Photo Challenge #10: Childhood Memory

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So, the blog that had the photo challenge on it disappeared, but the picture is still on Pinterest, so I’m going to try to finish as much as I can as long as it stays up. Today is #10: childhood memory.

Can you tell what book this is from without scrolling below the picture to look?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire pages - a childhood memory

Give yourself a gold star if you guessed that it was Harry Potter. Books, and Harry Potter in particular, played a large part in my childhood. I can not tell you how many memories that I have that involve books or Harry Potter.

I used to get headaches when I was reading and that was how we figured out that I needed glasses. That was in the third grade and even today, I will still sometimes get headaches while reading if I need a change in my prescription. But I spent much of my childhood reading and discovering books. I biked up and down the street with a book balanced on my handlebars, determined to read even when I was forced to be outside.

And Harry Potter. Oh I can not even begin to count the childhood memories that I have regarding Harry Potter. I was hooked, I think, from the very first page. I went in – all in – and went to several midnight book releases and most of the movies at midnight. My dad and I went to the movies at midnight – it became our special thing. And in fact, we are going to a midnight (well, technically 11:40 pm) showing of the new Fantastic Beasts movie in a few weeks. I dressed up and I wrote fan fiction. I made so many of my friends that I still have today because of Harry Potter. Crazy, right? But wonderful.

I hope someday to introduce these books to my kids and I hope that they fall in love with the story as much as I did.

Do you have a childhood memory involving books or Harry Potter? 

P.S. Tomorrow is the start of November and for National Blog Posting Month, I am going to attempt to post every day in November. Let’s see if I can make it for the entire month. You’ll see a flurry of activity here starting tomorrow! It should be good fun.

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