Things I Would Change in Books

Sometimes books are perfect and don’t need changing. Sometimes they’re almost perfect. Sometimes they could’ve been*. Sometimes I think: how could that be changed? So here we go, a few things I would change about certain books**

* *cries because of all that lost potential*
** a.k.a. books that came to mind right now

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Epilogue

I don’t hate the epilogue, but I completely understand why people dislike it. That being said, while I don’t hate it, recently a different idea formed in my head.

19 years later, Harry Potter has returned to Hogwarts to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts, all was well

let’s ignore the fact that 2017 is not well at all hahaha *sobs*

I understand Harry wanting to be an Auror at age 15, but adult Harry? It’s constantly pointed out that Hogwarts is Harry’s home, and after Order of the Phoenix Harry becoming a teacher makes a lot more sense.

I really like the idea of Harry standing in front of a class (Albus*, Scorpius and Rose being in that class), teaching the new generation about the war, talking about the importance of House Unity while fondly looking at his son, his son’s best friend and niece (because Rose would NOT treat Al and Scorp the way she did in The Cursed Child – the girl raised by Hermione Jean Granger would NOT behave that way). The bell rings signalling the end of class, Ginny comes in, having retired from the Holyhead Harpies and now being the flying instructor and Quidditch referee, hugging her son. Harry joins in, embarrassing Albus further. All was well

Of course it would be more detailed, mentioning Ron and Hermione and what they’re up to, but I really like this idea. Again, I’m not saying I hate the epilogue, this is just an idea that formed in my head that I wanted to share

* Though maybe if I’m changing this anyway I’d change his name too

Uprooted –ย Agnieszka ends up with Kasia

I didn’t like the relationship with Agniezka and her love interest at all – he continuously treats her like trash, is incredibly condescending and it’s just a straight-up abusive relationship. Meanwhile Agniezka’s relationship with her best friend Kasia is at the root of the story, we were again and again shown that they love each other, they risk their lives for each other because they didn’t want to live without the other – it was beautiful and healthy, but of course they’re just gal pals

Crooked Kingdom – Apparently someone died??

People claim that one of the main characters died in Crooked Kingdom?? I don’t know what they’re talking about?? No one died??

Y’all got the wrong edition no one died

And if they did die I just changed that*

* no one dies on this blog**
** Speaking of no one dying…

All books – no one except bad guys die

I wasn’t going to go there, because no one dying when they’re fighting a war is unrealistic. But screw that. My heart doesn’t want realism. My heart wants happy endings. And I’ll give my heart what it wants

What would you change about certain books? Would you change the epilogue of Harry Potter? Do you have some weird edition of Crooked Kingdom in which apparently someone dies?? Let me know in the comments!

The Weekly Hufflepuff #56 | Beautiful Library, Art and ‘Cool Japan’

Don’t mind me I’m just freaking out over the fact that I only have one week of vacation left and I still have so much I need to do before school starts hahaha

Last week I said that I found Six of Crows a bit slow – probably because I’ve been reading a lot of contemporary lately and thus had to get used to that fantasy pace, but I ended up really loving it and already started on Crooked Kingdom, which I’m using for the Grind side quest for The Reading Quest. So far I’m at 40 EXP and 83 HP.

I also read the latest Lumberjanes and Hi-Fi Fight Club issue 1, but since it’s only the first issue I can’t say much about it yet, apart from the fact that I really love the art.

THE COLD IS GONE WOOP WOOP

On Tuesday my mom and I went to the Rijksmuseum, because we both hadn’t really been in a while (apart from two temporary exhibitions back in May). We only had a few hours and the museum is huge, so we definitely need to go again at some point, but at least I finally saw the library!

You’re not allowed to take pictures downstairs, so I had to settle for this

You are however allowed to take pictures upstairs

LOOK AT ALL THOSE BOOKS

Honestly pictures can’t do it justice. If you’re planning on going to Amsterdam and Rijksmuseum, I definitely recommend checking out their library

On Wednesday we went to the city center to do some necessary shopping and get ice cream at Van der Linde – if you’re ever in Amsterdam, get ice cream at Van der Linde. In my opinion it’s the best ice cream in the city.

On Thursday (I need to start these paragraphs differently rip) we finally went to the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition at Museum Volkenkunde, which was a lot of fun. I had never been to this museum before, as it’s in Leiden (not that it’s that far from Amsterdam, I’ve just never been) so we did take a look around the museum a bit, especially since before you get to the ‘Cool Japan’ exhibition (which is temporary) there’s an exhibition on Indonesia as well. Since we’re Indonesian we had to check it out. We’re thinking of going back and bringing my grandfather with us.

Anyway, the Cool Japan exhibition was about both the hystory, myths (specifically yokai), more traditional art and of course manga, street fashion, music, etc. While the entire exhibition was interesting and fun, my favourite (and my mom’s) was the final room where they had built a small arcade. You could also read manga, there was a big screen showing some music videos and there were a few cosplays on display. Oh and there was a little bit about fan culture back in the old day which was really cool to see.

The robot (called Pepper I believe?) was so cute! Except then it was like ‘Do you want to talk? Come closer if you dare’ Is that a threat Pepper??

I used to play fighting games like Street Fighter and Tekken all the time, but on one of those arcade machines is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT STORY I SUCKED (though I did win one round I’m 99% sure that was dumb luck)

The biggest reason the last room was my favourite – THIS GAME WAS SO MUCH FUN AND SO ADDICTING I WANT ONE OF THESE IN MY HOUSE

I also had to work and will have to work quite a bit the coming week (haha there goes my last week of freedom) While I did do some fun things, I unfortunately also struggled with my mental health this week, though I’m feeling a lot better again today.

๐Ÿ’›ย I talked about characters that get a lot of hate, but I would definitely fight you for
๐Ÿ’›ย I turned some art into memes for this month’s Artsy Hufflehoe
๐Ÿ’›ย I reviewed It’s Not Like It’s a Secret and spoiler: I have a lot of mixed feelingsย 

I was really bad at keeping up with posts this week, so basically I spent hours today catching up (I still have a few left to read but oh well) Really hope this is not foreshadowing for when school starts again

๐Ÿ’›ย MARIE IS BACK
๐Ÿ’›ย May talks about how to deal with bookish disappointments
๐Ÿ’›ย Lia did The Book Aesthetics tag and her aesthetics are beautiful
๐Ÿ’›ย Jasmine talks about her trip to Liverpool
๐Ÿ’›ย Lauren talks about characters she wishes were her friends
๐Ÿ’›ย Dev talks about why we need more shows like Brooklyn Nine Nine
๐Ÿ’›ย Hannah talks about recent YA cover makeoversย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Mikaela talks about book-to-movie adaptations
๐Ÿ’›ย CW has some book recs for invisible narratives in historical fiction
๐Ÿ’›ย Lauren talks about comics and graphic novels for beginnersย 
๐Ÿ’›ย Em explored London

And that’s a wrap! What have you been up to? Been to any cool exhibitions lately? Let me know in the comments!