Okay…Hi. I’m Virginia. So listen…I never…read the whole Harry Potter series before. DON’T ATTACK. This might not be a big deal to people who don’t care to read these magically fantastic books that make the world go round with imagination and fun times. This might not be a deal to people who have banned the books from being read in their libraries and schools AND to people who (God forbid) burn the books that MUST NOT BE BURNED. This even might not be a big deal to say…the President of the United States of America because he might have other things to care about like the country and foreign policy and I just lost my train of thought what where we talking abo……OH YES, HARRY POTTER. Growing up, I was raised to love movies. I mean who doesn’t love movies? They’re fantastical! Seeing things on a screen that you don’t see everyday is a dream for your eyes. With this relationship in mind, I found a love for the Harry Potter movies. When I met people, I would ask them if they liked Harry Potter? Ya gotta love the characters, settings, and TeamStarkid’s musical productions right? I thought I was a super fan with the knowledge that I had of the stories. Then the worst would happen, they asked me if I read the books. “I don’t really like to read…,” I would say. In return, they would turn to me, and everything went black and everyone went slowmo…”You’re…not…a…fan.” But…but…but but but….whyyyyyyy??? I thought I was? How could that be? I mean, A Very Potter Musical and its sequels are some of my favorite theater productions of all time and I’m a theater nerd! They told me the solution to my problem was simple: read the books. Read? For pleasure? It was a foreign concept to me. I had a firm relationship with television, movies, and the internet. I wasn’t a reader, just a story lover. But then again, most stories started with a book! If I wanted to be a super fan, I had to do it. I had to read the Harry Potter series, but how? When? There are so many episodes of (Insert Awesome Television Show Here) on Netflix that I have yet to watch. But then, the opportunity of a lifetime came: my vacation to Universal Studios, Island of Adventure, where stood the majestic Wizarding World of Harry Potter. My friends said that reading the books before going was the best way to enjoy it. THIS WAS THE START OF MY JOURNEY TO BECOMING A HARRY POTTER SUPER FANGIRL! So I cracked open the first book, and I liked it, it was nice and had some new minor characters that weren’t in the movies. Peeves? Who da thunk it! I finished the book before I got on the train to Florida (yes I took the train and it was fun.) Then, on that long ride to the orange State, I started Chamber of Secrets. That my friends, was in March…it is now July, and I JUST finished the book. I obviously put it off too long. It takes some people one sitting to read a book. What? TEACH ME YOUR WAYS! This can never happen again. This summer (now), I am going to do my darndest to finish the Harry Potter series by reading one book in a week or less. I started Prisoner of Azkaban this week and now I’m halfway through. I must finish BY TOMORROW or my contract with myself with be broken and I’ll be sent to Azkaban…by me, because I am the Minister of Magic, but of my mind. When I finish the series, I will be like, “I finished the Harry Potter series! Woo! I thought it would never happen, like getting my driver’s license…wait.” So I need to hurry up! There are so many other fandoms that I need to be a part of! TO INFINITE AND BEYOND!
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