So back when I first created this blog, I started a book club – and I use the term “club” loosely, considering it’s just me. I didn’t think I could convince enough people to read the entire Harry Potter series through, which was my most recent feat.
I actually finished a few months ago, and haven’t been able to pick up another book since.
I didn’t realize that it was possible to become more obsessed with Harry Potter, but here I am, still Pinteresting Harry Potter memes, “facts you didn’t know”, tattoos and wand-making tutorials like it’s the first time I’ve ever read it.
Reading the entire series through was the best decision I’ve ever made (does that make you question all of my previous life decisions if this one was the best?). It made me appreciate every last detail and gain a better understanding of every single character, good and bad. It made me realize even more so how much of a genius Rowling is and it showed me the connections throughout every single book. I fell in love with the characters all over again, relived each book as if it was the first time I had ever read it and appreciated the themes and symbols that so much thought was put into.
But it’s time to move on. As sad as it is, I need to somewhat get over this unhealthy obsession with Harry Potter and finally start a new book. I tried reading James Potter – a “spin-off”/”fan-fiction” series about Harry’s son written by an author who isn’t Rowling. And I just wasn’t down. I would read and get to the chapter about the “Sorting”, pick out everything wrong with it and then open The Philosopher’s Stone to compare and end up reading it for an hour. I have a problem.
[Harry Potter themed scavenger hunts for my kids. Gryffindor and Slytherin/death eater costumes for Halloween this year.]
Since I clearly can’t get through James Potter without re-reading the entire Harry Potter series yet again, I needed to explore different options. I have a somewhat long list of books to read and have officially decided to start the Ender’s Game series, despite what a disgusting, horrible human being Orson Scott Card may be.
The movie just came out in The States but won’t be out in Korea until December. So obviously, this will be the perfect opportunity to re-read one of my favorite books and then read the rest of the series like I’ve been meaning to since 8th grade.
But first, a tribute to Harry Potter and everything Harry Potter-related (all of which was found whilst spending hours upon HOURS pinteresting):
A few things that made me laugh:
Things that warmed my heart and/or made me cry:
Things I need to do/make/get:
And a few MUST-watch videos. Seriously, watch these:
Thank you for my childhood, JK Rowling. Harry Potter will forever be the best series EVER written.
For more, you can follow my Pinterest board below, which I am still constantly updating with everything Harry Potter 🙂