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The Bookish Owl – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Let’s give it up for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling!

We have now reached the end of my backlog of owl photos and ironically, it seems like Artemis is showing off the leg he doesn’t have anymore in this one. Thankfully he’s recovering well and has been far more lively since he got off the pain meds, so once I get a new jess (falconer for ‘leather strap’) attached to his remaining leg, he should be ready to pose a bit for the camera.

I’m sure everyone who’s going to read this book have already done so, so let’s get straight to the spoilers. Obviously ‘the Goblet of Fire’ is where we reach the point in the series where every new book will now leave you feeling slightly depressed. Cedric Diggory, the Hufflepuffiest Hufflepuff there ever was, is such a nice guy and we all know he’s going to end up as cannon fodder.

But otherwise, it’s a great book! I mean, it’s got dragons and everything…


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
by J. K. Rowling

The Triwizard Tournament is to be held at Hogwarts. Only wizards who are over seventeen are allowed to enter – but that doesn’t stop Harry dreaming that he will win the competition. Then at Hallowe’en, when the Goblet of Fire makes its selection, Harry is amazed to find his name is one of those that the magical cup picks out. He will face death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards, but with the help of his best friends, Ron and Hermione, he might just make it through – alive!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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The Bookish Owl – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban owl

Enjoy Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling!

This is another Harry Potter book, which means Artemis the owl is not happy.

It might have something to do with me once considering naming him ‘Pigwidgeon’…

Once again, rereading these books as an adult has turned out to be both awesome and infuriating. Awesome because they’re still great and entertaining books, infuriating because I’m sounding more and more like Mrs Weasley for every book. These kids are totally irresponsible, but even worse: what kind of headmaster urges thirteen year old kids to go back in time, dodge a rabid werewolf, steal a hippogrif out from under the noses of law enforcement, just so they can fly around to save a convicted murderer from soul-eating monsters?!

Why don’t you do it yourself, you crazy old bat?!

I have some unresolved Dumbledore issues, yes.


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
by J. K. Rowling

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it’s the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run – and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry’s tea leaves . But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss.


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The Bookish Owl – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Time for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling!

I hope you’re enjoying the Monday – I’m mostly just running around, trying to prevent my patio furniture from flying away. There’s really no other sensible thing to do in this weather than to burrow underneath a blanket with a book and not come out unless absolutely necessary.

Obviously you all know this specific book – if you don’t, I can only assume you’ve been locked in a cupboard for the past twenty years.

If so, that’s okay. No judgment here.

It is of course the sequel to this one, which I only link to because it is by far my favorite owl photo.

It’s nice to revisit these books, but I had blissfully forgotten exactly how awful Gilderoy Lockhart is… I have a feeling I might turn homicidal once I get to Umbridge.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
by J. K. Rowling

The Dursleys were so mean that hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike.

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockheart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone–or something–starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects…Harry Potter himself?


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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The Bookish Owl – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Owl

Here’s the owl post you have all been waiting for: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling!

It’s really amazing that it has taken me this long to do one of these posts with a Harry Potter book. I mean, really? I have an owl and I take pictures of it next to fantasy books, but for more than a year I never once did it with the most owlish book ever?

Talk about missed opportunities.

But I finally did it and it turned out to be my all-time favorite owl photo… because Artemis is wearing the perfect “Are you kidding me?!”-expression and I find it hilarious.

It’s almost as good as the time a friend and I took him on an improvised Harry Potter cosplay photoshoot, and he tried to eat the letter we gave him.

Artemis does not care to be stereotyped.


Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on Harry’s eleventh birthday, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man called Rubeus Hagrid bursts in with some astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard, and he has a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. An incredible adventure is about to begin!


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Two Girls and an Owl

Owl Harry Potter

This Saturday brought along a lot of geekery. My costume-obsessed friend Simone had two Harry Potter-themed costumes lying around and I had an owl… Only logical conclusion was going to the park near Marselisborg(the Danish queen’s castle in Aarhus) and do a photoshoot!

Simone dressed up as Luna Lovegood, I as Hermione Granger, and my owl Artemis played the role of our mentally challenged post owl(you will understand later).

All pictures are taken by me or Skymone Cosplay.

Luna Lovegood Cosplay

I love Simone’s dreamy expression in this one. Totally Luna!

Luna Lovegood Cosplay

Owl Harry Potter

Owl Mail Post Service… Just not what it used to be.

Hermione Granger Cosplay OWl

A geek girl and her owl.

Hermione Granger Cosplay

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