Non-Fat Post: Harry Potter Edition

I don’t think I’ve yet outed myself on my blog as a enormous Harry Potter fan, but “Hello, my name is Chrissy, and I’m a Potterhead.” I am one of those kids who made HP what it is today–part of the originals, mind you. I was 10 when I read the first book, and I grew up with Harry and the gang. My love of HP and Ronnie the Bear (don’t understand the reference? See this.) has only slightly dwindled since the release of the Seventh Book. I am no longer regularly reading Harry Potter fanfiction ( I was an avid SS/HG Shipper, if anyone cares…oh the sadness!). I am no longer rereading HP 1-6. I am no longer craking HP-related jokes a puns all the time. But I love a good dose of HP when I can get it.

In honor of officially finishing my exams for this quarter (and thus, my junior year of undergrad), I am going to bask in the squee of Harry Potter for a post. Please indulge in the non-fat with me. I’m excited about the fluff.

This week, I had a couple of Harry Potter jump-up-and-down-fangirl moments. First of all, Jo Rowling spoke at Harvard’s Commencement. Which made me vehemently wish that I had ‘to Harvard. And started a year earlier. As turns out, I’m not at Harvard, and so instead we relegated to read the speech after the fact online. I am a super-fan of JKR, and her words hit home for me. This was right after I had posted My Biggest Fear, and JKR’s themes went right along with it: the benefits of failure, and the importance of the imagination. She made me squee. I don’t want to get into all the gobbly-gook of the speech, since you should really just read it all, but it was fantastic. I can only hope the speaker at my commencement will be as delightful.

My second squee moment was the other day when JKR auctioned off a “prequel” of Potter for charity. She wrote briefly about the studsy James Potter and Sirius Black. Oh joy! It was so short, but felt like Harry Potter, and I was happy for the short time it took to read it! I miss my Harry Potter fixes! I didn’t bring any of the books with me to school this quarter…

Anyway, I just wanted to post some fluff for fun, and bask in the joy of Harry Potter, the love of my life. Do any of you read HP? How has it affected you?