Better late than never.

My boyfriend’s sister recently found out that I have never read any of the Harry Potter books, or watched any of the movies. After a few minutes of gasping and asking “SERIOUSLY?” a few times, she told me how I’ve completely missed out. Really, the reason I didn’t watch or read any of it was because everybody else was. I zoned out all the conversations my friends had about Hogwarts, Dumbledore, and how hot Hermione was becoming. One time, I stood in line with a friend while she was buying the last book. When she got it, I grabbed it and read the last sentence. “I know exactly what happens,” I said. I thought I was so cool not reading the books or watching the movies, as if I was above it. Until I went with my boyfriend and his sister to see the most current movie. And I really liked it. “Dammit,” I said. “Now I want to read the books…I guess I’d give Harry a shot now.”

For Hanukkah, I was put to the test, because as I opened my Hanukkah presents, I saw the first four Harry Potter books sitting in front of me.

I’ve started on the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (I know all you Potterheads know the title, but I’m treating this like I’m a kid, starting from scratch with the series). I was recently in a meeting at work, and I couldn’t focus on what was being said. All I cared about was what house Harry was going to be Sorted to. “Please, let it be Gryffindor!” I shouted a small “yes!” when the Sorting hat shouted “GRYFFINDOR!”

I plan on watching each movie after reading the book. Also, I plan on reading and watching all the movies in 2011. Maybe this should be a more realistic New Year’s resolution instead of losing 15 more pounds. Here goes nothing!

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