Thursday, November 18, 2010

Think About It Thursday (9): Harry Potter

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So this isn’t so much a Think About It Thursday post as it’s a I Love Harry Potter post, but whatever.

Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone was released in 1997 and I was a mere 9 years old. I picked up the series around the time The Prisoner of Azkaban came out (1999) and I fell in love with the magic and wonder. Harry Potter has been a huge part of my childhood and, in a way, I feel like Harry, Ron, and Hermione grew up with me. The characters are a part of my life and it’s crazy that the beginning of the end starts tonight.

I remember when I went to the midnight release for the Deathly Hallows book and I promptly returned home to devour it. I forced myself to stop reading it because I didn’t want it to end; I didn’t want to lose Harry, Ron, and Hermione forever.

At midnight tonight, I’ll be going to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – pt. 1 and part of me is uber excited – I’m talking geektastically happy about it – but another part of me is overwhelmingly sad about it. This is the beginning of the end. It means that my childhood is truly over (I’m 22 now, so it should technically already be over) and I’m not sure if I’m prepared for that.

So, what are your thoughts about the beginning of the end? Are you excited? Happy? A little sad?

Has there been a book, movie, etc. that has been a HUGE part of your life?


Melissa said...

I cried at the last film because it was so close to being done, and I was bawling after the 7th book, so I'm totally giddy, but heartbroken, too. It's part of our generation that's just about done :( sheesh!

Scoot said...

I am a mix of emotions! Totally excited because I can't wait to see the movie and very sad because it is almost over. I loved the entire series and wish it would just continue on forever! haha. I guess it will, in re-reading and watching DVDs! I hope you have fun at the movie tonight!!

Kylie1403 said...

I have loved the books since a young age as well! and I was fortunate enough to work in Borders Books on the day of the Deathly Hallows book release dates (we dressed up and everything and the lines were INCREDIBLE! Its a day i will never forget)

The movies have been AMAZING! And This last one was no different

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

HP has become such an integral part of so many lives that it's crazy it's actually going to end. Now that I've seen part 1, I'm eager and terrified to see part 2.

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