Harry Potter Studio Tour

Hello Witches, Wizards, Muggles and No-Majs! 

On Tuesday I visited the greatest place on earth… The Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford and it was phenomenal. It was the second time I have visited the studio tour, the first time was about six years ago and it did not have the Hogwarts Express, Forbidden Forest nor were you able to enter Privet Drive. So although it was my second time, it was more like my first once again.

Firstly getting to the tour was an experience. It took us about four hours to drive down and we had booked on for the 12:30 tour. They say the tour itself lasts three hours but you can stay for as long as it is open, due to having to drive back we left at 5:30 although I could have definitely stayed forever. Because I don’t want to ruin the tour for everybody I will only be including some of the pictures I took that day. However I have recently made a new Harry Potter dedicated Instagram where I will post more.
So go ahead and follow that for more Potter Goodness @swishandflick94.

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The One Where I’m Really Excited….

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Today I wanted to share with you some of the books that I am anticipating this year, this is just a sample of the ones I can’t wait for, so I will definitely do more of these in the future. I myself really like to read these posts because it introduces me to new books and authors that I may not have heard of before, as well as giving me information on authors I know but didn’t know they had a new book coming out.

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Harry Potter |Current Obsessions| Bookstagram & MORE

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It’s been about 4 days since my last blog post and I have to admit I have been feeling very uninspired lately, I have been feeling a reading slump coming along. Does anybody else sense them coming?

I always try to push it away before it can fully take hold, normally I do this by reaching for my favourite YA Contemporary, this time however I started Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince because I am still yet to finish this series. I know… How late am I to this party?
I have seen all the films but I never picked up the books, which is strange because I was their alongside my sister queuing up at the bookstores on their release days so i’m not really sure why I didn’t.

I do LOVE Harry Potter though, I think J.K Rowling is my ultimate author/ queen. Harry Potter for me is a-lot more than a book series or movie series, even though I haven’t finished all the books within this series they have helped me in so many ways. As you may know I have Anxiety and some day’s it is a real struggle to get out of bed, I spend hours lay questioning every decision I have ever made, who I am and I worry about future situations. For those of you who don’t have Anxiety then the best way I can describe it for me personally is it’s like having someone permanently next to you, in your ear making you second guess everything. Harry Potter offers me an escape from this, the magic and Hogwarts as a whole makes me feel safe and it makes me feel happy.

This post is basically just to tell you guys what I am currently up to, I have been so excited about reading Harry Potter, (it is successfully pulling me from the dreaded reading slump thoughts) I wanted to make a post dedicated to it so far and also make a sort of discussion out of it because I am relatively new to the book fandom and I really want to interact with other fans of the series as well.

Firstly for those who don’t know I do have a bookstagram, now I must say my pictures aren’t very good, I take them on my mobile and their isn’t really a solid theme to my posts. I just love sharing what I am currently reading, new purchases and basically everything bookish that I just take a quick picture and pop it up, however lately I have been experimenting and trying out new things. Considering I have been really into Harry Potter lately, I have been doing a little ‘photo-shoot’ of sorts with my Harry Potter items, my Instagram username is @mortalreader1 if you want to check it out,  I have included a few ‘sneak peeks’ within this post of the photo’s  I have currently taken and put up.

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Secondly I can’t not post some of my thoughts on this series so far, I have posted reviews for Harry Potter and the Philosophers StoneHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in the past then I seemed to have stopped there. I will definitely do better and up-to date reviews in the future but here are some of the things I love so far:

  • Ron Weasley – Ron is my favourite character, I absolutely love him.
  • Ron and Hermione OTPI shipped these two from the very beginning, everytime they are featured in any of the books I find myself smiling 
  • Prisoner of Azkaban – Of course I haven’t finished the series but this is my favourite book so far

I want to list everything, because the series is full of such rich imagery that J.K Rowling makes me feel like I am alongside the characters.


Finally lets discuss Harry Potter Merch, now I want to discuss this because I want a wand so bad but my friend has made me second guess myself. I love this series and I will love it forever, but i’m 21? Am I allowed to buy a wand? My friend laughed at me and basically if you have read my Stereotypes and Readers… post you will understand that they don’r really understand my love for books or reading. The conversation led me to think I was being childish but I wanted to bring it forth in this community because I feel I can be the real me here without having to hide what I like.

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I feel like you’re all going to be scratching your heads, questioning what the heck is going on in this post. It features everything and I am asking so many questions,  I hold my hands up, it’s not very structured. I have come on here and just wrote down a bunch of thoughts, it’s a raw discussion post if you will. I really am interested in what you think so I hope you like this post and please check out some of the questions I have below:

  1. Are you a Harry Potter Fan? 
  2. Who is your favourite character?
  3. Let me Know if you have any Harry Potter Merch

Basically anything Harry Potter related I would love to have a discussion with you and hear what you think. 

Don’t let the muggles get you down’ 

The Harry Potter Spells Book Tag!

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Hello Everyone!

I am currently stuck in bed battling the flu and I have lost my voice, therefore I figured I would so something fun to make myself feel somewhat better. Basically something to keep me from feeling sorry for myself for a little while. So I scoured the internet looking for fun book tags to do and I came across the The Harry Potter Spell Book Tag! Now I sadly do not know who came up with this tag, but all credit goes to them for their creative genius.

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