Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Things I didn’t like in the Harry Potter storyline

I grew up with Harry and the Harry Potter books, I was always around Harry’s age, when I read the books for the first time, which was very special.

I adore and love the whole series and of course J.K. Rowling has put a lot of thought into the whole storyline. I will always remember it exactly like she wrote it and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

However, there are some parts of the storyline, I wish would be different and I didn’t really like at the time. I still would probably prefer another way, but then it wouldn’t be this big unique thing. Here are some things, I didn’t really like:

-       Harry and Ginny getting together: I was never a big fan of Ginny and always thought Harry deserved someone better. I also thought that his feelings for her came a bit out of the blue. On top of that it was weird seeing Ginny having boyfriend after boyfriend, she was so young.
-       Sirius dying: Sirius is probably my fave character of the whole series and it broke my heart to see him die. He was so great with Harry and finally gave him kind of a family and then he was suddenly gone.
-       Remus dying: Remus is also one of my faves and he was very important to Harry, especially after Sirius died. It made me so happy to see him with Tonks and then having Teddy. It’s just not fair…
-       Dobby dying: The last scene of the first Hallow movie, I mean who didn’t cry?! Dobby did everything for Harry and had a big heart.
-       James and Lily: Yes, you guessed right, also one of my faves. I loved all the Marauders (except for Peter) and Lily and always wanted to know more about them. I’m a bit sad that we don’t get to know that much of Lily and James. Their time at school, them falling in love and the Marauders becoming friends.
-       Malfoy: I always thought Draco Malfoy had something special in him. Yes of course he was mean and arrogant, but I think there is a deep meaning behind that and at heart he is actually not that bad. The way he was portrayed at times, was not my taste.
-       Snape: We only learned about Snape’s true self towards the end. He was always the one, who hated Harry. There is so much more behind him.
-       The Marauders Map: So Fred and George never actually used the map: Peter Pettigrew or finding out who opened the chamber of secrets, yeah right…
-       Hogwarts letter: Did Harry really not think, when he opened the letter in front of the Dursleys.

The Harry Potter books are magical and gifted me my love for reading. I want to once again point out that every second of this book is special and right the way it was written.

What do you guys think?!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Keep You Safe – by Melissa Hill

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

For readers who love issue-driven fiction, Melissa Hill has written a breakout novel exploring the "to vaccinate or not" debate and the tragic consequences of one mother's decision on another.

Single mom Kate O'Donnell is living her worst nightmare. Her young daughter, Clara, who has a medical condition that doesn't allow her to be vaccinated, becomes critically ill when one of her classmates, Lauren-whose family chose not to vaccinate-contracts and spreads the virus. While Lauren has no trouble recovering from the disease, Clara's condition worsens. With time spent by her daughter's bedside, Kate loses her job and slides deeper into medical debt. But when another school parent points the blame at Lauren's mother, Lucy, and the media begins an attack, we see two very different views on parenting and how badly things can spin out of control when all either of these two women wanted was to keep their daughters safe.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

I was very intrigued by the sound of this book, especially because I have read other books by this author. This one is very different though, in a good way, I can assure you ;).

It tells the story of two mums, Kate and Madeleine, who are doing their best for their children and family. They both decide not to vaccinate their children for several reasons. Then both girl get the measles and a big legal fight starts.

Of course there is much more behind it all and both mothers have their reasons for not getting their children vaccinated. I myself was not vaccinated and I totally understand both points of view. It’s a very controversial topic and I really liked how much thought and research the Melissa Hill put behind this.

Both have their lives and what happened in the past and so it’s clear that they make different decisions. I think that’s only natural and it was very interesting to read about both their lives. There are clearly two sides to this story, which put it on a whole new level of excitement and brilliance.

I was hooked from the start and Melissa Hill’s writing captured this provocative topic in the best possible way. The discussions and scenes in this book are very heated and exciting. There is never a dull moment!

I absolutely adored the epilogue and I just think that all characters, whether I liked them or not, had a really important role and were very well lined out.

This story shows that every parent has a believe and an opinion. They have their reasons to believe in it and that's ok. Things can change, but that's not for sure.

Thought-provoking and addictive!!!


Melissa Hill on Twitter: @melissahillbks

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fashion Corner - Mock Neck Midi Dress

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Abercrombie and Fitch time in today's Fashion Corner!

I bought this dress in London last May and fell in love with it immediately. The back detail is gorgeous, the color is great, it's so comfy and the high neck makes it really special. 

- Bra: Cosabella
- Shoes: Nike

- Backpack: Coach (similar)
- Necklace: Phantasya (similar)
- Cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch (similar)
- Watch: STORM

Saturday, 16 September 2017

I’m a Ravenclaw

Every Harry Potter fans understands this. We all belong to a Hogwarts house. It all started with reading the books and probably wanting to be a Gryffindor, because Harry, Ron and Hermione are in this house.

I always saw myself as a Ravenclaw with a bit of Gryffindor and Hufflepuff elements. That’s got nothing to do with me not liking Slytherin. I was just never able to identify with Slytherin.

When I joined Pottermore when it first started I got sorted into Ravenclaw. After the relaunch I didn’t realise I get to reclaim my house, so I took the test again. Luckily it was Ravenclaw again. I joined with my other email accounts as well, once I got into Hufflepuff and recently into Gryffindor.

There is also a test on buzzfeed, showing you the different percentages on the houses after you answer some questions. I got 42% Ravenclaw, 28% Gryffindor, 17% Hufflepuff and 13% Slytherin.

I’m a proud Ravenclaw, I really think it’s suits my personality. There is for sure a bit of a Gryffindor and a bit of a Hufflepuff in me, but my heart beats for Ravenclaw.

Even if you are in between two houses, the sorting hat takes your choice into consideration and lets you choose, I mean, just look at Harry.

A lot of people just pick their favourite house or the house of a character they like, when it comes to what house you’re in. It might suit their personality, it might not, but ultimately it’s their choice.

What’s your Hogwarts house?