The Geek Girls Share How they Came to Love Harry Potter
The world of Harry Potter is buzzing with news lately! From stage shows, to new books, to the latest Patronus test, many of us are experiencing a nostalgia for Harry Potter. So, we asked a few of our members two questions: "How did you get into Harry Potter?" and "Which Hogwarts house did you get sorted into?"
Geek Girl Critical Miss
: I got into Harry Potter when I started working at Chapters (a Canadian bookstore) back when the fourth book came out.
Fast forward, I still work for Chapters Indigo and this time, I was in charge of the event surrounding the midnight release of the eighth book! My daughter was able to come dressed as a house elf and of course my hubby Retro Joad was Lucius. Our whole store looked like Harry Potter blew up! :)
And I was sorted into Gryffindor this time around.
Geek Girl Mimi Reaves
: The first I heard of Harry Potter was when I was in elementary school, and my friend Kevin stood up in the middle of the class and announced "I just finished The Chamber of Secrets before The Philosopher's Stone!". From then on, I fell in love with the books and Kevin, our friend Tyler, and I used to pretend we were Harry, Ron, and Hermione during recess at school.
On Pottermore I was sorted into Gryffindor after a hatstall between Gryffindor and Ravenclaw. However, I identify myself as a Gryffinpuff.
Geek Girl Princess Nightmare
: When the books came out my little sister was an avid reader but I was not. We did not realize at the time I was dyslexic. Once I was in high school and flying all over the country looking at colleges and very very board my parents insisted that I only could read on the plane so my sister gave me Harry Potter. Only 3 books had come out. I loved it immediately and from there on my sister and I read them all the nights the came out, went to the release parties etc etc. It is still to this day my favorite book series, my favorite everything. I have the original hardcover books...the 15th anniversary new softcover set, and books from every country I have visited. I have the audio cassettes, CDs, and now digital files, and it has gotten me through the worst times of my life and enhanced the best ones.
I was sorted into Slytherin House, which is no shock to me, I knew from the first time I read the first book that it was where I belonged and now have two Slytherin tattoos for house pride! In every test I have taken including the one with 200 questions...I have never gotten sorted into another house :-D
How did you guys come to love Harry Potter?
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January 08 2017