Happy Potterversary

By Martina - Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy Twentieth Potterversary my dear friends!

I am thankful everyday for the existence of Harry Potter. I wouldn't be the person I am without JK Rowling. All my childhood and teenage years have been influenced by those stories, and they are a huge part of what I am right now as well. If I had to describe myself with just one thing I would mention my love for Harry Potter. (If I could add a second thing it would be musicals, then travelling and family. These are pretty much the things that describe me the most).

Anyway, I am not a huge hoarder, but I collect anything HP related. Unfortunately my whole collection is in Italy (sigh), so today I decided to get myself a little something to celebrate the first book's birthday. I bought the brand new Gryffindor edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I absolutely love it and I am so happy that I got it, and happy that I decided to do that on this day. It will be a beautiful thing that I will remember on years to come.

As I am writing this, End of an Era by Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls came up on shuffle on my phone. How appropriate.

I will end the post here, but I might pick up Harry Potter as a topic for more posts in the future, because there are so many things I could just talk about, and I could go on for hours as well.

I will add more pictures to this post soon, for now just enjoy baby Martina dressed up as a Hogwarts student in 2003.

Something just occurred to me while I was reading
Another book that I had heard could be the next big thing
I thought what would I give, if that could be true
If I could ever feel again the way I felt when I read you
I'd pay a million galleons
I'd dress up like I go to Beauxbatons
I'd tattoo my head with a lightning bolt
I'd pawn my wand and Firebolt
But no matter how many good things I'm told
Everything I read turns out to be leprechaun gold.
It's been so many years no matter how I try
To read more young adult fiction
I keep coming up dry
It's like water water everywhere and not a drop to drink
My frustration and my agony have pushed me to the brink
I keep tilting back the glass but I never taste the water
It seems no matter what I read I think, "This is not Harry Potter."
- Hank Green, This Is Not Harry Potter

Martina x

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