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harry potter and the philosophers stone by jk rowling a book review

A Harry Potter Book Review

a book review of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stonev

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,

An Audio Experience

When I borrowed the Philosopher’s Stone from Borrowbox it was possibly my third or fourth time reading the first book in the Harry Potter series. But it was my first time listening to it on audible and a decade since the last time I stepped into the world of JK Rowling.

And it was just as wonderful, if a slightly more nostalgic, read as it was the first time around. I can still remember the excitement that myself and my sister would feel when the latest book arrived. We would have one copy between us and constantly steal it on one another so we could read it first.

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live - jk rowling quote from harry potter

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live

My favourite memory of Harry Potter is the two of us reading the 3rd book, I think, on a car journey to Kerry. We had the book held up between us, she would read the page on one side while I read the other. Sometimes one of us having to wait until the other finished before turning the leaf. This possibly is a rather long tangent but I think it adequately demonstrates my abiding love for Harry Potter and why I think every child should read them.

Listening to the Harry Potter books on audible was a new, and rather wonderful experience. Stephen Fry is a joy to listen to

Source: Library Audible Loan though Borrow box and Belinda

to the well organised mind death is but the next great adventure

To the well organised mind death is but the next great adventure

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.

Book Links

I feel like this list is slightly unnecessary as the Harry Potter series is so world renowned. I will say that all the Harry Potter books are available on Kindle Unlimited which is an excellent deal BUT you will nearly always find a copy in your local charity shop so definitely look there before you buy new.

Start with

Book 1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling


The Book Depository


Amazon.co.uk – Audiobook

Amazon.com – Audiobook

the best fantasy book series for children to read

Find out more about the JK Rowling

Her Wikipedia page

Her Website

Find her on Facebook

Pottermore Website and The Wizarding World Website

The Harry Potter childrens book series by jk Rowling

Previous Blog Post from the Reading Life Series

From January to May of 2019 I compiled lists each months of the books that I had read and my reviews of them.

From June onwards I have started to give each book or series that I loved an individual review post so that I can go into more detail and it will also help me better create my top 10 list at the end of the year!

At the end of 2019 I created a visual diary of my year in books. You can see it in full at the link below

my life in books, a visual diary 2019 six0sixdesign