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Fuzi 12-21-2003 04:59 PM

Who introduced you to the HP books?
So Who?

Was it your granma? Your Dad, a friend? Somebody is something attracted you to read the Harry Potter Books, but what?
Here you can discuss and thank the people who told you:


HarryPotterfreak82 12-21-2003 05:05 PM

Mum bought book read it I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Snivellus* 12-21-2003 05:05 PM

Actually it was one of my friends...She had the books so I borrowed them, and read them...the funniest thing about it all was that she had the books but hadnt read them, so I was actually the first one to read her books... :sorcerer:

madmiss88 12-21-2003 05:11 PM

well its really weird cos when the fourth one first came out someone bought me it... n i read that one first! ??! lol but then bout a yr later i read the whole series n the odd thing was i didnt remember ne of the fourth book that i had read lol strange :ermsmile:

i remember when they first came out n my mate told me bout them n i was like oh thye sound rubbish! lol boy how rong was i!!

HarryPotterFreak119 12-21-2003 05:11 PM

my dad and step-mom bought me the books. every time one of them came out they would get it for me. i first read it when i was eight and i didn't like it. then when i was 12 i read them again and i loved em! so it was my dad and step-mom and i am sOoOoOoOoOo glad that they bought them for me!

Fuzi 12-21-2003 05:17 PM

Some Family friends showed me the books, but when I saw the first one I was like: OMG! Look at that cover, looks like rubbish!

Then I zoomed through the first one and evetually I have 2 first edition copies!

EmMa_WaTsOn89 12-21-2003 05:21 PM

my sister was reading the first harry potter book for skool and she said that it was a good book so i read it and LOVED it!!! and i just kept the books over and over!!!

snufflesblack11 12-21-2003 09:31 PM

my friend was reading the books and she told me that I should read them and I told her that they were for little kids and that they were probably dumb. well she told me I should read them anyway just to see if Ilike them and I did and I LOVE THEM!! Thanks Sarah

Norbert&Bilbo 12-21-2003 09:36 PM

My sister started reading the first book and she hated it so i didnt read them then i triped over "the Hobbit" (the preloud to the LotR trilogy) and I totaly loved it so i desided to give this harry potter a chance and well here i am

Brithla 12-21-2003 10:30 PM

That's a very good question! The 4th book had only been out for a couple of months and everyone was reading it and talking about it. I didn't understand what was so wonderful about it. So one day I just went to the bookstore and got the first two books in soft cover. At first I was like what is this? But then I loved them! And then I realized that the other two books were in hard cover, so I borrowed my friend's copies. :P I got tired of waiting for the soft covers, so I gave up and got the whole series in hard cover. And that's my story. :sorcerer:

Hestia_Jones 12-21-2003 10:33 PM

I remember it so well, it was about 3 years ago, maybe 4, i was sitting in the Canteen and my friend kept going on about Harry etc.. and i just asked what it was about, she explained the story up to book 3 for me but she took me out and i got the book, but forgot about it for about 6 months until i was cleaning my room. Im addicted now so shes entirely to blame.

hp391 12-21-2003 10:52 PM

i rember it just like it yesterday when the first movie came out in theaters my friend took me to see it i was like what is so great about this? when it was over i was like what is the point of that? i still think that is stupid so i forgot about it until 2 years later when the same friend was like determinted to make me like the harry potter movies and books so i saw the 2 movie and i came out and i was like wow so i knew i had to know what happened in the next movie so i started to to think who would let me bowarrow the 3 book well 2 months later i went to my cousins birthday party and there on the book shelf stood the hp books 1-4 so i was like can i bowarrow the 3 book and the rest was history

Emmaline_Vance 12-22-2003 01:06 AM

My mom heard about Philosopher’s Stone when it was released and being an avid reader, she decided to read it; she was an immediate fan. I wasn’t a reader then so my mom told me to read HP and the Philosopher’s Stone. I was so reluctant but in the end I read it coz my mum convinced me to read it by saying that there’s a lot of chess played in the book (I love chess). :sorcerer: I was addicted at once and I hunted down the rest of the HP books and now, I am an obsessed fan thanks to my mom. :sorcerer:

numismatic2004 12-22-2003 01:27 AM

I become a fan of it right after she wrote the fourth book.I liked reading and I saw everybody else reading the books so I decided too to.I read the first all the way to the fourth book in 3 days,I was addicted.I then looked up Harry Potter on the Internet and found DarkMark,and then I saw SS as a afflite(sp),so I was visiting here alot and I signed up yesterday(after a long time of lurking).

Genie 12-22-2003 01:40 AM

i was actually kind of a late person when it came to harry potter. i read all of the books this past summer come to think of it. but anywho the person who got me reading the books was actually this girl i'm not particularly fond of. but she doesn't really read books, and when she said she read harry potter books i figured it must be pretty good for her to actually read something.

~hermionee14~ 12-22-2003 01:34 PM

well..actually my cousin told me about it ..she was reading the book and everyday she was like talking non-stop about hp books..
so i did listen to her and read the books
I am glad i did!! :)

mish234 12-22-2003 01:37 PM

well, someone in my school bus was reading it and i was like, "ok, that looks cool". this was way back in 1999. since then i've been a major fan

Hermione-topstudent 12-23-2003 03:16 AM

I got it and I thought it was dumb untill my 4th grade class started reading it. Now i'm in 7th grade and am obsessed!

bloodyrose_angel 12-23-2003 08:06 AM

:unsure: Well it was three people. Me Myself and I. Were very close. Like sisters even. Myslef is a little aggresive and I is VERY passive...Me is nutral :lol:

Woodsa_keeper 12-23-2003 09:26 PM

Hmm...well I didn't start reading them until two summers ago. Right after the first movie came out. I remember my mom kept telling me to read them cuz I had run out of books...I kept saying no cuz I thought they sounded dumb. And some friends would tell me to read them and all, but I still said no. Even my Grandma would tell me to. But then the movie came out and I watched it on the last day of school. I didn't get to finish it, but I came home, bought it, and watched the rest and loved it. Then before I went off to camp I bought the first two books, read them and bought the rest. I've loved them ever since!!! :lol:

Bookworm1224 12-26-2003 08:45 PM

My friend made me read the books because i wasn't really interested. But now I love them.

hermyiscool 12-28-2003 08:27 AM

Actually,the movies did!

fairy queen 12-28-2003 09:37 AM

my uncle told me about them, so my mom bought all 4 for me as a surprise

Rovie 12-28-2003 09:53 AM

a friend of mine loved hp, and she was reading CoS during a rehearsal for a concert at school, i was really bored, so i read a few pages with her, and i got hooked

cauldrons_n_broomsticks 12-28-2003 10:21 AM

It all started September, 1999, but I remember it like it was yesterday..... My 4th grade Gifted teacher, Mrs.Torres (god bless her) told us about several books that we were going to be reading with her. The Secret Garden, a classic, sounds pretty good. Silverwing, ooh, I like the sound of it. Harry Potter, huh? What kind of a name is Harry Potter? Sounds really dorky.... How very wrong I was....
Well, I bought the required books. Harry Potter was going to be the first one we read, so I read the summary on the back. A kid wizard? I thought to myself. Riiiiiiight.... I had never read a fantasy book before that. I considered them stupid. Now, I like to spend free time in the Sci Fi section at Barnes and Nobles.
We read the first chapter in class. I was like, :huh: huh? I didn't get it.... Homework: Read Ch.2. I did. A snake escapes from the zoo. How did that happen? Interesting, nonetheless....
As I kept reading the book, I liked it increasingly more and more and more. I read it at home, and soon, I was finished while the rest of the class was still mumbling about how boring the book was. The only people in the whole entire fourth grade gifted group who liked the book were me and a kid named Ernie. When I finished SS, I asked Mrs. Torres if I could borrow her copy of CoS during free time and that night I owned my own hardcover copy. That summer I read the fourth book, which my dad bought for me when it came out, but I didn't read PoA until 6th grade.
My Potter-mania, however, didn't start until sometime around the beginning of fifth grade, when I had read the books at least twice each. By now, I've read the first four at least 10 times each and I'm reading OotP for the fourth time.
Also, I still have the receipt from when I bought the first book, and I'm very close to framing it and hanging it on the living room wall....

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