When I was younger, I always skipped reading the books of this series because the books looked very long. In the beginning of middle school people were always taking about the Harry Potter movies that have been coming out of the series, but I still hadn’t started an interest in them. My interest in the series didn’t start until I was in 8th grade, when I had watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I was immediately drawn in.
I didn’t continue watching the movies though, I started reading the books first because I have always liked reading the books before watching the movies. The books always tend to have more than the movies. I read through the series quick after that. It’s funny because I’ve never been into the fantasy genre. But this series really had me hooked, it had me wishing I had gotten a Hogwarts Acceptance letter when I was younger.
I loved how whenever you watched a movie or read a book it felt like you were experiencing it yourself. I remember getting excited when, I believe it was the ABC channel I’m not too sure, would have Harry Potter marathons. My family would sit around the TV and watch them until my mom would make us clean something because she didn’t want us in front of the TV for long. Now that I don’t live at home and my siblings are at different schools, this is like being at home and being surrounded by something familiar.