With the start of the New Year, I'm going to try to start a couple new events. We'll see how it goes! As I'm sure other people have probably done before me, I'm adapting the TBT phenomenon to books. This will work out pretty well for me since I've only been blogging for about a year, I have a ton of books that I've read and haven't blogged about. To start with, I figured I had to go with the most formative book series of my youth.
I started reading the Harry Potter books when I was in 3rd grade. The first two had been released the summer before school started, when I borrowed the first two from the library. The third one came out right when I finished the first two. And I was obsessed. I reread the first three books dozens of times. I waited impatiently for the fourth book release. I went and got it from Barnes & Nobles at midnight. I went to the next three midnight releases (although, embarrassingly, I missed the 7th midnight release).
Without Harry Potter, I would never have befriended half of my very best friends. I stand by the idea that if someone hasn't read or doesn't like Harry Potter, we have vastly different life views. I mean, I can't explain the impact these books have had on me and the way I view life.
Most people know that Harry Potter is a boy wizard. He's put up time and time again against the most evil wizard to ever live (He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named). He has two best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. But these books are about so much more than their basic plots.
They cover discrimination, racial relations, bodily autonomy, personal choices, and growing up. It talks about courage, bravery, love, friendship, and fear. There are no limits to the ways you can interpret these novels.
I know that some people have reservations to reading them, but seriously. If I could make people read any one series, it would be this one.