I think I mentioned in an earlier post that I was depressed earlier this week and used retail therapy (a very bad habit of mine) to get out of it. I bought a package of my favorite pens (Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, Black, Box of 12 (1951260)), Four notebooks at five dollars each with an array of colors (XYTMY A5 PU Leather Colorful Writing Notebook Journal Diary Notebook Daily Notepad Cute Travel Journal Set of 4 Random Color), and the complete Harry Potter paperback series (Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)). I included the links so you could get the items if you wish.
Basically, if you haven’t guessed by now, I joined the Harry Potter Fandom ten years late. Sure, I read some of them when I was a kid. But they didn’t stick in my mind. I remember a lot of The Bridge to Terabithia because it shocked me as a kid, but Harry Potter I didn’t remember the plot that well. I remember checking the books out of the library for months at a time trying to finish them. But it seemed I always had something better to do.
So now, I finished the first Harry Potter book (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) in two days. I’m hooked. The world she built is amazing, and as a fellow writer I can appreciate all of the thought and planning that went into this world, from all of the different spells, the rules of the game of Quidditch, the rules of the Ministry of Magic, what can and can’t be done, the history of the world as well as Harry, all of it. It must have taken her years of daydreaming and planning stuff out to get everything just right. And she did it so well.
My favorite line from the first book is one of the last lines Dumbledore says to Harry after he beats He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in the showdown at the end of the book. He says ” What happened down in the dungeons between you and Professor Quirrell is a complete secret, so, naturally, the whole school knows.” The book is full of humor like this and it makes me laugh. I figured I could include spoilers because this book is so well known.
*END OF SPOILER*
My favorite character in the book was definitely Scabbers, Ron’s sleepy rat who seems to only wake up when he is needed.
Overall, even though I joined the fandom a decade too late, I am glad to finally join the masses in liking Harry Potter.