For my fifth square, I am ticking off a book with lots of hype. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Firewas published in 2000, to lots of hype, and by all accounts, some might say it is still hyped, with the recent releases of the illustrated edition at the end of last year, and on… Continue reading Books and bites bingo A book with lots of hype: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) Author: J.K. Rowling Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 23rd January 2020 Format: Hardcover, Paperback Pages: 640 Price: Hardcover: $32.99, Paperback: $21.99 Synopsis: Let the magic of J.K. Rowling's classic Harry Potter series take you back to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. This Ravenclaw House… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ravenclaw Edition) by J.K. Rowling

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Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Title: Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Author: JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay Genre: Fantasy Publisher:  Bloomsbury Australia Published: 8th October 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 464 Price: $65.00 Synopsis: Dragons! Daring! Danger! The first fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is an extraordinary creative achievement by two extraordinary talents.… Continue reading Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

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#WatchTheSkies – Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is coming.

Dark shadows are rising, and there are whispers about. The one who serves the Dark Lord has escaped and reunited with his master. With this heightened alert, the Ministry of Magic have decided to go ahead with reinstating the Triwizard Tournament, despite rumours and suggestions He Who Shall Not Be Named is on the rise.… Continue reading #WatchTheSkies – Illustrated Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is coming.

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Harry Potter: Spells and Charms – A Movie Scrapbook

Title: Harry Potter: Spells and Charms - A Movie Scrapbook Author: Judy Revenson Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 17th September 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 48 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:This thrilling interactive scrapbook takes readers on a tour of iconic spells and charms, from Expelliarmus to the Patronus Charm, and even the three Unforgivable Curses. Covering everything from protective… Continue reading Harry Potter: Spells and Charms – A Movie Scrapbook

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August Round Up 2019

I managed to read sixteen books in August, and the break down is below for each challenge and collectively in lists and tables. Several were read for review purposes, some for quiz writing purposes and others for my own reading. Some reviews are only going live in September, but others are up and ready to… Continue reading August Round Up 2019

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition Author: J.K Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 22nd August 2019 Format: Paperback Pages:272 Price: $29.99 Synopsis:Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of J.K. Rowling's wizarding world has won legions of fans since the first Illustrated Edition of the Harry Potter novels… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K Rowling, Illustrated by Jim Kay