20 Magical Years of Harry Potter

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I can’t believe it’s been 20 years now since Harry Potter made his literary debut. With all the books, movies, merchandise, and amazing amusement parks that have since followed, it’s hard to remember life before we knew of Hogwarts and dreamed of getting our very own acceptance letters delivered to us.

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I was first introduced to the Harry Potter series many, many Christmases ago when my grandmother surprised me with a copy of the very first novel. I’d never heard of Harry Potter before that moment and had no idea that I (and so many other people) were destined to fall in love with this book and the others to come after it, so big thanks, Grandma. (I also have her to thank for introducing me to South Park and the Evil Dead movies, so major props to her.) lol She knew cool shit when she saw it. πŸ˜›

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20 years later, no one can deny that J.K. Rowling truly created something special with her intriguing world of wizards and mythical beasties that intertwined with our very own world of muggles. She gave us such a delightful range of characters that many of us were lucky enough to get to grow up with. The Harry Potter series is one that stays with fans for life and can be visited time and time again, be it through the books or the films. Or both!

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Here’s to 20 magical years, and the countless more to come!

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25 thoughts on “20 Magical Years of Harry Potter”

  1. Aww excellent post! This was delightful to read πŸ™‚
    Likewise, I’m still in a bit of a shock that Rowling’s world has officially turned 20 today. I feel nostalgic for my middle school years when I would rush home everyday from school just to lose myself in the magical world of Hogwarts along with Harry and his friends.

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  2. Your Grandmother is very cool. Harry’s potter however, not so cool in my opinion. Sorry I know I’m in the minority but it just never appealed. I think it would have if it came out when I was ten but I was eighteen at the time and just didn’t get into it. My wife and kids love it though.

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    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€ Yeah, she was great. I lucked out and had some seriously amazing grandparents.
      lol And no worries, I know HP isn’t for everybody. πŸ™‚ Besides, that just leaves more butterbeer and chocolate frogs for the rest of us! πŸ˜›

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  3. Interesting little bit of info about the HP movies, a lot of the locations are based upon places in my City in the UK. JK Rowling spent many years here in Exeter, where she attended University, apparently she adored the City (which is very old and established by the Romans over 6000 years ago!) Diagon alley is probably the most notable, which is based on a small street in the centre of the City called Gandy street. I do have a second blog that I hardly ever update, but there are a few pics of the street: https://koriandr13.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/gandy-street-the-inspiration-for-diagon-alley/ πŸ™‚

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  4. Wow it’s been 20 years already? I remember having to read the books for school lol. How funny is it now that I work for Universal and see/talk about Harry Potter everyday! It’s fantastic! What’s your favorite book/movie? Personally I loveeee Chamber of Secrets (just watched it last night actually). I’m reading through the series as I haven’t read all of the books yet (thank you Kindle Unlimited!). Have a great Tuesday!

    -Luna πŸ˜€

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    1. Right? haha I was like “how has so much time gone by already??” πŸ˜›
      That’s so cool that your school had you guys read the books. lol I’m jealous. My school did not. That’s also really cool that you work for Universal and get to see/talk HP as part of your job!! πŸ˜€
      Hope you’re having a great 4th of July!! ❀

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