Friday, January 23, 2015

A Look Back at Blog World (3)

A Look Back at Blog World (3)

I'm afraid I don't have a ton of links this week, but hopefully you'll find some of these interesting! 


Publishers Weekly shares some pictures from the New Illustrated Version of Harry Potter. It will be released on October 6, 2015. I can't wait! 


Another Harry Potter post...this time from Buzzfeed. If Hermione Were the Main Character in "Harry Potter." I found this quite funny! 


Live.Love.Scrap shares something she's been doing for a few years...Save Your Memories in a Jar! She saved tickets, movie stubs, etc.


And finally, an interesting book-themed discussion post! Renae from Respiring Thoughts has a post called In Defense of Unhappy Endings. I actually like books with unhappy or sad endings. It often feels more realistic than wrapping everything up in a neat bow. Be sure to visit the post though and leave your thoughts!

19 comments:

Melanie said...

OMG yes I absolutely loved the Hermione post! Buzzfeed can be so on point omg.

Thanks for sharing, Lauren! <33

Tracy Terry said...

Not sure about three of those first four illustrations but I love the one of Hermione, bottom left.

Erika Sorocco said...

Off to check out that Buzzfeed post - it sounds amazing!

xx

Liviania said...

I prefer happy endings, but there are times when an unhappy ending is all that works.

Jasprit said...

Like you I actually don't mind unhappy endings, endings where everything tends to be neatly resolved with a pretty bow tend to bug me. I'm also way excited for the release of the illustrated version of Harry Potter! :)

Tanja - Tanychy said...

I have read that post about Hermione being the main character. It's really funny! But I need to go and read that defense! I love unhappy endings :) Great post :)

Kindlemom said...

I had no idea there was going to be an illustrated version of H.P.! I am super jazzed about that!

Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

I so can't wait to get the illustrated version of Harry Potter, how gorgeous does that look? Eek! :)

Marianne Robles said...

I read the Hermione Buzzfeed post and was laughing so much! It was genius! I think my favorite part was the pic you shared, hahaha!

Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

I must go read that Hermione post. It sounds like a fun one. Thanks for putting this together. Have a great weekend.

Giselle said...

I so have to read that Hermione post! I don't think I've seen it! And that memory jar is such a cool idea!!

Montana @ The Book Belles said...

I actually haven't read Harry Potter, but I'm hoping to read the series and watch the movies eventually! That book-themed post looks really interesting, too, although I'm definitely more of a HEA person :)

Emma said...

First time on your blog *waves* and I really love this post. Loved the Harry Potter themed links, especially with Hermione. I for one though aren't really a fan of sad, unhappy ending as they make me feel sad. Haha. Great post!

Cascia Talbert said...

They all sound like great blogs! Thanks for sharing your links. Have a terrific weekend!

Aylee said...

The Hermione post was pretty spot on and funny :) And I'm soooo in love with the new illustrations - I love them the more and more I see them! Now to just save my pennies until October...

About sad endings - well, I do prefer happy endings, but I see your point about sadder endings. I certainly am not a fan when all plot points are wrapped up in a bow and when all characters find love and are paired together. But I just can't enjoy an ending where there is no hope whatsoever to be had! Just hurts my heart.

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

I cannot wait for the illustrated HP book! And yes, Harry and Ron would be so dead without Hermione- but what I've always loved about the trio is how much they really needed one another.

Unhappy endings... I like authentic endings, whether happy or unhappy. I don't like when things are unexpectedly wrapped up in a shiny, happy bow, but I've also read endings that felt like a cop out- like the author really didn't know how to end it, so they killed someone off or left it dangling. So, while a lot of my book club girls has a problem with the end of Gone Girl, for instance, I didn't because I felt it was an authentic end for Nick and Amy. ;)

Sharons Book Nook! said...

LOL love that Hermione post on Buzzfeed, that's great! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

I need that illustrated copy of Harry Potter! I love that Hermione post, it's brilliant.

L-Diggitty said...

The Buzzfeed link is HILARIOUS! I remember being so annoyed with Hermione in the first few movies, because Emma Watson was such a little over-actress... but she really grew on me over time. And Emma Watson has grown into such a spectacular, self-possessed young woman. Go Hermione, go! ;)