ENGLISH Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ITALIANOBedtime reading for my daughter and second reading for me It is once again exciting to wander across the Hogwarts halls, observing the mysterious facts that involve the protagonists, just like we were there too This is Rowling s rare gift making sure that we see through the eyes of Harry, Ron and Hermione.The summer holidays have passed, and the new school year is about to start at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry s power is still immature, but Dumbledore s teaching is adamantIt is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities This time, our young wizards are struggling with the new professor of defense against the dark arts, the dork and vein Gilderoy Lockhart, called to replace Professor Quirrell died in the previous adventure However, the joyful atmosphere is soon ruined strange events begin to happenFar be it from me to spoiler something of this mystery fantasy J.K Rowling gives us another masterpiece to live, rather than to read Actually, I do not know if my daughter was pleased than me to hear this novel, or if I was happier than her to read it and literally interpret it I even modulated the voices of the different characters Any excuse to read Harry Potter.Vote 9Lettura serale per mia figlia e seconda rilettura per me E ancora una volta emozionante vagare per le sale di Hogwarts e osservare i fatti misteriosi che coinvolgono i protagonisti, proprio come se fossimo l anche noi Questo il raro dono della Rowling Fare in modo che vediamo con gli occhi di Harry, Ron ed Hermione.Trascorse le vacanze estive, alla scuola di magia e stregoneria di Hogwarts sta per iniziare il nuovo anno Il potere di Harry ancora immaturo, ma l insegnamento di Silente categoricoSono le scelte che facciamo, Harry, che dimostrano quel che siamo veramente, molto piu delle nostre capacita Stavolta, i nostri giovani maghi sono alle prese con il nuovo insegnante di difesa dalle arti oscure, il Professor Gilderoy Lockhart, tanto imbranato quanto vanitoso, chiamato a sostituire il Professor Quirrell, deceduto nella precedente avventura L atmosfera gioiosa presto rovinata, per strani eventi cominciano ad accadere, associati ad una certa camera dei segretiLungi da me spoilerare qualcosa di questo fantasy del mistero J.K Rowling ci regala un altro capolavoro da vivere, pi che da leggere A conti fatti, non so se sia stata pi contenta mia figlia di sentirselo raccontare, o se sia stato pi contento io di leggerlo e letteralmente interpretarlo ho perfino modulato le voci dei diversi personaggi La scusa buona, in ogni caso.Voto 9 I ll be in my bedroom, making no noise and pretending I m not thereme reading Harry Potter for the 14th timeTo say it with the words of the cute 7 year old that I read this book to It was good but badder than the first book This is Harry Potter Nothing can ever beat a Harry Potter book Apart from another Harry Potter book And in this book series, this is my least favourite one There s just so many things I don t like reading about Harry and Ron stealing the car and flying it to Hogwarts Gilderoy Lockhart Nah, I could happily go without it.But then there s things that are just brilliant The Valentines dwarf singing Harry a love song, Hermione Granger being a genius through and through, Fawkes, unwillingly funny Moaning MyrtleI think one of the reasons this may be the weakest part of the series is that it resembles Part One so much Someone tries to hurt Harry during Quidditch, there s a hidden chamber deep underneath Hogwarts and Harry has to face Voldemort in said chamber.Now, you have to understand that there is nothing I love than Harry Potter, and this book is one of the most brilliant things ever written I m a proud Potterhead and Gryffindor and will always love this world.Find of my books on Instagram I m quite hyped to keep reading this series, The wizarding world is definitely an interesting one..Watch my review here I love this book, of course I do, but the fact remains that this book prominently featured two of my most hated Harry Potter characters Ginny Weasley and Dobby There, I said it I hate them both In my Harry Potter hate list, Ginny and Dobby probably rank somewhere below Umbridge and Peter Pettigrew Yeah, you heard me I hate them that much.The reason I hate Ginny is well, never mind I don t want to start another shipping war here, the last one was terrible enough, so let the reason for my hatred be implicit and unsaid Dobby is freaking annoying, yo All his eagerness and shit and yeah, I know what happens in the end Doesn t matter I still hate Dobby Dobby is the equivalent of fingernails on chalkboard for me If he had been my elf, I d have given him a sock already so he could his whimpering, sniveling ass out of my life He means well, I know he does, it s just that he s such a frustratingly well meaning bumbling idiotYou know what, Harry If he doesn t stop trying to save your life he s going to kill youAaaaaaaand one final noteGinny said Mr Weasley, flabbergasted Haven t I taught you anything What have I always told you Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can t see where it keeps its brainNo particular reason I included that, except for the fact that it reminded me of my ex boyfriend 3 It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far than our abilities What can I say that hasn t been said before about this series What words can do this book justice I ve felt at a loss on how to explain my feelings for these books as I ve read them I didn t experience them as a child and therefore my experience is clearly different than most others on here, but in some ways I think it s just as magical to read these for the first time as an adult as it was for everyone who devoured these as they were published in their childhood I have kids, so I was constantly wondering how my 5 year old will accept these books when she s a bit older and tried to view the story through her eyes The holidays are always a busy, stressful time for us All of our family is a hefty distance to travel to and, on top of that, we re moving into our new place this month All I could think about was how desperately I wanted to escape all of my adult responsibilities for just a bit each day, and this was the perfect book to do so with No matter your age, the magical world of Hogwarts is truly spectacular the characters are such that they stay with you even after the final page is turned and the writing takes you back to a place you weren t sure existed for us old farts any If you have been hiding under a rock for the past 20 years like I have, I highly encourage you pick these books up and get swept away like I did Time is a precious commodity these days, and you couldn t spend it in a better way than with these precious kiddos. Re Read in December 2015 for Harry Christmas to YouThis time around I realized how much entertaining this book is compared to the movie Nothing against the movie because I LOVE it, but this book has so many fun scenes Like Arthur and Lucius PHYSICALLY FIGHTING EACH OTHER and Dobby tossing Lucius down a flight of stairs at the end Reading this aloud with Kyle literally had us laughing like crazy I love this series so much oh my Rowling Re Read in December 2014 for Harry Christmas to YouOH MY LORD VOLDEMORT.In this book we get little hints to events to come in future books Horcrux stuff, a mention of Voldemort having left a part of himself his powers in Harry, etc WHICH WAS AWESOME I find that every time I read these books I notice things, which was definitely true this time around One thing I did notice, which COULD HAVE SOLVED EVERYTHING At the beginning of the book when they re leaving for King s Cross, Ginny forgets her diary and has to back for it SHE NEARLY LEFT IT BEHIND OH MAN Overall, this was a great time, but I m excited to finally get to my favorite books in the series A 83% Very Good NotesA bit bland at times, with less wonder and discovery than before, but finishes well with a satisfying conclusion. Re read audio 2017 Okay, I m going to do a little spoilery in this review so those of you that haven t read the book then you might just want to look at the pictures I have picked a ton of pictures from the book but believe me, there are plenty beautiful ones in the book Plus, if your a Harry Potter fan you will be getting the book anyway if you haven t already So poor Harry is stuck back with the Dursley s on Privet Drive And even though Harry is a relative, they still treat him like poo because he s magical Ewwwwww Harry is depressed because he has be cut off from talking to his friends or getting any kind of correspondence Even poor Hedwig has been locked in her cage and hasn t been able to fly around CRUEL But Harry can t use magic inside the muggle world Then Harry meets Doby the little house elf that is waiting for him in his room It turns out that Doby has been intercepting his correspondence because he fears for Harry s life and doesn t want him to return to Hogwarts So Doby causes some problems at the house that get Harry in trouble I had to add this cute little picture of Doby running off, look at his little butt lol Then one night, Ron, George and Fred pull up outside Harry s window in their dads flying car to save Harry It s pretty funny how they get it all going but that is okay as long as Harry gets away from his evil relatives Of course, Mrs Weasley is not pleased when they get back home The sneaking out part didn t work very well, but she welcomed Harry with open arms and he stayed with them until it was time for them all to go back to school I love that picture of the Weasley house Life at The Burrow was as different as possible from life in Privet Drive The Dursleys liked everything neat and ordered the Weasleys house burst with the strange and unexpected Harry got a shock the first time he looked in the mirror over the kitchen mantlepiece and it shouted, Tuck your shirt in, scruffy The ghoul in the attic howled and dropped pipes whenever he felt things were getting too quiet, and small explosions from Fred and George s bedroom were considered perfectly normal What Harry found most unusual about life at Ron s, however, wasn t the talking mirror or the clanking ghoul it was the fact that everybody there seemed to like himPoor sweet Harry and I would love to live with the Weasleys for a bit Look at cute, fat little Scabbers The kids are going to meet Hermione to get some shopping done But ole Harry takes a wrong turn down the chimney hole and ends up in some creepy shop He hides and gets to hear some things Malfoy and his father are talking about.Finally Harry makes it out of the store and Hagrid finds him and gets him to the right place with his friends Then Ron and Harry are blocked from getting on the train soooooo back to stealing the flying car AND of course they get into trouble when they get to Hogwarts but it wasn t anything too bad Snape looked as though Christmas had been cancelled He cleared his throat and said Professor Dumbledore, these boys have flouted the Decree for the Restriction of Underage Wizardry, caused serious damage to an old and valuable tree surely acts of this nature It will be for Professor McGonagall to decide on these boys punishments, Severus, said Dumbledore calmly They are in her house and are therefore her responsibility He turned to Professor McGonagall I must go back to the feast, Minerva, I ve got to give out a few notices Come, Severus, there s a delicious looking custard tart I want to sample There is a new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor named Gideroy Lockhart He s a bit off but still Anyway things are not right at Hogwarts are they ever And Harry and the gang must figure out what s going on Poor ole Hagrid gets sent off to Azkaban for something he didn t do Malfoy is a jerk, as if we didn t know that lol Harry and Ron go out in the woods to meet Aragog the spider that is friends of Hagrid to find out some truth behind some stuff Comes to find out there is this diary of a person named Tom Riddle I m not telling you who this person really is but they are the one causing all kinds of trouble for a lot of people In the end Harry has to end up fighting a Basilisk to set things right He has the help of the sorting hat for reasons, Dumbledore s Phoenix and a sword Oh happy day There is loads to the book then the things I have described but you can just read it and if you haven t, why haven t you Harry Potter rocks and always will There is another happy ending for sweet Doby Harry gives Dobby his stinky sock so this releases Doby He now has his freedom from the evil Lucius Malfoy Woot Come, Dobby, I said, Come But Dobby didn t move He was holding up Harry s disgusting, slimy sock, and looking at it as though it were a priceless treasure Master has given Dobby a sock, said the elf in wonderment Master gave it to Dobby What s that spat Mr Malfoy What did you say Dobby has got a sock, said Dobby in disbelief Master threw it, and Dobby caught it, and Dobby Dobby is free Lucius Malfoy stood frozen, staring at the elf Then he lunged for Harry You ve lost me my servant, boy But Dobby shouted, You shall not harm Harry Potter There was a loud bang, and Mr Malfoy was thrown backwards He crashed down the stairs, three at a time, landing in a crumbled heap on the landing below He got up, his face livid, and pulled out his wand, but Dobby raised a long threatening finger You shall go now, he said fiercely, pointing down at Mr Malfoy You shall not touch Harry Potter You shall go now Lucius Malfoy had no choice With a last, incensed stare at the pair of them, he swung his cloak around him ad hurried out of sight.This book is wonderful, it always has been and always will, and the graphics in this book make it even better MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List JK Rowling really knows how to write a great book, thats for sure Although this wasn t my favorite book in the series, it definitely wasn t because it was bad I loved the plot and conflict, even though it wasn t as intense as the others were I was definitely shocked at the endso epic and mind blowing The Dursleys Were So Mean And Hideous That Summer That All Harry Potter Wanted Was To Get Back To The Hogwarts School For Witchcraft And Wizardry But Just As He S Packing His Bags, Harry Receives A Warning From A Strange, Impish Creature Named Dobby Who Says That If Harry Potter Returns To Hogwarts, Disaster Will StrikeAnd Strike It Does For In Harry S Second Year At Hogwarts, Fresh Torments And Horrors Arise, Including An Outrageously Stuck Up New Professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, A Spirit Named Moaning Myrtle Who Haunts The Girls Bathroom, And The Unwanted Attentions Of Ron Weasley S Younger Sister, GinnyBut Each Of These Seem Minor Annoyances When The Real Trouble Begins, And Someone Or Something Starts Turning Hogwarts Students To Stone Could It Be Draco Malfoy, A Poisonous Rival Than Ever Could It Possibly Be Hagrid, Whose Mysterious Past Is Finally Told Or Could It Be The One Everyone At Hogwarts Most Suspects Harry Potter Himself Jacket Description
Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling She calls herself Jo and has said, No one ever called me Joanne when I was young, unless they were angry Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling n e Volant , on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles 16 km northeast of Bristol Her mother Anne was half French and half Scottish Her parents first met on a train departing from King s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 They married on 14 March 1965 Her mother s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran Her mother s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles le Comte during the First World War.Rowling s sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four She attended St Michael s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More Her headmaster at St Michael s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister She recalls that I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it Certainly the first story I ever wrote down when I was five or six was about a rabbit called Rabbit He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind, gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford s autobiography, Hons and Rebels Mitford became Rowling s heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, I wasn t particularly happy I think it s a dreadful time of life She had a difficult homelife her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father she is no longer on speaking terms with him She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department Rowling said of her adolescence, Hermione a bookish, know it all Harry Potter character is loosely based on me She s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I m not particularly proud of Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as not exceptional but one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.
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- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- J.K. Rowling
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