I’m so excited to be participating in POTTERHEAD JULY hosted by the talented Aentee @ Read at Midnight. Basically, this blog event, consisting of 85-some blog posts is to celebrate the release of the CURSED CHILD and Harry Potter in general! Today, I want to talk about my HP reading experience and add in some moodboards! Let’s get started!
Harry Potter was one of the first book series that got me into reading, and I owe a lot of my love for reading to this book series and my wonderful queen, J. K. Rowling. I remember when I was 10 or 11, my parents took me to a book sale that my local library hosted (and still hosts) every fall and spring. The second or third time I went to the book sale, I got the first book of the Harry Potter series. Shortly after, I finished reading it and every season after that, I would go to the book sale and purchase the next one or two books of the series and read them. I’m pretty fortunate to have been able to read Harry Potter at that prime age, essentially growing up with Harry (as I was around the same age as him during which I read the accompanying books). Thus, I’ve really just been super grateful to be able to grow with the Harry Potter books and have the movie adaptations on hand as well.
Harry Potter has been such an influence to me, despite how many times it has been said and done. I just feel like my reading of this series truly was the breakthrough of my love for reading. After Harry Potter, I started to branch off into different genres, such as paranormal (Twilight, anyone?) and more fantasy (Maximum Ride!), and it’s really opened my eyes to see how incredibly influential this series is. Even now, I still see posts on Tumblr and different social medias, talking about these subtle and insightful meanings throughout the novels that would have been overlooked in any other case. Thus, I’m truly so grateful for this magnificent series and I thank J.K. Rowling every day (just kidding, maybe like every month) for blessing us with Harry Potter.