Quidditch through the Ages

Quidditch through the AgesQuidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp, J.K. Rowling
Published by Scholastic on June 1, 2001
Pages: 64

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 know that it has been a hot minute since I have written a post here, but while I have still been busily reading I haven’t been reading Harry Potter books this month which deeply saddens me since it was #hpdec. I also wanted to let you know that I was also doing work on the blog over the last month and there will be more work done here in the future, which includes how my book review posts are structured.

I know that this book was done in conjunction with Comic Relief and wasn’t meant to be taken as a main part of the Harry Potter series, but in doing my re-read of the series I knew that it was finally time to read this book in its entirety. I have skimmed this book many a time in Barnes & Noble, but had not owned it until the last year. I am glad that I have now corrected that error in my judgement. Weighing in light 103 pages, I found this book quite intriguing to read and that I finished it in mere hours. I would definitely recommend this read for any fan of the Harry Potter series and anyone who wants some light reading without diving into the Harry Potter Universe too hard.

I found that the light-hearted informative nature of this book allows readers to dive more into the world of Quidditch and gives us a small taste of what Harry might have experienced when he discovered Quidditch for the first time. I am glad that I included the Hogwarts text in my my #HPDec reads and hope that in the next year I will be able to finish re-reading the entire series and give you some more updated thoughts on it. Hope to see you soon.


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