Yesterday I said on Twitter that I wouldn't upload a new post today because I'm too ill. I really am ill, I have the most nasty cold and even getting up to go to the toilet feels like the biggest effort ever.
But I am very proud and happy at the moment for posting so regularly and I didn't want to miss a day now that I've finally found back into something that resembles a routine. However, I don't want to spend too much time on my Laptop. I'd rather cuddle up in bed with the radio on and a book. This is why today's post is a small one, but that doesn't mean it is less exciting!
Two days ago, I received a parcel from the Book Depository which contained my first copy of an illustrated Harry Potter book. You might have seen that only recently, they have released "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" as an illustrated version and I was tempted to buy it. But I didn't even have the first one yet so I thought I'd follow the proper order.
It is the well-known story (which I already own in three different versions, oops!) but with beautiful illustrations of Jim Kay. The pictures are absolutely beautiful, I absolutely love the style. And you can really tell how much thought he has put into them right to the very details.
Above I show you a page on which he has brought Diagon Alley to life and it looks truly magical. There are so many small things to discover on this single page and it just looks very similar to how I always envisioned it before watching the films.
Of course, this is the perfect version for children and younger readers, but it is also a wonderful one to have as an adult. I've read the Harry Potter books so many times before, in English, in German, and the first one even in Italian. But this book will really add something more to my reading experience, I'm very sure of it!
As soon as I've finished my current book (which is a reread as well), I will dive back into the magical world of Harry Potter and will enjoy the beautiful illustrations of Jim Kay.
Hev you bought one or even both of the illustrated Harry Potter books and how do you like them?
PS: I hope the pictures aren't too bad. I quickly took them with my phone and I didn't have the energy to think of a prettier background. Sorry about that!