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The End of the FIRST Experiences with Harry Potter
Author Guest / July 17, 2011

I’m sure someone out there will say I’m a Potterhead, I’m not sure it’s true but I do know I’ve enjoyed the last twelve years or so in the world of Harry Potter. I didn’t read the first book, HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERERS’ STONE as HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, the UK title) although I did become aware of the book after reading about it in Time or Newsweek when it first was being issued in the US after a phenomenal run in the UK. It sounded intriguing but not enough that I’d pay import prices for the book. I waited until it came out in trade paper at the my local Waldenbooks. (NOTE sad so many things mentioned no longer exist except in my memory: Newsweek, Time, Waldenbooks). And if I remember buying the first book followed closely by HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS. But I do remember I was hooked and quite excited because it seemed J.K. Rowling was a prolific and timely author, one book a year is a nice clip. I tried to get my children to read the books, they were both in the teens, one 19 the other 11, but…