Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone
When I first picked up the Harry Potter books as a pre-teen, I was not impressed. In fact, I started and never even finished the first book. My mom was super disappointed since she had purchased the whole set figuring I would be like every other bookworm my age and absorb into the series like a melted marshmallow into a s'more. I just didn't get what all the hype was about and I actually found the characters to be really annoying.
There's been a few times throughout my adulthood that I have pondering picking the series up again, but nothing really motivated me to follow through until the recent release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. Curiosity set in and I picked up Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone for the second time. This time I finished it...and moved on to the second book...and the third...
Needless to say I am thoroughly enjoying the series. I'm not running out to the store to purchase a Harry Potter or Hermione costume for Halloween, but I can see why the series was, or is, so popular and I will be finishing the series in its entirety. It's simply magical! Even if my husband likes to poke fun at me for reading a children's book while waiting at the OBGYN's office for our 24 week pregnancy check-up. There's a kid in all of us and I highly recommend picking up this series if you haven't yet. It really is a magical world to be apart of. One that takes you away from adulthood, and brings you back to the imagination and simplicity of enjoying a magical adventure.
I'm sure you know the gist of the series, but just in case you don't, here-ya-go: Harry Potter's parents were killed when he was just a babe. He's shipped off to live with his muggle (non-wizard, non-magical) aunt, uncle and cousin. He's made to live in a cupboard under the stairs and knows nothing of his wizarding parents or his true powers until his thirteenth birthday. Harry's world changes forever the moment Hagrid steps into his life as Harry is tossed into the wizarding world of Hogwarts and learns the true history of his parents death, and the mysterious scar on his forehead.
An avid reader with a thirst for knowledge, and adventure through words printed on paper.
Books Read in 2020
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