Author Archives: Michele

Fan of the Week: Olivia – April 27, 2014

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OLIVIA Age 12 – Boston, USA HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was 7, I barely read any books. My parents begged me to read the popular books that other kids my age read, such as the Narnia series, but I just didn’t get into them. One day, my mum bought me Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone. I forgot about it, until one day I picked it up and started ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Ben – April 20, 2014

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BEN Age 13 – Wyoming, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was in 2nd grade, my brother was really into Harry Potter, so one day,  when I was in the school library, I decided to read it. I remember quite clearly (which is strange for me, because I have an absolutely terrible memory, my parents actually think I suffer from short term memory loss) picking up a hardback cover of ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Prairie – April 13, 2014

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PRAIRIE Age 21 – British Columbia, Canada HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I have been a Harry Potter fan since day one. I remember being about six years old and receiving the first three Harry Potter books as a Christmas gift from my grandmother. At that time they were too advanced for me to read on my own, however, when I was eight the first Harry Potter movie came out. On its ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Sana – April 6, 2014

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SANA Age 16 – England GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I started reading the series in 2012 just after the last movie came out and I was hooked. I still read them from time to time, but I find it incredibly hard to read them because I always end up in tears. It’s actually impossible for me to watch the very last movie (part 2) again because I’ll become an emotional wreck. ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Dominique – March 30, 2014

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DOMINIQUE Age 15 – Lusaka, Zambia HUFFLEPUFF How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I started reading the books in second grade when I needed an escape from real life – and I still read them today! I’ve always loved a fantastic story, but Harry Potter has become more than that; it’s a way of life for me. Describe what being part of the Harry Potter fandom has meant to you in 7 words or ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Julia – March 23, 2014

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JULIA Age 16 – Michigan, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? For years people told me that I had to read this series; that reading it would make my life complete.  The problem was, none of our local libraries carried any copies.  (I lived in a very religious area that had deemed the books satanic.  Crazy, right?)  Eventually, when I was visiting my cousin I found the series at the local library ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Aimee – March 16, 2014

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AIMEE Age 30 – Washington, USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I have always loved to read, but actually did not start to read the books until Book 4 was released. A friend of mine had the book, and I started reading it out of boredom. Of course, that was the beginning of the end, as I got so in to the book, I went out and bout 1 – 4 for ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Jackellyn – March 9, 2014

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JACKELLYN Age 23 – Orlando, FL, USA SLYTHERIN How did you become a Harry Potter fan? Started reading the books when I was in middle school for AR points (point system for reading books at my school). Reading the books took me to that world and I LOVED IT. Then the movies started coming out, I would go at midnight and (sometimes) dress up. It really all started with required reading but after I left middle ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Jess – February 23, 2014

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JESS Age 16 – USA RAVENCLAW How did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was introduced to Harry before I could even read. We heard about the series through family in England. At the time, I was in the hospital with a rare autoimmune disorder. One night, my dad started reading Philosophers Stone to me. I remember sucking on a juice box and staring at the cover. Until I was 5, my parents still read ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Whitney – February 16, 2014

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WHITNEY Age 23 – Vancouver, Canada GRYFFINDOR How did you become a Harry Potter fan? When I was 8, my mom said she heard there was “some popular book” called Harry Potter and she gave me a copy. Afterwards, I couldn’t put the series down. Waiting for the books was agony and I went to every Harry Potter midnight release possible. I soon became the geek who quoted Harry Potter, and sent out Harry Potter Valentine cards. My ... Read More »