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Mary's Books

I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember. 

Currently reading

Thirteen Chocolates (A Chandler's Chocolate Box Mystery Book 1)
agatha chocolats
A Catered Wedding
Isis Crawford
The Murder at the Vicarage
Agatha Christie
The Know Your Bill of Rights Book: Don't Lose Your Constitutional Rights--Learn Them!
Sean Patrick
Delicious and Suspicious
Riley Adams
All Fudged Up
Nancy CoCo
Black River Falls
Jeff Hirsch
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Magic and Macaroons
Bailey Cates
Six Geese A-Slaying
Donna Andrews

Movie Script

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay - J.K. Rowling

I had seen the movie before reading this script/book. I truly enjoyed the movie and when I found this book at the library, I was so excited. I borrowed it and my girls (who also loved the movie) took the book and went off to read it, too. 


If you enjoyed the Harry Potter books this would be a story about the time before Harry Potter and shows that there are more than just British Witches and Wizards, they are everywhere and have their own terms and rules. 


We meet Newt Scamander, who is very interested in magical beasts and he has come to America on a mission. It is the 1930's and as he is stumbling through New York, one of the beasts escapes and he inadvertently shows these to a No-Maj (non-magical person) and before he can obliviate the man, he is caught by Tina Goldstein, a former Auror in MACUSA. As they go through the city many things are happening and they end up working together to save the city, the magic folk and the No-Maj people.