Wherein I, a Harry Potter Virgin of the novels, reads Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II. To the hashtag twitter excitement of at least one friend. #HPVirgin
I was not one of the readers who fell in love with Harry Potter when it was released. A friend sent it to me when it was released in the UK because she thought I’d love it and we could hears that love together.
She was sorely disappointed.
That said I do enjoy aspects of HP – the world is interesting, the fandom is hella creative and I will be a Slytherin for life. Also I enjoyed the movies but that’s mostly due to this handsome guy:
And the Weasley Twins. And ok sometimes Hermione.
However after reading the most spoilery post ever found on Tumblr (and that’s saying something) about the Cursed Child’s entire plot…I found myself thinking “Now this is something I want to read!”. I really don’t like Harry. I find him to be dull and whiny and a true threat to common sense. His kid Albus though? And Draco’s kid Scorpius? THEY ARE MY KIND OF PEOPLE.
So I am embarking on what I like to christian “Chronicles of a Harry Potter Virgin” in which I will read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and live tweet my reactions. I’ll do my best to keep it spoiler free of course – though do NOT complain to me if you get a spoiler for the original series all right? That’s just stupid. Of course you’ll be spoiled. This is set twenty-two years later!
Join me as I go along using hashtag #HPVirgin. At the end of my read I’ll choose one commentor (whether here or via twitter) to win a Harry Potter Prize Pack (contents to be determined, but a copy of the first book illustrated & the Cursed Child will be included).
This should be delightfully fun don’t you think?