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Danaefm
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter

I started reading the HP books when my son was about 2. That must have been around 2003. My mother-in-law got the 3rd book for my daughter when she got sick and was stuck at home.  I didn't actually read it until after I saw the first movie.

It caught my interest and I avidly read the rest. I even refused to read the one we had, HP PoA; I had to read them in order or what was the point.

I haven't stopped reading them since then.  I am currently re-reading the books before going to watch the HBP at theaters tomorrow.

 

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ConnieAnnKirk
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter


Danaefm wrote:

I started reading the HP books when my son was about 2. That must have been around 2003. My mother-in-law got the 3rd book for my daughter when she got sick and was stuck at home.  I didn't actually read it until after I saw the first movie.

It caught my interest and I avidly read the rest. I even refused to read the one we had, HP PoA; I had to read them in order or what was the point.

I haven't stopped reading them since then.  I am currently re-reading the books before going to watch the HBP at theaters tomorrow.

 


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HPgal
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter

Hmm lets see, my teacher read my whole class the 1st one and I was hooked. Then my sister got me the 2nd book for Christmas and I was basically anti-social b/c i was reading it. 
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HPgal wrote:
Hmm lets see, my teacher read my whole class the 1st one and I was hooked. Then my sister got me the 2nd book for Christmas and I was basically anti-social b/c i was reading it. 

 

What grade, HPgal, did your teacher read it to your class?  Just curious!
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter

I started reading HP two years ago. I haven't finished the series yet. Still on book 5 :smileywink:
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4th grade; I started reading them. We basically voted on whether we wanted him to read aloud book 1 or another book. We voted on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
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Summer between KG and 1st grade :smileywink:. But I didn't finish until the MIDDLE of first grade.
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter

I forget the exact time, but it was between the releases of books 4 and 5.  Shortly after the first movie had been released in theaters.  I had not yet seen the movie and the library at the college I was going to had the first and third book in their shelves.  I read the first book and liked but decided not to read the third one yet.  A few monts later the second and fourth ones were there, so I reread book one and read books 2, 3, and 4. 

 

I went back to the library that school year in every free moment I had to reread those books.  Then I bought them when the year ended so I could read them again at home and share them with my family. 

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I started reading the books in 2003, a couple of months before Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix came out. I was in charge of the Children's Book Department at the time, and we were going to have a huge release party for it. I figured if was going to be any good at my job, I was going to have to read the books whether I wanted to or not. Needless to say, after I started reading, I wanted to!
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HPgal wrote:
4th grade; I started reading them. We basically voted on whether we wanted him to read aloud book 1 or another book. We voted on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

 

Thanks, HPgal.  I've wondered how many teachers read them to their classes in school.  I've heard debates on both sides of their doing this. 
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Re: when did you start reading the harry potter

I started reading them when my 4th grade teacher read us The Sorcerer's Stone as well. I think it was like 1999.

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I came to the series a little late in the game, in 2003. I was aware of the books when there was all the media hoopla about the release of Goblet of Fire, but didn't read any of the novels or watch any of the movies until leading up to the release of Order of the Phoenix.

 

By then, I was working at my B&N and we were gearing up for our midnight release party. Some of the staff were dressing up in character, and one of my co-workers suggested I would make a good Hagrid. This meant, of course, a crash course, so I bought a box set of the first four novels in paperback and also picked up the first two films on DVD so I would know what the heck a 'Hagrid' was. My costume ended up being a big hit, and I even answered the phone in character!

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JL_Garner wrote:

I came to the series a little late in the game, in 2003. I was aware of the books when there was all the media hoopla about the release of Goblet of Fire, but didn't read any of the novels or watch any of the movies until leading up to the release of Order of the Phoenix.

 

By then, I was working at my B&N and we were gearing up for our midnight release party. Some of the staff were dressing up in character, and one of my co-workers suggested I would make a good Hagrid. This meant, of course, a crash course, so I bought a box set of the first four novels in paperback and also picked up the first two films on DVD so I would know what the heck a 'Hagrid' was. My costume ended up being a big hit, and I even answered the phone in character!


 

This gives us an instant visual of you, you know, JL!  :smileyvery-happy:  We all love "Haggers!" 

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