I WONDER… Wednesday – Wizarding World Excitement!

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Hello, my lovies 🙂 And welcome to a mid-week feature, called “I Wonder…”. Basically, this is my chance to chat with you all about something I’ve been pondering. Every week’s topic will be book/publishing/author related in some way. I’m looking for feedback on these posts… so I’d love to hear your thoughts. (It’s lonely over here in my little corner of cyberspace!!)

Hello, all!! In addition to the many things I claim as an “identity” when I introduce myself (daughter, sister, friend, book lover, music lover, etc.), is my “house” affiliation… I’m a Hufflepuff! 🙂

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Most of you reading this will know immediately what I’m referring to… Hogwarts Houses from the Harry Potter book series. What I find interesting, though, are the number of people I’ve met recently who haven’t read the books. This seams VERY strange to me, considering the phenomenon that is the book series, the movie franchise, and the theme park. For dedicated Harry Potter fans like myself, there is also the incredible fandom that surrounds the stories that includes Wizard Wrock, Leaky Con (and other events like it), Pottermore, and the HPA (Harry Potter Alliance).

I fully understand that my geekdom is showing in a huge way right now, but backing away from those extremes, we still have a story that inspired a HUGE number of people to read, and eventually write. I know quite a few people who name J K Rowling among their favorite authors of all time, no matter what type of stories they read or write on a regular basis.

I bring all of this up now because I live in Florida, and this summer the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be expanding and I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED!!! (click the image below to go to a page with the newest videos about the expansion)

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So… in lieu of a “serious” book related question this week… I’m giving you a video of what’s coming to the WWoHP, asking how my readership is sorted. 🙂 So… if you know, comment below with your house. If you don’t know… and are curious… there are many sorting quizzes on the internet (Here’s a quick & easy one, although the best and most definitive is through Pottermore, as it’s designed by Jo, herself.) Have you read the books? Seen the movies? (Yes, I’m going to be one of those people who says READ THE BOOKS, EVEN IF YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIES… there is SO much from the books missing in the movies.)

Have a little fun with me this week… let me know what house you’ve been sorted into, and whether you think you’ll be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer!!

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