Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" J.K. Rowling

I'll forever be a fan of the Harry Potter series. The seven books in the series have their very own shelf on my bookshelf, and I often re-read them when I don't have anything new to read or want to read something familiar and comforting. Taking this into account, I had to of course read J.K. Rowling's latest.

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a collection of short stories for young witches and wizards, set us in the same way that Aesop's fables would be for our young muggles. Each short story is followed by Albus Dumbeldore's comments, which were found after his death in his Hogwart's office. Each story has a moral or lesson for young witches and wizards, and realistically a lesson for non-magical readers.

I enjoyed this short book, although it did make me lament the fact that there will be no more Harry Potter novels. J.K. Rowling has a unique way of immersing us in the world of magic that I believe no author has quite been able to achieve in the same way. Highly recommended as a light read for any Harry Potter fan.

Up Next: I've read two books meant for children and am now ready to read something intended for adults! I'm now reading Isabel Allende's "My Invented Country" for my first entry into the Warm Up for Winter Reading Challenge.

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