Jul 31, 2011

Harry Potter - Blast From the Past!

So today I FINALY got to see the last Harry Potter movie. It was EPIC in every sense of the word. I watched the movie in 3-D which made the experience even more surreal. Watching a Harry Potter movie always makes me feel nostalgic. I keep on imagining my younger self huddled under the blankets with a flashlight in hand. I’d read away until two in the morning and sleep with the book underneath my face.

The first time I picked up an HP book my 3rd grade teacher said to me "Are you SURE you want to read this? It’ll be way too challenging for you." I felt challenged. He all but told me "put that book down, you're too young to read it. And being young = lack of understanding." I really didn't like it when people made assumptions about my abilities. Plus, I always wondered why people would read books that were SO large. What was the point when you could just watch the movies?

I agreed repeatedly that I would read it until he gave me the book. Within three days I was finished with it. When my teacher asked me what I did when I 'didn't understand something' I replied, "Well, I understood everything that happened. But if you're asking what I did when I didn't understand a word, I just looked it up in the dictionary." He was impressed, and I was really proud of myself for reading a book so large so fast. At that time I didn't like reading. It was something I did when it was required for me to do for school. Harry Potter made me realize how much fun reading can be, which eventually led to my love for writing. I’m so glad I hadn’t let my teacher dissuade me from reading it that day because from that day on reading has been my escape and my all-time favorite hobby.

SO…back to the movie. :)

Did anyone realize that part when Snape told Harry that his eyes were just like his mother's, but then in the memory his mother’s eyes were a completely different color?



  1. I haven't seen it yet. :(
    But I love your dictionary storage. Don't tell anyone, but I still have to look up a word now and then.

  2. I did hear about the eyes thing, can't say I noticed - but I did think Harry looked more like Snape than his father... just saying ;-)

    Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

  3. The eye thing made me so mad! That's actually important, too. Lily has green eyes, not brown eyes.

    Love your discovering-Harry-Potter story, by the way. :)

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    Go to http://astorybookworld.blogspot.com/p/awards.html and pick up your award.

  5. I saw it in both 3D and I went to the premiere in regular! I know exactly what you mean about the nostalgia. Inside all my HP books I have ticket stubs and other mementos from places I've brought the books, and I even logged all the dates I've read them. I started reading them in first grade. I was the only girl in the class to read them, so during Recess I would discuss them with the boys in a corner. It was the first real book I read, and I completely attribute my love of reading and writing to the HP books! Now that everything's done (I got into Pottermore, but still...) I didn't know what to do with myself! I've started writing a few fanfics and I'm even working on a full-length prequel to the Harry Potter books. But still, I don't know what to do with myself!


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