Smitten: #HPDec

Honeydukes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Honeydukes at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
I could write all about my love for Harry Potter, the books. Or Harry Potter, the movies. Or the fact that lately, I’ve been playing the heck out of Lego Harry Potter. Or how I went to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for graduation. But as much as I love Harry Potter, nothing has me quite as excited as #HPDec currently does.

#HPDec started out as Amy’s attempt to reread all of the Harry Potter books this month. Which turned into our whole little blog posse wanting to reread them as well. Which turned into a, “Well, since I was going to put NovelTea on hold during the busy holiday season, why don’t we just take over my book-lover Facebook group and use it as a #HPDec home base?”. Which turned into everyone in the book club getting totally stoked to reread/rewatch/relisten to the series during the month of December!

Since the first of the month, the NovelTea Facebook group has been abuzz with everything from Harry Potter nostalgia to speculations about Snape’s musical tastes. I can’t explain how excited I get when I see new notifications awaiting me from the group, or reading through everyone’s shared excitement over everything Harry Potter-related! As if the books weren’t enough the first time around!

I love that almost twenty years later (yes, you read that right — 20!) there is still so much to discover about the world of Harry Potter, from new readers and short stories from J.K. Rowling, to scholarship and theme park additions. I will never tire of the stories that meant so much to me growing up. In fact, I will go on reading and enjoying them, even as I sit here waiting for my Hogwarts letter to arrive (jeez, owls!)

Come gush over all things Harry Potter with us over on the NovelTea Facbook group during #HPDec!