Riddikulus . . .

16 May

The Wiki version of the Riddikulus spell as used in Harry Potter: “A spell used when fighting a Boggart, “Riddikulus” forces the Boggart to take the appearance of an object upon which the caster is concentrating. When used correctly, this will be a humorous form.”

That’s what I thought (Riddikulus!) when I looked at a book that I would like to read and compared the prices on Kalahari. The hardcover book costs R232.00/R292.00, the e-book version: R241.95.


I wanted to point my wand at the screen and yell: RIDDIKULUS!!!!

Should electronic format not be way cheaper? Are we not trying to save the environment, some trees and reduce out carbon footprint? Do we not want to encourage people to buy electronic?




Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Ramblings, Ravings, Reading


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3 responses to “Riddikulus . . .

  1. Flenters

    May 16, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Well said!

    But my Kindle is filled to the brim – thanks to a very kind (and friendly) blogger!

  2. 68ghia

    May 16, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Download it from Amazon – I’ve often gotten books there for about R70, sometimes even less…
    Then again, I suppose the author also needs to make some bucks, paper or not…

  3. colourmecrazee

    May 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

    ja, there still goes a lot of money into an e-book as well, but i agree with you – indeed riddikulus in south africa. they shouldn’t moan if we use amazon …


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