Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay (8 years and over) SPOILER ALERT! DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU’VE READ THE PRECEADING BOOKS IN THE SERIES!


Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition.

Author: J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay.

Year of Publication: 2017 (UK).

Publisher: Bloomsbury (UK).

Website: www.jkrowling.com

Format: Available in hardback only.

Cost for Hardback (RRP): £30 (UK).

Age Range: I suggest from about 8 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.

This is the third book in the Illustrated Harry Potter series.


So, the third Harry Potter book has now been released in an illustrated edition, and I have spent the weekend reading it. It has the same illustrator as the previous two, so the illustrations are still remarkable. My favourites are one of some Dementors, Sirius Black as a dog, and a tortoise half transfigured into a tea-pot. The story is exactly the same of course, but I just like seeing the drawings.

Hopefully you will be able to find a copy cheaper than £30 as I know it can be expensive. I managed to find a copy for £20 in a promotion at a local bookstore.


“What’s coming will come and we’ll just have to meet it when it does.” J.K. Rowling.



Riddle Me This Thirty-Four

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) What room do ghosts avoid?

The living room.

2) Why didn’t the monster eat the crazy person?

He was allergic to nuts.


1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.


Your special Halloween riddles (more jokes than riddles really) for this week are:

1) Clara Clatter was born on December 27th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

2) He has married many women but has never married. Who is he?


Good luck!


Happy Birthday Izzy!


I can’t believe it, but I forgot to make a post to celebrate Izzy’s birthday! She turned three on the 12th September; and spent the day munching on strawberries, and being waited on hand and foot (which is kind of a normal day for her anyway).

She has grown so much since I first brought her home, I forget how small and fragile she was, not to mention how nervous she was at being in a strange new home with a strange person she didn’t know. Now she is such a big part of my life, that I couldn’t imagine it without her.

I was going to let her hibernate for the first time this year, but after talking with her vet they have advised me to keep her awake until she is at least five. This is to make sure she is has enough fat/energy reserves to last the winter, as she obviously won’t be eating while she is in hibernation. The vet has also given her a check-up, and given her a clean bill of health. They also said that Izzy is a very curious and inquisitive tortoise, and they can tell that she must be a handful, which she is. To those of you who I have been talking to Izzy about her gender, I still don’t have a definitive answer for you. The vet says Izzy is still too young to be 100% sure that she actually is a girl, and it will be another couple of years before we know for sure.

Here are some recent photos of Izzy that I hope you will like:



As you can see, she likes her woolly hat very much (she actually has two of them), and one of her favourite places to hide is behind my bin and next to some Comic Books because she likes Super Hero stories. Hopefully the last photo will make you all smile; this is how much of a mess she makes when she eats strawberries. She eats them whole, and it ends up looking like strawberry jam all over her face.

Izzy and I hope you have enjoyed the post, and Izzy will accept any presents you wish to send by owl. Flowers will be eaten, and teddy bears will be cuddled.


Izzy & ThestralSnidget84.

Riddle Me This Thirty-Three

So, the answers to last set of riddles are:

1) I went into the woods and got it, I sat down to seek it, I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it. What is it?

A splinter.

2) It is weightless, you can see it, and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter?

A hole.


1 House Point if you answered one riddle correctly, and 5 if you answered both correctly.


Your special Halloween riddles (more jokes than riddles really) for this week are:

1) What room do ghosts avoid?

2) Why didn’t the monster eat the crazy person?


Good luck!


A Journey Through A History of Magic


A new Harry Potter book was published yesterday, and while I haven’t finished reading it yet I couldn’t wait telling you all about it. It is called A Journey Through A History of Magic, and like the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book it is a Hogwarts textbook.

It is full of new facts about the history of the wizarding world and Hogwarts, including more recent history including Harry Potter. It also includes some pretty cool illustrations, and glimpses of manuscripts written by JK Rowling. I am enjoying this book so much that I don’t want to put it down, and I think everyone should be asking for a copy for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.



I’m Back!

Hi Everyone,

I am sorry for my lack of posts recently. I have been kind of swamped with the new school year over the last few weeks, which unfortunately left me really tired, and with very little time. And now I feel bad for it, because this blog is important to me, and those who read my posts are even more important to me.

I will resume normal posts on Saturday, and have several big posts planned to keep you all entertained.

Thanks for your patience and loyalty to the blog.



Happy Anniversary


It was three years ago today that I first created this blog and posted my first book review. So much has happened to us, and the whole world in that time, but my love for books, and the friends it has given me (you guys) has remained constant.

I am proud that it is still going, and that you guys still come back to read what I have to say. So thank you everyone, and cookies for all!