Thursday, March 31, 2011

Why I Love Harry Potter

I just realized something.  I have never declared my undying love for Harry Potter on my blog.  I can't believe I haven't done it yet.  Harry Potter may just be my favorite books of all time (definitely up there with the likes of To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Rings, The Pillars of the Earth, The Princess Bride, The Help and Jurassic Park).

I started reading Harry Potter way back when, before it was even popular.  I remember by lovely aunt recommending Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to me because "I reminded her of Harry."  Yes, I was a scrawny little boy with huge glasses.  All I remember was that I couldn't get enough of it.  I quickly ate up the second book, but soon realized that I would have to wait for the third to get published.  Grrrr!!!! It still makes me mad at how long I had to wait between EACH AND EVERY book!  I would get the newest one, put my face into the pages and not stop till I was finished.  Then, after I was done and ready for more, would the fact that I would have to wait another year-and-a-half to two years for the next one.

J.K. Rowling certainly knows how to weave an intricate story with complex characters, enough to engage a young reader with such fervor.  Harry Potter certainly sparked my interest in reading.  Now, I just love picking up a book and devouring its pages.  All thanks to a young, scrawny wizard who taught a young, scrawny Muggle that it's not only cool to read, but an amazing and fun experience as well.

And yes, to this day, I still await my acceptance letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

(This post was inspired by my new friend, who blogs at Check it out.)


  1. hmmmm.... good to know that someone else besides myself loves harry potter :) did my blog inspire you a tad ;)

  2. oh and you have great taste in books

  3. @Nathan: Yes, yes it did. :) and thanks, I do love me some good books.

  4. @Nathan: I have not read those yet. But they are on my "To Read" list. I usually cannot find time for leisure reading until the summer, as my school reading is sufficent enough. :P

  5. Yay! A new post! Thank you soooo much! Loved hearing about your favorite books and the picture is darling!

    i highly reccomend "Autobiography of an Execution" and "Cutting for Stone".

    Interviews with both authors on my "blob" :)


  6. i just came across your blog and adore it. i think we're supposed to be friends. haha