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What the boy in the cupboard under the stairs taught me

I wasn’t allowed to read the Harry Potter series until middle school (due to my Christian upbringing–my mom wasn’t a fan of wizards), and by then I had convinced myself that it was simply another overrated series like the Twilight series (I know, I know, absolutely preposterous). 327 more words

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Rowling Along the Reading Rainbow

I never much cared for book learnin’ when I was a wee lad. I still don’t do much reading now, to be honest, but I at least have changed my stubborn, childish tune from “books are stupid and long and hard and I don’t want to read them!” (younger me really set myself up for ridicule from someone with a dirty mind). 1,397 more words

20 Years of Harry Potter!

Eng. It’s been 20 years since Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone was first published.
I wasn’t even born when that happened. It wouldn’t be until seventeen years after, that a fourteen-year-old me would pic up this book and finally get introduced to the magical world the amazing J. 339 more words

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Twitter: Retweet - Twenty Years of Harry Potter

20 years ago today a world that I had lived in alone was suddenly open to others. It's been wonderful. Thank you.#HarryPotter20

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) …

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Twenty three and three

Hello friends!,

I decided last minute to make this posting today. I have had a TON of people including co-workers, friends, and even family ask me what the meaning behind twenty three and three is. 828 more words

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20th of a Phenomenon

Twenty years ago today — Harry Potter first came out. Which is historic. How many children, teens, and adults have been influenced by this? Have found inspiration? 389 more words

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Thoughts On the 20th Anniversary Of The Publishing Of Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone

20 years ago, an unknown author named J.K. Rowling published her first novel: Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone.

At the time, Rowling had what appeared to be three strikes against her: she was a single mother, she was unemployed and she was living under the black cloud of depression. 163 more words

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