Day 3 - B.E.D September 2016 - The last book you read

Saturday, September 03, 2016

I initially set myself a target to read 52 books this yet. It's not going well!  August I read 8 books. Last month, I read 1 book and I'm not even sure it counts as it was a play, but as today is my 3rd Blogging Every Day prompt I'm going to talk about it anyway as I had planned to start blogging about the books i've read to co-inside with my YT monthly wrap up videos.

The last book you read

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Does this count as a book? I mean it has pages, words, a cover but technically it is a play. 

I didn't rush out to but this, a bit like potter mania the first time rounds I wasn't into it and then some how I read one and had to read them all. 

This niggled at me, I don't really like reading plays, I said. Except Romeo and Juliet and Merchant of Venice. Come to think of it those are the only 2 I've read more than once. In the end It was a point of sale purchase near the tills in Sainsburys near work and I thought sod it, you do want to read it. 

I found it surprisingly easy to read, I think because I'm familiar with the world and could easily picture everything / every one even  19 years later. 

The story follows Harry and his family as he children go to Hogwarts and still features a number of the old favourites teachers and the sorting hat is still around. 

I don't know how to explain the plot without giving things away. If you don't want spoilers stop reading now. I'm not going to drop massive spoilers but I need to explain things and it might spoil things. 

Harry and his son don't always see eye to eye and when the sorting hat doesn't pick the house they'd expect this helps for an unlikely friendship to for with Draco's son. Potter and Malfoy friends at last. 

As with the Potter and Weasly friendship they end up on an adventure and from how they script reads the stage production will be epic. I really want to see and while I'm not prepared to go to London to see it, if they tour (Fingers crossed) I will be up for tickets. I'd even see it at the Palace in Manchester and I hate going to that theatre (LOWERY, LOWERY, LOWERY - if we say it enough times it might come true) 

It was great to see how Harry and Co have turned out and while the focus was on the children there were glimpses in to the grown up world. 

It was fast paced and I read it over about 5 30 min reads (tram rides if you want the details) 

This is well worth a read and it has got me excited for any further Potter books, that are in the pipeline. I also want to re-read the previosu books. 

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