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Harry Potter's Bookshelf
Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books behind the Hogwarts Adventures | John Granger
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Harry Potter. The name conjures up J.K. Rowling's wondrous world of magic that has captured the imaginations of millions on both the printed page and the silver screen with bestselling novels and blockbuster films. The true magic found in this children's fantasy series lies not only in its appeal to people of all ages but in its connection to the greater world of classic literature. Harry Potter's Bookshelf: The Great Books Behind the Hogwarts Adventures explores the literary landscape of themes and genres J.K. Rowling artfully wove throughout her novels-and the influential authors and stories that inspired her. From Jane Austen's Emma and Charles Dickens's class struggles, through the gothic romances of Dracula and Frankenstein and the detective mysteries of Dorothy L. Sayers, to the dramatic alchemy of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and William Shakespeare, Rowling cast a powerful spell with the great books of English literature that transformed the story of a young wizard into a worldwide pop culture phenomenon.
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melissajayne
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1) Yes and no. I have bookshelves in my den, in which I have organized mostly by author, but then my non-fiction isn‘t as organized and I have piles of books on my bedroom floor, my nightstand, and on some bookshelves unorganized.

2) a) I buy both physical and ebooks
b) While my preference is for paperback, I do get hardbacks on occasion

#thoughtfulthursday

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MoonWitch94
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#ThoughtfulThursday

📚Not right now & it drives me crazy! 😵‍💫 I want them to be organized by genre & height, though. Its my summer rainy day project.
📚In my bedroom, on one sad bookcase. The rest are in plastic bins in the garage. ((See first question lol))
📚I do both! But only hardcover if it‘s a series I enjoy and I started it in hardcover (they must match). Otherwise it‘s paperback.

✨Anyone can play! Wanna play, tagged Littens?✨

TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!💚🏷🏷🏷 5mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 5mo
BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 5mo
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sweetpealsd
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Sent out these babies this afternoon! I can‘t wait until my partner gets them! #EverythingHarryPotterSwap

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Gissy
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#7Days7Books Book 7. But I am going to mention that several series gave happiness like HP series but also Twilight (don't judge me☺️) Lara Adrian books, Charlaine Harris books, Dracula...I guess I was in vampires and paranormal mood😂🤣

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Mandigolightly
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I‘m so excited about my new bulletin board! (Ft our tiny Toni Morrison memorial) #librariansoflitsy

Eyelit I love everything about this! 3y
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heikemarie
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You guyssssss attempt #1 was pretty tasty. This is 1 cup milk (I used oat milk), 4 cookie scoops of butterscotch blondie ice cream, 4 scoops of vanilla caramel ice cream, 2 oz. vanilla vodka, 2 oz. butterscotch schnapps, and 4 Tbsp butterscotch instant pudding mix. Garnished with whipped cream, salted caramel drizzle (Smuckers brand), and gold sprinkles. A little watery, would halve the milk next time. Will try again tomorrow!

Megabooks Awesome!! Sounds really good!! 3y
heikemarie @Megabooks could easily make it nonalcoholic, take out the liquor and up the milk a bit, maybe add another Tbsp pudding to amp up the flavor! 3y
Avanders Mmm 🤤 3y
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NovelGirl82 Sounds awesome! 3y
Readergrrl My mouth is watering!!! I have a small bottle of “S‘mores” whiskey from a small distillery near me. You‘re inspiring me to try something with that.... 3y
LeslieO Oh my! 3y
alisiakae Wow! Sounds amazing! 3y
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LibrarianRyan
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It‘s HP build day at BN. Yes I registered. No I don‘t care that I am adult. I‘m making my Golden Snitch.

Leftcoastzen You go girl!😂👏❤️ 3y
Texreader Good for you!! 3y
LibrarianRyan So there are some adults who didn‘t register who wanted to make and BN staff told them they are letting unregistered kids go first. I was first in line so I snagged my parts and scaddled. I‘ll build when I get home. @Leftcoastzen 3y
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wordslinger42 You're not alone! I'm 26 & I asked for the Hogwarts castle Lego for Christmas 😁 3y
LibrarianRyan @wordslinger42 I want that so bad but we put limits this year has we have house repair. Yuck. I did get the flint stones LEGO‘s though. 3y
wordslinger42 @LibrarianRyan I hope house repairs go well & you're able to get it soon! I'd love to have the Flintstones Legos; truthfully, I'll build pretty much anything! 3y
britt_brooke Love it! 3y
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rjsthumbelina
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My final results from the O.W.L.s readathon! I got an exceeds expectations (9 or more). What's even better, I read the right categories for the career paths I wanted for the upcoming N.E.W.T.s readathon! This was a lot of fun 📚🔮

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Kimberlone
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Target find today! Super comfy slipper socks :)

TheSpineView Cute! 4y
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rjsthumbelina
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Have you guys seen book roast's (on YouTube) O.W.L.s readathon for the month of April?! And then the N.E.W.T.s readathon this summer?!I am linking the reveal video. These are so cool! I really hope I can stick with this. I'm so excited! https://youtu.be/dk-wc72whn4

GingerAntics This looks cool. 4y
RainyDayReading I did this last year, it was so much fun! My stack for this year is sitting in the corner teasing me. 4y
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Readergrrl
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I am so excited to get started on books and sweets and I wore my new Griffindor hat today!! Thank you @Marmie7 for the wonderful gifts!! Is it wrong that I‘ve already finished the raspberry gummy fish? They were delicious! It is so much fun researching and sleuthing for these swaps. Thank you! You did a wonderful job!! I was just commenting to a friend that I was going to buy myself the Read Harder log too!!!
#SpringtimeatHogwartsSwap

Marmie7 I'm so glad you like everything! This was a fun swap to shop for😁 4y
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dlowe86
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Since I will be working long, long hours the next 2
4 days I wanted to say thank you early to @WriterAtHeart for my #SpringAtHogwartsSwap package. @Endowarrior21 I apologize for the early open and post. I just didn't want to miss out. This was a very exciting exchange. I hope you do more of them. 😍

Endowarrior21 Its okay 4y
WriterAtHeart I am glad you were able to enjoy it! =) 4y
Chrissyreadit @dlowe86 I completely missed the deadline for the swap on Elster- I filled it out in case I can slip in- but sorry! My current class is kicking my butt time wise. 4y
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Endowarrior21
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EastWind76 I have sent and received! 😀 4y
vkois88 👍👍👍 done and done 4y
tdrosebud Sent but have not received. 4y
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BookwormAHN Sent but not received 🤞🏻 4y
ads0123 I have sent and received!! 4y
Slajaunie 👍 4y
TheBookAddict 👍🏽 sent and received! 🙂 4y
Endowarrior21 @BookwormAHN yours is on its way to you 4y
Endowarrior21 @tdrosebud yours should be on its way 4y
tdrosebud 👍 4y
Wonderwoman89 My box came today 4y
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Readergrrl
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It made it!! And now to wait until opening day!!! #SpringtimeAtHogwartsSwap

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Readergrrl
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My #SpringtimeatHogwartsSwap is flying to its destination!! So eager for Opening Day!

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Readergrrl
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My swap package is off tomorrow!!! 🧙🏻‍♀️ #HogwartsInTheSpringSwap

ReadingRobyn I‘m sad I missed this one😭😭😭😭 4y
Endowarrior21 @TheEmpress I will be doing one for the fall so be on the lookout 4y
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LoverofLit
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Got my #SpringAtHogwartsSwap package today! 😍😍 So excited to open it!

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nitalibrarian
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My library did a Harry Potter themed escape room this last week. This is the bookshelf in the room. I thought my co-worker did an amazing job with the books. The green book on the top shelf is actually a locked box with a key hidden somewhere else in the room. Participants had 20 minutes to find all 7 horcruxes.

Chrissyreadit Nice! 4y
TrishB That‘s cool 👍🏻 4y
SamanthaMarie That is so awesome!!! I love it! 4y
Nute That‘s so cool! 3y
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Endowarrior21

I have heard back from everyone but @Kshakal and @cassandraolea422 so if you two could please let me know that your still in the swap? And if please make a wishlist on Elfster

Kshakal I am so sorry... I am in I just haven‘t had time to figure out elfster... any helpful tips and tricks 4y
Endowarrior21 @Kshakal this how I learned I hope it helps https://www.elfster.com/help/ 4y
Kshakal @Endowarrior21 I will check it out thanks! 😊 4y
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Readergrrl
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Okay!!! I signed up!!! #SpringatHogwartsSwap

JoScho Yay! 4y
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Endowarrior21
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2 More days to sign up

25 have signed up so far

I am doing a Harry Potter exchange
Date to sign up by is December 30,2018
Matches sent by January 1,2019
Open Date is March 23,2019
It‘s US based only sorry @LitsyHappenings
#litsyswaps #litsyswap #litsyhappenings #SpringatHogwartsswap #SAHS #Endowarrior21firstswap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/35327035/zgew/ click the link to sign up if you like too
Please share the more the merrier

Lea Eeeek I just signed up! My first Litsy exchange. Thanks for hosting. 4y
SamanthaMarie I AM SO GLAD I SAW THIS IN TIME!!! My in laws finally left and I am catching up on Litsy. I can't wait for this!! 4y
jlondon1963 Just signed up for first exchange for 2019 4y
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LitsyHappenings
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Repost for @Endowarrior21 :
I am doing a Harry Potter exchange 😍😍😍😍.
Date to sign up by is December 30,2018
Open Date is March 23,2019
It‘s US based only sorry
#litsyswaps #litsyswap #litsyhappenings #SpringatHogwartsswap #Endowarrior21firstswap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/35327035/zgew/ click the link to sign up if you like too 😁

Please share the more the merrier

Gaylagal2 All ready and excited 🤓 4y
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Bibliogeekery
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Look at these gorgeous journals with wizarding books from Harry Potter! Holiday mischief managed! 🎄📚 www.curiosasociety.com

LA_Mead Aaaaahhh! Gorgeous! I need to head to your sister‘s store next time I‘m in the city. 4y
Bibliogeekery @LA_Mead it's honestly so great! I keep buying presents there! 4y
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Endowarrior21
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I am doing a Harry Potter exchange 😍😍😍😍.
Date to sign up by is December 30,2018
Open Date is March 23,2019
It‘s US based only sorry
#litsyswaps #litsyswap #litsyhappenings #SpringatHogwartsswap #Endowarrior21firstswap

https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/35327035/zgew/ click the link to sign up if you like too 😁

Please share the more the merrier

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LA_Mead
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You can‘t go wrong with Harry Potter themed #stockingstuffers can you? #seasonsreadings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎅❤️🎅❤️ 4y
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LA_Mead
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Here‘s a closeup of our #harrypotter themed Christmas tree!

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Maewyn
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@wanderinglynn is having a giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win. ✨

I lost all but the last book in one of my recent moves and have been wondering if I should start trying to get hard backs collected again. #OctHPGiveaway

wanderinglynn Thanks for entering! ☺️ 4y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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@wanderinglynn is hosting a fantastic #octHPgiveaway this weekend. Head over to her page to enter.

wanderinglynn Thanks for entering! ☺️ 4y
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LikelyLibrarian
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Updated Harry Potter #shelfie complete with Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and a hand-drawn portrait of Hermione 💕

Kmmsellers It looks great! 4y
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thewallflower0707
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The Wands Shelf in the Harry Potter Store at 📍King‘s Cross. Always a must-visit, though very, very expensive. I already bought Hermiones wand last year in Germany, where it‘s about 5€ cheaper. Today I left with Ravenclaw pens and a Time Turner necklace.
#harrypotter #london #shopping

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InLibrisVeritas
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I found some little cage lights at Target for my shelves!! I have them in my other two shelves as well.

I have been trying to find some like these for a long time, it seems like all of them always require a plug in as opposed to batteries.

RealLifeReading Adorable!!! 4y
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MommyOfTwo
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I‘m missing the first book because my niece is borrowing it. #Potter #CoolBooks

Linsy Such a good reason! I‘ve been the dealer for my nephew. It‘s the best! 4y
MommyOfTwo @Linsy yes it is! 4y
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TheSpineView
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I was looking on Zulily and see they have Harry Potter stuff on sale. I was looking for gifts for my kids but I think I will have get myself something. A mug or cute socks. Still a kid at heart!😋

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Branwen
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Look what the local Target donated to my library! Now we have our very own Hedwig! 🦉📚 #librarylove

DivineDiana Love! ❤️ 4y
Eyelit Fantastic! 🦉💜 4y
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toofondofbooks
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And I got Chamber of Secrets in my house colors 😊

#bookhaul #ravenclaw #harrypotter

Linsy I‘m jealous! 4y
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toofondofbooks
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Got the first 3 books in the new Selznick editions! Made myself wait to get the rest but who am I kidding? I'll probably order them in the next week lol.

#bookhaul #harrypotter

Avanders I bought the first one.. then lost it? So I bought the 7th one. No one understands this logic... 😆 4y
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JoRead
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It's going out! My #HarryPotterSwap is on its way.
To my match, please forgive my mad wrapping skills 😅☺
@BookaholicNatty

BookaholicNatty Yay @JoRead this looks sooo beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sending your package out on time!! Your the best!!! Can‘t wait till opening day!!! 11 days!!! ❤️❤️ 4y
JoRead @BookaholicNatty It's so much fun to do this! Thanks for setting it up! 4y
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ashley_o13
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Harry Potter clue 💕

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Caroline2
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Yes!!! 😆

Tanisha_A 😂 Spot on! 4y
Literary_Siren 😂😂😂 I love it! 4y
riversong153 😂😂😂😂🤓 4y
tracey38 😂😂😂 4y
Birdsong28 😂😂😂😂😂⚡📚📖 4y
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toofondofbooks
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JoRead
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It's a Harry Potter Swap! I'm so excited about this one ❤😍 Go to @BookaholicNatty for more details and to sign up.

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kstadt929
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I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and could not be more excited for this #harrypotterswap hosted by @BookaholicNatty ! Here is the link to join us!! 😁😁 http://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/30766685/8ddc10/

BookaholicNatty @kstadt929 yay yay yay!!!! So glad you are joining!!!! Made my day to scroll through the feed and see this! 😘😘 5y
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Matilda
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Hey hey if you're looking for something good you can do today here's a classroom that needs funding help. share and/or donate if you can: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/flexible-seating-and-accessible-bookshel/31...

Also follow @Kelly on twitter she does a lot of great work in posting classrooms that need help 💙📚

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Peddler410
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New covers coming June 26th for the 20th anniversary of Harry in the US! I‘m going to need this set! Illustrated by Brian Selznick

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/entertainment/a19741908/harry-potter-books-new-c...

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LibrarianRyan
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This one was to easy and probably used by many. If I think of something better later I will try again. #scarface #april80smovies

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LibrarianRyan
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benchley1
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Is anyone else as excited about the game as I am!!?? Finally announced the release date April 25th!!!!!!!! I might need to be sick

Endowarrior21 Hopefully I will be on vacation lol 5y
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LA_Mead
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@Kodak2057 Thank you so much! It‘s all lovely! I especially love the beautiful Gryffindor HP book! So cool! @JenlovesJT47 #Potterheadswap (Sorry for the late post...yesterday kind of got away from me...)

Kodak2057 I totally forgot it was opening day lol glad you like it!! 5y
JenlovesJT47 🤓💚🤓 5y
LA_Mead @Kodak2057 I forgot too! 5y
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