Sonntag, 22. November 2015

HARRY POTTER Reading-Diary #5

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Second entry: Pages 129-236

The next chapter was all about almost-headless-Nick and his death-day celebration. It was quite funny to see all these ghosts in one spot, and even some new ghosts were introduced. Maybe they’ll play a bigger part in the later books too. I would love that!

But when our trio comes back from the party and find Mr. Norris I was quite shocked, because I actually thought that it’s dead. I mean, yeah do something to Flinch, whatever, but not the cat!

But before we move along to the Chamber of Secrets I wanted to mention the Quidditch game quickly. I kind of really like Wood, and the Gryffindors SO deserved to win. I felt an odd satisfaction when Malfoy was just right next to the snitch, and didn’t even realise it. My hate for Draco still didn’t get less, if you didn’t notice it yet.

And then we see that the chamber of secrets was opened, and thus the inheritor of Slytherin is in Hogwarts. Harry, Ron and Hermione suspected that it was Malfoy, but I knew from the beginning on that that wasn’t true. That would’ve been too simple. And then the fact that Dobby comes in and tells Harry that it was HIM all along who caused such trouble, just so that he stays away from Hogwarts, all that seems kind of strange. I mean, he said he does it because they have a better life with Harry, right? So he must think that Harry is going to die because he enters the chamber of secrets and gets killed by the creature who waits there. (That’s another thing: this creature. Everyone wonders what it might be, but let’s be real here. Ohhh, this chamber was made by a SLYTHERIN, I wonder what it might be. How about a groundhog. Or no, maybe it’s an elephant. I mean DUH, Harry!) I kind of think or know that Harry is involved with this (yeah, I know), but as far as I understood it only the inheritor of Slytherin can open the chamber. So Harry can’t be the right person, because he never did that, he can’t be the person we are looking for. Another suspect that I had at first was Snape, because I always suspect him for everything strange that is going on. I mean, is there a way to avoid this? I don’t think so. But then again I realised, that it would be kind of logical too if Lockhart had something to do with it. At first I thought that he is too stupid (I’m sorry but it’s true) to do something like that, but what if he is just a really good actor? I see no other suspects that would be logical, but we will see!

I am intrigued to see which victims this person chooses next, and I definitely want to know, who he is! I can’t wait to find out.

Mittwoch, 4. November 2015

HARRY POTTER Reading-Diary #4

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
First entry:
Pages 1-128

Before reading: After reading the first part of the series I honestly couldn’t wait to get to this part. I wanted to continue right away, but the moments of reading this series for the first time are much too precious to “waste” it in one or two months. So I am going to read one per month, and I am so excited that it finally is November, so that I can continue with this beautiful series.

The first chapter just made me hate the Durselys even more. I mean yeah, I kind of get their intentions, but not really. There is no way you have to treat a person so horribly.

In the second chapter, however, we met a quite interesting character. I heard a lot of things about Dobby the house-elf, and unfortunately I was spoiled on what is going to happen with him, but it was nice nevertheless to meet him for the first time. I didn’t really get his motives though, but that will be clarified soon, I guess.

But please, can we talk about the Weasleys for a second? Aren’t they the greatest family ever? Yeah they are, and you know it. First of all: Ron, Fred and George risked a lot when they saved Harry, and I just love their friendship with Harry. They love him, they are his first real friends, and you can really feel that they would do anything so save Harry anywhere, anytime. I bet everyone just wants such friends (and a flying car, I mean, let’s be real). But also Ron’s parents are amazing. Again, you can see that they really care a lot about Harry, which is amazing to see. I would give anything to live with the Weasleys, also if they have some flaws, they are the most lovable people on the whole planet.

In contrast to the Malfoys. I despise them. They weren’t so bad before, I didn’t mind Draco and his father, but what Mr. Malfoy said to Mr. Weasley CANNOT BE FORGIVEN. Nobody insults my Arthur without being hated by me. N O B O D Y.

But something is wrong with this Lockhart guy, right? I’m not sure, he is too fake in my opinion. We will see what will happen. But his obsession with being famous, and giving interviews and stuff like that seems too fake. And I am also pretty sure that he isn’t even a great wizard or anything. He probably can’t even do magic, and I hate it that everyone likes him. Like, don’t you see that there is something wrong with him?

In the last chapter we learn that Draco Malfoy is now the seeker of the Slytherin Quiditch team, and it really makes me angry. His father annoyed me in the earlier chapters as well, but how he acts like is just disgusting right now. I don’t know if it will get better by the time, but right now, just NOPE.