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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Anniversary)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Anniversary) | J K Rowling
A special new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, with a stunning new cover illustration by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick. Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry's room is a tiny closet at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn't had a birthday party in eleven years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry - and anyone who reads about him - will find unforgettable. For it's there that he finds not only friends, aerial sports, and magic in everything from classes to meals, but a great destiny that's been waiting for him... if Harry can survive the encounter. This gorgeous new edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone features a newly designed cover illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Selznick, as well as the beloved original interior decorations by Mary GrandPr.
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This is a re-read but still holds a world of imagination and wonder, this book got me back into reading as an adult, I enjoy it as much now as a 40+ year old as I did when I was in my 20‘s and no matter how many times I read it, it still takes me away into the Wonderful Wizarding world!

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Linsy
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Christmas at Hogwarts! What do you see in the Mirror of Erised? #potteraday #pottersocks

GingerAntics Home 5h
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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But from that moment on, Hermione Granger was their friend. There are some things you can‘t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve foot mountain troll is one of them. #potteraday

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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‘Wandering around at midnight, ickle-firsties? Tut tut tut. Naughty naughty, you‘ll get caughty.‘ #potteraday

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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‘Give That here, Malfoy,‘ said Harry quietly,
Everyone stopped talking to watch.
Malfoy smiled nastily.
‘I think I‘ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to collect - how about - up a tree‘
‘Give it here!‘ yelled Harry, but Malfoy has leapt on his broomstick and taken off. He hadn‘t been lying, he could fly well - hovering level with the topmost branches of an oak he called, ‘Come and get it, Potter!‘ #potteraday #drarry

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Linsy
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Short and sweet. I love Hagrid's obliviousness. 😄 #potteraday

GingerAntics Hagrid is so sweet and almost childlike. He‘s into what he‘s into, and he‘s oblivious to everything else. Love him! 7h
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Kshakal
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britt_brooke
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It‘s a wild night in, as usual. 🥃📖 #booksandbooze

LauraJ Looks good to me! 12h
Megabooks Party hardy!! 🥳🥳😁 9h
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Bianca Heck yes! 7h
britt_brooke @Megabooks 💃🏼💃🏼 8m
britt_brooke @Bianca 🙌🏻 7m
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Readswithcoffee
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“One can never have enough socks.” - Albus Dumbledore #potteraday

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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17 January: The Mirror of Erised

To me this is one of the most sad chapters in this entire series. It breaks my heart every time Harry sees his parents.

One thing I did forget was that the chessmen actually spoke and distrusted Harry until he got his own chestset.

#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter

Readswithcoffee Agreed. So sad. 15h
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One of the most obnoxious characters is Draco Malloy! “Harry has never believed he would meet a boy he hated more than Dudley but that was before he met Draco Malloy” #auldlangreads #obnoxiouscharacter #potteraday

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚👍🏻📚 19h
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 17h
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MissAimz_55
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Catching up on #potteraday ! I hope by tomorrow I‘ll be fully caught up. I am really enjoying the artwork! This is the first time I am reading the illustrated version and it‘s so awesome #illustrated #artworkrocks

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GypsyKat
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I‘ve decided it‘s time for a reread so I‘m starting this on Audible today. Whenever I read or listen to this it‘s always like a hug from a wonderful old friend. ❤️

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britt_brooke
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Look what I‘m finally reading! 😆 Better late than never. Actually, I *did* read this one about 10 years ago, but didn‘t continue with the series. But I‘m a different person now, a mom, and a better reader. Enjoying it so far, of course! 🧙🏻‍♀️⚡️☕️🍳🥓🥑

Megabooks You‘ll get to enjoy it with your boys! 21h
JaclynW Yummy breakfast! I need to do a restart with Harry Potter books. I read the first 3 YEARS ago when I was in college. I too think I would enjoy reading them with adult eyes. 20h
Blh87 No book series has ever brought me more joy than this one❤️ 20h
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britt_brooke @Megabooks I was going to wait and read it with them when they‘re a little older, but decided to go ahead now. That way, I can answer their questions when the time comes. 😁 And re-experience the story. (edited) 18h
britt_brooke @JaclynW It‘s always interesting to reread books after a few years. More life experience, fresh eyes. 18h
britt_brooke @Blh87 Aw, I love this! 💚 18h
Megabooks @britt_brooke totally makes sense!! Have fun!! ⚡️ 18h
Scochrane26 For most adults, this series really gets good with the 3rd book. Everyone has their favorite, but the 3rd is very popular. The 2nd is often considered the least fave but has so many clues for the later books. 16h
maich I didn't read any books of HP. But my sister have them all on her shelf🙈🙈 16h
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Thanks! I‘ve heard this exactly. It is helpful to know these things going into each book. 16h
britt_brooke @maich At least you know where to find them if you change your mind. 😁 (edited) 16h
JaclynW @britt_brooke Exactly! 10h
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amber_ldsmom
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Day 17: #obnoxiouscharacter #auldlangreads. All of the Dursleys are obnoxious, but I think Dudley is particularly so. He deserved that piggy tail!

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 1d
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Panic70
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Jan 16: Quidditch #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter My favorite part of this chapter is Lee Jordan‘s Quidditch commentary.

Eggbeater I love Lee Jordan's commentary. 19h
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Kshakal
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Rupi
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2020 Book #2

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MissAimz_55
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Another one to distract me from work 😂 #thoughtfulthursday
⭐️I got to go to the library yesterday .
⭐️⭐️ hmmm thinking about going to the bingo night put on at community tomorrow. Date night Saturday . Also nfl playoff watching
⭐️⭐️⭐️ listening to 11/22/63. Reading tagged for #potteraday
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ tagging anyone who hasn‘t played yet

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 1d
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16 January: Quidditch

Our first Quidditch match, and what a wonderful site. I love how the pace picks up as the game commence.
Lee's commentary is legendary. "Sorry Professor"

#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter
@Linsy this was a brilliant idea! I now look forward to every evening's half hour with some of my favourites characters. Somehow it just makes my day better.

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So many excellent events in this short chapter...Hermione conjuring up her bright blue fire in a jam jar, Lee Jordan‘s not so objective commentating of the Quidditch match, Harry catching the Snitch. I‘m still loving this #potteraday read along.

lele1432 Love Lee Jordan's commentary lol! 2d
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Linsy
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All caught up! I love how Ron used "the first spell that came into his head." I can just imagine the look on his face when the troll's club lifted into the air. It's a good thing this didn't happen earlier in the semester! Then he might have tried to turn it yellow. ?

#potteraday #harrypotter #jumpstart2020

GingerAntics I had that thought, too. I love how Ron‘s the fly by the seat of his pants type, Hermione‘s the plan it to death type, and Harry is somewhere in the middle. lol 2d
Linsy @GingerAntics So true! The perfect team 2d
GingerAntics @Linsy totally agree 2d
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Kshakal
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Panic70
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Chapter ten Halloween for today‘s #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter This is the point in the book when Harry and Ron become friends with Hermione. I love the end of the chapter when it explains a shared experience made them friends. It goes along with my Bible study on friendship. This week is all about being vulnerable. “The shortest distance between strangers and friends is a shared awkward story.” Lisa-Jo Baker. Troll bogeys=friendship

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Eggbeater
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#potteraday Favorite line from Halloween chapter, because I am immature. Really paying attention to details here.

Photo from Google.

GingerAntics LOVE this bit!!! 3d
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Linsy
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Catching up on #potteraday thinking, a Ravenclaw would be way too smart to get mixed up in this mess. But it might just be my footwear talking... 💙 #pottersocks #jumpstart2020

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 LOVE those socks. Where on earth did you get them? I need a pair. 3d
GypsyKat As a Ravenclaw, I‘m kinda with you.😂 3d
Linsy @GingerAntics From one of the 15 Potter socks of Christmas boxes! The one with Hogwarts on the front. There's a pair for each house in the same style. 2d
GingerAntics Oh my. I feel like I need more Ravenclaw items in my life. I clearly need them for Ravenclaw pride day later in the year. 2d
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Caught up with #PotterADay! I love how the chapter "Halloween" ends with the beginnings of an epic friendship. ? And now I want to fast-forward the year to October already! ?

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15 January: Halloween

The new Nimbus 2000, the look on Draco's face...
The in's and out's of Quidditch
The troll and of course...
The best friendships of my entire youth 😁

#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter

Panic70 That quote is one of my favorites from the entire series. ❤️ 3d
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Linsy
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I'm still a day behind! I'll work on that tomorrow. Until then, I'm off to our first potions class... 🌿✨🔥

#potteraday #harrypotter #jumpstart2020

MissAimz_55 I‘m so far behind but I decided my goal is to now just finish the reread in January . I keep getting distracted by other reads or things 😂 3d
Linsy @MissAimz_55 I feel you! Sounds like a great goal. I was hoping to start the reread of the second one in February, so you'll be right on track! 3d
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Panic70
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Chapter 9: The midnight Duel Spoilers without context #potteraday #readalong #harrypotter

DebinHawaii Great Harry Potter collage! 😍 3d
Panic70 Thank you @DebinHawaii It was a fun way to add a bit more enjoyment to my reading. ❤️ 3d
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bookishbitch
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My illustrated version is in paperback. I actually prefer paperbacks over hardcovers. Who else collects multiple covers and versions of the same book?

WomanistBibliophile I prefer paperbacks over hardbacks too! But haven‘t ever bought different covers of the same book 3d
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Kshakal
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And I am caught up!! #potteraday

Bookishlie Uggg I gotta get caught up:( 3d
Linsy @Bookishlie I feel you! 3d
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Kshakal
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I am a day behind!!! 😳 #potteraday

Linsy Me too! 😱 3d
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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14 January: The Midnight Duel
This chapter contains
😍My favourite quote!
Hermione's rage about being expelled
😍My favourite moment:
When Harry flies for the first time and realise he is good at it.
😍My favourite trio getting into trouble together for the first time

#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter

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MissAimz_55
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Harry life is transformed when he goes to Hogwarts and finally finds a place where he belongs and where he creates true relationships for the first time in his life. #newyearnewyou #transformation #potteraday #catchingup

Eggs Perfect👏🏻👏🏻 4d
Linsy True! I love the warmth in this chapter ❤ 3d
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Panic70
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Found a used copy of HP and the Philosopher‘s Stone read by Stephen Fry on CD. My 9 year old asked “What are those?” when she saw the CDs. 🤣 Ready for #potteraday now.

Enchanted_Bibliophile Welcome to Litsy! Happy listening 4d
Enchanted_Bibliophile Check out @Linsy. She's the #PotterADay host. 4d
Panic70 @Enchanted_Bibliophile Thank you! Still getting used to Litsy, but I‘ve already found some books to add to my want to read list. 4d
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Time for a re-read! (Got a new Bloomsbury cover set of 3 so this is a new map for me.)

BookishMarginalia Lovely #BookishMap of Hogwarts and environs! 4d
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Linsy
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I'm loving this black and gray design! #pottersocks

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this pic! 5d
JaneyWaneyB Fantastic picture 😍 4d
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Readswithcoffee
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I can‘t read about Professor Snape without seeing and hearing the late, great Alan Rickman who portrayed Snape in the HP movies. #PotterADay

jessinikkip Same 5d
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter
Last year I read The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Between the pages that explaining flower meanings I found this note:

The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
Continue in comments?

Enchanted_Bibliophile According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets follow you to the grave' and wormwood means 'absence' and also typically symbolised bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant
'I bitterly regret Lily's death'.
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Come-read-with-me How cool! I didn‘t know that. 5d
AnneCecilie Wow, I had no idea. 5d
Readswithcoffee Very interesting. 5d
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I forgot to post yesterday, sorry! I've was on a girl trip to see Little Women with my mom and sisters.

I love the Sorting Hat songs!! They set the perfect tone for the books. Do you have a favorite?

What house are you?? I'm Hufflepuff and my husband is Slytherin, so we like to think of our two boys as Slytherpuffs. (I think the baby hid our Slytherin tie...)

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#potteraday #harrypotter #jumpstart2020

MoonWitch94 I am a GryffinClaw 🦁🦅 5d
Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm Gryffindor 🦁and hubby is Slytherin🐍 5d
GingerAntics You have the ties?! I love that!!! 5d
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kgriffith Ravenpuff 😊 🦅 🦡 5d
MissAimz_55 So im behind in the readalong . a Ravenclaw even though lately I‘ve been getting Gryffindor and Slytherin more often but because the hat takes into account what you want I would say I‘m a Ravenclaw. 5d
zezeki Hufflepuff! 🦡 5d
hissingpotatoes Hufflepuff! 😀 5d
Clare-Dragonfly Hufflepuff 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛 5d
Linsy @GingerAntics I think my husband found them at Walmart randomly. My two-year-old loves to wear them around the house like necklaces. 😄 5d
Linsy @MissAimz_55 I think it does for sure! Don't worry about being behind. You're such a Ravenclaw 😜 5d
Linsy Love seeing all of these Hufflepuffs! And hybrids, that's awesome! (And everyone else, of course!!) I wish we could all go to Hogwarts. I am a Hufflepuff, after all. 💛 💛 💛 (edited) 5d
GingerAntics Ravenclaw 💙🤍💙🤍💙 5d
GingerAntics Those ties are awesome!!! I think I may have to make some house scarves after we get moved. 5d
Linsy @GingerAntics Impressive! I'm hoping to start using a loom this year so I can get a bit crafty with house hats. 5d
GingerAntics I‘m still trying to figure out how to do hats, but I think I‘m going to need a good Ravenclaw hat next winter. 5d
Slajaunie Ravenclaw! 💙💙💙 4d
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