For eyesofanowl's vintage challenge.
I'm re reading The Other Boleyn Girl.
I LOVE THAT BOOK SO MUCH!
Being honest, i'm in love with any thing set in the Tudor era. I also just finished The Tudor Wife by Emily Purdy (More Boleyn goodness), i really recommend it to anyone who likes that sort of book.
My obsession with the era actually started when i first covered the Tudors at school. I was instantly infatuated with the period. I will read anything about Anne Boleyn, Katherine of Aragon and Katherine Howard. They're my favourites of the Six wifes.
I just realised something, i hadn't mentioned this on my others sets that i made today!
IT'S HARRY POTTERS BIRTHDAY!
Also Jo Rowling's, Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) and Joey Richter who plays Ron in AVPM and AVPS.
So happy birthday to Harry 'Freaking' Potter, the boy who lived and to the wonderful Jo Rowling, without whom, many lives would be boring an dull.
While i really don't think words can describe just how much Harry Potter has impacted on my life, i'm going to put it out there just what it Potterverse means to me.
I've made many of my closest friends through the fandom, via fansites, YouTube, Twitter and podcasts. I've also had a chance to make a difference and really help people through the Harry Potter Alliance.
When i look back on a lot of the things i've done, i realise a lot of it is because of Harry Potter. It's the reason i discovered YouTube, the reason i started to read, the reason i've met so many wonderful people!
In my opinion it's the reason for everything.
What a lot of people don't realise is that Harry Potter isn't just a fad, it really has touched a lot of peoples lives and is here to stay. A lot of people seem to think is that this will all be over after the last film. And in my opinion, that is very wrong! When i finish watching Deathly Hallows part two, i will not forget it! I will go home, and re watch all the films, i will re read all the books, this is a huge part of me and i'm not letting go of it.
I love the fact that the books delve in to a lot of things that most other writers wouldn't even consider writing about. It covers death in one of the most realistic and brilliant ways i have ever seen. I read alot, probably too much, and i have never read a book that talks about it in that much detail and covers the emotions of the people. Most books just glaze over the subject without really going in to it.
It also talks so much about the importance of love, and no not sexual relationships and the importance of having a boyfriend. But about family love and having a strong network of people who care about you. So no, Harry Potter does not go against God, promote the practise of Wicca and all that bullsh*t Laura Mallory likes to preach. Because, you know, actually the most important teaching in the bible is what now...LOVE!
Whenever i re read the series i find something new and it reaches out to me in a different way, and i'm sure thats also the case for most people. And thats why i love the books because they do that.
The books are meaningful the characters are very real to me.
I love Harry Potter, for so many reasons. I love how united the fandom is, e.g, after the Haiti earthquake we raised money with the HPAlliance. I love how much the books have changed me and i love how the fandom is never going to end!
So as you can see, i love me some Potter.