Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

I’m way over my twenties, yet I’m still reading Harry Potter. In fact this year I am participating again to the 3rd Annual Harry Potter Reread hosted by my friends at The Literary Connoisseur

What can I say about Harry Potter that has not been said already?

let’s see when you check out my review of

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

You all know the story of Harry Potter, the Boy Who Lived. Some of you love it, some of you hate it, and others may simply be indifferent.

What attracts me to this story, is the attention to the detail. How every time I reread those books, I find something new! Like Dumbedore’s apparel!

“He was tall, thin, and very old, judging by the silver of his hair and beard, which were both long enough to tuck into his belt. He was wearing long robes, a purple cloak that swept the ground, and high-heeled, buckled boots. His blue eyes were light, bright, and sparkling behind half-moon spectacles and his nose was very long and crooked, as though it had been broken at least twice. This man’s name was Albus Dumbledore.”

Albus Dumbledore was wearing high-heeled boots!!!!

Not to mention he even then refused to be intimidated by Lord Voldemort and would call him by his name!

“I have never seen any reason to be frightened of saying Voldemort’s name.”

I know these may seem small to most people. But for me, discovering those small details, after all these years of rereading the series?? It’s priceless!

Every single one description is amazing. There are enough details to give us a good idea of what the author means, but leaves enough for our imagination to run wild.

In my opinion, this is a book that every adult and child should give a chance to. That’s why I recommend it to everyone.

All in all, my friend’s event is a good excuse for me to reread yearly the Harry Potter series. And it’s an excuse I use wholeheartedly and with no regrets.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter #1
Also in this series: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Genre: Children's Literature, Contemporary Fantasy, Fantasy / Magical Elements, Fantasy / Magical Realism, Witches
Published by: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0747532745
Published on: 8 December 1999
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 223
Audio Length: 8 hours and 33 minutes
Rated: five-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous - or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling

As well as an OBE for services to children’s literature, J.K. Rowling is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees including the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord, France’s Légion d’Honneur, and the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award, and she has been a Commencement Speaker at Harvard University USA. She supports a wide number of charitable causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.

In 2012, J.K. Rowling published her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little Brown), which has now been published in 44 languages.

J.K. Rowling has also written The Cuckoo's Calling (Little Brown), her first crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, which was published in 2013 and is to be translated into 37 languages.   A second Robert Galbraith novel is due to be published in 2014.