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Hi, i'm rainbow and i'm new here. Honestly i havnt read any of the books yet. But i love the movies. I plan on reading them soon. =]

 

Oh, oh, oh--you haven't read any of the books yet?  Oh, my, Rainbow--we need to get you started right away!  Ha!  Pick up the first one as soon as you can--it reads pretty quickly, and then you'll see what all the "fuss" is about!  :smileywink:
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Rainbow-Reader wrote:
Hi, i'm rainbow and i'm new here. Honestly i havnt read any of the books yet. But i love the movies. I plan on reading them soon. =]

 

Oh, oh, oh--you haven't read any of the books yet?  Oh, my, Rainbow--we need to get you started right away!  Ha!  Pick up the first one as soon as you can--it reads pretty quickly, and then you'll see what all the "fuss" is about!  :smileywink:

 

Yeah, i plan on getting it from my brother, he owns all the books. I'm excited. =]
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Hi there!

 

My name is Lawren, and I've read the Harry Potter books since I was 12. I feel as if I've grown up with Harry and everyone else. The movies are all fantastic. These books are truly magical.

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halo_firebird wrote:

Hi there!

 

My name is Lawren, and I've read the Harry Potter books since I was 12. I feel as if I've grown up with Harry and everyone else. The movies are all fantastic. These books are truly magical.


 

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Hello, I'm Hanna. I absolutely love Harry Potter. I've seen all the movies, but haven't read the books in a while. I've picked them back up and now I remember why I love them. They are so much better than the movies.
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Hi guys! I'm Ashley. <- new :smileyhappy: ... doesnt seem that long since i first started reading these books, but it was 10 years ago. Their a great way to get your imagination going to visualize everything your reading. 
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Hello, I'm Hanna. I absolutely love Harry Potter. I've seen all the movies, but haven't read the books in a while. I've picked them back up and now I remember why I love them. They are so much better than the movies.

 

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Hi guys! I'm Ashley. <- new :smileyhappy: ... doesnt seem that long since i first started reading these books, but it was 10 years ago. Their a great way to get your imagination going to visualize everything your reading. 

 

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Hi!! Glad to find so many others like myself. I too, eagerly waited for each book and have read the series more times than I remember. I love, love, love the books and cannot wait to get involved in these discussions! Thanks!
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My name is Shelby. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan of the books and movies. I hate Twilight (no offense to those who like it).  So I'm looking forward to meeting beginners like me who have only read a few books from the series because I've only read up to the third book (i can't find the fourth in my library). And maybe making a book club with them assigning chapters a day to read and talk about it after reading. Thanks!

 

~Shelby~ :smileyhappy: 

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Can't find it at your library ?  I'll bet there isn't a library that doesn't have several copies on hand. 

 

 GinnyGranger----Have you talked with the librarians?  There may be some alternatives.

 

 For instance, there may be copies in the adult, youth and children's sections, or.......

 

They can have a "hold" put on it so that when a copy is available, they notify you and hold if for a while so you can come in and get it.  That means you get it next, unless, of course, there's a line of holds ahead of you.  But at least you're in line.

 

And    Many libraries belong to a "group" , and you library card is good at others members of the group.

 

Check with them...they love to help folks who want to read.

 

Connie will be by in a minute to officially welcome you to the boards -- I just couldn't resist hekplin a fan looking for a copy of Prisoner of Askaban.

 

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Thank you Jules934 for the great advice I will keep that in mind when I go to the library again later today. And I'm actually looking for The Goblet of Fire though I agree that The Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the best books in the series. Thanks again.

 

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Hi, I started reading Harry Potter in the spring of this year, and i have been obsessed with it since.  I cant understand why i didn't read it earlier, but im really glad i didn't have to wait for any of the books because that would have been brutal.  Although i have seen all the movies im not that into them i dont like how nothing flows in the movie and so much is cut out!! I love all the books but the goblet of fire and half blood prince are my favourites.  The goblet fire was crazy the ending was so unexpected i was shocked! i love all the romance in the half blood prince plus the story was just getting better and better when you didn't think it could.
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You're most welcome, Ginny.

 

I just think Libraries are the greatest places in the world, especially since they are full o f Librarians, who are the most helpful people in the world.  Hope you're successful in your quest.

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JustMusing wrote:
Hi!! Glad to find so many others like myself. I too, eagerly waited for each book and have read the series more times than I remember. I love, love, love the books and cannot wait to get involved in these discussions! Thanks!

 

Welcome, JustMusing!  Join in anywhere you like, anytime.
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GinnyGranger101 wrote:

My name is Shelby. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan of the books and movies. I hate Twilight (no offense to those who like it).  So I'm looking forward to meeting beginners like me who have only read a few books from the series because I've only read up to the third book (i can't find the fourth in my library). And maybe making a book club with them assigning chapters a day to read and talk about it after reading. Thanks!

 

~Shelby~ :smileyhappy: 


 

Welcome, Shelby!  Members can start their own threads here, as long as it doesn't duplicate a thread we already have.  Since the club has been around awhile, it's sometimes ok to start a new thread on an old topic, especially if it hasn't been talked about for quite awhile.  You could do that with Book/Chapter threads of one of the Harry Potter books if you like.  If you'd like to tell me which one, I could also set up some Chapter threads for you, if you prefer.  Just let me know!
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Hi, I started reading Harry Potter in the spring of this year, and i have been obsessed with it since.  I cant understand why i didn't read it earlier, but im really glad i didn't have to wait for any of the books because that would have been brutal.  Although i have seen all the movies im not that into them i dont like how nothing flows in the movie and so much is cut out!! I love all the books but the goblet of fire and half blood prince are my favourites.  The goblet fire was crazy the ending was so unexpected i was shocked! i love all the romance in the half blood prince plus the story was just getting better and better when you didn't think it could.

 

Welome, HP_nerd!  I think a lot of HP readers have been disappointed in the movies, especially for what the filmmakers felt they needed to leave out.  It's hard for the film of a 500+ page book to include everything, that's for sure, but the choices directors/screenwriters have made have left some readers scratching their heads.
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hey I'm Kendyl. I just  started this series not too long ago and I'm almost done with the last one.  I love this series I  should  have read this series  years ago.

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hey I'm Kendyl. I just  started this series not too long ago and I'm almost done with the last one.  I love this series I  should  have read this series  years ago.


 

Welcome, Kendyl!  It's a pleasure to hear from you as a new reader of the series.  I hope you'll share more of your thoughts with us in the club.

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Hi everyone!

 

I am new to this forum as of a couple days ago anyway.  I read the Sorcerer's Stone a few years after it came out and then later was given the audio CD set by a friend of mine who runs a book store.

 

I have to say that I really enjoyed Jim Dale's voices.  So despite the fact that I don't typically like audio books, I ended up buying the unabridged audio CD sets and listening to the rest of them rather than reading them.    If you have never heard any of them, I highly recommend them.

 

My favorite book is the Deathly Hallows, followed by the Sorcerer's Stone, the Prizoner of Azkaban, then the Half Blood Prince.