Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A while back a posted a blog asking what my readers wanted to see. That was a whole month ago and I'm still trying to go through all the ideas! I still have a few more coming. Feel free to add any comments to that blog about what you want to read.
My friend Jes has a blog IDK MY BFF Jes that's super fun. She requested anything Harry Potter. This was hard for a reason: I couldn't narrow it down! ANYTHING Harry Potter!? What do I do? Pick a favorite character? A favorite part? Talk about how addicted I got to the Lego Harry Potter game? Show off my many shirts that are reverences? Why I both love and hate the movies?
I decided that instead of getting specific I would keep this first one general. Why do I love Harry Potter? Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets came out while I was in High School. Does that make me old? I was waiting to be picked up by a friend and to kill time I picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the first time. I was never a big reader before, only books that were school assignments before this point.
Here's what happened: I fell in love with books! I fell in love with reading! I read through as many books as I could and in between releases I read anything. Sadly in those days I was dumb enough to get books from libraries so all of my favorite books from those days I don't own. A few big ones that stand out are the Vampire Chronicles and Mists of Avalon, I'm sure there's more but like I said: I got them from libraries.
Harry Potter gave me something no other book could do: it gave me a love of reading that has followed me through my entire life. That love of reading has turned into a love of writing that has turned into my college degree choice that is shaping my future. I can pin-point all of those choices back to picking up that book and reading it on a couch on my front porch waiting for a movie showtime.
And more than that the story of Harry Potter is amazing! No one can argue that. If you think you can I am willing to bet you've only seen the movies and never read the books.
Here you go, Jes and all other readers, why do I love Harry Potter? Because it changed my life!