On the 29th April, my friend and I got to see the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform the soundtrack to the first Harry Potter film. It was a great night and a really fun concert – the conductor was brilliant, the sounds were amazing and the whole experience, being in a concert hall filled with two thousand other Harry Potter fans while watching the film collectively is an experience I would definitely do again.
Prior to the concert, my friend and I went out for dinner. As we were walking to dinner, we managed to catch a beautiful sunset, and of course, I had to take a picture.
I solemnly swear that this is completely unedited
So August has been a busy month, both online and offline. I’ve had round 1 of exams, re-read the entire Harry Potter Series, got exams back and had various other life things. I’m happy though – I didn’t go overboard buying books, and I managed to read quite a lot considering I’ve had exams. Although I’ve been reading quite a lot, I’ve been slacking a bit on the blogging front. Sometimes, I just don’t have any ideas for blog posts, or I just never end up finishing my reviews. August has been my most inconsistent month for blogging, but I’ll try and make it up in September! No guarantees however, since I’m approaching round 2 of exams in October.
Harry Potter 1-7 by J.K. Rowling
Like I said earlier, I marathoned the entire Harry Potter series in the first half of the month. It was a very interesting read, since I haven’t read them in a few years, so I’d forgotten some of the detail that is in the books. There were also other subtle hints and details about plot and character which I never picked up on reading when I was younger, and now that I’m older, I feel like I finally understand why some characters do certain things. Really, it makes the whole series a little more angsty, especially towards the end. Re-reading the books also made me realise how much more I enjoyed the books rather than the movie. Continue reading
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature that is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s feature is a thanksgiving freebie, and so even though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia I thought I’d share the bookish things I’m grateful for anyway!
Deltora Quest Series by Emily Rodda
This is definitely one of the first series that really got me into fantasy. I started reading these when I was eight, and I loved these so much I just re-read them about fifty times. Emily Rodda books in general have a special place in my heart, but it’s the Deltora Quest series I’m especially thankful for. Continue reading