‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ book+movie review (spoiler free!)

Hey Teacups and Literature readers! If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the release of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ movie. Well I’ve seen it on Tuesday (in premiere omg, I won tickets) and I’ll tell you what I thought about it. Not only the movie but I’ll also do the book review as I’ve read that aswell. Let’s start with the book review. Enjoy!!



→Series; Harry Potter Series
→Genre; Fantasy
→Pages; 128
→Age; 10+
→Rate; ☆☆☆☆

img_0056Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains the history of Magizoology and describes 85 magical species found around the world. Scamander says that he collected most of the information found in the book through observations made over years of travel and across five continents. The book features doodles and comments added by Ron Weasley. The comments would appear to have been written around the time of the fourth book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. These doodles add some extra information for fans of the series.
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

I read Fantastic Beasts a while ago. I got the Hogwarts Library box and it was the first one I read out of the three in there. It was a very quick read because it only has 128 pages. It’s lovely to read something more about the mythical creatures in the wizarding world. I’ve always wanted to hear more of their backstories and now I had the chance to actually read a whole encyclopedia-ish book to get to know them better. I loved that Ron wrote little notes in the book because it refers to the main Harry Potter series and the tingly feeling of that little throwback is amazing. Anyway, if you have the time to read it you really should, it’s a nice little book and I love it.


Now for the movie! I got to see the movie on the 15th of November, which means it was in premiere. I won tickets on the Snapchat of the Belgian premiere and so I went with my friends and dad. We had a very great time and also got a few goodies because it was an event. I got two pins that say ‘I want to be a wizard’ (one’s from my dad) and three posters (my dad took 2 extra lmao).

The movie itself was sooo beautifully made. Not only the special effects and script was amazing but also the casting was just wonderful. I can’t picture myself a better Newt Scamander than Eddie Redmayne. Newt was also sooo cute and funny in the movie. I swear I am in love with him and he needs to be protected at all costs omg. Even though the beginning was a bit confusing, I quickly got really into the movie. I laughed out loud at some times and at the end I even cried because the movie was done and I wouldn’t see it soon again. I miss Eddie already, so now I’m just watching interviews, what am I.

I hope you liked these two reviews! I’ve never done a book+movie review before so it’s kinda new for me. Leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts on the book and if you’ve seen it already, the movie too? And maybe if you liked this post?

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October Wrap-up & November TBR.

A very good afternoon readers of Tea Cups & Literature.

I know, I am very very LATE on my October wrap-up & November TBR but hey, it’s here now!

October wasn’t the best reading month for me, I’ve read a total of 3 books. I know, that’s not much, but I was really busy with school and stuff so I didn’t have a lot of time to read. I’m currently in a reading slump and it’s so BAD 😦 I’m planning on reading 2 books in November to get me out of my reading slump. Let’s get on with my wrap-up now!

The first book I read was actually a re-read and that was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. This was the 19th time I’ve read this book and I still enjoy it a lot.


The next book I read was Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I’ve written a review about this which you can also find on Tea Cups & Literature. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would, but oh whale.


And the last book I’ve read in October was Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them which is also written by the amazing JmK Rowling. This is a companion book to the Harry Potter series. I read this because of the film that’s coming out on November 18th. It was a really fast read because it only has like 70 pages and it’s a really fun read too!


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9 Tips on How to Read More Books

Hey there guys! Today I’m going to give you a few tips on how to read more books. These might help when you’re in a reading slump and just don’t really feel like reading but you actually want to. (like me 2 weeks ago) I hope these tips will get you out of your reading slump or at least are a little bit helpful to you. Enjoy!


Start a Morning Ritual.

Recently I decided to make time for reading each morning before I go to school. When I wake up at 6:30, I read for 20 minutes. This lets me squeeze in reading time on a schedule that would otherwise be too busy during the day. Even if you can only get 15-30 minutes of reading each morning like me, you can still read 20-30 books each year.

One Book at a Time.

If you want to multi-task between reading 3 different books you are basically wasting your time. It’s important to keep your head to the story and if you’re still with the previous storyline of the night before in your head it very difficult to do that. My rule is to just read one book at a time so your brain doesn’t get messed up between the different books. This makes it easier to focus on them and to finish them faster.

Always Take a Book With You.
If you plan on going anywhere, keep a book with you so you can read if you have to wait.
Throughout your day there are probably a couple of moments where you have to wait for a few minutes, during breaks or even when you’re waiting for a bus/train. Having a book with you means those moments aren’t wasted. Of course an e-reader or just a digital book on your phone is a lot handier in these situations.


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