Harry Potter Challenge: Day 1

If you’re interested in participating in the Harry Potter 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 whenever you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.

Day 1 – When did you first read Harry Potter?

The very first time I read Harry Potter was in my elementary school’s library. I had finally been allowed to pick out chapter books at that time, and I was looking for something that would take longer than a few hours to read. The library’s book shelves were so tall in young child eyes, but I did my best to scan the titles on the spines of the book until something spoke to me. And Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone did.

I took it from the shelf and sat at one of the tables to the give the first couple of pages a chance to pull me in. I was satisfied with what I read and quickly checked it out so I could spend the rest of my “library time” reading about Harry and the Dursley’s. I had no idea that my chance choice in a chapter book in my elementary school library would lead to my love of Harry Potter and everything that came with it.

When did you first read Harry Potter? 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 “Harry Potter Challenge: Day 1

  1. I read it when I was about 14 years old I think. Would be 2000. I just started to go to high school, well my second year was about to start. I think two or three Harry Potter books were out already and Mom read it first after my little sister rejected it initially! She told me I would probably love it and within a few days .. I think like a week per book I finished everything. Me loving it so much triggered my sister back into reading it so by the time the fourth book came she hogged it first even though she only read it after I adored it so much.. she was SOOOO slow! So on family holiday I finally got to read it and finished Goblet in like 2 or 3 days.

    But yeah I read that first one in my room on a day I thought I saw a rats tale in my book stand… of course there was no rat.. but I vividly remembered a wormy like tail.. I took the book out and found nothing and I was like… well I’ll start reading a little earlier than I normally would and skipped tv time for reading. It made me fall in love with reading for quite a while.

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  2. Owww I’ll never forget the first time I read Harry Potter! My aunt gave me and my sister a lot of books, one of them was HP. When we received them, we weren’t attracted to Harry Potter at all, but eventually, we read all the other books. One day, my sister was bored so, out of any other resources, she started reading Harry Potter. She loved it immediately and finished it really quickly, urging me to read it too! I was reluctant at first and then when I started it… it was instant love! 😊

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  3. I read the paperback version in 1999, I was a college sophomore living in a dorm so all I ever do was read. I thought it was a kiddie book until I heard adults (celebrities) raving about it on tv. I got curious and voila! I still read the books up to now.

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  4. I read my first Harry Potter book when I was 8. My sister received the first two books for Christmas, and she was all like, “You gotta read this books! They’re amazing!” So I ended up reading her books. I enjoyed reading them.

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