Thursday, August 25, 2011

I finally make Harry's acquaintance... book #58: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

It's taken a while but Harry and I have finally met... Harry Potter that is! He's been sitting on my bookshelf for years, I've been told to read him by friends - both old and young - and I finally got around to delving into the world of magic.

And magical it was. I can see why Harry, Ron and Hermione have become such loved characters - the world of Harry Potter, magic and Hogwarts is utterly enthralling. Even those Muggles, the Dursley's are hard to resist in their own right. 

While reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone I was transported to another world - a magical world of wizardy, hocus pocus spells, broomsticks and witches' hats - not to mention dragons, three-headed dogs and Quidditch!

But I think you have to be in the right mindset to really enjoy Harry Potter. I'd tried to pick him up on a number of occasions but we just hadn't clicked - however, I'm off camping at the beach on an island this weekend and I think I may just take Harry along with me. Book #2 here I come!

It has been wonderful to make your acquaintance Harry!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, new follower here!

    I saw that you were reading the Harry Potter series for the first time and I just had to comment. I am a HUGE Potterhead (I've got the tattoo to prove it) and I love hearing about when people discover this magical world for the first time, especially fellow "grownups". This series, and J.K. Rowling, changed my life, especially the way I approach my writing. Stop by my blog if you ever want discuss all things Potter. I really hope you continue to enjoy the books!

    :) Aeicha