Thursday, February 21, 2013

I have a problem.. I'm turning into a Pott head.

So a about a year ago, I got really tired of hearing references to Harry Potter that I really didn't "get".  Quite frankly, unless your pop culture reference is to the Brady Bunch, Friends or Michael Jackson, I'm probably not going to get it.  I'm quite "dated" I tell ya.
 
So anyway, I vowed that I'd finally read at least the first one in the series and set out to get download it on Amazon.
BAM
 
Road block.  It seems that, at the time, JK Rowlings decided that she only wanted people to read the books by actually holding a book.  She was pretty adamant about it.  The thing is, I have a kindle and didn't want to have to sit up with a light on at night (which I'm pretty sure Gene wouldn't tolerate) to read a book.
 
I checked back about a month or 2 ago, and voila!  You can now check them out on amazon for FREE.  Yep. *free*.
 
As my father-in-law says, you know what's better than a Harry Potter book?
A FREE Harry Potter book.
 
 

Just so you know, that's totally how they rope you in.  By the third book, I was in the middle of the month, a good 14 days away from another check out (only one per month) and I was dying to know what happened next.

So, needless to day, I now have an account at Pottermore.com
Yep, me and a bunch of 14 year olds.

It's ok, now I know that there are things like hats, and tshirts and phone cases and pajamas but most of all, they have wands.
I really want a WAND.  OK I ADMIT IT.

I have a list of people I want to turn into a frog, and I really need a wand for that.

I see myself in the future doing some watercolors of wands and owls.

I also want an owl.
Preferably a little one like Pigwidgeon.  Someone make that happen ok?

Because Gene thinks he's annoyed at my little kindle light shining in his face NOW?  Wait til I have an owl in my bedroom sending notes back and forth to all my friends. 

Joke's on you, I have no friends.

2 comments:

LisaDay said...

Welcome to the world of Potter. Now I feel like reading it - again.

LisaDay

Nicki said...

Welcome muggle. It sounds like you are well on your way to being a Pott head. Admitting it is a good first step. I (and many others) have read, re-read, watched at midnight release and then again on DVD (at least 10 times) each book and movie. I've made wands with my children. I bought wands for my children. There were dolls and figurines, cloaks, hats, and scarves direct from England. So on and so forth and what not.

Enjoy!

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