Chizpurfles and Cackling Stumps

Writing a blog has taught me that I am really bad at updating a blog, so apologies for the delay, I have no excuse beyond laziness.
So, let’s take a nice relaxing trip to the third and sixth books in my BookTube-A-Thon challenge, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. In short, if you are obsessed with Harry Potter and always jonesing for your next fix of Rowling’s magical world (like me) then these little treats will tide you over for a day or two. Beedle the Bard was definitely my favourite, it’s a lovely combination of classic fairy tale storytelling with wizarding world flavour and Dumbledore’s notes are an added joy. The Tale of the Three Brothers is one of my favourite moments in the films, but The Warlock’s Hairy Heart is a dark and violent delight, more Grimm than Hans Christian Anderson. Fantastic Beasts is basically just a fun little extension of the Potter universe, giving us more awesome magical creatures to add to our own Hogwarts fantasies. The only downside to my version of Fantastic Beasts is that it needs more illustrations of the creatures, though there is a big illustrated version available which I don’t have – an obvious birthday failure on the part of my family. Basically, if you don’t love Harry Potter and you’ve never taken an imaginary stroll around the great lake, then this is not the place for you. Remember guys, “words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic”.

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