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.
“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”:
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?