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There’s a few books that I’m really looking forward to getting hold of!

“I Heart Forever” by Lindsey Kelk

I love the “I Heart” series and this is supposed to be the last one! It’s chick-lit and very easy to read but it’s one of my guilty pleasures. I got the first book in the series as a free gift with a magazine and I’ve loved every book that’s come out since! I was excited that this book was released on my birthday this year, so I’m definitely going to buy it with my birthday money!

“La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series)” by Philip Pullman

Pullman’s His Dark Materials series was one of my absolute favourites as a teenager and I still love it today, so I was a little bit nervous when it was announced that he’s bringing out a prequel to the series in October. I don’t know much about the novel, but it will be interesting to see what Lyra’s world was like when she was born.

“Doctor Who: Dr. Tenth: Christmas Surprise!” by Roger Hargreaves) (Dr Men)

I was intrigued to discover that there’s a Doctor Who and Mr Men mash-up book series! I loved the Mr Men when I was little and the Tenth Doctor is my favourite (closely followed by the Ninth) so I can’t wait to get hold of this book which is released in October!

Harry Potter – A History of Magic: The Book of the Exhibition

The British Library had a exhibition about the history of magic, based on the popularity of Harry Potter and I didn’t get to see it but I’m intrigued by this book. It’s due out in October, although it’s a bit pricey as it’s a hardback, but it looks fascinating!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition

I’m also looking forward to getting this illustrated version of the Harry Potter school book! It’s due out in November so it might be something to put on my Christmas booklist!

“The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)” by Lucinda Riley

Earlier this year, I discovered the first book in this series and loved it, so I went and bought the next two books straightaway! Each book is huge, yet I seem to manage to race through them very quickly! I can’t believe the next one isn’t out until April 2018 and I can’t wait to find out what happens to the fourth sister and where she came from!

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What I am reading:

“I Heart London” by Lindsey Kelk – I’m re=reading this series again, mainly because the next book has just been released and I want to get caught up again before I buy it!

What I have finished reading this week:

The first four books in the “I Heart” series.

Other Bookish Things:

I’ve got a huge list of books I want to buy, but I’ve just remembered that I still have a stack of five books on my bookshelf which are unread and I did promise myself that I would finish them before the end of this year! I suppose it’s only September, so as long as I don’t go too crazy buying books, I’ll be able to get them read!

Non-bookish Things:

One of my friends discovered that there’s a Harry Potter themed Christmas feast taking place in December in Rochdale and suggested that we should go. We then discovered it’s already booked up, so that was a short-lived plan. In all honesty, I didn’t really feel like going, even though I love Harry Potter. It’s taking place the weekend before Christmas so it’ll be a nightmare getting there and I’ll be knackered from working during the rush in the run up to Christmas. Also, we went to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in January and it still had the Christmas decorations up so I feel that was enough magic for one year! I think I might have hit peak-Harry Potter….

How is it useful for a Muggle to have a trained wizard or witch in their family?

“My name was down for Eton, you know, I can’t tell you how glad I am I came here instead. Of course, mother was slightly disappointed, but since I made her read Lockhart’s books I think she’s begun to see how useful it’ll be to have a fully trained wizard in the family…” – Justin Finch-Fletchley in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

For one thing, witches and wizards aren’t supposed to use magic around Muggles:

“Any magical activity which risks notice by members of the non-magical community (Muggles) is a serious offence, under section 13 of the International Confederation of Warlocks’ Statute of Secrecy” – Harry’s warning letter from the Ministry of Magic in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

I’m sure there are some exceptions if you’re a Muggleborn and you’re over 17 years old and are legally allowed to use magic? Does the rule still apply if it’s your own family and they know you’re a witch or wizard?

If the Muggleborn makes lots of money working in the wizarding world, they must be able to convert it into Muggle money and use it to pay for things their family needs?