Author: Celeste

Book Reviews

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Review

(Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book NO SPOILERS REVIEW)

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, Special Rehearsal Edition Script is the name of the so-called eighth Harry Potter story.

But I wish they hadn't marketed it that way.

I've been a Harry Potter fan since I was eleven and when they announced that the mysterious new play would be accessible to anyone in form of script, I was so happy I could have produced a corporeal Patronus.

I got the script book the day it came out and read it with an open mind, aware that this was not going to have the quality of a full novel. But even though I lowered my expectations, this story still failed to meet them.

Because, again, they sell it like it was the next  Harry Potter book in the series. It seems like they weren't aware of how excited fans of all ages would get. And that's what made The Cursed Child a disappoinment, even if an enjoyable one.

I did my waiting, nine years of it in Azkaban. And I was ready to read a new exciting adventure, short but with heart. Instead I got what felt like a Harry Potter Christmas Special. Have you seen those episodes in your favorite series? They're so fun to watch, even if  most of the time they don't make sense. The tone is always different and the characters are almost caricatures of themselves, but you still enjoy them because you get to revisit a universe you love. And it's easy to have a laugh if you don't take them seriously. That's what The Cursed Child was for me.

Talk about books

5 eye-rolling book moments

Sometimes while reading a book -maybe even a good book- we need to pause for a couple of seconds because, for some reason, it comes this sudden urge to roll our eyes and exhale impatiently.

Do you know this feeling?

I've experienced it so often lately that I had to make a top 5 list of the most eye-rolling book moments. Can you relate?

Subscription Boxes

Owlcrate July 2016 Unboxing

I got my second Owlcrate box! In case you haven't heard of it, Owlcrate is a thematic subscription box featuring bookish items and a hardcover book, mostly Young Adult. This month the box theme was Good vs Evil, which means half of the subscribers got a Good themed box (like me!) and the other half got an Evil one.
On Life

How to start reading books

Most of my acquaintances know that I love reading. So, every once in a while someone comes to me telling me they would like to start reading books. And asking for beginner recommendations.

That's honestly one of the most difficult questions I've been asked.

What do you recommend to someone who has no previous experience with books? What if they don't like the book you chose and decide to quit reading forever because of that? 

I know, whenever the question comes, that the future of the person who asked lies in my hands. And I know there are people out there asking o being asked this same question.

That's why I'm sharing my most helpful tips on how to start reading books. From the beginning.