Harry Potter Challenge

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Click here for my current progress on this challenge.

Here is something that may help me finish the Harry Potter series....

This challenge is being hosted by Michelle at Galleysmith

Read or listen to all seven books in the Harry Potter series
  • Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Chamber of Secrets
  • Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Goblet of Fire
  • Order of the Pheonix
  • Half-Blood Prince
  • Deathly Hallows
The challenge will run from August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2010

I'm sure many of you have heard my Harry Potter saga many times... but in case you haven't, here goes: I first read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone one day in college. I had heard of it long before that but scoffed at the idea of reading a children's book about a wizarding school. Well, by the time I started college in 2001, I knew enough about it to try and pick it up. My roommate and I were at Wal-Mart on one of my (not our b/c we ended up not being very good friends) many late night trips. I saw Harry Potter and decided to pick it up. Sometime in the next few years I made it through the first 4. I never got any further, though.

Later, I decided I wanted to read the rest of the series. But it had been so long since I read the first ones that I decided to re-read from the beginning. I posted something about this in my most recent Sunday Salon post, but though I love HP, it takes me forever to make it through the books! I don't know what it is. So I just recently read 4 again and actually have about 200 pages left to read. I was aiming to hurry and read through 6 before seeing the movie. I eventually decided to not pressure myself so I went ahead and watched HP5. I will watch HP6 as well, but then I will definitely read #7 before the movie next year.

OH! And did I mention it was one of my goals to finish the entire series in 2008? I failed that challenge, so I made it a challenge again in 2009. I am confident I will finish which will actually put me really ahead of this challenge I've just joined. But that's okay!

Click here for my current progress on this challenge.


arChinO said...

This is a good one, I always wanted to read these books, I've read the first book too a long time ago, actually it was translated to Arabic -my first language- so I won't count it and I'll read it again, I didn't watch all the movies either, so I'll start with the books first!

I just participated, no way I'm going to read all the seven books without a challenge!!

Jenny said...

Haha me too! For some reason these books take me forever! I like the series so I don't know why.

Jenny said...

Oh and Arabic! Wow!

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