A-Z Wednesday: 8 December

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Note: I scheduled this entry in advance so that it posts at 8:00 AM.

A-ZWEDNESDAY The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.

The rules are very simple: spotlight a book written by an author whose first or last name begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.

This week’s letter is: R

This week pick: Rowling, J. K. — Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling)

From the Fantastic Fiction: What did Harry Potter know about magic? He was stuck with the decidedly un-magical Dursleys, who hated him. He slept in a closet and ate their leftovers. But an owl messenger changes all that, with an invitation to attend the Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches, where it turns out Harry is already famous . . .

Why this book: Christmas, 1999, is when I first discovered Harry Potter. I was attending a holiday party at the home of one of my mother’s co-workers. The son of another co-worker was reading, aloud, the scene where the letters come down the Dursley’s chimney. From that moment, I was a fan. I went on to convert both parents and brothers. I own all seven books in hardback and paperback. I also had the books on CD, but I gave them to my mother. She’s since had to replace the set.

Note: The link below is to Fantastic Fiction, which has a variety of purchase options (including on-line secondary markets) for the US and UK.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (J. K. Rowling) at Fantastic Fiction.


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