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2016 Reading Challenge Book 6 – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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It’s book review time. Again. I am 90% certain that I must have read this book back in my youth (because I’m so old now) but I don’t remember. And well Eddie Redmayne is happening to this film adaptation and therefore it was due a read (or a re-read, who knows? I don’t.). Just gonna start talking about the book now.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Book 7, 2016 Reading Challenge
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Book 7, 2016 Reading Challenge

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – J.K Rowling

This review is gonna be a little bit different then usual because this book is essentially a textbook for wizards and well what can you really say about something that isn’t really a conventional book? I mean definitely give it a read if you’re a fan of the Harry Potter world (which in case it wasn’t super obvious by this point, I so am). But basically this is gonna be me highlighting some of the things that caught my attention as I read away. In all of a couple of hours in the end.

1) I enjoyed the little interjections from the Harry Potter trio, especially when they were about Hagrid and also the one Aragog.

2) A chicken egg underneath a toad. A chicken egg underneath a toad…wtf?? Why the hell does it appear to be so easy to great a billion foot long snake??? That seems a little impractical (and I also spent too long on the basilisk wikipedia page while writing this).

3) I want a dragon. Specifically an Antipodian Opaleye, because they seem the least likely to set me on fire while I snooze.

4) Centaurs – their whole mentality and attitude is super fascinating to me.

5) I remain fully fascinated by merpeople. Probably always be. I love me a merperson.

6) Unicorns, I love you.

7) Three headed serpent?? No thank you, especially when they are all free thinking and can EAT each others head off.

7) Yup, there is defo a giant spider in Scotland (side note, I always forget that is where Hogwarts is.)

8) Kappas sound truly terrifying.

9) Sphinxs, I like.

10) And finally, a winged horse. I really wanna see that (I am envisioning Pegasus).

And that’s it for this little book update as it were, given that it isn’t a proper review.

4/5 stars

Parentheses count: 6. See you tomorrow!


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