Fan of the Week: Clare – May 29, 2011

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CLARE Age 18, United States   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? I was only five years old when I was first introduced to Harry Potter. My family had a tradition as I was growing up of reading books aloud—before bed, on long car trips, whenever possible. When my older brother picked up Sorcerer’s Stone from the library, he loved it so much that he insisted we start reading Harry Potter ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Linda – May 22, 2011

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LINDA Age 60, United States   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? Over the years as my students arrived at school with each and every Harry Potter book, they asked me, “Are you reading this book Mrs. S?” Embarrassingly, I had to admit to them that I was not sharing the joy they were experiencing in the novels of J. K. Rowling. Even though I encouraged them to keep reading and ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Sara – May 15, 2011

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SARA Age 23, United States   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? I first became a Harry Potter fan when I was 9 years old. It was the beginning of fourth or fifth grade and my dad had gone to Borders, only a few months after Sorcerer’s Stone had come out. He knew that I needed a new book so he bought for me. I think I finished in a day ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Amy – May 8, 2011

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AMY Age 18, Britain   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? Now that was a really long time ago. I was about eight or nine when the first film came out, I went to see it (as everybody did) and I don’t know why but it hadn’t caught me off my guard as the book soon would. A few months later my mom and I were shopping for the many books ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Mikayla – April 17, 2011

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MIKAYLA Age 17, United States   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan because of peer pressure. Mainly, family pressure. My oldest brother first read it and inspired my parents to read it, but I was too young to want to read a 180 some odd paged book when I could watch it on a screen in front of me. It wasn’t till I saw the ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Holly – April 3, 2011

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HOLLY Age 21, United States   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? My great Aunt and Uncle actually sent the first two Harry Potter books to my older brother in early 2000. He wasn’t very interested in them, but I picked them up and started reading. I remember it only taking me a weekend to finish both books. I bought Prisoner of Azkaban immediately, and after I finished that it was ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Maddy – March 20, 2011

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MADDY Age 21, United States/Argentina   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? My mom started reading the books to me when they first came out – I could read at that point, but it was always fun to just listen. Unfortunately, my sister got to the books beforehand and insisted on her pronunciations of certain words; because of that I thought for the longest time that it was Voldremont and Slythereen. ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Philipp – March 13, 2011

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PHILIPP Age 18, Germany   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? It’s a loong long story to tell who i become a Harry Potter fan, or not, i don’t really know. I started ready it with 8 I think, first it was only a book like everything else. But a special book, because it was the first book that i read wholly.(Hope this is the right word^^) After a time, Harry ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Steyn – March 6, 2011

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STEYN Age 18, South Africa   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? How did I become a Harry Potter fan that’s easy it all started when I was in Grade 8 I was living with my evil Step mother and my father lol. And as you have noticed I despised her so I needed something to get my mind of her so I remembered how awesome the Harry Potter movies where ... Read More »

Fan of the Week: Paige – February 27, 2011

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PAIGE Age 13, Canada   First off, how did you become a Harry Potter fan? I became a Harry Potter fan when I was eight. When I was five I watched the first movie with my sister and her friend and was terrified by Fluffy. For two years I hated Harry Potter because of that. I would make fun of my sister for liking Harry Potter, eventually she sort of stopped liking it once I ... Read More »