I must confess… I have never read the Harry Potter series. I started multiple times, but somehow life always side-tracked me in the middle of book three.
But the time has come to practice what I preach. I believe writers are readers. I believe writers should be well-acquainted with their genre. I believe the classics are invaluable texts. And I know Harry Potter is a modern-day classic.
So, to help keep myself accountable, I made a public declaration – here on the blog as well as on FaceBook. And I thought it might be fun to invite others to join in the fun.
I plan to read all seven books by New Year’s, 2016. Here is a preliminary reading schedule:
- HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Sept 4
- HP and the Chamber’s Secret – Sept 18
- HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Oct 2
- HP and the Goblet of Fire – Oct 23
- HP and the Order of Phoenix – Nov 13
- HP and the Half-Blood Prince – Dec 4
- HP and the Deathly Hollows – Jan 2
If you would like to read-along as well, please consider completing the Mr. Linky form below, with a link to your blog post expressing your interest. (If you don’t have a blog, no worries! You can still register for the event and be a part of the group).
If there is adequate enrollment, I would love to create a virtual book – a space where we can chat about the plot, the characters, the themes, the writing style… well, you get the idea.
I’m excited… I hope you are as well!