2010: 113. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

“The tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of stories written for young wizards and witches.”

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, JK Rowling

While I was at it, I also re-read the Tales of Beedle the Bard.  Maybe I should have put all my “I am strangely obsessed with Harry Potter” stuff into this post, and just left the last one talking about the Deathly Hallows (I could have done that, you see, because I could have gone off on a tangent about how the Epilogue is cheesy and makes me cringe a bit, and, yet, I love it anyway), because I don’t have too much to say about The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  They are cute, and I like the annotations by Dumbledore because I well, I guess because I like Dumbledore. 

Oh! Here is what I want to say.  I love the part in Deathly Hallows when Ron is all “everyone knows about Babbitty Rabbity” and Harry stares blankly and Hermione has to remind Ron that they were brought up by Muggles and don’t know wizard fairy tales.  It’s a variation of my favorite joke in Harry Potter, which is when Mr. Weasley is asking Harry all about the Muggle world, and whether or not he gets to take an “escapator.”  The notion that there is this Muggle world that the wizards know nothing about just cracks me up. 

Other than that, I got nothing.*

Categories:  Fiction, Re-Read

*Except again that it’s super cool that Rowling raised all this money for charity by writing an releasing the stories.**

**Oh, and also, that the part of the Deathly Hallows movie where they animated the Tale of the Deathly Hallows.  Best part of the movie, in fact.  Hmmm, guess I had a little bit to say about the movie, after all.


© Carrie Dunsmore 2017