Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (My Thoughts)

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What a legendary start to an incredible book series! Rather than writing a review, I’ll be writing about what I thought about this amazing book because there is quite honestly no way I could adequately review such a renowned novel. First off, let me just say that I know that I’m most definitely late to the party regarding reading this novel, but better late than never, right?! I was hooked right off the bat as JK Rowling just has a way with words that is so eloquent and imaginative.

My favourite part of this book (and believe me, this was hard to decide on because I loved the whole book) was when Mr. Dursley was purposefully trying to ensure that Harry did not read the Hogwarts letter. The lengths he went to, so as to ensure that the letters did not reach Harry, are quite hilarious. But how can a muggle match up to a wizarding school? He actually thought he had a chance in making sure that Harry never received his letter. As if!!!

After reading the first book, I would say that my favourite character by far was Harry Potter (surprise, surprise)! I just love his personality and how he defeated ‘You Know Who’ when he was a baby. Let’s see if my favourite character changes once I read the next book.

I’m the kind of person who reads a book before watching the movie, but this wasn’t the case for this series unfortunately. I watched all the movies (not in chronological order) prior to deciding to read the novels. I truly regret this decision because I know tad bits of information about the future storyline while reading, but this does not hinder my curiosity to keep reading and immerse myself in these books. Now that I’ve started reading the books, albeit quite late, I have decided to read the book first and once I’m done, I watch the movie with my family to clear up any questions I had regarding the things I didn’t understand when reading. I feel as though this is the best way to truly understand and enter the wizarding world.

I guess you could say I’m a little obsessed at this point. I get so excited when I pick up the book. Reading is a fabulous stress reliever for me, now that university is back on. Reading these books helps me escape the real world, even if it’s just for a few hours, and I couldn’t ask for anything better.

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17 thoughts on “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (My Thoughts)”

  1. Harry Potter has such a special place in my heart. I love hearing people fall in love with it too. I’m so happy you’re enjoying them! Welcome to the HP club! 💖💖😊

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  2. I’ve watched a couple of the Harry Potter movies and they were alright. You know I wasn’t ever into Harry Potter. I’m just not a fan of such fiction related stories. I feel like I should give the books a chance. But tbh I started reading one and fell asleep. 😅 Then again you know I’m not a HUGE fan of reading. I look forward to your blog posts on them – I guess I’ll just read your thoughts on the books and pretend like I read the series too. 😂 But I’d love to watch the movies with you, they’re alright!

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  3. I was really late to the party reading this book too – I just read it (and the following 2!) at the end of last year! I think it’ so worth it though, even if you’ve already seen the movies. It’s just such a great story and I don’t think you ever grow out of that kind of fantasy! Still waiting for my Hogwarts letter even though I’m 24…

    Looking forward to your reviews of the next books 🙂

    Love, Mary 💕

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  4. I have been saying for the last few years I was going to read the Harry Potter series and have never got round to it – my daughter has just started reading this one so she beat me to it! I have seen a couple of the films however I know the books usually beat the movies hands down! Glad you enjoyed it and you have inspired me to try and fulfill my promise this year – once I have read the stack I have waiting to be read!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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  5. The Harry Potter series is the best. I highly recommend watching all of the movies after you read the books. Freeform frequently has Harry Potter weekends where they’ll play all of the films.

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