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Topic: favorite book???
Posted By: k_kid
Subject: favorite book???
Date Posted: September/01/2005 at 7:49pm
what is ur favorite book and why?? mine is the half blood prince becasue it shows harry growing and learning more about his destiny.



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Posted By: Administrator
Date Posted: September/01/2005 at 8:06pm
I liked the Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire the most. Last 2 books were kind of long, but now that I am re-reading them, I am actually glad they are - can't get enough of Rowling :)

Andy


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: September/05/2005 at 4:09am
My favorite books are the Goblet of Fire and the Half Blood prince.


Posted By: Arethusa
Date Posted: September/12/2005 at 4:39pm
So far I have liked all of the books.
I think I'm going to go back and read them all again.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: September/14/2005 at 10:51am
I liked half-blood prince, even though I think it was way too short


Posted By: Administrator
Date Posted: September/14/2005 at 2:40pm
I am re-reading the Half-Blood Prince now. At the moment I am annoyed both at Harry (for not sharing the Requirement Room info with Dumbledore earlier) and at Dumbledore (for downplaying the importance of this information).

I feel sorry for Dumbledore though - he is a brilliant man, he spent his life trusting people, giving them a second chance... until it killed him :(

Andy


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: September/20/2005 at 8:31pm
i like the prisoner of azkaban and the order of the phoenix. I haven't read the last one, well I've browsed through it but not read yet.

I liked the prisoner of azkaban because we got to learn a little more about harry's family and what happened. I really liked is uncle sirius...although I was shocked by what happened in the order of the pheonix....that was so sad....I liked the fact that some of harry's classmate joined to help him though....and how he was secretely teaching his class defense techniques....that was cool....



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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: October/27/2005 at 5:05pm
I like them in this order:

1. OotP(it has everything, Umbridge is so mean, she makes Snape look good(Snape is good though) Dumbledore's power is shown even more, the DA classes are great, and the new characters are funner than sleeping, and i love sleeping)
2. HBP
3. GoF
4. PoA
5. CoS
6. SS

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Posted By: acfrogg
Date Posted: November/07/2005 at 9:48am
Prisoner is my favorite, after that the books got more depressing, I know Harry is growing up but I thought that Prisoner had a perfect mix of light and dark.

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Posted By: StormyEvenstar
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 12:47pm
HBP
Gof
OOtP
Cos
PoA
SS

I've read SS, Cos, PoA the most times, then Gof, and OOtP. I've only read HBP twice so far. I loved everything about HBP. A lot of people said that it was too much like fanfiction with all the "snogging" but I thought it was great. My jaw dropped to the floor when "Won-won" started making out with Lavender. When I read it the second time, I thought it was hilarious when Harry said something like, "The Half-Blood prince has taught me more than Snape ever has."


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 1:49pm
If HBP was fanfiction, than this wouldn't have happened: spoiler...Dumbledore dying!!!

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Posted By: dusty151617
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 2:37pm
My favorites in order are
GoF
HBP
OTP
POA
CoS
SS

The tournaments in the Goblet of Fire really were fun to me. Half-blood prince is second but I wish it was longer.

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Posted By: StormyEvenstar
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 6:26pm
Lol good point, Chris. If it were fanfiction, there would have been a crazy love triangle between Draco, Hermione, and Ron.

I think HBP should have been longer too. It's never enough. I hope the last one is at least 1000+ pages.


Posted By: dusty151617
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 7:08pm
Make that 2000+. I read the books way too fast. The half-blood prince took me like 5 days and I was limiting my reading a lot to make it last.

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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: November/20/2005 at 7:33pm
It took me two days without limiting my reading. If OotP was translated with the same text size as GoF than it would have been 980 pages about.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: shawshank393
Date Posted: December/02/2005 at 10:27am
The order that I would put them in are :

1. Goblet of Fire
2. Half Blood Prince
3. Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Chamber of Secrets
5. Philosopher's Stone
6. Order of the Phoenix

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Posted By: dusty151617
Date Posted: December/02/2005 at 1:37pm
What's wrong with the Order of the Phoenix? I think the first one is the most lacking book of them all but then again, it got us all hooked.

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"This here, now--this is just an intermission between act one and act two." - Odd Thomas


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: December/03/2005 at 9:33am
Order is the best in my opinion. But the people I talk to that don't like it as much usually don't like it because of the way Harry acted in the book. He was always screaming at people and throwing things. His attitude in it is what they don't like. But I'm not speaking for Shawshank, just the people I've talked to.

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Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: Jenny
Date Posted: January/23/2006 at 1:51am
Prisoner of Azkaban without a doubt, though HBP comes a very close 2nd! Jenny.

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Posted By: stayinganonymus
Date Posted: March/06/2006 at 6:29pm
definitely order of the pheonix. its the darkest one and its the most interesting.


Posted By: k_kid
Date Posted: March/07/2006 at 10:08am
i liked half blood prince the best i think...

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Posted By: Larry_Underwood
Date Posted: May/26/2006 at 1:47am
Yeah Half Blood Prince is da best!! It just keeps getting better and better! A lot of people think that HPATHBP is crap, but as far as I'm concerned, it shows more likeness to the real world where even people who we think are invincible can die.

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Posted By: hammersmith
Date Posted: October/15/2006 at 7:04am
I think I'm going to re-read them all as well. But my favorite is definately the first one.

Just the way it makes me feel, I think its more about the day I first read it than it is about the book.

I first read it on a "Snow Day" when it was too cold to go out and I just stayed in and read the book in one go.

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Posted By: Paolo Macachor
Date Posted: July/21/2007 at 1:03pm
Half-Blood Prince bar none.... well maybe Hallows will change that. I'm currently reading it on PDF.


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: July/22/2007 at 8:49pm
Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix
Deathly Hallows
Half-Blood Prince
Goblet of Fire
Prisoner of Azkaban
Chamber of Secrets
Sorcerer's Stone

Order I like them.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: July/23/2007 at 2:34am
My Order:

1.) Order of the Phoenix
2.) Goblet of Fire
3.) Deathly Hallows
4.) Prisoner of Azkaban
5.) Half-Blood Prince
6.) Sorcerer's Stone
7.) Chamber of Secrets



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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: July/23/2007 at 2:29pm
Oddly, breezit, I think my order is exactly as yours. I sometimes waffle and put Goblet as my all-time favorite, but it and Phoenix I think are neck and neck as my favorite. Then Deathly Hallows, Prisoner, Half-Blood Prince I loved but all that teen romance that was written as if the sixteen year olds were twelve put me off it somewhat, then the first two are my least favorite, with Sorcerer's Stone slightly higher in my estimation than Chamber.

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Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 3:34am
I thought most of the romantic stuff fell flat, and I must admit that I never found the Ron/Hermione relationship truly convincing or desirable.

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 7:56am
I'm in total agreement with you breezit. I mean, I like Ron and Hermoine as characters, but they never "worked" together for me. Not even in the final book.

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Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 12:02pm
I did my best to ignore those parts.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
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Posted By: breezit
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 1:50pm
SLIGHT SPOILERS.


I never quite understood the whole Cho Chang character, and why Rowling wasted so much time on her, as opposed to starting with Ginny from the beginning. I liked Ginny, but always felt her love for Potter was largely unexplained. I assumed her role in Deathly Hallows would be bigger than it turned out to be.

One of the weaknesses of all the Potter books is the lack of development of almost all the relationships. We are simply told most everything about how people do and don't like or don't like one another.

Anyway, enough about the snogging.




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"In the real world as in dreams, nothing is quite what it seems. Dean Koontz



Posted By: jbirdag96
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 5:07pm
1. GOF
2. HBP
3. DH
4. POA
5. OOTP
6. ST
7. COS


Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: July/24/2007 at 11:54pm
I agree breezit, Cho seemed a wasted character that went nowhere. None of the romantic relationships seemed natural or organic. Interestingly enough, she did such a great job developing friendships but couldn't seem to really handle romances.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: July/25/2007 at 7:02am
I loved the Cho character! I think reading them starting at the age of fourteen worked out perfectly for me. It seemed that all of the books just came out at the perfect times in my life. While I agree with you folks on the whole romance stuff, when I first read HBP I kept thinking, wow, this is exactly how the idiots I knew in high school acted. That was reason enough to hate the romance scenes.

OK, after very long contemplation, I'm going to have to read all seven books again. I always thought I would do this after all seven books were out. I had actually planned reading all seven books seven times each. I came close to that! Though once I met Koontz and a few other authors re-reading became a non-entity.

HP 1-4 I've read 6 times each.
HP 5, my favorite, I've read 4 times.
HP 6-7 I've read once.

I have a feeling I got more joy out of my least favorite, SS, than the people on this forum got out of their favorite.

I also think that after the re-read I'll put GoF ahead of HBP, mainly because at the time I probably overrated it because I was so excited about a new Potter book and hadn't read GoF in over 2 years.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: Paolo Macachor
Date Posted: July/27/2007 at 1:57pm
My favorite now is

DEATHLY HALLOWS... seconded by HBP.


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: July/27/2007 at 6:45pm
Paolo, you really need to read CoS and GoF.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: Paolo Macachor
Date Posted: July/28/2007 at 2:01am
Quote Paolo, you really need to read CoS and GoF.


Darn. And I thought I'd get away with you forgetting about it by now...


Posted By: christophersnow
Date Posted: July/28/2007 at 10:51am
When it comes to Harry Potter, I never forget.

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"It had to be said. The world is perishing from an orgy of self-sacrificing." - Howard Roark
Dean Koontz= Always working!


Posted By: Dagnarus
Date Posted: February/26/2008 at 10:45pm
lol, I have to say my favourite is GoF, more action in it than most of the other books i think.

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Posted By: FinalExam
Date Posted: February/27/2008 at 3:05am
GoF and OotP tie as my favorites.

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We are not strangers to ourselves, we only try to be. --Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz



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