The Wonderful World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a huge part of my childhood.

Growing up, my dad started reading the books to me when I was quite little. When the first book was published, I was around six or seven years old. By the time the book series ended, I was still listening to Dad read Harry Potter to me, even though I could’ve read them on my own.

I also listened to Harry Potter voraciously on my own, using the Jim Dale audiobooks to listen to them on my own. I would often draw scenes from the books, or in later years, be knitting.

I had the first five books on cassette tape, and the last two on CD. #throwbacktohe90s. Now, I’ll be listening to those same books on Audible.

As an adult, I want to return to the world of Harry Potter. The magic, the mystery, and the adventure (as well as the Quidditch) keeps me wanting to return. I remember being obsessed with wizarding world, and still am, Muggle that I am.

I miss re-reading the series, and will soon be returning to Platform 9 and 3/4.

I solemnly swear that I’m up to no good,


A Quote from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

But I could do with a few laughs. We could all do with a few laughs.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, pg. 733

This quote reminds me that no matter what the world throws at us, we can all surround ourselves with things that make us happy and nourish us with the power of laughter.

During this time of fear and uncertainty with the COVID-19 virus, I am reminded of just how important it is to find something that makes you feel good during dark times.

So snuggle in, stay safe, and keep washing your hands.

~ Meghan B.