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#1 Mrs Duck

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 08:37 AM

I remember the first time I read Harry Potter so clearly so I thought it might be interesting to hear your stories too. :)

For me it was New Years 2001/2002 which I'd spent with my cousin. I was so doubtful towards Harry Potter (even hated it at some points) but my cousin convinced me to read the first book, so I borrowed it and on the way home on the train I started reading. :) After just a few sentences I was crazy hooked and after the first chapter I texted my parents saying how awesome the book is. The rest is history B)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:32 AM

late 2001, was on my way to my dads and he had this book on his car that looked interesting, so i asked him about it and he explained what it was about, after that in the few next weeks he started reading it for me ;o
then he promised to take me to see the movie if i finished it so i read it all ;o

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:55 AM

I can't remember the exact day, but it was, when Goblet of Fire came out in Germany. I saw lots of posters all over favourite book store and at this time i HATED Harry Potter.
All kids were talking about and at school a friend of mine made a presentation about the first book and it was annoying. This day was really really hard for me. I had to go to the dentist, it was rainy and cold ... and in the evening I spoke with my best friend and she was telling about Harry Potter too. I HATED it.

The next day my mum bought book two for me. I read it in one day. After that book three and four and at the end book one. :P XD

The rest ist history. I love the books and films and happy, that I have this memory *__*

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 10:14 AM

i used to be doubtful towards harry potter as well

my friends dragged me along to see harry potter and the chamber of secrets, and i absolutely LOVED it lol couldn't believe i was so negative towards it. then i went home and watched the philosphers stone.
the next day i 'borrowed' my sisters prisoner of azbakan book lol

so yeah, i started reading the books at the end of 2002 :)

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 11:48 AM

late 2001, was on my way to my dads and he had this book on his car that looked interesting, so i asked him about it and he explained what it was about, after that in the few next weeks he started reading it for me ;o
then he promised to take me to see the movie if i finished it so i read it all ;o

Awesome :D My mom read the first book before me too... haha but she knew I was so negative so recommending it was useless :P

I can't remember the exact day, but it was, when Goblet of Fire came out in Germany. I saw lots of posters all over favourite book store and at this time i HATED Harry Potter.
All kids were talking about and at school a friend of mine made a presentation about the first book and it was annoying. This day was really really hard for me. I had to go to the dentist, it was rainy and cold ... and in the evening I spoke with my best friend and she was telling about Harry Potter too. I HATED it.

The next day my mum bought book two for me. I read it in one day. After that book three and four and at the end book one. :P XD

The rest ist history. I love the books and films and happy, that I have this memory *__*


i used to be doubtful towards harry potter as well

my friends dragged me along to see harry potter and the chamber of secrets, and i absolutely LOVED it lol couldn't believe i was so negative towards it. then i went home and watched the philosphers stone.
the next day i 'borrowed' my sisters prisoner of azbakan book lol

so yeah, i started reading the books at the end of 2002 :)

Insane how you both were so negative too at first! ^_^ Haha, goes to show one can't judge anything... (that's why I read Twilight, now I can say I don't like it).

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 01:09 PM

I don't remember the exact day, but I remember being in the 4th grade, which was in... 2000.
My cousin read it and my parents saw how it got him into reading, so they brought me the book. I wasn't into reading at all at that time lol so it took me forever to finish the book. BUT I remember the moment I finished it, I ran into the living room and told my mom "MOM I WANT THE SECOND BOOK!!! BUY ME THE SECOND BOOK!" lol.
and that's when I got really hooked up, while reading COS. I used to wake up at 6am on Saturday morning and just read for like 3 hours until my family woke up :P
and of course, the rest is history :D

I remember how excited I was when I heard there's going to be a movie, I remember collecting all these pieces of news from the newspapers that had pics of the actors or the poster of PS, I used to cut them all and save them lol. And I remember watching it for the first time and thinking "Omg that Emma is such a good actress!!!" lol I honestly remember that! :P

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:48 PM

Lol....I remember very clearly I never read Harry Potter!:king:

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 07:18 PM

When I first Read Harry potter I was 11 and My Grandmas Friend from work was going get rid of all her harry potter books and I was no No i'll take them and every sense then i been hooked

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 01:54 AM

started reading it 2 months ago lol...
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:45 AM

Lol....I remember very clearly I never read Harry Potter!:king:


started reading it 2 months ago lol...

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:37 PM

Not giving male fans a good reputation :lol:



If it was called "Hermione Granger", i might have given it a try.

I like to be a fan of ill repute...lol

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Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:14 AM

I started to read HP PoA when GOF first was released. So this was LOONG time ago.
I had never heard of HP before. But there where some classmates that was very eager about going to a book shop to get this book.
so we got there but all the GoF books had been sold out so we could only get the first three books. I bought the third one. Don't ask me why.
I read it and loved it and got the rest as soon as I could.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 02:22 PM

I read PS - OOTP all in the space of around six weeks, after I saw PoA at the cinema in summer 2004. The remaining books I read as and when they came out.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:13 AM

I saw Philosophers Stone in the cinema, and then read all of the books (well, all of the ones that were out). The rest i bought on the day of release.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:05 AM

I can't remember the exact day, but it was, when Goblet of Fire came out in Germany.

Funnily enough, that was exactly when I started reading it. That's got to be around October 2000. I was given the first book by a friend and although I usually don't read a lot of fiction, I made an exception for the Harry Potter books. :)
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:31 AM

18th February of 2000 :D I got the first book as a present for my b-day :D when everybody left I started reading the book :D and I kept reading for hours and hours and it was already dawn when I finished it... I ran down the stairs with tears in my eyes to my mom and said : "mom, I know that yesterday was my birthday but I would really, really, really love if you could buy me the second book".
and the next morning my mom bought me the COS :D


and thats how and when it all started :D

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

2002...when all my friends were freaking out about it and instructed me to read it B).
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:32 PM

Funnily enough, that was exactly when I started reading it. That's got to be around October 2000. I was given the first book by a friend and although I usually don't read a lot of fiction, I made an exception for the Harry Potter books. :)

Most likely, GoF was released in 2000...

18th February of 2000 :D I got the first book as a present for my b-day :D when everybody left I started reading the book :D and I kept reading for hours and hours and it was already dawn when I finished it... I ran down the stairs with tears in my eyes to my mom and said : "mom, I know that yesterday was my birthday but I would really, really, really love if you could buy me the second book".
and the next morning my mom bought me the COS :D


and thats how and when it all started :D

Awesome that you got the date and all. :) I was given PS in ENGLISH on my 12th birthday June 20th 2002 and started reading it without caring about the guests... :lol: But then I'd gone through all (then) four books in Swedish, most likely more than once.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:03 PM

well, I read first four books on croatian :D and then I had to wait couple of month for translation and I hated that... so I ordered it online on english :D

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:22 PM

A few days after it come out. My mom brought them and said they were brilliant so I started to read them. Took me a while though, I was only little.




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