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Your favourite Harry Potter book!

CooCooCachoo
01-14-2004, 11:20 AM
Well... what is your favourite Harry Potter book? A simple question made by a person who is very bored, but still has way too much to do :mad: :eek: :confused:

CooCooCachoo
01-14-2004, 11:22 AM
OK Let me start off.. I voted for HP & The Goblet of Fire, because it had the best storyline and contained more action than the other books. Also I felt, after having read #5, that it was not yet complete.

Nymeria
01-14-2004, 05:17 PM
I voted HP & The Prisoner of Azkaban. But I like the 4th book as much as the 3rd one

amethyst
01-14-2004, 05:56 PM
For me the best is the prisoner of Azkaban. It has such an unique atmosphere. In my opinion in 4th and 5th book there´s a little bit too much action (especially the big showdown in book 5).

tall_one
01-14-2004, 09:13 PM
Prisoner of Azkaban, all of the excitment, none of the dying.

Hispanica
01-15-2004, 01:47 AM
I like all of them but I realized that almost everyone like the 3rd one and that's also the only i which Voldemort doesn't appear...

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2004, 04:10 PM
Lol Hispanica. I really liked the Triwizard Tournament aspect in The Goblet of Fire, as well as the Quidditch World Championships.. Cedric dying was not that much fun, obviously. But a book doesn't need to have a happy ending, I think (although in the end, all will probably end well anyways).

sam
01-15-2004, 04:31 PM
I like th fourth one. I'm surprised so many people voted for the third book as I think it's one of the weakest.

CooCooCachoo
01-15-2004, 04:44 PM
I agree, Sam! I think the second one was weaker, but the third one was relatively weak too. But they were all a great read!

Nymeria
01-15-2004, 08:19 PM
You're right Sam, the third one was relatively weak, but I still liked it mosted :confused: I know, I'm weird :p

Hispanica
01-16-2004, 02:41 AM
Great to read ones but I couldn't read them a second time right now... that's the difference with Lord of the Rings...

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2004, 05:08 AM
I still need to read the LOTR books.. I have them here, but there are sooooo many books I need to read first.. Ugh!

Legolas.. there is nothing wrong with being weird ;)

Nymeria
01-16-2004, 06:53 PM
You really have to read the LotR-books, CooCooCachoo, they're much better as the HP-books. Especially the third book is great. Oh, and you should read the hobbit too!

Iza
01-16-2004, 06:59 PM
my fave is the 5th one. dunno y, maybe cos u find out many stuff about the past :rolleyes:

Hispanica
01-16-2004, 11:23 PM
Read the hobbit first actually... you'll undersatnd the books lotr better

Leo
01-16-2004, 11:56 PM
My order:
1. Prisoner
2. Goblet
3. Order
4. Chamber
5. Stone

Nymeria
01-17-2004, 09:23 AM
Read the hobbit first actually... you'll undersatnd the books lotr better


yeah, you're right, I did do that too! Sad that there's no Legolas in the Hobbit :p

CooCooCachoo
01-17-2004, 05:40 PM
I have The Hobbit at home; a very very nice one actually, was about $40 or something and I got it for free :) :P Plus a lot of other books, because the Internet book company screwed up! A belated thanks to them should be in order :)

Iza
01-17-2004, 07:06 PM
did any of u read simarillon? i heard it's like the post-LotR book. dunno bout it tho cos i haven't read it.

CooCooCachoo
01-18-2004, 07:46 AM
Sorry.. haven't read it either!

Nymeria
01-18-2004, 11:57 AM
did any of u read simarillon? i heard it's like the post-LotR book. dunno bout it tho cos i haven't read it.


I did read it :) Well it tells a lot about ME, about a lot of creatures, and people who live in ME. But it has nothing to do with the LotR-story

amethyst
01-18-2004, 12:25 PM
The Silmarillion is about times before the LotR. I started reading it but I stopped because I found it very complicated and hard to read, altough I like LotR very much.

Nymeria
01-18-2004, 12:28 PM
The Silmarillion is about times before the LotR. I started reading it but I stopped because I found it very complicated and hard to read, altough I like LotR very much.


Well, I think it's hard and complicated too! But I really had to read it. At the end it's better as in the beginning

Hispanica
01-19-2004, 12:32 AM
Thta makes me wanna read it but I'll wait to have it in french

Nymeria
01-19-2004, 07:58 PM
yeah, it will be much easier for you to read in French instead of English! I read in my own language (Dutch) too!

Hispanica
01-19-2004, 10:42 PM
Where are you from in The Netherlands?

Nymeria
01-20-2004, 08:44 AM
I'm from Roermond, it's in the south east. About 5 km away of Germany, and 10 km away of Belgium :)

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2004, 11:23 AM
Hehe near Vaals then Legolas :p
I have the LOTR books at home in English.. read HP in English too, so that it would be less childish really.
I started reading it but I had to read a lot of introductions and prefixes, which was soooo boring, so I quit. Now I have to read too much for school, so I have no time anymore :(

Hispanica
01-20-2004, 02:00 PM
I'm in Canada as an exchnage student so I'm ok wwith that. I can read as much as I want

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2004, 02:08 PM
lol I will be going to Paris later this year, for four days, but I won't have time to read. Well, in the bus maybe. It's a school trip and they have everything planned.. Might be fun though, only I am going to have to stay with the grumpiest guy lol.. But he is ok, I guess.

Nymeria
01-20-2004, 07:47 PM
Hehe near Vaals then Legolas :p
I have the LOTR books at home in English.. read HP in English too, so that it would be less childish really.
I started reading it but I had to read a lot of introductions and prefixes, which was soooo boring, so I quit. Now I have to read too much for school, so I have no time anymore :(


:lol: Vaals is still far away from where I live. Almost every place in Limburg is close to Germany and Belgium ;)
I did not yet read LotR in English, but I'll do that once. I read the HP books in English too :)

Nymeria
01-20-2004, 07:48 PM
lol I will be going to Paris later this year, for four days, but I won't have time to read. Well, in the bus maybe. It's a school trip and they have everything planned.. Might be fun though, only I am going to have to stay with the grumpiest guy lol.. But he is ok, I guess.


I'll go to Dublin Saturday. Also with school, but it's just for 5 days...

Hispanica
01-20-2004, 10:37 PM
Well, these are great trips.

CooCooCachoo
01-21-2004, 08:54 AM
Oh! Enjoy Legolas!! Hehe

Actually, I am not going to Paris (Well, I will be visiting Paris, but I will sleep with some family that is going to be appointed to me in Boissy Sous St. Yon, some very very small village.. ugh).

Blah, I want to use smileys but my computer is acting strangely!

hythger
01-26-2004, 11:01 PM
voted for the 3rd book but I also enjoyed the 4th!

CooCooCachoo
01-27-2004, 12:22 PM
OK I am now officially surprised that the 3rd book is more popular than the 4th or 5th!

Iza
01-27-2004, 01:20 PM
OK I am now officially surprised that the 3rd book is more popular than the 4th or 5th!


i am not surprised about the 4th book cos in my opinion the book is fantastic but the end sucks.

Hispanica
01-27-2004, 01:53 PM
I asked a girl about which book was her favourite one and she liked the 3rd one best cause the thinks that all the other books are the same... proof: they like when Voldemort is not in the book

CooCooCachoo
01-27-2004, 02:12 PM
Well, I liked the good against evil element which was the strongest in book #5, but that book just wasn't complete.. Rowling could've done more with that, I think.

Hispanica
01-27-2004, 10:44 PM
Now, I really wonder how the next books will be cause imo, she doesn't write with the sae aim... just an opinion which can de critized

CooCooCachoo
01-28-2004, 11:02 AM
I agree on that. I also thought that the fifth book was different from the others, but I still see it as the second or perhaps third best book. Better than book #2 and #3 for sure.

Hispanica
01-28-2004, 04:14 PM
Yeah, I really didn't like the second book. Other wise, the third was ok. But forth abd fifth were better.
Not as much for young kids imo...

Aranince
01-31-2004, 01:49 PM
I liked the 4th book the best...Altho i haven't read the 5th one yet... :o
But the LotR books are the best!! :D

CooCooCachoo
01-31-2004, 03:41 PM
For those that are more into classics, I really enjoyed some pieces I read of these French classics:

Rhinocéros - Eugène Ionesco
La cantatrice chauve (Better than Rhinocèros, although the first has a more philosophical element to it) - Ionesco

Both plays are written in the style of "Le théatre de l'absurde".

Les justes - Albert Camus (again, a play)
Le petit prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

And.. this poem by Arthur Rimbaud:

"Le dormeur du val"

And "Familiale" by Jacques Prévert, another poem.

Nymeria
02-01-2004, 05:20 AM
But the LotR books are the best!! :D


:worship:

CooCooCachoo
02-01-2004, 07:03 AM
Legolas.. I just noticed how much you worship in just one single post.. 5 times! You must be highly religious ;)

Nymeria
02-01-2004, 09:09 AM
:lol: I'm not highly religious. But I worship Lord of the Rings as much as possible. And you know, Roger deserves the :worship:s too ;)

CooCooCachoo
02-01-2004, 09:54 AM
Again... 5 :)

Aranince
02-01-2004, 05:51 PM
I'm not highly religious. But I worship Lord of the Rings as much as possible.

:worship: :worship: :D ;) :worship: :worship:

Nymeria
02-01-2004, 06:07 PM
I know, that's because there are four :worship:s in my sig!

Hispanica
02-02-2004, 01:08 AM
For those that are more into classics, I really enjoyed some pieces I read of these French classics:

Rhinocéros - Eugène Ionesco
La cantatrice chauve (Better than Rhinocèros, although the first has a more philosophical element to it) - Ionesco

Both plays are written in the style of "Le théatre de l'absurde".

Les justes - Albert Camus (again, a play)
Le petit prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

And.. this poem by Arthur Rimbaud:

"Le dormeur du val"

And "Familiale" by Jacques Prévert, another poem.


Well, you have a very good taste with "Le Petit Prince"... I love that book

If you like "le Theatre de l'absudre", you might like the play "La solitude dans les champs de coton" by Bernard Marie Koltes... Very special but you might like it... it a very short book too.

CooCooCachoo
02-02-2004, 05:57 PM
OK Thanks Hispanica! Did you read "La cantatrice chauve" by Ionesco? I think it hilarious and sad as well, but that's the power of le théatre de l'absurde, isn't it? ;)

Iza
02-05-2004, 12:13 PM
can't stnad that petit prince thingy! i think that book is depressing!

Iza
02-05-2004, 12:14 PM
i wanted to say :'stand'

CooCooCachoo
02-06-2004, 06:24 AM
You seriously think so? I actually had to laugh..

Iza
02-07-2004, 07:42 PM
this guy is who will play remus lupin (my fave character)
David Thewlis (he's TOTALLY different from what I imagined!) I dunno y but I always imagined Lupin like Lucius Malfoy but with friendlier eyes and nicer but more tired face. But grey eyes and light hair. This dude is completely different!

Iza
02-07-2004, 07:45 PM
this is more like it

Topspin047
02-08-2004, 03:00 AM
Prisoner of Azkaban!!! :worship:

CooCooCachoo
02-08-2004, 06:39 AM
this is more like it

Liked the first picture better, that looked promising. On the second one he looks dull..

BTW Welcome Topspin047 ;)

Hangdog
02-08-2004, 04:51 PM
Are You all really interested in Harry Potter?!..

Hispanica
02-08-2004, 09:33 PM
OK Thanks Hispanica! Did you read "La cantatrice chauve" by Ionesco? I think it hilarious and sad as well, but that's the power of le théatre de l'absurde, isn't it? ;)

I'm back.... Unfortunatly, I didn't read "La Cantatrice Chauve" but I will when I get back in belgium. This kind of plays are so great... actually,I might have read a bit in class... I don't remember... :confused:

CooCooCachoo
02-09-2004, 03:26 PM
Yeah.. most of my classmates thought it was lame. But it was ironic, really ;)

joske
02-10-2004, 09:08 AM
:lol: Am I the only person on the planet that hasn't read the Harry Potter books? :confused: Aw well I first wanna read Tolkien's stuff as I like his stuff more than Rowling's.... Damn I should've waited to see the movies after I read the books, don't you guys think? Altho... those movies do need to be seen on a big screen more than anything, right..?

Iza
02-10-2004, 01:19 PM
:lol: Am I the only person on the planet that hasn't read the Harry Potter books? :confused: Aw well I first wanna read Tolkien's stuff as I like his stuff more than Rowling's.... Damn I should've waited to see the movies after I read the books, don't you guys think? Altho... those movies do need to be seen on a big screen more than anything, right..?

no, you;re not! one of my best friends hates harry potter and she doesn't intend to! tho i believe it is worth reading!

Hispanica
02-10-2004, 01:51 PM
Harry Potter's books are great to read once but not twice imo and I couldn't read the second one after seeing the movie...

CooCooCachoo
02-12-2004, 02:58 PM
Am I the only person on the planet that hasn't read the Harry Potter books?

Nope, but you should join the ever growing list of people that did ;)

Iza
02-17-2004, 12:40 PM
Harry Potter's books are great to read once but not twice imo and I couldn't read the second one after seeing the movie...

i can't read the 1st 2 books either after i've sen the movies but i can read all other 3 how many times i want!

tall_one
06-04-2004, 07:00 AM
http://smileys.******************/cat/15/15_1_149v.gif Yeahhhh the movie comes out today!!!

*SKYE*
06-04-2004, 09:50 AM
lol sorri for all those harri pooter fans but i dont like it

lol jus thought id say that lol

Iza
06-04-2004, 07:51 PM
oh noooo, in Romania the movie will be out in a few weeks!!! I'm so excited! Has any1 of u seen it already?

Iza
06-04-2004, 07:52 PM
http://smileys.******************/cat/15/15_1_149v.gif Yeahhhh the movie comes out today!!!


great smiley as usual, nicki!

tall_one
06-04-2004, 08:10 PM
oh noooo, in Romania the movie will be out in a few weeks!!! I'm so excited! Has any1 of u seen it already?
I'm going tomorrow (saturday) at noon :bounce:
The reviews have been saying that this is the best of the 3 films so hopefully it is good :)
That sucks that you have to wait a few more weeks to see it! :(

Iza
06-04-2004, 08:15 PM
I'm going tomorrow (saturday) at noon :bounce:

That sucks that you have to wait a few more weeks to see it! :(

yeah I know it's bad :sad:

zaara
09-20-2004, 03:07 PM
Prisoner of Azkaban!!!

Neely
09-20-2004, 03:27 PM
none at all ;)

novanora
09-20-2004, 03:59 PM
prefer the latest one: order of phoenix, the darker the better :devil:
as to the films, definitely Prisoner of Azkaban is the best

Xavidbz
09-20-2004, 04:06 PM
Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.

landoud
09-20-2004, 05:10 PM
i'll choose The Goblet of Fire as i haven't read the 5th yet.... not published yet in egypt

papasmurf11
09-21-2004, 12:37 AM
I like the Prizonar of Azkaban the best then the Goblet of Fire!

Ferrero Forever
09-21-2004, 06:32 AM
it's so hard to choose but i prefer the chamber of secrets