Where to even begin? As many of you probably know the first Harry Potter book was published twenty years ago today. It’s hard for me to put into words how much this series has meant to me. Harry Potter is the story that has accompanied me as I was growing up.
I remember the excitement and the trepidation before the release of the books. I remember the wait. I remember the joy of going through them, reading the pages for the first time, not knowing what to expect. It was something unique and I don’t think I will ever find another series that I will love as much as this one. I sure you know this feeling, but I associate the books with what was going on in my life at the time. I mean there are other books that mean a lot to me but Harry Potter will always hold a very special place in my heart.
I passed the love for this series down to my little sisters, and even if the didn’t read the books, or at least not all of them, they became big fans of the movies. Every year, the day the movie came out, we always had the tickets for the first show. If I will ever have children I’m sure I will pass the love for the series down to them as well.
When it comes to books or movies, what matters to me is the story, and Harry Potter is one of the most captivating stories I have ever read.
Also, another important thing for me, since I also like to write or create stories, is that when I read something I truly love, I feel inspired to create, to make something on my own. So yeah, I will probably be professing my love for this book series until my last day.
There are just some many things about it that I love, my favorite character is Snape. I know there are people out there who say he was abusive to Harry and so on, but I don’t care, he still remains my favorite character. The way his character was developed is something amazing in my opinion. To me he is one of the best-written characters ever, I love how until the very end we didn’t truly know what his nature was. My sister got me his wand for my birthday once and it was the best gift ever.
So for all the Potterheads out there, this one is for you, spread the love, and if you want to leave in the comments what this series has meant for you, please do, I’d love to read your thoughts about it.