I have completed the first Harry Potter book, and it didn’t take me very long at all! J.K. Rowling is an excellent author, and it was a very easy read. I was told that the first book is the most child-like one, them being 11 years old and all.
To everyone who has read and watched all things Harry Potter: I am officially hooked. I was literally at the edge of my seat when I was nearing the end of the book, because it totally threw me for a loop! The entire time, we’re led to believe that Snape was the bad guy, then BAM. The stuttering, always-scared Professor Quirrell ended up being the bad guy. I didn’t see that coming.
My favorite character in this book is Hagrid, he’s so adorable with his dragon, Norbert (sad he had to give him up). He’s like a big teddy bear. On the other hand, I wanted to bitch-slap Snape the entire book. Why is that guy such an ass?
Netflix will be delivering Harry to me tomorrow, so I will be able to watch the first installment this weekend.
I’ve never really been into books and movies like this (other than the Wicked series), so I’m actually surprised that I loved the book so much. Very excited to start on the second installment! A little word to all the people who have refused to read and watch Harry Potter: give it up! You must read it…it is totally worth the time.
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!