Book Blogger Hop's purpose is to give bloggers a chance to discover and follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend bloggers, and gain followers. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday where there will be a weekly prompt following a bookish question.
Name a book that changed your life.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling.
When I was young, my Nanny gave me my first Harry Potter book. We had read them on our own time and would quiz each other on everything we could. And then we'd do it with the movies when they started coming out. I was bullied a lot when I went to a Catholic school (kindergarten to about fifth grade) and when I was feeling lonely I would read Harry Potter. I remember there was a boy in my class who was also bullied who loved Harry Potter too and we would sit in recess and talk about it. I remember the nuns at the school also didn't like that I brought Harry Potter to school, because they promoted magic, and I remember thinking my mom was so brave and so tough when she told the nuns that she wasn't going to punish me for reading. In that moment, my mom was magic. The stories and themes the Harry Potter series focus on were so important to a little Heather. I have no doubt that I would be a different person if I never picked up the books.
I actually did a post about 20 lessons I have learned from the Harry Potter series 20th Anniversary of Philosopher's Stone, I'd love if you checked it out. It means a lot to me.