harrypotterandtheorderofthephoenix

Mark’s Thoughts on ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ Movie

As promised, I’d like to take a moment to elaborate on how I felt about the adaptation of the fifth Harry Potter book to the screen. And because it’s now universally accepted that my life…


Mark Watches ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’

It looks like it’s that time for us to PARTY HARD again! Welcome, new readers, for we are about to embark on a journey that is sure to overwhelm you. Join thousands of other Harry…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter’ Archive

In an effort to organize these reviews for anyone looking for a specific one and for those who are coming here for the first time, here’s a complete archive (updated to the most recent review)…



Mark Theorizes About the Future of Harry Potter: Part 2

I am just going to start this like so:

IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO SHOVE YOU BEYOND THE VEIL, THEN GO AHEAD AND DO WHAT SO MANY PEOPLE DID ON THIS REVIEW.

Look,…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 38

In the thirty-eighth (and final) chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry of Magic publicly states that Lord Voldemort is back as the wizarding world prepares for the next great…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 37

In the thirty-seventh chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore speaks candidly about why he’s ignored Harry this whole books and, sadly, reveals how even he can fail when people most…



Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 36

In the thirty-sixth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry has no time to deal with the aftermath of death, because Bellatrix Lestrange is on the run. This leads to an…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 35

In the thirty-fifth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, we reach the first point in the book where we (by “we,” I mean “me”) doesn’t want to read any further. Intrigued?…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 34

In the thirty-fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry and his group fly to the Ministry of Magic aboard thestrals. When they arrive, they find the Ministry mysteriously empty. And…



Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 33

In the thirty-third chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hermione marches Harry and Umbridge into the Forbidden Forest to see Dumbledore’s “weapon.” We’re led to believe she is taking them to…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 32

In the thirty-second chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry panics when he realizes that Sirius is being tortured by Lord Voldemort. In his quest to do something, he’s convinced by…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 31

In the thirty-first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry, Hermione, and Ron suffer through the very difficult O.W.L.S. exams, despite the many distractions in their lives. Oh, and everything is…



Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 30

In the thirtieth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, we learn why Hagrid is always beat up and why the centaurs hate everyone. And this book goes back to being utterly…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 29

In the twenty-ninth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry’s takes a huge risk by breaking into Umbridge’s office to speak with Sirius and Lupin about what he’d learned about his…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 28

In the twenty-eighth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge makes herself Headmistress of Hogwarts and angers the whole school so much that nearly everyone takes joy out of making…



Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 27

In the twenty-seventh chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, OH MY GOD GUYS SHIT JUST GOT SO REAL OH MY GOD. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Harry Potter.

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Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 26

In the twenty-sixth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, every terrible thing that has happened in this book suddenly receives a (temporary) vindication. In short, this might be the best chapter…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 25

In the twenty-fifth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THIS BOOK TO GET ANY MORE UPSETTING? If you’re intrigued, then it’s time for Mark to read Harry…



Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 24

In the twenty-fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Snape and Harry are forced to spend time together. A lot of time. Like..an uncomfortable amount of time together. Intrigued? Then it’s…


Mark Reads ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’: Chapter 23

In the twenty-third chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry’s terror and paranoia over the realization that he might be Voldemort’s personal slave is put in check by a surprising character.…


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