Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review (re-read): Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter #1)

Author: J.K. Rowling
Started reading: March 20th 2017
Finished the book: March 28th 2017
Pages: 332
Genres: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Adventure
Published: June 26th 1997
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.44
My score:

Harry Potter has never heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry's eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
An incredible adventure is about to begin!

My thoughts
I'm writing for every person that has not yet read the Harry Potter books or is thinking about re-reading. You might think that every person on earth has read a HP book at some point, but you will be astonished if you figure out how many people did not yet read it! I LOVED the movies when I was younger. It's so hard to turn great books into good movies (cuz the movies are never better than the books). I assure you; The books are awesome and you should read them, or just re-read them. I've been reading them 13 years ago or something and I don't remember that much. So you can expect a lot of Harry Potter reviews this year!

  • Worldbuilding: The worldbuilding is great in the Harry Potter books. It's the magical atmosphere that drags you in and won't let you go. I gotta tell you: I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter to tell me I got a place... It all feels so magical and so real. Everything is explained vividly and you can picture everything in your head so easily! You actually explore the wizard-world together with Harry, who had no idea too...
  • Characters: There is a character for every person. Everyone will have their favorite and it can be from Malfoy, to Hagrid, to Hermione or Ron. You don't have to be the Harry Potter-fangirl to like the book! The characters are so well thought through that everyone can relate with one of the characters.
  • Adventure/Mystery: Love it! There is so much adventure and mystery in the books. You discover new secrets or learn new things in every chapter of every book. That's why I (as a 25 year old person) still LOVE the books. Even this book, where Harry is still 11 years old.

Like I said; I'm writing this blog-post for the people that have not yet read the Harry Potter series or who are considering re-reading it. JUST - DO - IT.

Memorable quotes from this book
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."

"To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure."

What's your favorite Harry Potter wand?
Mine is Hermione's!!



  1. I've been thinking of rereading the Harry Potter books too, but there's so many books to read it's hard. It's be worth it though, I love those books! And I love your Snape approves meme, lol.

    1. I totally agree with the "so many books, so little time"!! I think I'll be reading 1 book a month :) Maybe a chapter a day, so I can also read other books...
      Thanks for stoppin by!!

  2. I haven't read the Harry Potter series yet. I plan to at some point but haven't got around to it yet. I am glad you enjoyed your re-read!


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