Tuesday, July 1, 2008

My love for Harry Potter<3 <3

I finally started the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Yes, I have never read it, and I haven't even watched the movies, because I always read the books before watching the movies. ( I even read In Her Shoes before watching the movie=\)
I tried reading LOTR when I was 12, but I read one page, and I wasn't really keen on it ( HarryPotterIsDaShitPhase).
I will read it this time ( promise) and it IS interesting.

However, I will never draw comparisons between the Harry Potter series and LOTR, no matter how much I might like it.

Harry Potter hold a special place in my heart ( insert soppy love song for fictional characters here.) It's a childhood favourite. I started reading it when I was 9, and have been in love with it since.
I happened to be one of the hundreds of fans who were going to go to the 4 am book launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It was the most exciting thing we'd ever done. A 4 am book launch with my friends and lots of other geeky Harry Potter fans in witch and wizard getups. Sigh.
( and our parents, of course.)
My mum didn't even tell me she'd booked a copy for me. I was fuming for a whole week, because the whole world and his wife had a copy booked. Apart from me, of course.
I was only told when I started reading out the leaked manuscript. ( I went through about five of them before I stumbled across the real thing.)
At that point the panic alarm went off in mum's head, and she finally whipped out the invitation and the receipt.

And I jumped for joy, and spent about 48 hours, and I kid you not, staring lovingly at the invitation. Staring and staring, and I even slept with it under my pillow. My family thought I'd finally lost it. I went around starry eyed, and all that.

But, it never happened.

Stupid bomb scare. WHY would anyone want to plant bombs in cars before a book launch? It was a friggin' BOOK LAUNCH. So yes, it didn't happen. We got our books the next day in the morning. =(

Needless to say, I was heartbroken.

I was one of the people who waited for their Hogwarts admission letter. Yes.

And, the movies ( although everyone knows this) are nowhere near as awesome as the books. They actually suck in comparison. I mean, Forbidden Forest = Dark Forest? wtf? Seriously?
And WHERE did the Quidditch world cup go in the 4th movie? Absolute bullshit.
I haven't even tried watching the third movie.

And Daniel Radcliffe was SO not my vision of Harry, and I took serious offence at that, I mean it was HARRY POTTER. You just do not do that. He's alright and all, but hes not.. Harry.

Yes, I get emotional about Harry Potter.



Call me Gunther said...

omg yes! The movies suck!!
I had finished the last book a week before it got released. I stayed up the entire night reading the leaked book.
I'm going to miss that feeling. If you haven't already read it, you might like A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. It has two other parts. I loved them but still nowhere near the Harry Potter experience.
Uski baat hi alag hai <3

Opinionated Jaahil said...

I was through ten chapters before my mum told me, she didn't want me finishing the whole book=p
sigh. I miss Harry Potter=(
They should like have a Harry All Grown Up series. Seriously. I wouldn't mind reading about Harry doing household chores....but I'm just Harry crazy=p

I haven't read that... I shall go around looking for them, as soon as I'm done with LOTR=D

And yes. The Harry Potter experience...

Dreaminglass said...

Harry Potter SUCKED after book 4. Book 5 was a Teen-angst ridden BOREFEST, Book 6 was a sorry excuse for a "book", and Book 7 was overdramaticized (in my humble opinion), though it was the best book after Book 4. Nothing JK Rowling has done or will do could possibly top Goblet of Fire.

That said....Artemis Fowl anyone? I picked that book up, and didn't put it down till I finished it. Absolutely hooked. Interesting Characters. Complex storyline. Action-packed. And not a moment of "OMGTHISISBOOOOORINGWHEN'STHEFUNBITSCOMINGUP!?!??!?!"

So yes. Read Artemis Fowl.

Opinionated Jaahil said...

I love Harry Potter, so I saw nothing wrong with any of the books, and I loved all the books. I belong to the class of fans who will not find anything wrong with the Harry Potter series. I'm partial to childhood loves like that=p

and yes, i've heard about Artemis Fowl. Must get around to reading that too.
Book recommendations.

qυяяαт said...

Books are always better than the movies. Duuh.
When you are done reading LOTR try Twilight. I am reading this now, and seriously, they are AWESOME.

Sana said...

Hmmm. No offence, but isn't this a (really) late reaction? However, the last book was the worst in the series, utterly disappointing. Blah.

Opinionated Jaahil said...

Hahah, better late than never=p

Call me Gunther said...

Rowling is writing a Harry Potter encyclopedia or something of the sorts. I remember reading it in the paper a while ago.
So yeah, you have something Harry Potter related to look forward to =D

French Vanilla said...

I am going to be the odd one out here and say it: i haven't read harry potter (though i got one of the first copies of the first part in pakistan). i think it was more because of me being too young and it having too many characters for my liking. i will start again soon and THEN watch the movies.

Opinionated Jaahil said...

Howw can you not have read Harry Potter.
Makes me sad when people havent=(