2005: #48 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)

2005: #48 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #06
Published by Scholastic on September 16th 2006
Genres: y/a fantasy
Pages: 652

It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places. Why is the Professor coming to visit him now? What is it that cannot wait until Harry returns to Hogwarts in a few weeks' time? Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts has already got off to an unusual start, as the worlds of Muggle and magic start to intertwine...
J.K. Rowling charts Harry Potter's latest adventures in his sixth year at Hogwarts with consummate skill and in breathtaking fashion.

Book #48 was, of course, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, by J.K. Rowling.

I’m going to try to sum up my feelings on the book without giving anything away. I liked this one more than I liked the last one. So much happened in #5 that you were almost relieved when it was over. This book ended really giving me a sense of what was to come, and that’s not something I’ve gotten from the previous books. And I didn’t feel overwhelmed with information when it was over.

Yes, it’s a kid’s book, but it entertains me and that’s all that matters.

Book count: 48/50 – 96%
Pages in book: 652
Page count: 17,390

15,000 page goal reached 6/14/05!

One thought on “2005: #48 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (J.K. Rowling)

  • July 19, 2005 at 12:30 pm

    I’m not so sure it’s a kid’s book. I know just as many adults reading it as kids. When #5 came out, my nephew and I were reading it at the same time while our families were vacationing together. He put a limit on himself to read only 80 pages a day. He’d always ask me what page I was on, and when I was ahead, he’d tell me to stop and let him catch up. I don’t think so! LOL

    I’m going to have to go through your blogged books and see if there’s anything that sounds interesting to me. I love to read, but have such a hard time finding things I really enjoy. Harry is my all-time fav, though. 🙂

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