Time to finally finish Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. All the mystery gets wrapped up in a surprisingly short period of time, and I once again question how magical schooling works. Continue reading
Picking up this time partway through Chapter 13. Time for lots of information about the Chamber of Secrets’ history, not all of it true; some spiders; and Lockhart is terrible. Continue reading
This section only includes part of chapter 13, because Ron’s joke about Myrtle hit me harder than I expected, and I stopped.
Content warning for discussion of bullying and death. Continue reading
Harry to be in the wrong place at the wrong time; Harry, Ron, and Hermione to break a whole bunch of school rules; and the infiltration of the Slytherin common room. Sadly, nobody has murdered Lockhart yet.
I livetweeted this chapter ages ago, but haven’t been able to get back to this project for a while due to real-life things.
This chapter continues with my usual worries about teaching standards at Hogwarts and wishes for the book to get rid of Lockhart. Continue reading
Two more chapters and I am now just a few pages short of halfway done this book. The plot finally makes an appearance, and allows me to be momentarily distracted from hating Lockhart. Continue reading
In this chapter we get a look at multiple kinds of privilege, further examples of Hogwarts questionable detention decisions, and there’s more Lockhart. Continue reading
If someone was trying to design a character to aggravate me, it would be difficult to do a better job than Lockhart. I’m amazed the other characters in the book haven’t murdered him already. Continue reading
In these chapters we meet Lockhart for the first (and unfortunately not last) time, and Ron and Harry make some terrible decisions. Continue reading
Time to read the first part of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This is definitely not one of my favourites of the series. Continue reading