The Seeker’s Guide to Harry Potter

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The Seeker's Guide to Harry Potter

I bought this book after stumbling on to it while looking for something else. I was actually looking for a spirituality book I could share with a preschooler.

The universe. Love it.

I had no idea what to expect from this book, which I kind of love because I expected nothing. It’s not too often I go into a book with no expectations. So it’s always kind of refreshing when it happens.

One of the things I loved about this book, is the paper. It feels like a heavier weight paper.

It is 259 pages if you include the bibliography, footnotes/end notes section etc.
The actual book is 212 pages. (Speaks volumes about how awesome the bibliography section and such are!)

I loved this book.
It’s not a light read, so if you are looking for something light and fluffy to escape in to this is not that book.(By any stretch of the imagination)
If you are a Harry Potter fan who loves analyzing the series than this could be a book for you. However if you are a Harry Potter fan who also is in to Spirituality than this is your book.

The best way I found for me to really take this book in was with a pen to mark sections and underline (the horror!)
But I am also considering re-reading it, now that I’ve finished it to really take it in. There is just so much meat to it, and so many amazing things to  consider and mull on that I honestly think it deserves at the very least that.

I love all the different spiritual/religious paths mentioned through out this book. It doesn’t just choose one path and run with it. The author truly opens up and dives in with many different faiths and includes snippets and references through out her writing.

The author also references the different editions of the book, and notes where differences lie between the books. Which gave her books that much more.
You can see the authors heart in every page of this book, as well as her love for the series itself.
It wasn’t just an easy money grab.

My recommendation for this book is to give it at least a long weekend to read through, don’t rush through it. It’s only 212 pages with out the end bits. But it has meat on its bones. Take your time, have a pen and a notepad with you so you can scribble notes, and underline (or post it notes to mark pages at least). Settle in with a tea (or your favourite cold beverage if you’re also enjoying the heat) and let yourself absorb this book.

Can’t recommend this book enough. 5 stars.


Review: The Sorcerer’s Guide to the Magical World Of Harry Potter

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I have started a new read lately. An older edition of the Sorcerer’s Companion A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter.

sorcerers companion


5 broomsticks

There’s a new edition out that you can find on Amazon here. It includes the rest of the movies.
I am LOVING this book.
I was less than two chapters in when I decided I  NEEDED to have the updated version.

I am someone that loves mythology, folklore and such, this  book is irresistible.

It discusses the things the world has come to love from the world of Harry Potter, but also their place in history (of the real Muggle world)
It is such an absorbing read.
Complete with wonderful illustrations and pictures.
You can read it two ways. Either looking up entries that you are interested about or you can read it beginning to end. Which is what I am doing.

I am pretty obsessed with Harry Potter. Anyone that really know me, knows this.
I love that this book is another way to really get to enjoy a piece of the world. It is also a fun way to learn a bit more about folklore.

It is pretty informative but has definitely given me some interest in other subjects only lightly touched on in the book.
One thing I do wish this book had, was in index.
You get two pages where topics are listed in the table of contents, but I am so used to going to the index that this keeps throwing me off.
Also an index lets you list more than two options to where topics are mentioned.

This is a must for every Harry Potter fan, as well as anyone else. (Are there such things as non Harry Potter fans?!)

An extra perk at the end of this book is the online sources section. I love that. More fun for the fan who likes to dig more into the magical world of Harry Potter and folklore.  I just wish that it was a larger section.
This is one of the books I will be keeping close at hand because I am always re-reading interesting sections, looking up book recommendations from the Bibliography.

So much love for this book.

A must have for all Harry Potter fanatics and folk lore lovers alike.