Gentle Reminder: No Spoilers, please.
This is it ya’ll! This is the final giveaway in the Fluffy Flowers celebration of the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. Leave a Harry Potter comment and I’ll draw the winner’s name tomorrow morning. I’m not sure exactly what time because I’ll be up late tonight acquiring the book at midnight and reading until my eyelids close. Congratulations to yesterday’s winner: Brandy of Where the Lilies Bloom! Next week we will return to crafting and creatures.
How I came to love Harry Potter
Years ago I’d never heard of Harry Potter. Hard to believe, I know, but when Goblet of Fire was about to be released in the year 2000 everyone around me seemed to be buzzing with the news. I couldn’t escape hearing people’s conversations about the book and their prognostications about who would die. For it had been announced that someone would die in that book. It became increasingly frustrating for me to be left out of conversations because I had nothing to offer on the subject of Harry Potter. I decided I’d read the books just so I could know what on earth these folks were on about.
But I didn’t want to waste my time reading children’s books, oh no. I had more important things to do, or so I thought at the time. As a compromise I checked out the audio books from the library and decided to listen to them in the car so I wouldn’t waste my time. Well folks, I’m here to tell you that I would arrive at my destination and be late going in because I’d be sitting in the car listening to the book! I didn’t know, I simply didn’t know, that this was a magical world I would be transported into as though with a portkey. Although I’ve read all of the books in print many times, some of my fondest memories are of hearing Jim Dale’s voice. His interpretations of the books are an amazing experience that I highly recommend. If you have not yet listened to the books, I encourage it. It’s a different way of experiencing Harry Potter that is quite pleasurable.
After I listened to the first three books I was ready and waiting for book four. So this is what it was all about I thought. This poor, sweet little boy so unloved and mistreated. I wanted to protect him and encourage him. I wanted to make sure that he got through things alright. I was finally able to join the fray of folks waiting with baited breath for the next book. And the next. And the next. Until finally we’ve arrived here. It’s been a fun and long train journey and I’m so happy that we’re about to pull into the station.
Thank you all so very much for joining me on this week long celebration of a book series that has been near and dear to my heart. I wish you all the time and peace to enjoy reading the very last Harry Potter book. I’ll meet you all back here sometime in the middle of next week for an all out discussion.
What I hope:
- Harry lives
- Snape is exonerated
- The Weasley family is left in tact
- Voldemort is conquered
- Hermione and Ron realize their love for each other
- Harry and Ginny reestablish their relationship
- Wormtail gets his comeuppance
Now is the time to share your deepest Harry Potter desires. What would you like to see in the final book of this epic series?