Okay, so I’ve officially joined the land of the living and read the first book of the Harry Potter series. I have to admit, I’m hooked! I’m heading out this afternoon to go get the 2nd book at the library. I have never read any of her (J.K. Rowling’s) books and it took me a whole 3 days to get through the first book (and that was with 2 kids & a hubby to take care of too). I can say that I am sorry for waiting but I am so excited to finally read them in order and quickly (without having to wait for the next book to come out). Also I’ve only seen the first 3 movies so I have no idea how most of the story lines will play out.
For those of you who might be out there like me and have not ever read these books, here is the official Overview:
Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven years.
But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been waiting for him…if Harry can survive the encounter.
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.