Another week, another stack of books! This time, I managed to restrain myself … a bit. I received two of my preorders as well as three other books. I already read three of these, which is nice for a change.
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
These are my preorders. I’ve already read and reviewed Alex + Ada and I enjoyed it. Having read The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes a week ago, I really want to check out Madame Bovary, as Barnes seems to be quite a bit obsessed with Flaubert.
Harry Potter’s 34th birthday was on the 31st of July, so I had this intense craving to buy something related to Harry Potter. Truth be told, because of Rowling’s new short story I’d hoped there would be a big anouncement about a possible new book on the 31st. I know it’s unlikely to happen, but I won’t give up hope. Ever.
From the Library of Hogwarts: Quidditch Through the Ages + Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J. K. Rowling
I’ve already read these, and I highly recommend this boxed set by Scholastic! As I mentioned in my review, the box is very sturdy and pretty much indestructible. I also prefer these covers over the Bloomsbury ones and I already own The Tales of Beedle the Bard, so it made the most sense to buy this edition.
Harry Potter Film Wizardry
This legitimately has to be one of the most amazing books that I own, and the fact that I’d lived without it for so long is atrocious! It contains several props from the movies, which are of a fine quality, and the whole getup of it is beautiful. I can’t say too much about the content yet, because I’ve only read a couple of pages, but it seems interesting enough. The 26€ I paid would’ve been well invested for the Marauder’s Map alone.
If you’re thinking about buying this book, I’d recommend you not to check out videos/pictures about it, as it’s more fun discovering for yourself which props it contains.
So, have you read any of these books/comics? Don’t you think the Film Wizardry book is absolutely amazing?