So..I don't know if you've heard, but there's this pretty awesome movie coming out on November 19th of this year. It's called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I.
Heard of it? Yeah, I thought so. Anyways, I am extremely excited (even the poster gives me shivers!) and in the spirit of things, I have decided to start my Harry Potter reread. I'm thinking I'm going to make this an annual thing; the Harry Potter series once a year until I die sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
I've also decided that as I go through the series once again, I will blog my thoughts and revelations. Please feel free to join in either with the reread or just post your own thoughts! I'm always up for discussing Harry Potter with friends. Hopefully I will learn new things along the way!
So, to kick things off, I started the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone last night.
It almost makes me giggle how tiny this book is! My version is around 380 pages......a mere baby compared to The Order of the Phoenix at 900 pages. I'm on page 147; Harry is just about to get sorted into his house. There hasn't been much action yet, just a sniffy Hermione and the start of many descriptions of how green Harry's eyes are.
In my opinion, the Dursleys don't get enough screen time in the film! Mr. Dursley's antics to keep Harry out of Hogwarts are hilarious in the book. Also, I'm going to try and restrain myself from comparing the books and the movies, but I do like how The Sorcerer's Stone movie takes lines word for word out of the book. It's much more accurate than the latter movies.
More thoughts later!
I'm also trying to decide on a name for this challenge....Harry Thoughts isn't a really good title.