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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Illustrated Edition
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Illustrated Edition | J.K. Rowling
The landmark publishing event of 2015 -- a full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with breathtaking illustrations by Jim Kay, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal. Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay's dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book -- Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike. When a letter arrives for unhappy but ordinary Harry Potter, a decade-old secret is revealed to him that apparently he's the last to know. His parents were wizards, killed by a Dark Lord's curse when Harry was just a baby, and which he somehow survived. Leaving his unsympathetic aunt and uncle for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry stumbles upon a sinister mystery when he finds a three-headed dog guarding a room on the third floor. Then he hears of a missing stone with astonishing powers, which could be valuable, dangerous -- or both. An incredible adventure is about to begin!
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Scochrane26 Baby Yoda is even cuter combined with HP. 😍 12h
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I think my favorite scene is Harry‘s first Christmas with presents at the foot of his bed. Having never received real gifts this was an important and bittersweet moment.
I totally would have been Snape or Mcgonacall based on my personality. And I would have been honored to work alongside Dumbledore. He‘s got...charisma.

#harrypotter #dumbledore #harrypotteradvent

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“Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you‘d expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn‘t hold with such nonsense.” // This will forever be my favorite intro. Currently sitting at the airport in London after visiting the Harry Potter Shop for the first time ever. Not sure how I‘ve never seen it before.

IvoryLunatic Snagged this anniversary edition as a Christmas present for my friend. I already have the Ravenclaw one for myself. Though I don‘t remember whether mine is British or American. 2d
TheAromaofBooks I love the anniversary editions!! I think they are only out in the British editions, which I also find to be fun - it's interesting to see the differences from the American ones. 2d
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Keeping my promises tonight! 80 pages in and re-loving it. 🧙‍♂️


“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends“ I've always really liked this quote from the book.


I would include this in my library for sure! It's a lengthier book, but some kids are ready for these types of chapter books! I was in third grade when I read my first Harry Potter book.


“Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone“ by J.K. Rowling, 1997. Modern Fantasy chapter book. Harry Potter books were and still are my favorite books. The fantasy elements in this story is the whole wizzard world, where everyone has a wand and can cast spells. It's a great read!

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My husband and I became homeowners today! And the very first things to be properly placed into the new house were....all my Harry Potter books! 😆📚⚡❤ #harrypotterfan #booklover #priorities #homeiswheremybooksare #newhouse #bookshelves #bookish #books #reader #harrypotter #jkrowling

Beatlefan129 Congratulations 🍾 📚 5d
CrowCAH Congrats! A very fitting first shelving!!! 📚 5d
TheSpineView That is fabulous! Congrats! 5d
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marleed Congratulations and good priorities! 4d
ljuliel Congrats on the new house 🏡 4d
steph_phanie Thanks, everyone! 37m
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‘After all, to a well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure.‘

Re-reading this for the first time in over a decade and it‘s just as absorbing as when I first read it at ten years old. My son, on the other hand, found it too sad to finish listening to the whole thing; I‘ll try it again with him in a couple of years 🔮

What age were you when you first read Harry Potter?

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My husband gifted me The Bookish Box Advent calendar. It is a package they do that has 12 days of bookish items that they have left over from their previous boxes. From what I understand it‘s a random selection of goodies. Today I received a shirt inspired by Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone. I also receive the cutest little raven skull necklace inspired by The Raven Cycle.

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#FestivePhotoChallenge #WinterGames Advent calendar. I was late getting this calendar last year so decided to save it for this year. Today was Harry. #TeamFestivus @wanderinglynn @StayCurious

wanderinglynn 1 pt participation ⛄️ 1w
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On Christmas Eve, Harry went to bed looking forward to the next day for the food and the fun, but not expecting any presents at all. When he woke early in the morning, however, the first thing he saw was a small pile of packages at the foot of his bed.

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Tradition: We always do a countdown it's a fun way to cut down on the "IS IT TIME YET!?!" littles anxiety (or that probably just gives me anxiety lol) ? I usually make them so it counts down to the 21st. I purchased one this year and we decorated the 21st door special. ? But it also counts to Xmas which some other family members celebrate too. Really I'm just excited that it's #HarryPotter! ??


FantasyChick That is awesome! I love it 😍😍 21pts for holiday tradition 👏👏 1w
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For some reason I can‘t post an image. I really can‘t say anything that hasn‘t already been said. RegardlessI I love the Audible version. I can see the characters in my head. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This was the year the kids both finished reading Harry Potter, so I thought this advent calendar would be a great way to commemorate the momentous event. Can‘t wait to start today, and they have no idea what‘s inside ❤️

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This year, I‘ve been wanting the Funko Harry Potter advent calendar, but it‘s expensive, so I haven‘t gotten it. Maybe one day.
#wintergames #festivephotochallenge @StayCurious @Clwojick #TheFilthyAnimals

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m right there with you...one day. We can window shop together! (edited) 1w
Scochrane26 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I have so much HP stuff, I really don‘t need more. 1w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Scochrane26 I keep telling myself that about Funko, Lego, Harry Potter, Star Wars, etc.... I really don‘t need anymore of it, really don‘t need any of it. It‘s all temptation of things I don‘t really need. My buy less mantra.😉 1w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa They know how to get to us though, it‘s the big eyes on the big round heads. 1w
Scochrane26 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa lol, yes they do. I often end up buying things at comic cons—real artwork & decor, & funkos. Most is HP but some is Sherlock. 1w
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While the family is busy doing whatever it is they are doing, I‘m listening to HP. Loving the audio.

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I had actually never read the first book, but I expected it would be good based on the other books in the series. I wasn't disappointed. My husband and I are also rewatching the films. J. K. Rowling did put this character through the ringer, didn't she? It actually makes me a little angry.

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To cute not to share! 😍

[Found on Pinterest - all credit to original artist(s)]

Caroline2 😆 2w
umbrellagirl 💙 2w
Karkar Love it 😍 2w
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It's a crappy picture, but I found a Potter-esque fireplace for my @MidnightBookGirl inspired #FakeFireplaceReading 😁

Kshakal This makes me so happy! 2w
Sace @Kshakal a whole new world has been openwuo for me! 2w
Sace *opened up (seriously...why don't android users get to edit?) 2w
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LauraJ So cool! 2w
MidnightBookGirl Ooooh! I'll have to try that one! 2w
Sace @MidnightBookGirl it just showed up on my YouTube. It's called Ancient Library room. 2w
Sace @LauraJ and relaxing! 2w
Clare-Dragonfly The YouTube channel ASMR rooms does Harry Potter inspired ASMR ambient videos (among other themes)! Like the four common rooms, Christmas at Hogwarts, the Great Hall… 2w
Sace @Clare-Dragonfly SQUEEE! Thanks for the info! I'll go check that out right now! 2w
Clare-Dragonfly I hope you like it! 😄 2w
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#gratefulreads and I'm doing a #reread of Harry Potter just now then a Discworld reread in 2020👍
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻❤️ 2w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 2w
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I've been learning lately the importance of leaning into things that bring my inner child joy in life. Growing up, books were always my safest places and the Harry Potter novels were a huge part of that. It's been a joy reliving my childhood excitement rereading this.

I had forgotten just how light, funny and earnest (like Harry) this read is...and in hindsight? Dumbledore nudging these kids in the direction of such danger? Nope nope.

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I am so excited to give this to my niece for Christmas... I love that she loves Harry Potter as much as I do that I couldn‘t resist inscribing it!!


“Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbors.“

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🤣🤣🤣 Yes indeed!!! 🤣🤣🤣

julesG 👏👏👏👏 2w
hermyknee Omg! That‘s crazy and so true!!! Prescient. I love it!!! 2w
madamereadsalot1 Someone was omniscient. 2w
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My husband, adult daughter, son-in-law and I are all visiting Universal in Orlando. She insisted on getting an interactive wand (barely visible in the photo). I insisted on getting a copy of the first book and reading it. Somehow I've read all the books but the first one. The best part of the trip has been the afternoons. We all go back to the hotel and read. 😁

Texreader Our family has been there three(!) times! And Warner Bros studios near London once. Crazy fans, right? Hope you continue to have a fabulous time! 3w
Sace @Texreader it doesn't matter how old she is, I love watching her in The Wizarding World. Harry was such a huge part of her childhood. Warner Bros in London? That must have been amazi g 3w
Sace *amazing 3w
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Texreader @Sace It was the ultimate, once you‘ve done Universal. It has actual sets and all the props etc. They shot some parts of movies there, too. You take a tour so there‘s a bus you catch in London for about 1-1/2 hour drive. Then you spend several hours at the studio before returning. Well worth it. 3w
Sace @Texreader 😍 Ohhhh....that sounds wonderful. I'll have to put that on my bucket list. 3w
Laura317 Loved this place. I have an interactive wand too. I chose Hermione‘s. What did y‘all choose? 3w
Sace @Laura317 Offspring got Jenny Weasley's. The rest of us just watch her wave it around at each stop on the map. 🤣 3w
Laura317 Hah! I did the same. My husband and daughter rolled their eyes as my son and I played. 3w
Sace @Laura317 Her husband keeps saying "you're 30." My husband keeps saying "That's your wife." and laughing hysterically. ??? My family cracks me up. 3w
Laura317 @Sace Well I was 53 when we went. I don‘t know what that says about me. Daughter was 14 and son was 9. 3w
Sace @Laura317 to be honest I'd like to get one next time we go 😂 3w
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My current view of Diagon Alley as I hold the bags and wait for my family on the ride! I can squeeze in reading time anywhere. My current read is a reread of Northanger Abbey and Jane is not pulling any punches.

ALSO, I‘m sitting on the steps of Gringott‘s, on the roof of which a fire breathing dragon is perched—I can feel the heat from its periodic roaring flame!

ravenlee That all sounds good! 3w
saresmoore @ravenlee It is SO GOOD! 3w
Jerdencon Enjoy! We were there in February and I want to go back! Have the butter beer! 3w
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erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful! Have a fantastic experience! 3w
batsy Fun! Both the environment and the book 😁 Enjoy yourselves 💜 3w
TrishB Sounds fab! 3w
BarbaraBB It really looks like I imagined it to be! 3w
JennyM Have a great time!! 3w
LeahBergen Northanger Abbey has become one of my favourite Austens. 3w
saresmoore @LeahBergen I am loving it! I started the ebook on a whim, but I have a whole annotated edition at home that I can‘t wait to read. 3w
saresmoore @BarbaraBB They‘ve done such a fantastic job. Every tiniest bit of the design and architecture is intentional and Rowling was heavily involved. Flourish & Blott‘s through Knockturn Alley is one of my favorite parts. 3w
Suet624 Wow! 3w
ReadingEnvy I have sat in that same place, waiting for spouse to take the ride, feeling the heat of the dragon. ♥️ 2w
saresmoore @ReadingEnvy I love it! 👯‍♀️ 2w
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Thought I'd take another journey in my favorite universe. It made me realize how much love I have for this series and how much I love j.k Rowling's writing style

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“it takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.“

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The HP illustrated editions in bed with the space heater on.

❤️ 🧙‍♂️ 🦉

GypsyKat Lovely! ❤️ 3w
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J.K. Rowling inspired us with her fantastic ideas inside her amazingly talented mind, this book is fancy, touching, and quite humorous, people like something for a reason that's not only understandable but also clear. And in this case, I suppose that anyone who's read this book would understand how it resulted in success.

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#GratefulReads Day 14 - Favorite book-to-movie adaptation

Joint favourite alongside Stephen King‘s The Green Mile!

@OriginalCyn @AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Green Mile 💔💔 4w
RachelAmphlett @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I know! I would‘ve posted a photo of that but it‘s still in storage after I moved back from Australia last year 😂 3w
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A Re-Read for me and I absolutely loved and enjoyed this book so much!

Slajaunie 💙💙💙💙 4w
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"Feeling sentimental?"
Yes, that's why I was reading this again. I get a little nostalgic when I haven't visited the Potterverse for awhile.

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Littens! Lend me your eyes! Again! Hehehe ?
Please and Thank you ?

I thought I would upload a larger image of Nerdy Post's "Harry Potter Re-covered Collection" so y'all could appreciate the details. In addition to the dust jackets, the pre-order will include seven exclusive pins like the little Hedwig pictured at the bottom.


Leftcoastzen So nice! 4w
Hooked_on_books Those are cool! And the pin is so pretty. 🦉 4w
GypsyKat Ohhhh!!!! I love them!! 😍😍😍😍😍 4w
zezeki 😍 😍 😍 4w
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Littens! Lend me your eyes!

Hehehehe 😄🤣😁😊

I'm beyond goofy excited because my hubby very kindly and lovingly treated me to Nerdy Post's Harry Potter Re-covered Collection!!

I've never owned anything like this before and I'm giddy over this extremely early (and gorg!!) Christmas present 😊❤🎄💜📚

These brand new dust jackets are gonna make my books look so purdy!

#fandom #harrypotter #recoveredcollection

Sace So beautiful! Well done husband 👏👏👏 4w
marleed Oh, beautiful! 4w
LA_Mead Beautiful!!! 4w
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Leftcoastzen Wow! Fantastic! 4w
twohectobooks So pretty!! 4w
Librariana @LA_Mead @Leftcoastzen @marleed @Sace @twohectobooks - I agree wholeheartedly with all of you! 😊 I uploaded a resized image so y'all could appreciate the details 😁💜📚 4w
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍 4w
bookandbedandtea They are beautiful! I've been tempted to order them. 4w
Tamra So cool! 4w
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It‘s daughter‘s birthday today so I was audio baking - chocolate strawberry cupcakes with Stephen Fry in the background reading Harry Potter to me. That‘s some #happybaking
I got the idea from Lauren Reads youtube channel to use audio to listen to rereads of favourite books - really worked for me 😍

Come-read-with-me @Centique Happy birthday to your daughter! These look yummy! 🎂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Happy birthday to your girl! 🥳 The cupcakes look pretty and delish!! 1mo
Cathythoughts Happy Birthday to your daughter. Those cupcakes are looking divine👍🏻❤️ 1mo
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Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎉 those look amazing!!!!!!!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Those are gorgeous! I want to eat one immediately. 🤤 1mo
Reggie You‘re making me hungry! Those look delicious and Happy Birthday to your daughter!!! 1mo
batsy Happy birthday to your daughter 🎉🎂🎈 Those cupcakes look so good! You have mad skills 🙌🏽🧁 1mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday to her! 🎉🎂🎉 The cupcakes look fab 💗 So delish! 1mo
julesG Happy Birthday to your daughter! 🎉🎂🎉 The cupcakes look yummy! And listening to Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter is something I need to do once every year. 1mo
sprainedbrain Gorgeous cupcakes! 😋 1mo
LauraBeth Lovely 🍰. Hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday! 1mo
CarolynM Happy birthday to your daughter and congratulations to mum and dad on another year of parenting🎉 1mo
Chrissyreadit Beautiful! 1mo
Jas16 Wow! Those cupcakes look incredible! 🧁 1mo
Simona 😋😋😋 and happy birthday to her❣️ 1mo
Kaila-ann Those are beautiful cupcakes!! 4w
Centique Thank you everyone. They were VERY yummy - I think I have found my new favourite cupcake recipe. 😋 @Come-read-with-me @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts @Cinfhen @Hooked_on_books @Reggie @batsy @rohit-sawant @julesG @sprainedbrain @LauraBeth @Chrissyreadit @Jas16 @Simona @Kaila-ann 4w
Centique @CarolynM thanks C 😘 Gosh she‘s grown-up now. She disagrees with me maturely sometimes, with all the cachet of an expert. And yes she sometimes is an expert. Other times not so much 🙄😂😂 4w
Cathythoughts It‘s wonderful to watch all the different stages of growing up ( which goes on forever ofcorse ❤️ 4w
Cinfhen Raising girls is tricky business!!! But they end up being your best friend 💕💕 4w
Centique @Cinfhen yes! I can see that happening. Have to remember that and keep a good sense of perspective 😘 @Cathythoughts 4w
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Back to an oldie, but a goodie. Trying to get out of this reading slump!

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Thank you for today‘s #FriYayIntro @howjessreads

1. Trivial Pursuit 🧐

2. Australia 🇦🇺

3. Not so good! I planned to read a lot more, but work has been relentless this year! 😓

4. J.K. Rowling! I avoided Harry Potter for years thinking it couldn‘t possibly live up to the hype, then finally read the first book and found out it did! 🙈

5. What book make a huge impact on you? 📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I used to love trivial pursuit!!! I Know This Much is True is a book that has stuck with me for years 💔💔💔 1mo
wanderinglynn So many! But A Prayer for Owen Meany is the first one to pop in my head. Such a powerful opening line! 1mo
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DaveGreen7777 @wanderinglynn Oooh, I‘ll have to check that book out! 😀 1mo
wanderinglynn It‘s sooooo good. A powerful story. To tempt you further, the first line: “I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.” 1mo
AmandaEve I‘d say either Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro or The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera ☺️ 1mo
vivastory Most recently (in the past year) I'd say Lord of The Rings. I think it's one of the wisest books ever written. 1mo
ljuliel The Five People You Meet in Heaven , because I‘ve always believed that same thing, that we are destined to meet people who will somehow interconnect with someone or something else that happens to you. It all links together. Sorta like What Goes Around Comes Around and if you need a lesson, life will slap one right into your lap. We need to be more alert and watch how it all comes together. It‘s fascinating. 1mo
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Happy Monday! Back to work tomorrow, but I had a good day. Been listening to Catching Fire on audio while I ran errands today. Now ready to make dinner and hopefully put in some more time reading Once Upon a River, which I have been loving so far!

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Kimberlone @MrBook ☺️ 1mo
readordierachel Lovely! 1mo
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received a package from my mother in law today of a Danish copy of Philosophers Stone (i‘ve been looking forever for one!) and also an Italian copy with the most incredible illustrations 💙 i‘m in love

LaraS Very cool! I have nothing but love and respect for literary translators, their job must be an incredible mixture of art and science. Imagine how much fun it would be to recreate words like Azkaban, Quidditch, and Crumple-Horned Snorkacks. 😆 1mo
reading_rainbow @LaraS so true 😂 1mo
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I've only read one of the illustrated editions- the first a few years ago - so I decided to put them all on hold so I could do a reread this fall & they were all available for me to pick up yesterday & I'm excited to read these over the next several weeks

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Happy Halloween from the Potters!!!

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Post 3/3 #basicwitchswap

A close up of the amethyst and crystal wand! 💜🖤💜🖤

And look who was my mystery Funko...Harry wearing the Sorting hat!! I never get that lucky!

Our morning got off to a terrible start, late school bus so I had to drive Maya to school in rush hour traffic, which is 1 hr+ round trip. And lots of tears from a friend backing out from trick or treating tonight for a “better option”. 😬 This lifted my mood when I got home.

Meaw_catlady Sorry your day started rough! Hope things getting better ! Harry is so cute! 🖤 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @Meaw_catlady Thanks! 🧡🖤 Hopefully nothing else goes wrong today! 🤞 Although w/ mercury in retrograde... 😱😰 1mo
KatieDid927 I‘m glad this lifted your mood! The wand is selenite which is protective but also dispels negative energy. 1mo
AmyG Your day can only get better! 🤞🏻 Happy Halloween 🎃 1mo
4thhouseontheleft @KatieDid927 I thought it looked like Selenite! Definitely needed in the house right now! 😃 1mo
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Texreader Awww 1mo
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I read this a few years ago when I was studying Spanish - I sure couldn‘t manage it now!


Cinfhen Impressive 1mo
Cinfhen I couldn‘t read it in English...I bailed 😝 1mo
RachelO Wow! There‘s a lot of words in that! 1mo
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Sace Sí se puede! 1mo
squirrelbrain It wasn‘t that bad @Cinfhen @RachelO ... I‘d already read it in English and all of the characters‘ names are the same. In many languages they change the names to be more meaningful in that language, but in Spanish they stay the same. What do they do in German @julesg? 1mo
Kimberlone I have had this on my shelf for so long and still haven‘t gotten up the will to try and read it. I‘m pretty proficient in Spanish and can carry on conversations pretty well, but I‘ve never read more than a short story in Spanish so a whole book is intimidating. The good this is I know the HP story so well that at least I would be able keep the plot straight. 1mo
squirrelbrain Give it a go @Kimberlone - it‘s really quite easy compared to many Spanish texts. I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it! 1mo
squirrelbrain @Sace 😁👍 1mo
Kimberlone @squirrelbrain thanks for the encouragement! I have a vacation planned to South America and I might bring it with me 1mo
Sace Another good creepy read is Aura. Pretty much all present tense and quite short. 1mo
julesG Impressive! Yes, they've changed some names, ainly of minor characters, and some of the places. Also, a few of the spells are different. 1mo
CrowCAH Nice foreign language copy! I have a couple German P&P editions courtesy of @Sarah83 ! 1mo
Sarah83 😘😘😘 1mo
inthegreensandblues Nice! I recently bought a French copy in Brussels because I want to relearn my college French one of these days and thought it would be fun practice! 1mo
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Cinfhen Can‘t believe we‘re nearing the end of the month 1mo
CrowCAH Such an evocative piece of atmosphere! 🕯 1mo
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