While waiting for my Calligraphy Class (I’ll share that in another post), I did some shopping at Fully Booked. I was glad I didn’t stay elsewhere or else I could have bought unnecessary stuff and regretted them! Whew! The last book that I read was All the Bright Places by Rainbow Rowell and currently, I’m still reading Never Let Me Go (That’s thanks to Andrew Garfield!) by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I bought in 2014. So it was about time for me to shop for my bookcase and that was enough reason for me to not feel guilty about my purchase. Confession: I’m a recovering shopaholic. And my list includes Lang Leav! <3
Drum roll please! Here are the items of my purchase of the week after the jump.
This is a review, not of John Green’s original English edition of “The Fault In Our Stars,” but of National Book Store’s Filipino edition translated by esteemed Filipino writer and professor Danton Remoto.
The release of the Filipino edition of TFIOS (timed with the movie release a couple of weeks ago) was met with uproar and criticism from the novel’s fans. Just look at this Facebook post by National Bookstore announcing the release.
(TL;DR at the end of this post.)
TFIOS is not the first young adult novel to be translated into Filipino, and as is the case with TFIOS, those translated novels, including the “50 Shades” trilogy, and the “Harry Potter” series, also received similar comments, mostly ridiculing the language.
JK Rowling has revealed that she wishes that Harry Potter and Hermione had got together at the end of the book series.
After almost 7 years since the release of the last installment of the Harry Potter series, JK Rowling has admitted that Hermione should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron.
The author said: ‘That’s how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron.’
Personally, I am a fan of Hermione and Ron. I am one of those whose hearts have been broken with this news. Of course, initially, I have expected Harry to get the main female character but as we follow the books and movies, I have been able to believe that Hermione and Ron’s relationship.
They may not be the most “credible” couple but this kind of couples exist in reality, and that’s enough for me.
I’m interested what how the fandom reacts to this.
What do think about JK Rowling’s Statement? Do you agree?