Geek Out Challenge: Day 13

If you’re interested in participating in the Geek Out Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on when you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.

Day 13 – Favorite book series?

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If Harry Potter isn’t one of your favorite book series, I don’t think we can be friends… Totally kidding (but we need to have a long talk, for real). I have such fond memories of this book series that it has to be my top favorite of all time. Harry Potter single-handedly grew my love for reading. It all started when I transferred to a new school in first grade.

I remember transferring from one school to another in first grade. My first grade teacher at the last school was very behind [the others]. My new first grade teacher was already teaching everyone how to read. My little heart plummeted. I was behind the others. I’d never catch up. I cried to Mrs. Morrison that I’d never learn [how] to read.

Mrs. Morrison was the very best teacher I ever had. She made sure I never lost confidence and before I knew it, I was the best reader in class. I made 100’s on every test. I got to pick my own books in the library… But they were getting too short, too simple. I wanted more. Mrs. Morrison started letting me check out three at a time, and I still passed every reading test with flying colors.

Slowly, as I went up in grades, the teachers noticed how much I loved to read and how good at it I was. I’ll never forget when I got to pick up my first “chapter book.” The very first Harry Potter [book]. It was like hitting the jackpot. Victory was even sweeter to be in third grade and reading at a sixth grade level. — A Geeky Gal

There were so many reasons that Harry Potter was a book series that I just couldn’t put down. One of those are Hermione Granger herself. We’re both over achiever, steadfastly loyal, and love to read. Her greatest fears are probably failure and letting people down, much like my own. She quickly became my favorite Harry Potter character with her quick wit and will to make changes for those who can’t.

About two years ago, I was able to put together a month of blog posts dedicated to my favorite magical book series called Month of Magic. It was a project that I had hoped to engage the blogging community in, but fell a bit flat. It contained DIYs, recipes, games, cosplays and more that lead up to my Harry Potter Party for Two. I would love to do it again one year and rope in more bloggers who would like to bring our favorite book series to life!

I can’t forget this past January when Alec and I were able to make our way to Harry Potter World in Orlando. We wore our matching t-shirts, picked out our wands, tried out the spells, rode the fantastic rides, and drank butter beer that tasted even better than I imagined. We rode the train and were filled with nostalgia and excitement. The crowds were pretty insane due to an event going on so I can’t wait to go back and take more time to explore everything. If you want to see our trip, check out this post!

Harry Potter became such a big part of my childhood. I still carry a torch for the series and always will. Being able to create a blog series for an entire month of magical posts and visit Harry Potter World on our honeymoon are both dreams come true.

Harry Potter became an addiction. I read all the books we had in the library. Then I asked for copies for Christmas, and I read them again. My mom and I would stand outside of bookstores when a new Harry Potter book dropped. We went to all the movies. I would read my brand new copy in a day, even in a few hours if I didn’t have school.

Even today, I still feel that rush when I read Harry Potter. I took my book collection to my new place and designated it’s spot on the shelf. I’ve bought the audio books and listen and re-listen in my car on long drives. You never get over Harry Potter. The series gave me my love for reading, and that’s something that I’ll cherish forever. — A Geeky Gal

What is your favorite book series? Let me know in the comments below OR take on the challenge yourself and link back to this post so I can see your answer!

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17 thoughts on “Geek Out Challenge: Day 13

  1. No doubt in my mind that the Harry Potter series are my favorite books as well.
    That being said, I am very opposed to the screenplay or script books like the cursed child and the transcriptions of Newts movie adventures. THe core series though are my most treasured reads. Devouring the books while on family vacations or even on school days sneak a late night read because I just could not get enough. To this day these are the only books I can reread while still enjoying them and ones I have read in multiple languages.

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