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The Crimes of J.K Rowling, otherwise known as Grindelwald:



Do you know why I admire you, Newt? You do not seek power. You simply ask, “Is the thing right?”

Rating: 3 stars

Read28 December – 29 December, 2018

It hasn’t been long since I settled down to watch The Crimes of Grindelwald. I went with my expectations quite low to avoid any disappointment. I’ve made it known how much I hate the idea of this and The Cursed Child. J.K Rowling doesn’t seem to let her story live peacefully; she’d rather milk it because she knows her loyal fans will continue to spend an ungodly amount of money to live a moment extra in the wizarding world (yes, I am one of *those* people). But it’s like she doesn’t know her own story (The Cursed Child, for example). So, why do it?

Essentially, what frustrates me the most about Fantastic Beasts is that it has nothing to do with the beasts. The franchise takes inspiration from her textbook, in which she wrote in aid for Comic Relief, but the beasts play the smallest role in the story. They are convenient – a plot device that helps Newt out when he is in a muddle. Why, whyWHY couldn’t the narrative be a simple tale about Newt embarking on an adventure to find magical creatures? Why do we have the same, recycled story of Harry Potter?

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November Reading Wrap-up:


Thank God November is drawing to an end. I’ve spent the month writing two essays, and I’m dying for a break (although I can’t really have a break as I have 6 essays due in January). It hasn’t been the most successful reading month for me; I’ve started books and put them down, I’ve read at a snail’s pace, and I haven’t been in much of a reading mood lately. Nevertheless, I’ve finished my semester one reading, and can hopefully squeeze some books of my own choosing in December.

Anyway, let’s get into the wrap-up. As usual, I will review most of the following books (if they’re highlighted then you can go ahead and read them, and if they’re not then you’ll have to wait for them – sorry!):

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