For me, I have grown up with the Boy Wizard or Harry Potter to most people. There is something timeless about the series and I often find myself playing the Lego Games which recently been re-released for the new generation consoles like the Xbox one and PlayStation 4.
It is so easy to get the books if you have never read them Bloomsbury Publishing re-released them not too long back along with some 20th anniversary editions.
And they are everywhere, but the original hardbacks and the few softback ones like mine from the late 90’s. The price for the books like mine are now starting to rise, I have seen some complete sets go as high as £70 and a base average being around £20-27.
It is worth getting the 20th anniversary versions I’d say so. Especially the house editions. I think these will likely become collectable in the not too distant future.
A Never Ending Charm
For me, getting the next harry potter book was so cool. I think I read the first book in about 10 hours cover to cover.
Even now I can pretty much even now remember the experience of it and that for me is the endless charm the books had. Years on and the charm has not gone and back in the day I was like everyone else wanting to know what was going to happen next for the boy wizard and his friends.
Because the books came before the films so you could read the books and then see the films. The best bit of all that was you did not ruin the experience.
Time for me to read the harry potter books was not an issue as I enjoyed them too much. I was reading them within 10-15 hours especially for the first 3 books. The longer ones like goblet of fire, half blood prince and deathly hallows would take me about 2 weeks.
Of course that is just me but everyone is different. It is a good idea to dedicate a fair bit of time though if you want to read them.
Going Digital is it something I care for?
Simple answer is Not really. I just cannot get away from that feeling of having it in your hands and that cannot be beaten. I do however have some books in the digital format.
Time to close this chapter
The boy wizard’s adventures and the books that have been created will be something I remember for a very long time and will probably read them all again in the future and the special editions and new re-releases are nice and will allow new readers to experience the Joy the books bring.
I am a person all for the programs and getting more children and even adult’s reading and the importance of it. I saw recently on the news where a group/organisation uses a much loved Maine coon Feline to encourage reading, which is adorable. Maine coons are fantastic for this with their laid back, curious & friendly nature.