Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie

January 19, 2014 Bookish Confessions 5

Okay…it’s time for a bookish related confession. If you’ve followed the blog then this won’t come as a surprise, but then maybe it will. Are you ready?


When people ask me my thoughts about Harry Potter I always say I have nothing to say. Why? Because I’ve never read the books and haven’t seen the films. When I started to blog, I decided that needed to change. I know as a book blogger you can’t read every book out there (not ever reading Twilight), but it just seems that this is one series I needed to tackle.

What I do know:
• Harry lives with his aunt and uncle
• Hogwarts is the school where Harry ends up going
• Sorting hats (the term is all I know)
• Death of X (not saying who it is)

Why I’ve resisted:
• Popularity (not one to read what everyone is reading)
• It’s for KIDS (my number one argument that at my age why should I bother)
• No real interest

I know a lot of bloggers live tweet as they read, but I’m going to do things differently. I’m going to tackle each book in two parts (or three depending on the size of the book) and post here my thoughts on each part. It makes it easier to keep track of my progress and gives you the opportunity to come and check in when you have a chance and of course let me know your thoughts! Although on occasion I’ll tweet using the hashtag #HogwartsNewbie.

Unlike other bloggers who have tackled Harry Potter for the first time I’m doing this on my own and I’ll have a lot of questions and hopefully you’ll walk me through this journey.

5 Responses to “Confessions of a Hogwarts Newbie”

  1. Shannon @ River City Reading

    I resisted for a LONG time, for pretty much the same reasons you listed…but I ended up giving in about three years ago (I was 27ish at the time). I fell in love, but not right away. Especially because you’re apprehensive about it being for kids, which is how I felt, too, make sure you hang on until the third book. I know it seems like quite a bit of dedication, but each book gets more complicated and has more depth, but I was tempted to give up until book 3. Enjoy your journey!
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  2. LynDee Walker

    I’m SO anxious to see what you think! I started reading them in college, because my little cousin wanted to read them and my mom asked me for an opinion on that. I was hooked about 3/4 of the way through the first one. I read books 1-4 in 2 weeks, then waited for all the rest to come out. The last one didn’t launch until my oldest daughter was two. I remember warning my hubby on launch day: “I’m going straight from the gym to get my book, and I will be unavailable until I’m done.” I picked it up about 11 a.m. and finished it 14 hours later, and then made him suffer (he doesn’t like anything that requires suspension of disbelief) through a recap because none of my friends were done yet.

    Also: I LOVE that graphic! 🙂
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  3. Francine Soleil

    And I thought I was late for the party. Lol. I only read this last year. And I pretty much did it alone too. I also used Goodreads and Twitter to talk to nobody in particular throughout my own journey. Although I mostly read the whole series in a few days or weeks. I hope you have a great time with them. 😀
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  4. Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity

    Okay, well. I have only read two of them, and that was when I was twelve *cringes away from flings of rotten fruit*
    I know I need to read them, they are like the archetypal children/young adult books. I don’t know why I haven’t read them yet. I own them all, I am interested. But then when it comes to choosing what book to read next, I never remember them; never think of them. I intended to read the entire series this past summer holidays, but … that obviously hasn’t worked out, haha.
    I hope you have heaps of fun reading them! 😀 And perhaps one day I shall read them, too. No, one day I WILL read them. One day.
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  5. Annie

    I can’t wait to see what you think! I read Harry Potter and really enjoyed it. I know it may be a bit juvenile, especially for the first couple books but the thing is that (for me at least) I couldn’t help but become fascinated with the world that JK Rowling painted. Like I just got so caught up and even though I was a child when I read the books, I think you’ll like them. No pressure though if you don’t. 😉
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