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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 – 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.
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