Wednesday, July 31, 2013

HAPPEE BIRTHDAE HARRY! (and J.K. Rowling)



Harry Potter turns 33 today! That sounds so weird to say, because to me he’ll always be a kid. I’ve known him since I was eight years old. I grew up on his adventures. I’ll buy a set of the books for my kids (when I have them) and read to them every night before bed. The story of Harry is my favorite, the best I’ve ever read.

 



It’s also J.K. Rowling’s birthday. This woman amazes me to this day. I can’t imagine how she kept all the details of this wizarding world straight in her head, how she managed to connect everything together and weave such a magical story that got a new generation reading again. She is a huge reason why I love books so much today.

 



Happy birthday to Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling!


And happy belated birthday to Daniel Radcliffe! His birthday was the 23rd!


8 comments:

  1. Gahh I love them both so much!! I agree about JK, how could she possibly connect and remember EVERYTHING??!

    I already have a brand new set of books I've never touched thanks to my wonderful Momma. She found them all unused at thrift stores and yard sales and I'm gonna save them for my house some day! But, I really wanna read them now! Especially since the first set was technically the "families" and it's still there now :(

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    1. I reeeeeally want to get another hardcover set eventually (I have my original hardcovers that are falling apart now and my paperbacks, which are the ones I read now). And my brother has his own set...we're both super possessive over our Potter books! :)

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  2. OMG SO AMAZING.

    I'm just starting to re-read the series (AGAIN) LOL, and I have to thank you and Caitlin basically for getting me obsessed with them :) I force myself to read at least an hour a night, even though my days are so hectic. Caitlin, that is a great plan that you have for the "untouched set" I think I will do that when I get a house too, because both my hardcovers and my paperbacks are pretty weathered.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY<3

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    1. Omg I REMEMBER when you started reading them!!!! :D Getting you addicted was my pleasure! Making time for reading every night is such a great idea, too. I used to do that when I was younger (my parents got me into the habit), but I fell away from it in high school and especially college. I'd love to get back into it, though. So many books, so little time!

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  3. Reading the Harry Potter books to my son is one of my favorite things we've ever done together. It's very cool that you're hoping to read them to your own kids someday. I think one of the best things parents can do is pass on stories they love to their children. Now I'm totally in the mood to read some HP! :)

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    1. My mom has been rereading all the books for a few months now, and it makes me want to start again, too! And when I have kids, I absolutely plan on brainwashing--I mean, educating them on some of my favorite books. ;)

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  4. Aww, I love this post! I didn't start reading HARRY until I was in college and the first book was required for my KidLit class. I was a reluctant reader to say the least. But of course I LOVED it, and I flew through those first four books and waited very impatiently for the follow-ups in the coming years. Such a magical, inspiring series. There's just nothing quite like it. :-)

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    1. I was a bit of a reluctant reader at first, too. Of course, I was eight years old and my mom bought me the first book for Christmas. I refused to read it because my MOTHER picked it out for me...she couldn't possibly have good taste in books!

      Needless to say, my mom still holds that over my head. ;)

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