Of course we can’t go through the month of October without mentioning the boy who lived.
It’s hard to believe but most if not all of us grew up with Harry Potter in our lives, he was a staple in our childhoods. God, I was EIGHT when the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone came out. EIGHT. And now I’m turning 30 next week and I still love these books and they still carry the same touch of magic they did years ago.
I remember either my mom or dad would bring me the new book and I would spend all day reading it and be elated or fall into a pit of despair. The latter happened the further into the series I got.
Pouring one out for my girl Hedwig. We lost a real one.
Witches and goblins. Trolls and centaurs. Mermaids and veela. There’s magic everywhere in the world of Harry Potter and not just in the wizarding world. But so much magic cannot be contained in one place for long and of course its essence slips through the cracks. There is no such thing as ordinary, everybody is special, and sometimes that specialty is downright magical
I think everybody knows the story of Harry Potter BUT LET’S DO A RUN DOWN IN CASE YA DON’T
There’s a baddie named Voldemort who is uber racist and wants pure blood wizards only and goes around for awhile killing and torturing muggle borns. Of course people rise up against him and he and his gang of shit heads countterattack. One halloween night he goes to the Potters’ house and kills Mr. James and Lily Potter and just as he is about to kill their baby son Harry…he vanishes.
Harry miraculously survives. For he is the boy who lives. The boy who not only survives Voldemort but who defeated him . Now 10 years later Harry finds out he is very special indeed and is on his way to finding out more about his parentage and who he as a person is.
7 books and 100s of characters later and this is one of the most well known children’s series in history. I re-read it at least once a year and I plan to introduce it to my daughter very soon. We’ll probably hold off on the later books until she’s older because they’re much darker and they made ME sob and I read them when I was 17 lmao.
There’s so much to love. The characters, the places, the adventures. The trio alone. My friend Teddy just today asked her twitter timeline which HP book was our favorite besides The Prisoner of Azkaban and it was so hard to pick! Although I finally picked between The Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix. My favorite character? I’ve always loved the Weasley twins. They made me laugh into fits of hysterics and yes I WAS IN TEARS AT THE END OKAY. FUCKING TEARS.
Also, what’s your house?? I’m sure it’s absolutely shocking to nobody that I’m a…
What about you guys? What’s your fave HP book? Favorite character? Your house?
Do you know what my absolute favorite line from the movie is???
So here we go, this series of the week is a sentimental one and I raise my butterbeer to Peeves and I hope that a Harry Potter Netflix series is in the works!
Now leave before I put a love spell on you ❤