Anna: I finished my re-read of The Sorcerer’s Stone, rather The Philosopher’s Stone, and it felt so good! I got the 20th anniversary Hufflepuff edition at Blackstone’s when I studied in Oxford.
This was such a nostalgic read. I’d forgotten the little differences between the book and the movie. There’s something equally heartwarming and heartbreaking about innocent little Harry who is just learning about the Wizarding World, and I loved re-living the beginning of Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s friendship. I’m also amazed by the foundation JK builds in this book, as there is so much foreshadowing to events and characters in the later books.
On to book two!
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Anna: It’s the end of September! The leaves are officially starting to change, and it was cool enough today to break out my boots! It’s supposed to be 90 degrees on Wednesday, but I’m still embracing fall to its fullest! Here’s what I read this month:
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
Bloomland by John Enlehardt
California by Edan Lepucki
Eden by Andrea Kleine
The take away from this month’s wrap up is that if you haven’t read The Glass Castle, you need to. There will be a review coming soon! What did you read this month?
Anna: Around this time of year I get an itch to read Harry Potter. This fall I’m finally going to try to re-read the series from book one!
I used to re-read these books all the time but I haven’t since college. I love the book community, but especially since I work in publishing there’s pressure to read as many new releases as possible. Sometimes you have to go back to old favorites! I can’t wait to re-read the series that sparked my love for reading. I’ll keep you updated along the way!
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