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How Harry Potter changed my Life

Updated on April 20, 2016
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Kim has many hubs on entertainment especially movies, and actors. she wrote for Squidoo and now has her own blog

What's the big deal?

I don't think I knew about the books, but had gone to see the movie and absolutely loved it.

A friend of mine talked me into reading the books; which I would barely even read a book when I had a school assignment let alone read books for recreation. Good thing I wasn't in school when the either came out or I likely wouldn't have read them.

The Harry Potter book series gave me a new love of books and from the first of the series (well I started reading them sometime after the first movie came out) until now I have not stopped reading. (I'm actually having a problem getting through all my 'to read' books. More an avalanche than a pile!)

So to J.K. Rowling a BIG thank you goes out to her for this great story~

This hub is a spin off from My Harry Potter Fodder lens.

Author J.K. Rowling

writes a fantasy world with vivid detail that the scenes from the book come alive in your mind.

So what makes us love Harry & the series so much?

For one I always believed in Dragons and magic and the like have existed. If not literally then in some ways, for instance 'potions' class is basically chemistry, Charms & Incantation ... Poetry and literature class. Dragons may have lived in the past or may be a metaphor of sorts for the dinosaurs we do have bearded Dragons and my fave because of their name... komodo dragons (change one 'O' and it's KIModo which sadly I've come to calling them as such Hey I'm born the year of the fire dragon (1976) Bruce Lee year of the Metal dragon (as the year 2000 was)

Maybe its that J.K. Rowling's story literally takes us to a whole other world (or is it more like a dimension) where a magic world exists. She writes so many details that we feel like we are actually there and finding Daniel Radcliffe who looks just like the Harry on the original covers.

The characters are rich and multi-layered, we get to see them grow up and some have literally done so along with the characters of the series.

The Book releases were fun and in some areas like another halloween during the year. One of these releases I went to at my local Barnes and Nobles one of the cashiers dressed as Hagrid! They had activities you could do which yes leaned more toward the children but I think had one or 2 things the adults could do as well. The books gave adults (Kidults?) a reason to be a kid (or at least act like one) again even if only for a short time. Maybe I should rephrase that... I should have said felt like a kid again but I'm sure some were just big kids when it came to the book releases and getting their hands on Bertie Botts every flavor beans and Chocolate Frogs.

Series like this are a rare treat, it's hard enough to write a stand alone story that transports you to another time, or world and feel as though you are right their along for the journey beside the character.




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Charaters

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Hermione Granger
  3. Ron Weasley
  4. Albus Dumbledore
  5. Prof. Minerva McGonagal
  6. Rubeus Hagrid
  7. Draco Malfoy
  8. Ginny Weasley
  9. luna Lovegood
  10. Nymphadora Tonks
  11. Prof. Servus Snape
  12. Cedric
  13. Shemus
  14. Feur Delacour
  15. Lavender Brown
  16. Cho Chang
  17. Oliver Wood
  18. Moaning Myrtyle
  19. Bellatrix Lestrange
  20. Serius Black
  21. Parvativ & Padma Patil
  22. Prof. Remus Lupin
  23. Lilly Potter
  24. Neville Longbottom
  25. Lucious Malfoy
  26. Prof. Lockhart
  27. Tom Riddle
  28. 'He who must not be named" Voldermort
  29. Fred & George Weasley
  30. Dean Thomas
  31. Angelica johnson
  32. Charlie Weasley
  33. Percey Weasley
  34. Lee Jordan
  35. Bill Weasley
  36. Vincent Crabbe
  37. Gregory Goyle
  38. James Potter
  39. Prof. Sprout
  40. Sybill Treylawney
  41. Viktor Krum
  42. Colin Creevey
  43. Doby (House Elf)
  44. Peter Pettigrew
  45. animals

    Fang (Hagrid's dog)

    Buckbeak

    Fluffy

    scabbers (Ron's Rat)

    Mrs. Norris (Filch's cat)

    Crookshanks (Hermiony's cat)

    Fawkes (Dumbledore's Poenix)

    Hedwig (Harry's Snow Owl)

  46. Madame Pomfrey
  47. Arthur & Molly Weasley
  48. Narcissa Malfoy
  49. Kreacher (House elf)
  50. House Founders

    Rowena Ravenclaw

    Godric Griffendor

    Salazar Sytherine

    Helga Hufflepuff

  51. Argus Filch
  52. Barty Crouch & Barty Crouch Jr.
  53. THe Dursleys (Petunia, Dudley, & Vernon)
  54. Prof. Flitwick
  55. Cornelius Fudge (Ministry of Magic)
  56. Fenrir Greyback
  57. Igor Karkoroff
  58. "Mad-eye' Moody
  59. Prof. Qurirrell
  60. Rita Skeeter
  61. Horace Slughorn
  62. Dolores Umbridge

All Harry Potter COvers

Books I WISH for

Spell book

Hogwarts a History

Potions

What's your favorite?

Which is your favorite book?

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    • David3142 profile image

      David 

      4 years ago from West Midlands, England

      They truly are great books. I couldn't put the last one down especially. I bought it on the Saturday morning it was released and had it finished by the next day.

    • WebMarketingPro profile image

      WebMarketingPro 

      4 years ago

      I read them all, but I too liked the first four or five best.

    • Zodiacimmortal profile imageAUTHOR

      Kim 

      4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @TanoCalvenoa: Yeah I think so but know what? I liked the first 5 books better! The last 2 boks I kept falling asleep while reading & NOT in the good way!

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      TanoCalvenoa 

      4 years ago

      I got through the first five books but have never read the others. Maybe someday I ought to finish reading the series.

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