Can you believe that Harry Potter and the Sorcerers’ Stone/ Philosopher’s Stone is 20 years old?? Me either. Because that means I am getting older. I was 7 when the first book came out and probably got it that summer for my birthday. ( I am not entirely sure when I got it because since then Harry Potter has been as much of my life as watching NCIS) Since then I have found my literary doppelganger – Hermione, who also showed girls that it is ok to be the smart one. I know I went to at least one midnight release party for a book and saw one movie the day it came out. I watch at least one of the movies when they are on Freeform/ ABC Family. I am part of the Harry Potter Generation, No shame whatsoever in saying that. The hashtags alone tell you how well loved this series is; #HarryPotterForever #20yearsofMagic #HarryPotter20
Not to mention countless fan Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram accounts that help us to live the magic – because it will never really end.
Thank you, JK Rowling, for writing a series that would help me get through some tough stuff over the years and for showing me its ok to be a smart girl.
Since its this big anniversary they are reprinting the books but this time in house colors. I already ordered mine and am waiting for it comes. I got a Ravenclaw Blue and Gold hardcover coming and may get a Slytherin one because that’s the other house I got sorted into on Pottermore. Also on Pottermore, they launched a worldwide book club that is going to go through all 7 books and talk about major themes in each over a Twitter chat by @wwbookclub, with the first one today (Friday) at 4 pm BST, which is 11 pm EST. The first topic is Muggles and the magical world.
‘“I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed – or worse, expelled. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m going to bed.”’
Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling
Gryffindor/ Hufflepuff/Ravenclaw/ Slytherin
And not to mention Illustrated editions started coming out last year so therefore we have other Wizarding World Stuff to look forward- Just keeping the magic alive.
Philosopher’s Stone/Chamber of Secrets/Prisoner of Azkaban (Release Date October 3, 2017)
And of course, the media had to get in on the magic
USA Today Article/ First Review of HP and Philosopher’s Stone
And Fantastic Beasts and Where To FInd Them movies keeping the magic alive, along with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando. Been there- done that can not wait to go back and see Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.
Harry Potter was and will continue to be a big part of my life and many other millennials . PS I hate the word Millennials and how it stereotype’s us. That is a post for another day though.