Monday, July 6, 2015
My Harry Potter Introduction
Faith of GeekyZooGirl and Micheline of Lunar Rainbow Reviews are hosting the Harry Potter Month in July and I'm on board! People can compete in the House Cup by accumulating house points. I'll be earning said house points by posting about Harry Potter among other Harry Potter related activities! This year I will be representing Hufflepuff!
Lee at Rally the Readers shared her Harry Potter story and it's awesome! You should definitely check out her post. It's such a great idea, especially since this is the beginning of the month! I thought I would share my introduction with you as well!
My Harry Potter Introduction:
Cue a 7-year-old chubby-cheeked child with a vivid imagination. (That's me!) I was in second grade and spend most of my free time trying to read or playing with imaginary friends as well as my real friends.
I was in the library one day during school; I had read some Magic Tree House and all the Encyclopedia Brown books and I was looking for something new. There was a display of books; I can't remember if it was just copies of Harry Potter or other books that had to do with magic. I picked up a copy of Sorcerer's Stone and the librarian assured me that I would love this book. I excitedly agreed because I liked everything at that age, well everything but those Animorphs books. That day took home a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with greedy excitement. And that was the beginning of everything.
It was 1998 and The Sorcerer's Stone had only come out a couple months before I picked it up. I quickly fell in love with Hogwarts and all the characters, secretly wishing that my Hogwarts letter would come when I turned 11. I would run around waving sticks in the air casting and dodging spells. Needless to say, I've been hooked ever since!
I'm pretty sure I was all in from the get go. It's hard to remember everything that happened in my Harry Potter story because I was so young when I found them, but I can tell you I was Hermione for Halloween three years in a row and I used that costume once more for a presentation I did in middle school before I grew out of it. I may have even used it when I went to see the first movie in 2001 (I don't remember anything about the experience other than I was so so excited and that I finished rereading the book moments before we left to see the movie.)