What: Harry Potter Reading Challenge
When: 1 August 2009 – 31 July 2010
Rules: Read, or listen to, the seven books by the end of July 2010 (Harry’s Birthday!!). She’s giving away box sets of the books, plus other HP related stuff to be determined. Stop by her site and sign up using Mr. Linky.
I’m not going to join too many of these because of the impending move — my books will be in transit at some point, and then storage. But I’ll put this series aside and make sure it goes with me by car if I haven’t finished the books by then.
I haven’t re-read Harry since before Deathly Hallows came out, so this might be a good time to start.
Now, as to when I pick up the first book, that’s a different matter.
I first discovered Harry on Christmas Eve, 1999. A family friend’s son was reading it aloud during a Christmas Eve dinner/get together (I looked up the date I ordered it from Amazon.com — December 26th). The part where the post owls are trying to deliver Harry’s Hogwarts letter — that’s when I was hooked. A month later, I ordered the next two.
I’m seriously thinking of commemorating the 10th anniversary of discovering Harry by reading the first book around the holidays. Funny thing, I was in the process of moving when I read The Chamber of Secrets for the first time. 🙂
This is a re-post, due to data loss. Below are comments I was able to salvage from Google Reader. (Oct 09)
26 Jul – Beth F – “I joined this too — I’m going to revisit the series on audio.”
26 Jul – Me – “Yep. I commented on your blog — your post was the first time I had seen anything about the challenge. :-D”