12 Books Till Christmas: Fantastic Beasts

Reading Challenge: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them: Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling Total pages read: 317/293


13th December

To start off the day in the best way possible, I rewatch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to refresh my memory before reading the screenplay. So I sat down in front of the tv, finishing off the post for today (you can find it here) and delighting myself with Newt Scamander and the mating ritual.

Today has been crazy! With all the rush to be able to publish the post, I only managed to read 56 pages before dinner. You know it’s one of those days so tiering you just wish it to be over. I’m starting to think for next year to skip this madness of daily posting. Hopefully, tomorrow will be more chilled and everything works out well. The book is so easy to read that it takes probably the same amount of time as seeing the movie.

Pages Read: 56


14th December

Well, today was for sure more relaxed. I had time to do a not-so-little tiramisu, get ahead of myself on tomorrow’s post, finishing the book and finally grabbing Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop of Dreams again. I was planning on reading a few pages every day, but this week has been chaotic. Thankfully today that changed.

I only gave the book 4 stars on Goodreads since I was expecting it to be more detailed. The descriptions of the camera moving were good but when it comes to the characters I was expecting more details, especially on their emotions since is the only thing that can be tricky to show. Although it opened my eyes to things that at first I might not catch in the movie which I think is funny. Also, it makes you pay attention how the scenes are filmed. I’m 100% sure I would prefer for this to be an actual book instead of a screenplay just to have more information. I didn’t learn anything that it might miss on the movie which proves it was well done.

The second instalment already has the release set for November 16th, 2018, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Revisiting the movie and the book got me really inspired by making some fanart. I think it would be funny to plan and do it in time to celebrate the released of the second movie. I have almost an entire year to plan this so, why not?

Pages Read: 261