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The Last Day of Harry-Pott-A-Thon! My final thoughts on Harry Potter.

The Last Day of Harry-Pott-A-Thon! My final thoughts on Harry Potter.

I was the person who said ‘I don’t think I will ever read Harry Potter‘. I didn’t have anything against the franchise, it simply didn’t interest me….

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 16! Three questions for more seasoned Harry Potter readers. Help!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 16! Three questions for more seasoned Harry Potter readers. Help!

As I inch closer and closer to the end of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I am beginning to consider the giant-sized, Hagrid-shaped hole that will…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 15! A moment to pause before we enter the Deathly Hallows *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 15! A moment to pause before we enter the Deathly Hallows *SPOILERS*

There are many questions still be to answered, as we close the pages of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and prepare for the Deathly Hallows. What…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 14! My Favourite Dumbledorisms so far: Wise Wizarding Words.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 14! My Favourite Dumbledorisms so far: Wise Wizarding Words.

I thought I was being clever when I coined the term ‘Dumbledorisms‘… and then I realised this was already a thing. That’s what happens when you are…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 13! Or, the day I longingly gaze at the pile of non-Harry-Potter books waiting to be read.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 13! Or, the day I longingly gaze at the pile of non-Harry-Potter books waiting to be read.

These were some testing times, requiring all the mental fortitude I could garner to get through the back half of Harry Potter and the Order of the…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 12! The Good Guys vs Bad Guys vs the Ignoramus *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 12! The Good Guys vs Bad Guys vs the Ignoramus *SPOILERS*

Poor Harry can’t catch a break. First he survives the wrath of the Dark Lord for the fourth, or is it the fifth, time (I’ve lost count)?…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 11! The end of book 4, the start of book 5, and my Patronus! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 11! The end of book 4, the start of book 5, and my Patronus! *SPOILERS*

It has been a few days since I finished Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire; I needed a moment to compose myself. That ending! Wow! You…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 10! Or, the day I attempt, yet again, to predict the unpredictable.

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 10! Or, the day I attempt, yet again, to predict the unpredictable.

I am heading towards the pointy end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, with just over 100 pages to go, it is time for…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 9! When Did These Books Get So Big?! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 9! When Did These Books Get So Big?! *SPOILERS*

Had I known my Harry Potter reading marathon would involve books larger than 600 pages, I may not have embarked on this whirlwind wizarding adventure. But alas,…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 8 – It’s Unputdownable! *SPOILERS*

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 8 – It’s Unputdownable! *SPOILERS*

I was tempted to draw out a family tree, nearing the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, to map out the interactions between all…

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 7 – Harry “trouble usually finds me” Potter is back!

Harry-Pott-A-Thon Day 7 – Harry “trouble usually finds me” Potter is back!

Poor Harry said it best: “I don’t go looking for trouble… Trouble usually finds me.” And sure enough, Harry only barely survives another summer with the Dursleys…

Hi! I'm Julia, a lifelong reader, an aspiring writer, medical doctor, and now book blogger, from Queensland, Australia! Go to 'About Read and Live Well' to learn more!

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Sticking to the theme of refugees in Australia, as I am currently reading They Cannot Take the Sky and also recently read The Bone Sparrow
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This is YA fiction about Michael, whose parents run the political party called 'Aussie Values', and Mina, who fled Afghanistan with her mother and arrived in Australia by boat.
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Q1: Bookish confession. I haven't read a Jane Austen novel that I've enjoyed yet! 😳 I will continue though!
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Q2: Author you think is underrated. Georgia Blain who wrote Between a Wolf and a Dog which is still one of the best books I've read this year and I want more people to read it!
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Q3: Do you write at all? Only academically and scientifically for the past 10+ years but I started my blog so I could do more creative writing. I've always wanted to write a novel and am starting to make a little progress 😊
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Q4: Read any good nonfiction recently? Yes - The Gender Games by Juno Dawson. Amazing!
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Q5: Got a blog? Yup! Read and Live Well. Link is always in my bio! ..
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These books are on my Five Star Prediction blog post, where I predict five books from my TBR that will be 5 ⭐️ reads!
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