Anyone who knows me for more than 5 minutes will know that I love Harry Potter.
I have the tiny Potter stars from the American Edition Book tattooed on my shoulder blades and am planning on another, bigger, Potter related tattoo soon. If you don't know which stars I'm referring to, pick up any of the 7 books, look on the top of each page. Those stars...but of course blown up to a good size.
I'm a Beta user over at Pottermore and was officially sorted into Gryffindor back in August!
Here's a cell phone photo of my sorting results:
If you are on Pottermore, by the way, feel free to friend me. Screen name is ScarletMist170. Boyfriend is HawthornePotion170.
I fell in love with Harry Potter 10 years ago at the tender age of 15 after seeing The Sorcerer's Stone.
At the time, I wasn't interested in the series at all, but it was the only movie on Thanksgiving day in 2001 that had tickets at the specific time my parents and I walked up to the ticket booth. It looked interesting, so we got tickets and went in.
I walked out after the movie with stars in my eyes.
The next day, we all went shopping for groceries at our local Walmart. I begged my mom for a a copy of the Sorcerer's Stone book, and I got it.
I read through it rather quickly, and whenever my parents could, they got me the books that were out at the time, which was up to the Goblet of Fire.
I attended every midnight release from then on out for the next movies and for books 5-7. My friends and I made this a point and would go as group to get our book or to watch them come to life on screen.
I collected shirts, sweaters, bags, and even a light up Hermione wand.
This last summer was the release of the last movie, The Deathly Hallows. I think I'm still in denial that the whole thing is over. Sure, the books were over in 2007, but the movies gave us rabid fans something to look forward to.
It will never be over for me. This, I know is true. I make sure to read the entire series once a year since I started reading them. It's almost as if my brain plays a stint of selective amnesia when I read them over, because I conveniently forget the plots of the books and get excited all over again. I'm so excited that 2012 is coming up in a few days because that means I can read them over again once I finish my current list of books! I'm a huge reader, if you didn't already know that. :)
I will leave you with this dorktastic photo of me fake reading my book. :)
“Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
― J.K. Rowling