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Book 1: done!

 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.

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Now and Then, watching it now and then.

When I was looking through all the Netflix movies, I had to stick “Now and Then” in my number one slot. I haven’t watched this movie in about a decade, and its so different watching it now compared to when I was 12 years old. But now I remember how much of a classic it is. Four friends living in nowhere-ville, Indiana was the perfect synopsis for me, a girl who grew up in nowhere-ville, Indiana.

The four girls in the movie play the typical roles. One is the chubby girl with over the top morals, one is the aspiring movie star/flirt, one is the essential tomboy who secretly craves attention from dudes, and one likes science fiction novels. You know, the usual.

When I was younger, I would watch this movie with my friends and we would reenact the scenes. We were always on our bikes anyways, much like the girls in the movie. All ladies around my age have probably watched this movie and sang “knock three times on the ceiling if you waaaaant me, twice on the pipe (boom boom) if the answer is noooooo…” I didn’t really focus on the fact that they were trying to solve an old mystery of a murder in their town, I was just jealous of their sweet treehouse.

Now, I’m watching the movie through grown-up eyes, and I have to say, it slightly depressed me. I cried about four times during the movie, just sitting by myself. I’m not as old as the grown-up version of the girls, but it still made me feel old. Crying over their pact they made to stay in touch, I realize its more than about the girls sneaking up on guys as they skinny-dip or about them stuffing their bras. It’s about staying in touch with people, even though you went your separate ways. So if you just graduated college and moved away to a different city than a majority of your friends, then this movie is not for you. I would wait to watch this movie during a reunion with your friends. Otherwise, you’ll be sitting alone stuffing your face with chocolate, remembering the good ol’ days.

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