Immediately after the bell struck midnight on Halloween night, Christmas awoke from its year long slumber. I’m not joking, there were Christmas trees cropping up where mere hours ago a jack-o-lantern was standing sentry. I think we have this discussion as a society every year, but I’ll say it again — I think Christmas came earlier this year. I’m not exactly complaining, because I love the holidays and I’m itching for a good old fashioned holiday season at home this year, but I think the door to Christmastown needs to be fashioned with a stronger lock (isn’t that Jack Skellington’s job?).
Enough griping – here’s the point: It’s time for my newly annual Harry Potter read-athon! I’m starting this up again, and seriously this time, after a half-hearted attempt in the fall of 2014.
I’m going to power through the Harry Potter series with the gusto of a niffler in a jewelry shop. I’ve been planning this for a few weeks, so when I heard those jingle bells, I was ready. I’m especially encouraged by my new set of paperback books, which, when the spines are aligned, reveal a lovely Hogwarts-at-twilight image. The covers are to die for, and I’ll update each post with photos as I go through the books. I’m also posting them on my bookstagram, @abigailsbookself, if you’re interested in seeing them without my blubber and tardiness!
In celebration I’ve also been doing some Harry Potter crafts which I will also share with photos and how-tos between book posts. Additionally, I’m planning a wintertime trip to Orlando’s Harry Potter World with my sister and best friend, so that’s even more incentive to stick to it and power through. Finally, I’m keeping a handwritten journal for fun with info and lists about the books and characters. I have this luxurious journal that has always reminded me of Tom Riddle’s Diary from the films and it’s been begging me to write in it, and now I know what to put down!
I planned to start November 1, but my books didn’t arrive until November 6, so I officially began with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (the Philosopher’s Stone for all those who are not aggressive Americans) today. Happy Harry Potter Holiday read-athon!
Who is going to join me? ROLL CALL: Gryffindors? Ravenclaws? Hufflepuffs? Slytherins? Who will take up the challenge?
Links to Book Posts:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Links to Crafts:
- J. K. Rowling
- December Owl Crate item