Day 10: Weekend Read

In honor of yesterday’s recipe today’s weekend read is…you guessed it…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s (Philosopher’s) Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Now I know it is hard to imagine that there is anyone left in the world that hasn’t read this book yet, but believe it or not there is. I have friends that haven’t read it!

In the first novel, orphaned and down trodden Harry Potter is doomed to an unhappy life with his Aunt, Uncle, and cousin. But on his 11th birthday a GIANT surprise is thrust into his lap in the form of a very large man, a very messy cake, and an invitation to attend a school for wizards which, you guessed it, he is! But evil is afoot and it is up to Harry and his friends to battle evil and prove that goodness, kindness, and true love will always conquer all.

This book can be picked up in paperback for around $7. If you haven’t read it yet, read it. If you have, pull it off the shelf, dust it off, and read it again, because this book changed history.

For those of you out there that haven’t read it OR feel it may be time to revisit it here is a refresher from some of the media sources as to why you should:

 Publisher’s Weekly
Readers are in for a delightful romp with this award-winning debut from a British author who dances in the footsteps of P.L. Travers and Roald Dahl.

USA Today
You don’t have to be a wizard or a kid to appreciate the spell cast by Harry Potter.

Newsweek
The true hero of this summer’s reading season is likely to be Harry Potter.

Newsweek
The true hero of this summer’s reading season is likely to be Harry Potter.

USA Today
You don’t have to be a wizard or a kid to appreciate the spell cast by Harry Potter.

The New York Times Book Review – Michael Winerip
A wonderful first novel….Harry is destined for greatness. Much like Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling has a gift for keeping the emotions, fears and triumphs of her characters on a human scale, even while the supernatural is popping out all over.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling. This first book of the wildly popular Harry Potter series has sparked the imagination of an entire generation of young readers and inspired those with a few more years under their belts too. The cultural impact the Harry Potter series has had on the world is unmistakable.

from 50 Books That Changed the World


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