[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] The Story that Stole OUR HEARTS and NEVER Gave it Back //Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone//

”NO POSTS ON SUNDAYS!!” – probably the last sentence Mr Dursley ever uttered with joy!

High school finals + my copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone hidden behind THAT BIG BULKY Biology book, which merely served as a decoy to fool mumma! ;p

I didn’t get to read Harry Potter as a kid but the magic was just the same even at seventeen which was when I experienced this magical world for the first time (through the written word, I mean) I WENT CRAZYYY!! I would read it before going to bed IN BEDbefore going to school after schoolTHE WHOLE FUCKING DAY. Which was probably why I scored so less in Chemistry but that’s a different issue altogether! ;p

Having watched ALL of the movies as an 11 year old, I knew about the plot but NOTHING could have prepared me for the absolutely enchanting world that was waiting for me in those pages! OH THE MAGIC – it pulled me in FROM THE VERY FIRST SENTENCE. Rowling’s way of writing is just as gorgeous as the world she has created and THE FIRST TIME I JOURNEYED INTO IT, I wanted to lock the door behind me so that no one could come looking!

This one time, I took my copy of Order of The Phoenix into the bath – because mumma would’ve been FURIOUS had she seen me reading it during exams – and accidentally dropped it in water. I CRIED MY EYES OUT THAT DAY! But….it didn’t stop me from continuing the journey, of course.

My love affair with Harry Potter – the books AND the movies – is more than a decade old and with each passing re-read, it turns into something even more magical but BY GOD I WISH I COULD GO BACK IN TIME AND EXPERIENCE IT WITH FRESH EYES ALL OVER AGAIN!

I could talk on and on about how I used to imagine getting my very own Hogwarts letter, packing up, and leaving the boring muggle life behind me; how fascinated I was with their book-lists at the start of each term and how I jumped up and down with joy when I discovered Quidditch Through the Ages, Tales of Beedle the Brad, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them –

I could talk about all that RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW but that would take up WAY TOO MUCH SPACE so INSTEAD I have decided to choose the first Harry Potter book for the Bookish Obsessions for this month. AND IT’S GOING TO BE A HELL LOT OF FUN!!!

Soooooo??? ARE YOU READY to relive this magical book ONCE AGAIN, HUH??!?! 😉

26 thoughts on “[MY BOOKISH OBSESSIONS] The Story that Stole OUR HEARTS and NEVER Gave it Back //Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone//


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  1. hiding your book bc your mom wants you to study is such a mood tho
    I should reread them soon but I’m having trouble wanting too :/ for many reasons including I’m having trouble actually reading period hahahh it sucks and I’ve read a few books today I guess but idk I’m rambling now anywayyyyy yes

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    1. I KNOW RIIIGHT!??!?!?! xD xD

      AHH!!! you in the DREADED SLUMP?!?!?!! *gasp* That’s….to be honest, I was too….until I decided to pick Harry Poitter up! 😉 awwww I LOVE YOUR RAMBLINGS, HON! 😉 ❤ ❤

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  2. Visiting Universal’s Harry Potter was magical too because… presto – I was in the book! It is done so well, I felt like I was truly experiencing the story in a whole new way. With my cup of butterbeer in hand, I walked around Honeydukes, picking out all my favorite candies. The chocolate frogs are most enjoyable. I then picked out my wand at
    Ollivanders and went on to do so much more. ❤️❤️❤️

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  3. I was 13 when I first discovered Harry Potter. I just borrowed a copy from my classmate, and my life was changed!! Book 3 Prisoner of Azkaban was the first book I have ever read overnight. My mom was just amused that I didn’t get any sleep 😂

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    1. AHHH!!! YESSS..Prisoner of Azkaban is SOO GOOD – although my favs remain Chamber of Secrets and Goblet of Fire!!!! And the last two OF COURSE!!! ❤ ❤

      AND YESSS – my mom still gets angry at me when I wake up the whole night reading!!!! xD xD

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    1. AHHH!!! In my case, ALL of them were out by the time I discovered the books – although I had watched all the movies as a kid. I kinda wish I could have shared in that excitement as well – that eagerness of a new release!!!! ❤

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  4. I still remember getting Goblet of Fire delivered we paid for same day delivery as the release and I had never been so happy to hear something hit my porch hard. I jumped right out bed and the box was done up to look like an owl! It was such fun 🙂 I doubt they’ll ever be “event” books to that level again!

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    1. WHOAAA!!! REALLYYY??!?!??! That must have looked so prettyyy, though!!!! And I TOTALLYYYY AGREEE – no series would even come close to Harry Potter, I am pretty sure…although secretly, I hope they do! 😉

      And you know my worst fear? That a few decades later, Harry Potter movies will be remade and ….and…..*gasp* I can’t..I DON’T THINK I WILL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT! None of us will, I am sure!


  5. Your recollections about sneaking a read in every possible (and impossible – see: bathroom 😀 ) circumstance resonated quite loudly with me, because from the time I learned to read I could not stay away from a book for too long: I can happily say I’m *addicted* to books!
    As for Harry Potter, I came to it at a very late age, when the series was in its mid-course and I in my mid-forties, and yet I enjoyed the story all the same, because I believe it appeals to the child in us, that creature that we must always, always keep alive 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Me tooo!! It’s such a good feeling though! 😉😍😍❤️

      SEE THAT’S THE MAGIC OF HARRY POTTER – no matter at what age you read /watch it – IT NEVER GETS OLD! 🦋😍😍😍

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  6. I didn’t watch the films until I was high school, and then I read the books! HP is so so special ❤ Actually just watched this film the other day! Such a great series for autumn time. I'm a proud Ravenclaw hehe (w/loads of Hufflepuff tendencies hehe0


  7. You always have the most insane stories with your books hahahah dropping a copy of HP in water… Damn. That hurts!!!! I actually read the first HP this year for the first time ever, at least properly from start to finish hahaha I wanted to continue with book 2 but other books got in the way, and then the JK Rowling controversy through Twitter came to existence and made me halt in my excitement to read the rest of the series hahah What did you think about her thoughts on trans? 😮


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