Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 7 – Thank You

HAPPY 26TH ANNIVERSARY TO HARRY POTTER!

I made it to the last day, wohooo I’m really proud of myself right now for being consistent! And this is the last post in this Harry Potter Anniversary Week created by Margaret

Although I’m one day behind but oh well. Today I’m going to tell you a short story about my early years when I was first discovered Harry Potter!

When I was a young girl my dad bought me a book, I remember he said “manga are for little kids, and you’re not little anymore” and I replied “but I am little, books are boring”. But he didn’t stop encouraging me. Every time he came home from work he always brought a new book hoping I would eventually read, but I never read them, I just didn’t interested. And then he found a new way to approach me, he brought home a VCD of Harry Potter and The Scorcerer’s Stone, and boy I was speechless and amaze by this new magical world, it’s something I’ve ever seen or even imagine before. After we finished the movie I immediately look for the book and read it in one sitting.

And just like that, I become a legit Potterhead. I was this socially awkward child and had a problem with making friends so back then Harry Potter books are my only companion but I don’t mind at all because I love them so much. I didn’t know there’s a friend who share my interest with HP until I actually brought the book to school, we talked a lot about HP books, we were being called nerd back then because we both love to read and wear glasses, but that was my most precious moment to date. Little did we know, we become a solid friend and potterhead until now!

Harry Potter was not only brought me to my very first friend, it’s also brought me to the love of reading. Waiting for the next Harry Potter book came out was literal pain, so I kept myself busy with reading every books I could find. My Dad totally support my new hobby and he bought me a ridiculous amount of books every now and then.

Thank you Dad, for your non stop effort to turn me into your little bookdragon, for introducing me to my favorite series ever, for telling me how reading is awesome, and for never give up on me.

And to my other hero, Joanne Kathleen Rowling. Thank you, for this whole magic you brought into my life. I will forever treasure your stories. Always.

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carolina

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Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 5 – Ships

Our dearly beloved series, Harry Potter will turn 21 on June 26th so everyone who’s participating in this challenge will be posting Harry Potter related to celebrate the series for a week! There’ll be a different theme each day, you can check out the details for each of them in Margaret’s post.

Okay so today is all about ships, there are couples that I think meant to be together and I actually root for them, but there are couples I don’t think had a chemistry and better off with someone else. So here goes:

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1. Ron and Hermione

First couple that I adore with my whole heart is Ron and Hermione. I’ve been rooting for them since the very beginning and I’m so glad that they end up together!

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I loove friends to lover trope and it’s even better because it’s a slow burn romance which I really like. I mean we have to wait for so long until they realize that they like each other, and God I think Ron is clueless but really sweet.

2. Neville and Luna

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Now, if anybody ever told me that these two don’t deserve each other than I’ll spit on their faces!

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Um excuse me? Does anybody really think that they fit for each other? I think they have absolutely no chemistry or whatsoever.


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Do you agree with me here? Or do you have different opinion? Please tell me, promise I won’t spit on your face!

carolina

 

Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 4 – Harry Potter Related Story

Our dearly beloved series, Harry Potter will turn 21 on June 26th so everyone who’s participating in this challenge will be posting Harry Potter related to celebrate the series for a week! There’ll be a different theme each day, you can check out the details for each of them in Margaret’s post.

I supposed to post this yesterday, but as usual work gets in the way. So regarding this topic, I want to talk about how Harry Potter literally change my life.

I was introduced by Harry Potter when I was 6 year old. My father bought me Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and I remembered I said to my father that I don’t like reading books (I’m a manga addict back then so the only book I read was manga). But my father was so determined he bought the DVD so I can watch it first.

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One afternoon we watched it together with my entire family. And I still remember that feeling, I stare at the screen trying so hard not to blink because I was afraid that I would miss any magical moments, I was so mesmerized and captivated by the wizarding world ever since.

I read the book as soon as we finished the movie and that was my first book, since then I keep asking for more. I read any books I could find in my house, in school library, and public library. I was just so eager to see the new worlds through books.

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I was this awkward child who had trouble to make friends (still am) and ever since I found books I’m just done trying so hard to fit in, I was just sit there and read my books. One time I brought my Harry Potter books to school and my friends was like “wow, you read the books?” and “you like Harry Potter too?” then just like that, I found my people!

Maybe that’s why Harry Potter and The Sorcere’s Stone book matter the most to me because the memories I had with this book was too precious!

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What made you read Harry Potter in the first place? What was your precious moments with Harry Potter?

carolina

Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 3 – Top 7 characters

Our dearly beloved series, Harry Potter will turn 21 on June 26th so everyone who’s participating in this challenge will be posting Harry Potter related to celebrate the series for a week! There’ll be a different theme each day, you can check out the details for each of them in Margaret’s post.

This is the third day of the challenge and of course we’re going to pick favorites again! Aaah alright I’ll do it, but this is not in particular order because you can’t make me rank them!

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Harry Potter

Well of course I like him he’s the whole deal of this series. Although to be quite honest, he might be the least favorite of this top 7. He’s brave, obviously, but he’s not the one who thinks before he acts and that sometimes hurt other people.

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Ron Weasley aka My Bae

I honestly can’t imagine if there’s no character as clumsy and awkward, and funny, and also as charming as Ron in this series. He’s no brave, no smart, but he sure is the most loyal friend!

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Hermione Granger

My most favorite woman in this whole series! She’s like the whole package, smart, brave, wise, sass, and she stands by Harry literally all the time! Continue reading “Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 3 – Top 7 characters”

Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 1 – Hogwarts Tag

I just found this exciting challenge and I’m totally hooked up! Our dearly beloved series, Harry Potter will turn 21 on June 26th so starting today everyone who’s participating in this challenge will be posting Harry Potter related to celebrate the series for a week! There’ll be a different theme each day, you can check out the details for each of them in Margaret’s post.

Day 1: June 20th – Hogwarts Tag

I’m still waiting for my acceptance letter but for now I’ll be dreaming of what my live would be in Hogwarts!

1. What house are you in?

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That’s exactly who I am, except I’m a little bit more clumsy than sharp. But I sure am an intelligent, wise, witty, and most certainly individual! So Ravenclaw suit me the most.

2. What is your patronus?

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3. What is your wand?

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Ash wood, 13 3/4″ length, phoenix feather core (the rarest core type so that’s pretty cool), hard fexibility.

4. What would your boggart be?

Umm I don’t know, I’m afraid of the ocean. Can my boggart take the shape of an ocean?

5. What position would you play in Quidditch?

I would be in the cheering section because sport is not my thing.

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Continue reading “Harry Potter Anniversary Week: Day 1 – Hogwarts Tag”

Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Fandom Items

Hello booknerds!

How are you doing? How’s your reading progress? I’m not doing so good with my reading lately because my work shift is killing me! I only manage to read one book this week, and I have nothing to review so here’s another book meme!


TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey  GingerReadsLainey on Youtube. You get a new topic every Wednesday, and list your top 5 according to the topic. You could join by clicking here.


And this week’s topic is TOP 5 FAVORITE FANDOM ITEMS.

I really want to collect all of bookish fandom merch in the world but of course my severe addiction to books leave me no money to buy merchs. I try really hard not to get weak, and so far I’ve done marvelously to ignore all of that tempting and adorable merchs and made a promise to myself to buy Harry Potter related merchs only.

1. Harry Potter Funko Pop

I think funko pop is a very sensational figure, the chibi looks make it very adorable and make you want to collect them all. It may look tiny but the price is quite expensive, it’s become much more expensive when you live in this other side of the world (Hey, I’m in Indonesia), the shipping cost is crazy unbelievable!

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I managed to stick to my principle, so I collect Harry Potter pops only, I know I only have like… 5 right now but I really want to complete my collection 😂. This Harry Potter pop is my very first funko so it has some sentimental value, because I was struggling to get this.

 

2. Hogwarts Cauldron Mug

I’ve been eyeing this mug since forever but unfortunately it’s only sold in Primark, UK. It cost only 6 pound but how the hell could I get there? So I buried the wish deep and never think back again.

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Aaaand to my surprise, this mug arrived at the front door of my house one day. Turns  out it’s from my best friend who just got back from UK for her honeymoon, I was so surprised that she even remember it when I didn’t. And the best part is she bought me two mugs, TWO! And the other mug is…..

 

3. Harry Potter Mug


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This is the other mug my friend bought me and I.AM.SO.IN.LOVE. It’s bigger than the cauldron mug but it looks really cute!

OMG, what did I do to deserve a bestie like that 😭😭😭😭

4. Hogwarts Satchel

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5. Juniper Hogwarts Dust Jacket

This is the most impossible thing I ever wanted because I know I’ll never get my hands on this thing! The price is really expensive and the shipping cost is unreasonable!HPN7-neutral-harry-potter-front-1200-1line

chatDo you collect merch from various fandom or from one fandom only? What’s your favorite fandom? What’s your favorite fandom items?

carolina