Lovely listeners, it’s time to get into the third book. And it’s time to get into the first fully operational $20+ Patron reward episode! That’s right, folks, we were able to host this episode live with our $20+ Patrons successfully for the first time, and it was a lot of fun and I was delighted. The one downside of this is that our sound quality is off this episode, which is really frustrating. I appreciate you all bearing with me on this, and thanks so much to those of you that joined us. Can’t wait to see you again in 2 weeks!
I’m really hoping to get my hands on an illustrated edition (which was just released today!) soon so that I can compare the third round of illustrations to the other two books. I wonder if, as the books get slightly darker and more adult, the illustrations will follow? If you’re interested in ordering the illustrated edition, do me a favor and support me by using my affiliate link and ordering here!
It’s been really tricky for me and RoShawn to reread these books at the same time as we’ve been watching the movies for the first time, because we start to get muddled about what happened differently on screen versus on the page, as well as getting confused about where we are in the story. Watching the movies so recently also throws into sharp relief how badly adapted this book was, and how tonally off it felt in certain places. I was gratified to hear that RoShawn felt the same way I did about the scene with Aunt Marge, and the whole way Harry’s escape from Privet Drive was handled.
We’re getting to the parts of the reread now where pieces start to come together from future books, so this is going to be really exciting. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride, everyone, and if you’re a donor on the GoFundMe, you will be seeing the second episode on the movies showing up in your Dropbox folder very shortly!