Thursday, May 21, 2015

5 Things I Learned From Reading Harry Potter

I was about 10 years behind the trend but I spent the last 2 months reading all 7 books in the Harry Potter series. 4,224 pages later and I am so happy that I took the time to do it. This series consumed me for the last few months and I am already missing the characters.

Here are 5 things reading Harry Potter taught me...

1. Do not piss of a Momma!: I loved the character of Molly Weasley. She was the busy Mom, worrying about her family and doing her best to raise good and kind children and keep up with her wacky husband. She was kind and loving and was the Mom that Harry needed. She was sweet and mild mannered until someone tried to mess with her baby girl.




2. Treat everyone with respect: In the wizarding world there is a definite hierarchy with house elves at the bottom. Through the books Harry and his crew treat everyone (who deserves it) with respect. Including the lowly house-elves. This would play a major role in the outcome of Harry and his friends.



3. The friends you make can become your family: When he was just 11 years old, Harry met Ron and Hermonie. They immediately became friends and eventually became family. Ron and Hermonie stood by Harry during everything. From O.W.L exams to living a life on the run from the world's deadliest wizard. They become the family that Harry should have had.


4. Magic is cool: I never picked up these books because magic and wizards were not my thing. The idea of wands and spells and potions was not appealing.  After book one I was looking on-line to see where I could by my own wand that would light up when I muttered "lumos". It also reminded me that believing in a little bit of magic is good. It makes life more fun.


5. Love and goodness wins in the end.: The big lesson throughout the series, in the middle of spell battles, flying dragons, giants, unicorns, puking pills and quidditch matches, we learned that love can conquer hate.



I am now in the middle of a Harry Potter depression. So my big issue now is, what do I read next? 

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