Friday, June 30, 2017

[Book Blogger Hop] June 30-July 6th


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.

Question:
Name a book that changed your life.

Answer: 

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. 

Thanks for reading! 

Which books changed your life?

14 comments:

  1. I agree with Erica....a very lovely story, Heather.

    Hugs!!

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  2. I love the Harry Potter books. I wish they had been around when I was growing up, but, then, I had other books to help me through those years, I suppose. I came into Rowling's books later in life and hope to share them with my daughter (she's seen the movies--and loves them) as she gets older.

    Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm happy your daughter enjoys them!! I think my generation is pretty lucky that we got to grow up with the characters!

      Thank you! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. What a wonderful memory! I love that your mohter stood up to the nuns. I never understood the issue with the books I mean yes there's magic but there's so much more.

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    1. Exactly! I think there's some thing in Catholicism where you can't believe in anything other than God, and maybe they were worried I'd grow up believing in magic? I'm not sure. But I knew they weren't a fan.

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  4. Such a lovely story. Happy Hopping!

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  5. For me it would be Outlander. I got me back into reading after 4 years of studying English LIt in college.

    Terri M., the Director
    http://secondrunreviews.com

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    1. Ooh I still haven't read those books. Or seen the show. One day! They're so big it can be intimidating! I'm happy to hear they mean so much to you though! :)

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  6. Ohh wow beautiful story Heather and great pick for the blog hop question. Harry Potter most definitely I think changed a lot of youth's lives for the better. Have a great Sunday and here is my blog hop answer.

    http://katisbookaholicramblingreviews.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-blogger-hop-47.html#more

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    1. Thank you! I feel super lucky to be in the generation that grew up with Harry! I'll check out your post now! Thanks for reading! :)

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