Good afternoon! Today I am doing a short special little post on a book that is near and dear to my heart. I have read and re read this book (and the whole series), but I thought I would share my thoughts this time as I go through and re read the series. I’ll be doing one book a month and sharing as I go along!
Today I am going to briefly talk about Harry Potter and the Sorcerers/Philosophers Stone! Now, short disclaimer, this was not the first Harry Potter book. I first read the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I’ll get more into that in a separate post next month, but I did want to say
This book is so incredibly for a large number of reasons. It teaches so many lessons and provides such an in depth world, characters and story. I find something new every time I read the book and I’ve loved every re read. This book is “home” for me and it just provides such comfort for me. You know those books that just feel like that? They just stick with you and even just holding them provides a comfort? That is this book (and series, but two books out of this series provide that feeling in particular) for me.
This time around something that really stuck out to me in this first book is the concept of bravery. A lot of the time you get Harry’s inner monologue about not feeling brave, but then being brave and doing brave acts. He is placed in a house that is known for bravery and courage. This was something that I picked up on early on this time around and something I want to continue to try and follow through the rest of the story.
My favorite scene/line: So many choices, but I have to choose something very personal and that is the scene that we first meet Hermione. She just comes in and is bossy, in charge, and on top of everything from the get go. I LOVED it. Up until that point there wasn’t many characters that just walked in to a story and were so “set”. I really recognized a lot of myself in her and I just love that moment every time I re read the story.