Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Books-to-Movie Intro

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is the book for November. (Come on, did you really think it was going to be anything else?!)  I realize that the movie is going to be presented in two parts but I can’t read a book in two parts so we are going to read the entire book this month, and it is entirely possible we will reread the book when the second part movie comes out.

Most of this information all of you know but I think it is always good to have a reminder.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling is the seventh (and supposedly final book but if you watched the interview with Oprah you have to wonder) book in the Harry Potter series.  Published on July 27, 2007 it was released globally to 93 different countries and broke records by selling 15 million  copies in the first 24 hours. (I was one of those sells, how about you?)

The film will be released in two parts, the first in November 2010 (I have my ticket to the midnight showing *squee*) and the second in July 2011.

Some things to consider as you read the book and then watch the movie:

When the film deviated from the novel (because they have proven in the past that they will), do you think it was necessary because of the time constraints or do you think they did it so they could have more impressive special effects?  (Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE special effects, just something to consider.)

Actor to character in the novel, who is your favorite? Who is your least favorite?  Up to this point, when reading the novel I am a Harry fan but after the last movie I love Ron (Rupert Grint)! He stole the movie with the scene where he accidentally takes the love potion, I laughed so hard when he fell off the back of the couch in Professor Slughorn’s office.

Did it live up to the hype? Are you excited to see the second part? Let me know.

So pull up a book, a bucket of popcorn, and let the fun begin! (Sorry for the bigger player, I am working on changing the theme to fix this problem but haven’t finished it yet.)