I’ve written about adult coloring books on here before, because they’re more popular than you can imagine. The original one came out last year and I’m certain the store was able to sell every single one of them. That doesn’t happen with too many books. It doesn’t happen with hardly any of them. But the Harry Potter coloring books were huge sellers. And now there are more to pick from.
I think I’ve seen three more books in what I guess I can call a series, right? And I bet someone somewhere is coming up with several more to add in the future. So I figure I might as well throw in an idea or two. I think they should release a coloring book that focuses entirely on Hermione. And then another one that focuses on quidditch. And maybe one that focuses on the Battle of Hogwarts. There. If Scholastic uses one of these ideas in the future I’ll sue for damages and make millions. Hehehe.
What do you think of more of these coloring books being released so soon after the original debuted? Also, is there a particular coloring book you’d like to see more than something else? The four are “Magical Creatures”, “Magical Places and Characters”, “Artifacts”, along with the original one. Only two of them have actually been released as of yet.
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Another week, another book read from the Amazon list. When I first set out to read the books on the list I figured that I’d read one every five or six books I read overall…WRONG. I’ve found myself browsing through the list trying to decide on which book I want to read next. I have no scientific way of picking books, I really just go with whatever catches my eye. The first two were fairly easy beginner choices, though.
The Sorcerer’s Stone
The book begins with an introduction to Harry Potter. We learn about his ill-fated family. We learn about his horrible Muggle family. We get a small taste into how rough he’s had it since the murder of his parents. Then we’re introduced to all kinds of magical characters. The Weasleys. The Malfoys. Hagrid. Dumbledore. Snape. Quirrel. Hermione Granger. There are too many to name. Then we’re taken on a journey with Harry, Hermione, and Ron through their first year at Hogwarts. There are tears, triumphs, trolls, dark magic, and…Voldemort! He’s back, after all. The gang of three is ultimately up against the Dark Lord himself, though they don’t even realize it until it’s nearly too late.
This was a splendid read. I found several things that were either changed in the movie or left out completely. This being my first JK Rowling novel, I quickly learned that she has a great gift for children’s fiction. I found the reading to be more than accessible for a grade school student and still rather intriguing. I haven’t read a book with chapter titles in years, and I loved that the chapters have titles in this book. I liked being able to expect when Hermione needed Ron and Harry’s help with the troll. I liked knowing when Harry would be making his first trip to Diagon Alley. I liked knowing when Harry would play his first quidditch match. The chapter titles told me a little about what to expect in the coming pages, and for a young reader who may not read leisurely very much, I think that can make reading more enjoyable.
I also loved Hermione more than I did in the movies and hated Draco more than I did in the movies. Just happened.
This book is currently ranked #21 on my list of best books.
The next book from the list that I’ll be reading is A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.