Recently I have started reading Harry Potter for the very first time (I know how is that possible). I am already a fan, since of course I’ve seen all the movies and they are some of my favorites. So I thought it would be fun to sort of catalog my reading adventures. While reading them I also plan on watching the movies because why not. When it comes to the movies I don’t plan on breaking down all the details that were missed. This series of posts will strictly be about my adventures of reading Harry Potter for the first time.
Here is where we stand, I have already read The Sorcerer’s Stone and the Chamber of Secrets. I decided to start with the audiobooks and Jim Dale is good. I’m instantly hooked and engrossed in all the little details. It’s the little details that I gravitate towards to first. I also get why the movies cut out a lot of it. Rowling does go into great detail and fills up scenes with a lot of characters. This though is what I like about it. In the movies there are all the side characters that I really love and in the books I can get more of them. I flew through the first two books, listening to them every chance I could get and thinking about them when I wasn’t.
I’m currently on the Prisoner of Azkaban and boy already I can see why it is a favorite for a lot of people. Sirius Black in the movies has always been a favorite of mine and I just can’t wait until he gets involved more. I’m also really liking the slight shift to the story feeling a little darker. Even Jim Dale does a beautiful job of making Harry sound so less annoying. Like of course they are going to should different they are now 13 and are about to hit puberty. Just the slightest change of voice does so much and makes the whole experience so much better. I bet many people already know this, but the audiobooks are really good and I highly recommend. I only have the first three and will be switching to the physical books once I’m done listening to them. I can already tell that when I can I will be getting the others and they will probably be ones that I’ll listen to over and over. Now back to the Prisoner of Azkaban, I’m really enjoying it and I’m only a few chapters in, I’m not even into the real action of the book. I feel like since I love the movies, that this experience is elevated, because I can visualize the story even more. And the little details are just the cherry on top. So far out of the first three I can say the the Prisoner of Azkaban is my fave, and I can’t wait to continue reading it and the rest of the series.
Which out of the series is your favorite?