I actually wrote a post on this particular subject last month but I wrote about how to find the time to read books. Reading was something I had to grow into. I only read during book worm time at school and never found it as a hobby. Fast forward to today and I think reading should be an activity we should all be a part of.
If you’ve read any of my other posts before, I’m an avid Harry Potter fan. Pretty much any of the books I could read over and over again and never get sick of. I know I’ve read the 4th, 6th, and 7th book 2 times. Books 1 and 2 I’ve read 3 times. It just never gets old for me. J.K. Rowling established a phenomena that will never die and will always be around. I have no doubt that kids and adults in 2030 will still be reading Harry Potter and not put it down. If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you understand. If you’re not, then there’s something wrong. It’s more than a book to be honest. While the quality of the story is great, there’s many themes that so many readers can relate to. Even though it’s in a world of creatures, potions and quidditch, the overall theme is that love conquers all. Rowling put that statement right out of the gate since the first book and kept that constant until the very end. If I had to pick just one of the Potter books that I could read over and over, it would probably be Deathly Hallows. Reading the grand finale of Harry’s adventure coming to an end and learning the truth behind the shady character, Severus Snape, was just so awesome to take in. Now, I just want to pick up a Harry Potter book and finish it tonight.
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Marvel movies, TV shows, sports and music seems like the norm that I’ve been blogging about the past couple months. Being a college graduate with a great full time job, the marvel entertainment and TV shows are my escape and I love to write reviews on them. However, today, I’d like to talk about a past time of mine that I really need to get back to. Reading.
I can’t remember the last time I picked up a book. Maybe 3 years ago when I was sitting in my accounting class and reading the cost accounting textbook. Not that kind of reading, but reading a book that I loved and emerged myself into the pages and wondering what would happen next. When I hang out with my friends or even text them, they’re always reading some new book that I have to read. Some of you might hate me, but I haven’t read any of the Hunger Games or Divergent series, series that I absolutely need to read. I also need to watch the movies too…never got around to it. Like I said before, movies, TV and Netflix are my go to hobby. After a long day of work and going to the gym, the first thing I do when I get home is eat and watch whatever show or movie is available. During my free time, I always log onto Netflix and catch up on my shows because I know there’s a library of them that I need to watch. It’s my force of habit. If someone has a suggestion on how to break it and pick up a book, I’m open to suggestions.
The last really good book/series I’ve read was the Harry Potter series. If you’re not a Harry Potter fan or haven’t read one book from the series, you’re dead to me. It’s been 9 years since the last book was released, but I whole heartedly believe that the magic still lives on. There are themes that we can learn from each book and incorporate them into our daily lives. I know that when I read them back in junior high and high school that I’ve learned so much. J.K. Rowling touched many lives, including mine, through the characters and adventures in the world of Harry Potter. Writing this post now, all I want to do is go home and pick up a Harry Potter book. The Potter phenomenon was real back then and it still lives on today. I know that when I have kids, I’ll be giving my books to them and hope that they’ll enjoy the adventures as much as I did. Seeing the pages go onto the big screen was just as amazing. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry, Ron and Hermione were such a joy to watch on the big screen portraying my favorite characters. The supporting cast was magnificent as well. It’s funny I’m bringing movies back into this post but I’m referring to my favorite books being turned into block buster hits.
In the future, I’ll probably write a post ranking the Harry Potter series because why not? I’m sure kids today are reading the books and probably people my age that grew up with the books back then are rereading them now. Yes, I do have other favorite books. I loved the Da Vinci Code, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Of Mice and Men and Diary of Anne Frank. But, the Harry Potter books will always be #1 in my heart.