|Da duuuh da na duuuh DA daaaah naaa, duuh da na duuuh da duuuuuuuuuuuuh.|
(That, of course, is the heartbreakingly perfect theme music.)
This here's the first post where we go around the circle and introduce ourselves. Hi! My name is Kayleigh. I started reading the Harry Potter books when I was 12, and at that time, the first three books were out. The last book came out when I was 20. 12 to 20, you guys. I was part of that lucky generation - growing up in step with Harry. The books matured as I did, and got darker when I was able to handle darkness. There's nothing from my childhood I'm more nostalgic about.
|SO MANY FEELINGS.|
I read The Deathly Hallows twice right when it came out (as in I got to the last page and turned immediately back to the beginning) and haven't read any of them since, so I am VERY excited for this readalong. I've seen the movies many times each since then, but I'm hoping to discover bits of story that I'd forgotten in this glorious reread.
I'll be looking out for whether it seems that Rowling knew all along the final details of the story (which I think I heard/read she did), or whether it might have turned into something she didn't expect. I'll also be keeping a close eye on Neville and his story because of REASONS. (I know Meg and Brie haven't read the books so no spoilers. THIS TIME.)
Also, have you guys been Sorted on Pottermore? Because you should totally go do that. It's awesome. You have to play though the first bit but it's totally worth it.
I'll be reading the first book TOMORROW during the minireadathon hosted by Tika and I CAN NOT EVEN TELL YOU how excited I am. I'm excited.