It’s long been a source of shame that I, a 29-year-old writer and book podcaster who studied literature for well over a decade, have never read the Harry Potter books.
That’s right. Not a one.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States in 1998, the year I turned 10. I was the perfect age to find and love this book and grow along with the series, but somehow, I missed it. And I kept on missing it for years after.
The 20th anniversary of the first book’s publication in the United Kingdom was just last month. From June 26, 1997 to 2017, people had loved and treasured the world of Harry Potter, and I still knew almost nothing any of it.
I decided that the time had finally come for me to read the series for the first time, while many of my friends and fellow literature lovers are on their third go-round (some more).
With the encouragement of my fellow Book Squad members (and lots of encouragement from listeners and friends!), I decided to document my journey through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as I read it for the very first time.
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