Reread. This is going to be a quick ramble compared to the others because I need to head out so I’m early for my new job (welp), but I did have time to finish the last couple of chapters of this re-read. I always said Prisoner of Azkaban was my favourite of the first three books at least, and I still think that’s true. It’s far darker than the other two and, really, that’s something I always liked.
This is the first book where I noticed significant plot changes in order to make the story work in a film, because when I was reading them back (bearing in mind I don’t think I’ve ever re-read this) I’d completely forgotten that everything worked out how it did, e.g. the creators of the Marauder’s Map, how they see Pettigrew on it, how smarmy Snape is.
And it’s re-reading these books that reminds me of how split I am over Snape. He is an amazing character come the last book when everything unravels, but he is so petty and spiteful it’s kind of weird how quickly that’s forgotten. I’m starting to get really distracted from my main point of “I fucking love Harry Potter and I’m still loving it even though I’m in my 20s”. Off to work…