This is part of a series of wrap-up posts I’m doing for books I read before I started writing reviews for them.
This one is for the two Harry Potter schoolbooks that were released for charity, written by Rowling under pseudonyms.
Released: March 11, 2001
The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts Library, and a volume no Quidditch player or Harry Potter fan should be without!
If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, who will use your money to continue improving and changing lives -- work that is even more important and astonishing than the three-and-a-half-second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.
I remember being extremely happy when I got hold of this book. I can’t quite remember why, but it was hard to find when I was looking for it.
I remember the book being fun. And the handwritten notes in the margins were a very nice touch.
Released: March 1, 2001
An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander's masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the Wizarding World. Scamander's years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books - the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail ... Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur Magizoologist. This is an essential companion to the Harry Potter stories, and includes a new foreword from J.K. Rowling (writing as Newt Scamander) and six new beasts!
And as with Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic beasts was also a lot of fun.
Ok, now that I write this out, I can’t actually remember that much about these books. But I remember reading them on an extremely sunny summer day, sitting… ehm, inside my grandparents house. The memory of reading these books makes me enjoy the thought of them, even if I can’t remember much about the books themselves.