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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone | J.K. Rowling
For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan. 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.
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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

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MissAimz_55
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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

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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 51m
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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! 4h
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. 4h
Blh87 No book series has ever brought me more joy than this one❤️ 4h
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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) 1h
britt_brooke @JaclynW It‘s always interesting to reread books after a few years. More life experience, fresh eyes. 1h
britt_brooke @Blh87 Aw, I love this! 💚 1h
Megabooks @britt_brooke totally makes sense!! Have fun!! ⚡️ 1h
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. 2m
maich I didn't read any books of HP. But my sister have them all on her shelf🙈🙈 now
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Thanks! I‘ve heard this exactly. It is helpful to know these things going into each book. now
britt_brooke @maich At least you‘re know where to find them if you change your mind. 😁 now
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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 👍🏻📚😊 10h
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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. 2h
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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 ☺️ 19h
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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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! 1d
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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 1d
Linsy @GingerAntics So true! The perfect team 24h
GingerAntics @Linsy totally agree 24h
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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!!! 2d
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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. 2d
GypsyKat As a Ravenclaw, I‘m kinda with you.😂 2d
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. 22h
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. 22h
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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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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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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. ❤️ 2d
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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 😂 2d
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! 2d
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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! 😍 2d
Panic70 Thank you @DebinHawaii It was a fun way to add a bit more enjoyment to my reading. ❤️ 2d
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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 2d
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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! 2d
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Kshakal
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I am a day behind!!! 😳 #potteraday

Linsy Me too! 😱 2d
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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👏🏻👏🏻 3d
Linsy True! I love the warmth in this chapter ❤ 2d
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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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bookishbitch
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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! 4d
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 4d
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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?"
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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. 4d
AnneCecilie Wow, I had no idea. 4d
Readswithcoffee Very interesting. 4d
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Linsy
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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 🦁🦅 4d
Enchanted_Bibliophile I'm Gryffindor 🦁and hubby is Slytherin🐍 4d
GingerAntics You have the ties?! I love that!!! 4d
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kgriffith Ravenpuff 😊 🦅 🦡 4d
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. 4d
zezeki Hufflepuff! 🦡 4d
hissingpotatoes Hufflepuff! 😀 4d
Clare-Dragonfly Hufflepuff 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛 4d
Linsy @GingerAntics I think my husband found them at Walmart randomly. My two-year-old loves to wear them around the house like necklaces. 😄 4d
Linsy @MissAimz_55 I think it does for sure! Don't worry about being behind. You're such a Ravenclaw 😜 4d
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) 4d
GingerAntics Ravenclaw 💙🤍💙🤍💙 4d
GingerAntics Those ties are awesome!!! I think I may have to make some house scarves after we get moved. 4d
Linsy @GingerAntics Impressive! I'm hoping to start using a loom this year so I can get a bit crafty with house hats. 4d
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. 4d
Slajaunie Ravenclaw! 💙💙💙 4d
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MeganAnn
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#potteraday Chapter 7: The Sorting Hat

The first years are sorted into their houses and experience the magic of the great hall, ghosts and food magically appearing on the tables for the first time. I love the Sorting Hat‘s song and all the imagery in this chapter.

Jim Kay‘s illustrations of the ghosts are particularly beautiful. I love how he paints them with bits of saturated color and captures their glowing light.

Linsy Yes, is that how he does it? It's seriously spectacular! 4d
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Kenziejo
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As a 6th grade English teacher, my students love Harry Potter. They are even lucky enough to be able to read it in their reading class. That means I get to have all kinds of fun Harry Potter discussions. This student asked me what house I was. I told her somewhere between a Gryffindor and a Hufflepuff, so she made me this drawing. How cute! ❤

#TeachersOfLitsy

MeganAnn 😍😍😍 5d
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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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12 January: The Sorting Hat

This chapter hold some of my favourite parts.
The singing hat, the ghosts, the food that magical appear,the school song
"Music a magic of its own"

Also I finally got my illustrated edition of the high shelf, so now I can even enjoy it more.
I did notice that this one at least is a UK edition not like my hard copy. I grew up with the UK so it feels wrong to now read the USA version.
#PotterADay #ReadAlong #HarryPotter

Linsy Weird, and I was thinking my illustrated was so much more UK than my original US hardcover! I'd forgotten how much I love the ghosts. And Peeves!!! I love that chapter art. 4d
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Kshakal
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I am loving doing this one chapter a day... I usually devour these books and I love that this time I am slowing down and savoring the experience! #potteraday

Linsy I'm so glad! I'm definitely getting a deeper experience going slow as well. 4d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Hagrid‘s hut... would do a hobbit proud!

#potteraday : I‘m all caught up! Hopefully the coming week won‘t knock me around quite so much as the one just gone and I‘ll be able to stay caught up ☺️

Linsy Great job! This rendition of Hagrid's Hut is so hobbit-like! Which is funny, as Hagrid is a giant. 😆 4d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Linsy, and his rock cakes would cause a scandal in the Shire 😂 3d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Platform 9 3/4 ❤️ #potteraday

Obviously had to do this on my first visit to Kings Cross Station - there was a bit of queue but the people doing the photographs were quite lovely - and happy to allow us to take photos with our phones...

Reggie I would totally be in line for this!!! Awesome photo!!! 5d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Reggie, there is a Harry Potter store there as well - it was like a mosh pit, it was so full of people. I sincerely hope the staff there get paid well - cause they earned it! 5d
Linsy Perfect!!! ❤ 4d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Fake news.

But I suppose at this point in the story we don‘t know about Sirius Black, Gryffindor... who was wrongly accused - but that‘s not generally known! #potteraday

tjwill As a Slytherin, I object, Hagrid. 6d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @tjwill, I can understand his bias but yeah - not true! 6d
tjwill @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Yes, having gone to school with Voldemort himself would definitely give you a bias against Slytherin! 5d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @tjwill, getting framed by Tom Riddle and being expelled would have been tough... It‘s lucky that Dumbledore always seems to be in his corner - cause everyone else seems to write him off 5d
tjwill @thegirlwiththelibrarybag Agreed! I love Hagrid for his dedication to Dumbledore and his protectiveness over Harry. 5d
Linsy Lol, yep, definitely fake news! Hagrid is just repeating the bias he received from the rest of the Wizarding World. It's almost as if this whole series is to prove that classifications like houses don't mean a thing, where it truly counts. 4d
Linsy @tjwill @thegirlwiththelibrarybag That is a very good point! 4d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Linsy - very true, especially as the golden trio all have dominant traits that are prized by the other houses - they all chose to be in Gryffindor 🦁 3d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Hagrid‘s first ‘Shouldn‘ta‘ 😂❤️ #potteraday

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Hagrid ❤️ #potteraday

Linsy 💛 4d
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Sassy Harry makes his debut!

#potteraday (I‘m so behind - trying to catch up now)

Linsy This quote stuck out to me this time too. It's just the best!! I wish we had more of him like that in the early movies. 4d
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Linsy, book Harry has some great lines! I‘m looking forward to rediscovering most of them (I‘ve only ever reread the first three books) 3d
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