JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Your favorite Harry Potter book/movie?

Philosopher's Stone
2
9%
Chamber of Secrets
1
5%
Prisoner of Azkaban
3
14%
Goblet of Fire
4
18%
Order of the Phoenix
6
27%
Half-Blood Prince
1
5%
Deathly Hallows (books)
2
9%
Deathly Hallows I (movie)
2
9%
Deathly Hallows II (movie)
1
5%
 
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Ach » Fri May 18, 2018 1:30 am

Its only 7 books tbf
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Fri May 18, 2018 3:44 am

They're long tho.

7 books in a month is a lot of reading, would be 84 books in a year.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby LMAO » Fri May 18, 2018 3:57 am

They're not that long, mainly because they're enjoyable reads imo. I finished The Deathly Hallows on the Saturday it was released.

Get your reading speed up bruh
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Pudpop » Fri May 18, 2018 4:11 am

Angelito wrote:
Pudpop wrote:I reread the books in September last year and actually enjoyed it even more than before. Even made the mistake of delving into the world of fanfiction

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You wrote fan fiction? Did you publish it online?

And I agree. It gets better with every read. Strange because there are so many plot holes. It's the emotion, characters, and magic I guess.


Not wrote, read. It's by far the worst tool of procrastination I've come across in my life.

Va-Va-Voom wrote:You read all the HP books in a single month, wtf?

How many hours a day were you reading?


Actually in 3 weeks mate. They're really easy to read. Can't remember how many hours a day, but during the week it was probably 2 or 3 and then on the weekend I would end up reading for most of Saturday or something like that

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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Fri May 18, 2018 5:21 am

Genuinely think I'm slightly dyslexic because I love to read but I'm slow af.

It's very frustrating.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Pudpop » Fri May 18, 2018 6:35 am

Va-Va-Voom wrote:Genuinely think I'm slightly dyslexic because I love to read but I'm slow af.

It's very frustrating.
You don't seem to make spelling errors in your posts so with my completely unprofessional guess I'd wager you aren't dyslexic. How often do you read? In general practice will help you read faster as well.

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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby LMAO » Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 am

Pudpop wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:Genuinely think I'm slightly dyslexic because I love to read but I'm slow af.

It's very frustrating.


You don't seem to make spelling errors in your posts so with my completely unprofessional guess I'd wager you aren't dyslexic. How often do you read? In general practice will help you read faster as well.


This. Vava, you seem to write well.

Also, if you want to read faster, don't actually read the word aloud in your head. Like you know how when you read you don't have to focus on every letter to know the word (at least for languages you're fluent in)? Do that, but without your inner voice. That's what most speed readers do, and you eventually become good enough that you don't miss any (vital) information that you would if you were merely skimming instead. Idk how to explain it exactly, but like Pudpop said, practice makes it hella easier.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Angelito » Fri May 18, 2018 2:44 pm

Agreed with Pud and LMAO.

HP books are a breezy read. You can finish OotP in one whole day and it's the longest book of the series. It's also not rapid like Deathly Hallows or mysterious like HBP.

A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man is only 300 pages or so and it took me 10-12 days to finish it. First, it's very slow. Second, it's impressionistic and much of it is observational. Not to mention it bored me. Compare that to popular fiction like The Girl on the Train, it's of the same length but it almost feels like an evening novel.

Our reading is text-dependent. It doesn't take time to read a journalistic piece but scan through an article from JSTOR, it takes a while. I think that's the case with you, Vava. Classics are generally time-consuming. YA fiction is like eating popcorn.

And, as LMAO said, speed reading has become common even if I'm still not conversant with it.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Pudpop » Fri May 18, 2018 2:51 pm

Speed reading is basically a necessity in research-oriented uni subjects. 2 years of economics and I naturally read a lot faster than I did in first year

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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Angelito » Fri May 18, 2018 3:21 pm

Btw, what do you guys think of the Cursed Child? :P
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Pudpop » Fri May 18, 2018 3:29 pm

Angelito wrote:Btw, what do you guys think of the Cursed Child? :P
Haven't read it. Don't plan to. The summaries I've read read like summaries of fan fiction that I would avoid.

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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Angelito » Fri May 18, 2018 3:35 pm

It does Snape and Draco good, but Harry, Hermione, and Ron are absolutely destroyed. Hermione's IQ is probably 75. Ron has been turned into a comic character. Harry is the worst dad imaginable with no empathy.

The character assassination of Cedric is painful. Even Dumbledore is turned into a buffoon. :lol:

It's good to Albus Severus and Scorpius, nonetheless.

The less said about the plot, the better.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 pm

Pudpop wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:Genuinely think I'm slightly dyslexic because I love to read but I'm slow af.

It's very frustrating.
You don't seem to make spelling errors in your posts so with my completely unprofessional guess I'd wager you aren't dyslexic. How often do you read? In general practice will help you read faster as well.



I'm generally working on a book at any given time. Practice isn't the issue; I read a lot, I just don't get through them quickly.

I read Ang's post and I think that's it, the context is what matters.

Just started Absalom, Absalom! recently and I don't think I've ever taken so long to get through 50 pages.

Though I do like to savour books so reading slowly isn't all bad.
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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Pudpop » Fri May 18, 2018 7:06 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:
Pudpop wrote:
Va-Va-Voom wrote:Genuinely think I'm slightly dyslexic because I love to read but I'm slow af.

It's very frustrating.
You don't seem to make spelling errors in your posts so with my completely unprofessional guess I'd wager you aren't dyslexic. How often do you read? In general practice will help you read faster as well.



I'm generally working on a book at any given time. Practice isn't the issue; I read a lot, I just don't get through them quickly.

I read Ang's post and I think that's it, the context is what matters.

Just started Absalom, Absalom! recently and I don't think I've ever taken so long to get through 50 pages.

Though I do like to savour books so reading slowly isn't all bad.
Yeah the type of book really matters. For example I struggle to get through Lord of the Rings

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Re: JK Rowling and Her Fantastic Myth

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Fri May 18, 2018 9:07 pm

Anyway, always wanted to delve into the Harry Potter saga and this thread has piqued my interest again.

Maybe after I finish my current book.
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