Monday, January 5, 2009

Padfoot - First Review - The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Padfoot here. Considering the type of obsessive (and even compulsive) Harry Potter fan I am, you would think I would know about the release of this J.K. Rowling piece a year in advance. But since the wound of the ending of the series is still quite fresh, I guess you can say that I have been neglecting my earmuffs. I found out about this collection about a month before it was released. Alas, I picked it up and read it in about a day. Oh the power of that wonderful British woman...

The Tales of Beedle the Bard
By: J.K. Rowling

Only a year and a few months after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows comes The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Knowing that just about nothing else in the world could come close to the goosebumps you get from reading the last book, I had some low expectations. However, to a certain extent, it filled the Harry Potter void in my life, if only for one day. An introduction by Hermoine gives you the feeling that these tales are completely real. Made up of childlike fairy-tales that could be described as whimsical, and also of commentaries of each tale by Dumbledore, it was overall a lighthearted read. The two most interesting of the tales were "The Tale of the Three Brothers" and " Babbity Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump."

In conclusion (already?! There's really nothing to stay about this book except its cute), Dumbledore makes the book for me. His witty comments and wisdom beyond our years, brings back my childhood.


  1. My favorite is The Fountain of Fair Fortune. UPS didn't deliver my copy until nearly 11pm. I've got to admit, I'm a total HP geek, and ordered this several months in advance.

  2. Nice booklist, Padfoot. I am currently reading Catch-22. I read Lolita last year and loved it. Hope you do as well.

  3. Thanks for the comments guys!!

    Yea I am excited for Lolita...and so far the booklist this year is going superb with Atlas of the best books I've ever read. Hopefully I'll get a review for that up in the near future :D

  4. I loved this book too, it was sooo cute and a really nice way to end the series. I reviewed it a few days ago if you want to see my full review

    Im glad i found your blog!


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