Punk Rock Parents: Ohhhh. I get it now. The Harry Potter Book Series

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ohhhh. I get it now. The Harry Potter Book Series

This has been my family's view of me for the last week or so...


Granted this is not unusual. A book for a face is pretty typical for me but over the last week its been even worse because I started the Harry Potter series. Yes for the first time ever. I am almost done with the 3rd book and at my weekly library visit I was very disappointed to find that they did not have book 4 and 5. I figured I would place a hold and just wait it to come in. Then I read another 100 pages of the 3rd book last night and knew that I would go through some major withdrawals if I didn't have the 4th book ready to go. So this morning I took a quick break from work to run a quick errand. That errand? Going to another library to pick up books 4 and 5.


I feel much better now.

So I know that I am like 10 years behind on the whole Potter craze but I am usually behind the trends. (Don't mind me while I watch Napoleon Dynamite in my Juicy Couture sweatpants.) Phi and I read the first book last summer and it was pretty good. I was needing something to read and noticed I had the 2nd book so I picked it up. I was hooked.

I never picked up these books, even when my niece was super into them, because I didn't think wizards and magic were my thing. I never even saw the movies so the whole storyline is completely new to me. So apparently wizards and magic are totally my thing. I want a wand and a cloak now. I have even found myself on the Pottermore website. FYI I suck at potions but I'm awesome at spells.

I now understand all these Harry Potter references. Like now I totally get the whole..

"I solemnly swear I am up to no good" 

So when my niece finished the series my parents took her to Harry Potter World in Florida. 
Think I can convince them to take me?? 

7 comments:

  1. just wait til you get to book 4, thats my favorite, book 5 took me the longest to read because at a certain point i refused to read anymore for....reasons i cannot spoil, but i my goodness are 6 and 7 a wild ride

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    1. I am just about 150 pages into book 4. Already pretty exciting.

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  2. just wait til you get to book 4, thats my favorite, book 5 took me the longest to read because at a certain point i refused to read anymore for....reasons i cannot spoil, but i my goodness are 6 and 7 a wild ride

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  3. Ahh. I was a bit late to the hype as well, but now I can't wait until my son is old enough to read Harry Potter (he's only two so we have awhile to go!). If you're interested in buying the books, I'd recommend looking at thrift stores and used book stores. You can almost always find one in good condition and they sell for just a few dollars.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! We have a great used book store near-by!

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  4. I was late to read these too but I think it was better that way - I can't imagine finishing one book and waiting for the next to be published!

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  5. I loved reading this series as much as my kids did. Just wait till you get to the end--you'll want to start all over! I'd love to take my kids to Wizarding World of HP, too. Trying to save up to get there one day! Have fun reading!

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