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    It's interesting, I pretty much loathed OotP and HBP on first read. In OotP, I felt Harry was simply too whiny and when reading HBP for the first time, I also found the pensieve stuff too "flashback episode" as well.

    On subsequent read-throughs, though, in context of the entire series it's totally understandable that Harry is so angry in OotP. He's been handed a **** hand of cards in life and he's kind of just realised it. I would be just as angry!

    Also, I loved that insight into Tom Riddle once I knew the ending. I'm not sure why but it just feels like a puzzle piece. Knowing what happens with the cup and the locket and how it all plays out. Now when I read back those "flashbacks" are fascinating to me whereas the first time I could barely get through it.

    I had a similar experience with Stephanie Meyer's "The Host". It was an unbearably difficult book to get through the first time. I tried several times and ultimately had to listen to it on audiobook. Since that first read, though, I've read it numerous times and love it and actually think it's quite genius the way it's written. Though I can't tell if that means it terrible writing since it was so hard to read the first time or wonderful writing since the story is so clever!

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    Perhaps I need to read HBP again then (and skim the Ginny parts, lol). And DH, which I think I've only ever read twice.

    I too couldn't stand CAPSLOCK!Harry in OotP, even though I could understand it. It was difficult to read a book in which the protagonist constantly kept shouting at everyone.

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    Oh my HPB is my number 2 book, right after DH! I loved the flashbacks. I'm with you on the romance stuff though.

    OoTP is for sure my least favourite. It's so slow (to me) and whiney!

    I would write more but I'm putting dd to bed and using my left hand to type and its taking forever!

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    I loved GoF as a book. I'm a bit over it as a movie though. I think it's a tie between HBP and DH for my favourite though. I love the DH movies simply because there is very little left out.


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    Something I've been thinking about today... If Harry cleared Hagrid's name in Chamber of Secrets why doesn't he get a new wand after that to use?

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    Something I've been thinking about today... If Harry cleared Hagrid's name in Chamber of Secrets why doesn't he get a new wand after that to use?
    Probably ministry bureaucracy?

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    Default How is there not a Harry Potter discussion thread??? #2

    Just listening to Philosopher's Stone (thanks to @M'LadyEm) and I have decided that 'send me an owl' sounds wrong. It sounds like a package with an owl in it.

    She should have called it o-mail.

    Although that sounds a bit wrong now I think of it.

    ETA and when Ron is complaining about his sandwiches he says 'it's hard for mum with five of us.'

    That's a mistake right?
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