This must be at least the fifth or sixth time that I’ve read this book. I stood in line at midnight for the last 3 books, and I reread the entire series up to that point each time. I’ve also listened to the audiobook by Jim Dale before, which I did again this time. I just love the way he reads these stories.
I hear Stephen Fry (British versions) is good also, but I’ve never tried him. Some part of me wants to, because at a certain point, there are no new ways to experience these books. However, I don’t want to be a traitor to Jim Dale, whom I adore.
I absolutely love these books, and I’m happy to be revisiting old friends. No matter how many times I read them, there are always small details that I forgot that delight me all over again. I suspect I will never tire of rereading these books. They’re so delightful that I can’t help getting lost inside this magical world.
My niece started reading the HP books the past couple of the years, and she has become a complete addict, even redoing her room in all HP. I love the way these books capture readers, and watching my niece fall in love with this story was about as enjoyable as falling in love with it myself.
Book 2 for 2018