The 30 Day Book Challenge! – Day 3 – Your Favourite Series

Welcome to a brand new feature that is going to run for this month – this April we are going to celebrate the world of Books! The last few weeks and months we have all been part of a weird world to say the least so this month we thought it would be nice to talk about something that allows you to escape even if it just for a chapter at a time. So this month we are taking on the 30 Day Book Challenge and looking at a different topic each day, enjoy!

30 day book challenge


Day 3 – Your Favourite Series
NAME OF BOOK SERIES: Harry Potter, J.K Rowling

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When thinking about what series to write about there was no competition really because lets be honest there is no book series that is like Harry Potter. A book series that both adults and children love and when you start reading them you cannot stop. OK, I say that and I know people will disagree with me but to me I think it is great and when it first came out I didn’t actually think this…

It was Primary school and I can remember the exact moment I was introduced to the world of Harry Potter. In Year 4 we had our lessons in a sort of hut and where you entered there was a red basket filled with books and you had to always have a book out to read. Which for me wasn’t a huge problem as I loved reading, I guess we were going on our school holidays of some sort and Harry Potter 1 was not available so I took Chamber of Secrets.  I remember vaguely thinking it would be ok to start one book in and I will understand it… i didn’t. I know that this was the first time, I think I was about eight,  that I read Harry Potter because a couple of my photographs I took with my camera in Malaga were of my teddy McCuddles and my small cuddly dog called Toffee and next to them on the bed is Chamber of Secrets. I don’t remember reading a lot of the book but I do remember I didn’t understand it.

It was a long time after that I visited Harry Potter again as I wasn’t a fan after that and I can’t remember why I started to read it again but I do remember there was now four books out and not just two. This time round I started with the first book and this time it reeled me in, this time I was reeled in and the rest was history.

I cannot not tell you how many times I have re-read this book series, everytime a new book was released I would read that book in a day (mum and I would buy two books so we could read it together at the same time) and then I would go back to the beginning and re-read them all again.

In 2018 I decided to re-read all the books again, it had been nearly a decade (ten years?! where did THAT go) since I had read them all in their entirety and I am so glad I did.  They are so well written, they still keep you totally engaged and also make you realise that the films miss out a hell of a lot.

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