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Old 02-05-2011, 18:32
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Did you love them or hate them?
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Old 02-05-2011, 18:47
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Love them!

My favourite has to be Order of the Phoenix. It used to be Prisoner of Azkaban, but then I saw the film which ruined it entirely for me.
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Old 02-05-2011, 18:49
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Love them!

My favourite has to be Order of the Phoenix. It used to be Prisoner of Azkaban, but then I saw the film which ruined it entirely for me.
Why did it ruin it?

I feel honoured to have you comment by the way... a DS worker haha!
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Old 02-05-2011, 18:52
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LOVE them!

I don't remember the hype surrounding the books though. That totally passed me by. My Mum bought me books 1-4 in a box when I was 9. I didn't think I'd be able to read them all (particularly book 4 as it was much bigger than anything I'd ever completed).

I remember that I hadn't finished the first book when the the film came out.

These books got me into reading.
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Old 02-05-2011, 19:03
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[quote=mimicole;49805219]LOVE them!

I don't remember the hype surrounding the books though. That totally passed me by. My Mum bought me books 1-4 in a box when I was 9. I didn't think I'd be able to read them all (particularly book 4 as it was much bigger than anything I'd ever completed).

I remember that I hadn't finished the first book when the the film came out.

These books got me into reading. [/QUOTE

I was 13 I think when I got mine and I was amazed at how quickly I got through the first 3!
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Old 02-05-2011, 19:31
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Love, love, love! I remember seeing a big pile of Half-Blood Prince books on Smile one morning, waiting to be won. I wanted to win one, even though I hadn't even read the others!

Some of the recent films have been slightly weak, though.
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Old 02-05-2011, 19:33
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I do miss Proffesor Snape!
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Old 02-05-2011, 21:35
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I love them! I remember mum telling me to buy the Philsopher's Stone (first one) as "everyone else was reading them" and for a while I didn't bother. Then after a while I started reading them and I was hooked. When I was 11 I remember getting loads of Harry Potter toys and stuff for Christmas I loved the movies as well.
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Old 02-05-2011, 23:59
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LOVE them!

I don't remember the hype surrounding the books though. That totally passed me by. My Mum bought me books 1-4 in a box when I was 9. I didn't think I'd be able to read them all (particularly book 4 as it was much bigger than anything I'd ever completed).

I remember that I hadn't finished the first book when the the film came out.

These books got me into reading.
Funny that you should say about being 9 when you started on the HP books and that it got you into reading, as my daughter has just turned 9 and its the HP books that have got her hooked on reading!

I loved the Harry Potter books, they aren't the best books I've ever read, but they are an enjoyable light-hearted read and the fact that I have read them means that my daughter and I can chat about what she is reading and discuss the differences between the books and the movies.
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Old 03-05-2011, 15:58
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I do miss Proffesor Snape!
Perhaps the only interesting character of the entire series.
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Old 03-05-2011, 16:09
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Funny that you should say about being 9 when you started on the HP books and that it got you into reading, as my daughter has just turned 9 and its the HP books that have got her hooked on reading!

I loved the Harry Potter books, they aren't the best books I've ever read, but they are an enjoyable light-hearted read and the fact that I have read them means that my daughter and I can chat about what she is reading and discuss the differences between the books and the movies.
I always try to read the book before seeing the film (this goes for any book-to-film adaptation), and it's good in the sense that I know roughly what's going to happen, but it's bad because films can't compare the books as so much has to be cut out.

Plus, anything that gets kids to read is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. It's too easy to just watch the film version.
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Old 03-05-2011, 16:25
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I do miss Proffesor Snape!
Turn to page...394.
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Old 03-05-2011, 18:17
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I've seen and read POA too many times.

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Old 03-05-2011, 18:58
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I've seen and read POA too many times.

Alan Rickman plays him to perfection!
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Old 03-05-2011, 19:02
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I love the HP books, much prefer them to the films as they lack a lot of the details.

However, I thought the latest film was excellent. Pity they didn't do all the books over 2 films.
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Old 03-05-2011, 19:26
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Alan Rickman plays him to perfection!
He does. An example of perfect casting.

I was 9 when I saw the first film and his portrayal terrified me

Snape still gives me the creeps now, ten years later!
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Old 03-05-2011, 21:47
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I've really enjoyed reading these books. I've just finished the half blood prince, so now only have the deathly Hallows left to read
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Old 03-05-2011, 21:51
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He does. An example of perfect casting.

I was 9 when I saw the first film and his portrayal terrified me

Snape still gives me the creeps now, ten years later!
Yes and it is odd that Snape is meant to be in hes late 20 or mid 30s because he went to school with Harrys parents... but Rickman is 50 odd!
He made Snape soo sexy and that is coming from a stright guy haha!

Sexy Back- Snape- Youtube!
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Old 03-05-2011, 23:12
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I cannot begin to express my love for these books. All of them are great (although I got the distict feeling book 6 was just filler, but good filler XD) and my favourite is Prisoner of Azkaban, because that's where we got Sirius Black .

They got me into reading other books rather than the Secret Garden, which I am still partial to the occasional re-read of, and into creative writing as I started with really bad Harry Potter fanfictions lol. The world JK created is just brilliant.

Plus, Snape is smexy
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Old 04-05-2011, 00:57
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Ooh, can you say it the way Alan Rickman does?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awFtD...eature=related

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:26
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I really enjoyed the first three and then they became hard work and a slog to get through.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:51
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I love all the books, Deathly Hallows is my favourite.

I will be really sad after I see the last film and it is over. I hope JK writes more amazing books.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:02
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Yes and it is odd that Snape is meant to be in hes late 20 or mid 30s because he went to school with Harrys parents... but Rickman is 50 odd!
He made Snape soo sexy and that is coming from a stright guy haha!

Sexy Back- Snape- Youtube!
Does it ever state how long it was between Harry's parents leaving school and him being born? They might have had him in their 30s.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:21
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Does it ever state how long it was between Harry's parents leaving school and him being born? They might have had him in their 30s.
Harry's parents were born in 1960 and died 1981-which was when Harry was a baby. That's what it says in the books, in Deathly Hallows.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:45
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Harry's parents were born in 1960 and died 1981-which was when Harry was a baby. That's what it says in the books, in Deathly Hallows.
Thanks. I only read DH once and was glad to finish it.
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