Thursday, May 8, 2014

Harry Potter Motw #41

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted over at Uncorked Thoughts. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! Upcoming topics & how to join here.

  Favorite Editions/Covers for the Series

This is a tough one because I'd pretty much like to own ALL THE EDITIONS.  Really though, I think every single edition is beautiful in it's own way and they'd look so pretty all together in a HUGE library ♥  But for the purpose of this post, let's be realistic.

These are the editions I own:


Initially they were gifted to me by a friend (in paperback) back when only the first 5 books were out.  After finishing the series, I of course decided that I needed the series in hardback.  Since I was in my early 20's then, I thought the adult covers were cooler so I ended up replacing my set with these same ones in hardcover.  I still love them, despite their simplicity because every item featured on the cover is important to the story.  I think my favorite cover among these is Order of the Phoenix because of the Phoenix surrounded by fire.

These days though, if I were to treat myself some new editions, I'd probably be torn between two sets of covers:


The more years go by, the more I find myself loving these.  The illustrations really show the spirit of each book so well!  I adore how colourful they are and how the perfectly capture classic moments throughout the series.  Out of these covers, my favorites are Half-Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows with HBP probably winning out because it has Dumbledore & Harry together ♥


I was surprised how quickly these 15th anniversary ones stole my heart though! I just love the illustrations and the moments they chose to feature.  I actually have a hard time narrowing down favorites out of the bunch here though...probably Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets (♥), Prisoner of Azkaban & Half-Blood Prince.  Sooo yeah, pretty much all of them!

8 comments:

  1. The illustrations from the newest edition, SO GORGEOUS. I seriously want to get them and I already own two sets :')

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  2. They are all so beautiful!!! I own the middle editions but I must confess, I am LOVING the newest edition's illustration SO MUCH! My favorite's from top to bottom:
    Order of the Phoenix
    Half Blood Prince
    (this one's hard) The Sorcerer's Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban & Half Blood Prince lol

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  3. The 15th Anniversary ones are absolutely gorgeous. I need them so badly!!! :D :D :D xxx

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  4. All great picks! I have those adult ones as well, and love the last two the most, so realistic! I want those artifacts! :D
    The kid ones are great as well, I have US Philosopher's cover on my Slovenian edition, and I like them a lot.
    The new kid ones are great as well, with the spine art even more so! :D
    Happy reading!

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  5. I WANT ALL OF THEM! I will always love my childhood ones, which were the German covers, but I turn into an absolute hoarder when it comes to Harry Potter! I do actually think I have the adult DH cover as well actually! Now all I want to do is go to my dad's house and steal my copies back from my sister's room!
    My HP Moment
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  6. I haven't seen your collection up close before, but I like how they feel older. I also really like the simplicity of one main point of focus. I actually featured the last two that you did :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  7. Oh man, I would LOVE to own all of the editions!! Could you imagine?? That would be my all time favourite bookshelf. Anyways, for me the original Bloomsbury covers will always hold a special place in my heart because they're the ones that I grew up with even though objectively they're nothing special. I'm definitely LOVING the new editions (both US and UK) and I have always also wanted to own the special UK editions that are all white. Sigh, one day when we're rich we'll own them all!

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  8. I'm loving getting to see the different HP editions this week! I never realized there were adult versions of the covers; I love how each focuses on a single element and the attention to detail, like with Slytherin's locket. The 15th anniversary covers make me drool every time I see them; they're just so beautiful!

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