Book Talk: Harry Potter And Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Book Talk is an occasional feature where I talk about non-book review bookish things!

Book Talk

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but it also seems like a good time for one, because there are things I want to talk about!

First, Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, because I also want to talk about some Harry Potter news, and I’ll probably ramble on about that for a while.

So, I saw Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, and it was a lot of fun!  I haven’t read the book…well, I’ve read Pride And Prejudice, but not P & P & Zombies, but it was basically Pride And Prejudice with some zombies thrown in, so you’re not missing anything if you haven’t read Zombies.  I will say that Lily James was a good choice for Elizabeth Bennett, and Matt Smith was the perfect choice for Mr. Collins.  Seriously, I can’t think of anyone better for that role, especially in a zombie-fied version of Pride And Prejudice.  And now, I really want to re-read Pride And Prejudice.

On a random book-to-movie adaptation note: I still want to see The 5th Wave, but it looks like it’s on it’s way out of theaters, if movie times are indication.  I don’t know if I want to see it in theaters badly enough to try to see it tomorrow, or sometime this week, or if I just want to wait until it’s on DVD.

And HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m sure by now everyone’s heard the news that the script for The Cursed Child is going to be published as a book.  I first saw the news on The Broke And The Bookish, and I was jumping up and down screaming because I was so excited.  I took me a while to calm down down, and it still makes me really happy every single time I think about it. I’ve pre-ordered my copy, of course, and I can’t wait to read it.  I know it’s not the same as actually seeing it, but still.


I’m very, very excited, and it’s very fitting that it’s going to be released on Harry’s birthday.

Pottermore also brought back the Sorting Hat quiz and the Wand quiz.  I’m not kidding when I say that I was having massive anxiety over the possibility that I might not be sorted into Hufflepuff again, because that’s a strong part of my Harry Potter identity.

Thankfully, I was sorted into Hufflepuff again, so I was worrying about nothing, but I do feel for all the people who were sorted into different houses.

This time around, my wand is pear wood, unicorn core, quite bendy, and 10.5 inches, and overall, it fits me pretty well.  I wish I had my wand from the original Pottermore quiz to see how how it was different, but I apparently never mentioned it on the blog, and I didn’t print out that certificate in time, so I have no idea how long it was or how flexible (but I do remember that it was on the more flexible side, but not quite as flexible as my current wand).  I feel fairly certain I had a unicorn core last time, and I feel like maybe the wood was acacia?  Maybe, but I’m not sure. At any rate, it was very exciting to be a Harry Potter fan last week, and while I’m still not in love with the new Pottermore, I’ll probably still check it out sporadically.

I just feel like it’s harder to find the information we saw on Pottermore previously.  It seems much more random and disorganized, and I feel like if I see something cool and want to read it again, there isn’t a way to favorite it so that I can read it without having to go looking for it again.  But I also haven’t spent a lot of time on it, so maybe I’ll spend some time on there, to see what’s up.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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