Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: Appreciating Year 1 At Hogwarts

I know Harry Potter has been out for over 20 years and there are countless reviews, criticisms, etc on it. But in preparation for my upcoming trip to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios Orlando, I have decided to re-read the series again and post about it. I have never been to Harry Potter World and as a Harry Potter for over half my life, I cannot put into words how excited I am to be going! So I have decided these posts aren’t going to be book reviews, but appreciation for each book. So here is the appreciation post for Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is probably my favorite book and movie. I have such good memories associated with it. Going to see Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the theaters with my sister is probably the best memory I have with my sister. Then the next day my parents went out and bought me the book along with Chamber of Secrets. I remember reading them both quickly and then reading them again.

I became completely immersed in the world and characters. I wanted to learn magic,  have an owl, ride on the Hogwarts Express… Basically I wanted to do everything! I really wanted to date Draco- and still do. I wanted Hermione to be my best friend because we have a lot in common and she has always been my favorite character. But I never saw myself as a Gryffindor or a Slytherin- I always leaned toward Ravenclaw and sure enough that is my Hogwarts house!

Overall what I appreciate about Sorcerer’s Stone is the good memories it gives me. I’ve always loved to read, but Harry Potter is one of the few series that I have never outgrown or gotten tired of. It has always played a role in my life and when I have children, I will pass on my love of Harry and the gang to them and hope they love them as much as I do!

What good memories do you have associated with Sorcerer’s Stone? How old were you the first time you read it? I would love to know! Enjoy your weekend everyone!




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