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Rereading Harry Potter: Book 3

31 Jul

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was, and still is, my favorite book in the series.  I think the main reason for this is because Sirius Black became my favorite character in the series.  I remember reading this the first time convinced he was in fact guilty, then BAM! JK Rowling flips it on you.  It was also the first glimpses into the wizard world before Harry and the lives of Lily and James. Characters develop more and more as the series continues to develop in and of itself.  

The number one thought in my mind as I read this was: They changed so much in the movie!  There was a good amount of time between my reading of this book and the release of the film.  Of course, I knew things were different and left out; I just did not realize how many things were rearranged or ignored overall.  I think those that have only seen the movies do miss out on quite a bit.  There is a lot of development and back story that the film ignored.  This was a beneficial reread as it reminded me of some points I had forgotten about.

I really enjoyed being reintroduced to my favorite character this time through.  I think the main draw to Sirius for me is the reminder that things are not always as they seem and much more meets the eye.  He is by no means perfect, but he is an extremely loyal person which shines through the most.  

I am moving on now to the much thicker books now.  Be sure to check back as I continue with the next four books!

What movie changed one of your favorite books the most?  Did you like the movie version of this one?

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The Book Thief Official Movie Trailer

22 Aug

This summer, I finally read Markus Zusak’s book The Book Thief.  I bought it years ago (Boarders was still open and thriving) and started reading it a few times but never stuck with it.  Now having read it, I am not sure why that is.  I gave it 5 Stars on Goodreads.  This is a book that will never leave me.

Now, as with any good book, this one is going to be a movie released on November 15, 2013.  As excited as I am, I am always a little weary when a book I love will be made into a movie.  I mean, Death narrates the story.  How will that translate over?  However, mostly I am excited, especially after seeing the first trailer yesterday.  I have very high hopes for this one!

If you have not yet read the book, consider reading it ASAP.  I know it looks pretty big, but the story moves along once you are into it.  Also, check out the movie trailer below.

Are you looking forward to this one?  What other books-to-movies are you hopeful – or worried – for?