Firstly, before you go much further, have a little look at THIS POST I made a while ago about my experience with Harry Potter…
Basically, now is the time that I’m choosing to fully immerse myself in the world of JK Rowling. I’m starting from scratch, and I’m going to try and embrace the books as much as I can. I’ve read the first four before (a long time ago), but the last three will be an entirely new reading experience.
Now, I have been warned by friends (and my agent) that I shouldn’t expect to fully *get* the fandom thing. I accept that the time has passed, and Harry Potter can never have the same impact on me now as a thirty-something as it has impacted so many people before. It won’t be the same, it can’t be. And yes, that makes me sad, but I still like to think that I can still enjoy the magic in my own, mature, thirty-something way.
Rest assured, that I don’t plan to do any sort of critique of the novels. That’s not the point of this venture at all. What I want to do, is be able to capture and record my feelings as I go through the books, and to share those feelings with you guys.
So stay tuned to this page – I’ll be constantly updating it through my read-along, and also using my tumblr account to record each individual part of my progress. I hope that some of you will accompany me on this journey, and that maybe, possibly, you’ll let me in the club in the end!
Click on the links below to follow my progress with each book:
(the links will go live once I’ve started on the book!)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows