I've never mentioned it before, but I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. I haven't always been a fan. When the books were starting to get popular, one of my classmates (I think I was about 9 years old) was a huge fan of Harry Potter. Every week, we had to read aloud a few pages of a book. The Harry Potter fan classmate always read aloud some of the Harry Potter chapters. And to be honest, I hated it. I thought the stories where terribly boring.
My brother was a Harry Potter fan, right from the beginning. For his birthday, one of his presents was the video Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. He almost demanded that he wanted to watch that movie on his birthday. So my brother, my parents and me where settling in front of the TV to watch the movie. And I loved it. I immediately understood the whole Harry Potter hype. From that moment, I was a Harry Potter fan. I read every book. I really loved the books. I just think my classmate was a terrible reader, and he made the books look boring, because he read really monotone and dull. I became one of those people who desperately waited for a new book to arrive. I always went to the premières of a new movie. After reading every book in Dutch, I really wanted to read the original (English) books. I bought every Harry Potter Book in English. And I can still read them every single day. I just love the fact that the more often you read a Harry Potter book, the more stuff you find out. Stuff you've never noticed before, quotes you've never really thought about. I just love it.
This is the bookcollection I recently bought.
At this moment, I have also bought the entire DVD-collection, and the several extra books available (Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). But my most treasured Harry Potter item is without a doubt my Harry Potter ring. It's a silver ring with the Hogwarts crest. I love it so much, I wear it every single day.
my favorite ring ♥
And what I'm really really looking forward to, is the 7th of July. Me and my brother will visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London! I'll promise you to write an article the day I'm back from London!
Do you like Harry Potter as much as I do (or maybe even more)? What's your most treasured Harry Potter item?