It’s a kind of magic

Since I saw the latest installment of the Harry Potter series last Sunday, I am – once again – totally mad about the wizard world.

It seems like the whole online world is a bit crazy about the young magician and his world, so I think it’s insignificant but valuable if I add to the craze.

I grew up with Harry Potter, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger.

The very first time I “met” them was when I was eleven years old, tied to the bed with a cold – I remember it as if it was yesterday.

My mum came home at about 5pm and handed me copies of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” and “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets“.

“I know, you usually don’t read fantasy, but the lady in the bookshop highly recommended it,” she explained. “She said it’s the series to read at the moment – there are three books, I got the first two for you, but I can get the third one tomorrow, if you want.”

Well, I guess we all agree: the lady in the bookshop was right – Harry Potter is the series to read/watch.

I currently try to cure my very serious type of Potter-fever by reading the series all over again (and I think you should, too).

But for those of you who are too impatient to read the books, there is also a beautiful (and hilarious) series of comics over at flavorwire.

The amazing Lucy Knisley sums it all up on just one page.

Here’s the book I start reading shortly, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”:

I came across these comics a little while ago and the lovely Dani from Kittenbear also pointed them out last weekend when she put together a bunch of Harry Potter-related links.

Lizzie over at Counting the Years posted her very own review of the latest installment – and has a ridiculously funny story to tell about Mr. Neville Longbottom.

Jen – Just Another Nerdy Girl – put together orbituaries of the victims of the Battle of Hogwarts.

{Image by cathycat92; click for source/more info}

There’s no escape into the world of Muggles in social media, either.

I think there must be hundreds of Harry Potter fanpages on facebook but my favourite one is definitely “Waiting for someone who loves me as much as Snape loved Lily“.

Isn’t that like the most romantic story since Romeo and Juliet?

Seriously, for the time of six and a half books, everyone laughed at me for liking Snape – I mean, I didn’t like him as much as I liked… let’s say Hagrid, but I always believed that he wouldn’t be entirely evil.

And as I said: everyone made fun of me. Until they read the 7th book and watched the latest installment of the series.

(And yes, even though he is like 500 years too old for me, I might have a little thing for Alan Rickman, too.) 

Last but not least, I would like to share my favourite Stephen King quote:

By the way, those of you using wordpress might have seen the new features already – once you’ve published a post it automatically suggests new topics.

After posting my new recipe the other day it suggested to post something under the headline “You just acquired a magic wand. What will you use it for?

And I thought it might be fun to find out what my readers would do with a magic wand.

So what do you say? I give you a magic wand – what will you use it for? 

4 thoughts on “It’s a kind of magic

  1. Hey Erin, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! I agree with everything you are saying, especially in terms of J. K. Rowling’s writing skills. She’s amazing.
    Good on you for wishing to do such honourable things with a magic wand. The world needs more unselfish people like you!

  2. I agree – there is something terribly sad and yet wonderful about Snape’s love for Lily. I was also tremendously relieved after reading Book 7 to find that Snape was a good guy after all. It’s a testament to the strength of J.K. Rowling’s characterization skills that Snape occupies such a place in so many hearts. Write on, Ms. Rowling.

    If I had a magic wand, I would cast a spell that made clean, safe drinking water for everyone in the world. I’ve always thought that’s what I would do with magic if I had it. It’s such a simple, basic thing, yet so much of the world is cut off from this necessary pleasure.

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