Ruby has a rule for Harry Potter: if you want to watch the film you have to read the book.
This was the case with The Philosopher’s Stone – which she loved reading and watching – and will be an ongoing rule through all of the books. This suits us as the books and films do get a good bit darker as they go along, and as the books take some time to read the films will be age-appropriate when we get to the end. We’ve just got to Aragog. Ruby is *really* looking forward to seeing him in the film! Next chapter: the Chamber of Secrets.
We might have to spend a few hours at the weekend to finish off the book!