Saturday, January 22, 2011
So some of you may know that I am participating in the January Potter-Thon that is being hosted over at Pure Imagination! So far I have been able to read the first two Harry Potter books: The Sorcerers Stone and The Chamber of Secrets. I devoured them within two days while I was on vacation but then I couldn't get my hands on the third until I came back..... I was terribly sad about this fact. :( Anyway I thought I'd share with you guys some of my thoughts on the series so far!!!
OH MY GOSH WHY DIDN'T I READ THESE BOOKS SOONER?!?!?!?! (Oh right the 'rents wouldn't let me till I turned 18.....) Seriously I feel like I've missed out on some important part of my childhood or something. Up until now everyone around me has been talking about the Hogwarts houses, Voldemort, (he who should not be named!) and Quidditch and to me it was like they were speaking another language. Of course I knew general stuff about the series like the names of the main characters, and I had a vague idea of the overall story plot, but really? I was clueless. I just can't believe I was so clueless for so long!
Ummm wow I freaking love Hermione! Haha. We have a lot in common. We are both extreme overachievers (though her much more so than me!) and we like to follow the rules. BUT we both are willing to break the rules if we feel that its necessary! She's just so stinkin awesome!!! Hopefully she'll continue to be just as awesome in the rest of the series.
Quidditch sounds amazing. And really dangerous. That kind of sport would never be allowed in the "muggle" world because it would be to much of a hazard for school insurance policies. Hehe. XD But it still sounds so cool. I love games with a little danger!
I really, REALLY want to eat one of those chocolate frogs! They just sound really appetizing. I don't know why but they do! Apparently they sell candy imitations of it. I'm going to have go out in search of them sometime. Maybe they sell them in the candy stores at the mall? We'll see.....
I was a little weirded out by the fact that there were ghosts in the series. I totally didn't expect it. Its not bad or anything. Just.... interesting. I guess ghosts just have never struck me as a wizard sort of thing.
I LOVE OWLS!!! I've liked them for awhile now, but the Harry Potter series has kind of heightened my love for owls. The whole owl mail concept is super awesome! Like carrier pigeons only WAY cooler.
So those were some of my main thoughts on the series so far. I enjoyed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone a bit better than Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets but the only real reason why was that I was super annoyed with Gilderoy Lockhart. Of course his character was supposed to be annoying but it seriously drove me CRAZY! Other than that the books were both equally amazing!
So my question for you guys is: Is there any series that you "can't believe you hadn't read sooner?"
Hope you guys have a fabulous Saturday!!! I'm going to be spending mine hanging out with some friends for my Birthday! My birthday was in November but we couldn't find time until now. I'm totally stoked about it. Haha.
Oh and one more thing. Does Ron sneak in his rat Scabbers? Because in the main acceptance letter it says students can have an owl, a toad, or a cat but it never mentions a rat being allowed. Maybe I'm the only one who notices that kind of thing but just thought I'd mention it.
Posted by Julia @ That Hapa Chick at 8:00 AM