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Book Review: Beedle the Bard

How I came by it: Matt brought it back as a birthday present for me – which he was so excited about that he wanted to give it to me a week early. I let him, although I normally am the kind of person to insist that I won’t open gifts until my actual birthday.

This is another fundraising effort by JK Rowling. I really liked it, overall. The stories are cute and quaint; and I’m the kind of fan who’s in desperate need of a further Harry Potter fix, so I really appreciated the extra tidbits about Rowling’s creation; and she takes pains to try and redress the gender imbalance of wimpy females in fairy stories, AND she writes pointedly about this in her introduction. On the downside, I think she kind of missed the mark a bit with The Warlock’s Hairy Heart on that point, but hey, we all live and struggle under the patriarchy, so JK gets points for trying from me.

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