(I’m not from the UK or Canada. Thus, Sorcerer’s.)
Twenty years ago, we were introduced to The Boy Who Lived. Our eyes were opened to a magical world; a world that we wished were real. We’re no longer “normal people”. We became “muggles”. Or if you’re stubborn, you refused to be called a muggle.
Twenty years ago, a little book was released. Twenty years later, this little book has changed the world and the lives of so many.
Thank you, JK Rowling for sharing your world with the rest of us. It made us laugh, love, cry, fight, dream, and fly. Through this fandom, I made such good friends. It strengthened my relationship with my family. I learned how to enjoy life more.
I was tempted to purchase all of the existing covers but… maybe when I own my own house. 😉 Pictured here are the ones I have: the illustrated version, the Filipino translated version, my Slytherin pride hard cover, my original copy that I bought in 2002, and a VHS copy of the first movie signed by Daniel Radcliffe and Chris Columbus.
I do have the Slytherin paperback on the way. And I also have the Scholastic hardcover. And these Funko. I tried to resist but I just had to get there. Dobby was hanging out with my LOTR ones at the shelf below though.
I don’t think this celebration requires so many words. I owe this book series so much. My childhood revolved around this. Even my adulthood was affected so greatly. If ever I’ll be blessed with my own children, I will definitely introduce Harry and his friends to them. And yes, even Voldemort.
“Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” – Albus Dumbledore.
What is your Hogwarts house? Pottermore-based, okay. I’m Gryffindor everywhere but Pottermore placed me in Slytherin. A very wise choice. Do add me at Pottermore, if you so desire. PhoenixSword207 is my name.