The 11-year old boy Harry Potter living under the staircase of his aunt’s house had gotten a surprise on his birthday. Unknown of his glorious past he had never thought his life would turn around like this. The admission letter to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was a blessing in disguise.
Who can forget the amazed look on Harry’s face when he reached Platform 9 3/4 for the first time? I am sure all of us had wanted to share the train ride with him. Harry Potter had made my school life interesting & all the free time was spent learning the magical spells.
Harry, Hermione & Ron had set friendship goals for us. With them I realized nothing is impossible if I have my friends with me. They taught us that with true friends you can tackle anything. I had learnt that life is to be lived in small moments & not waiting for the bigger events.
And, how can I miss the lesson of love that Harry Potter taught me. The forever kind of Love…love between friends, love that a professor has for his students, love that Lily had for her son Harry and lastly the love Snape had for Lily.
‘After all this time?’ ‘Always,’
I remember reading Harry Potter even during my board exams preparation leaves. If only we had an exam on this subject! Even today, I can watch the movie or read the novel infinite times. Thanks to Blogchatter for giving me a reason to relive the Potter Mania.
Cheers to 20 more years of love, laughter and friendship! 🙂
I am a self-proclaimed book addict & I have no shame in shouting it at top of my voice. Nothing better than reading & getting lost in a different world.I remember watching my dad reading novels till late night & falling asleep. I guess I had caught on this habit very early in life. Now, I have stumbled across this crucial question – Which fiction author’s book/novel you like most? Why ?
Let’s turn back the time wheel & start from the beginning 🙂
As a kid I used to read Twinkle comics, Champak & Nandan. We used to eagerly wait for the new editions & weekends were reserved for reading them. I gradually grew out of them.
One fine summer evening, I was introduced to the world of ‘Malory Towers’ by Enid Blyton. Next few months were spent searching for all the six books of the series. I used to dream about going to such school. The elaborate description of the towers & the school campus. They are still alive in memories. It was followed by the craze for ‘Famous Five’ & ‘Secret Seven’ by the same author.
I moved on and entered the magical world of Hogwarts. Which kid did not love the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling. To top that I was reading the HP series even during my board exams. We all kind of grew up with the 11-year-old Harry Potter to the one taking his OWLs. The trio – Harry, Hermione & Ron were the epitome of friendship goals. HP series taught me how to stick around even in harsher conditions.
For romance I walked through the pages of Mills & Boon. Next in line was ‘Shopaholic series’ by Sophie Kinsella. That series mentions shopping in the name itself. I was bound to like them. The thrill I felt while reading ‘Tell me your Dreams’ made me fall in love with Sidney Sheldon.Off late, I have developed interest in reading fictional mythologies by Amish Tripathi. The thrillers by Ashwin Sanghi & Jeffrey Archer also keep me hooked on.
As you can tell this list is endless. I cannot point my finger to one author & call him/her my favorite. There is wide ocean of authors to choose from & I for sure do not want to make the tough decision of favoring one. I know there are loads of people who feel the same. Do comment & let me know what authors you like the most…
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