20 Years Of Harry Potter

Hey guys!

Can you believe it’s June?! 2017 is absolutely flying by; I can barely keep up. However, this month holds a special anniversary. On June 26, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will turn 20 years old. I genuinely cannot believe that this life changing book was published 20 years ago. 


I remember being 7 years old and when I first read this book. As soon as I started it, I wanted to be a part of it. I was a geeky little kid who wished so much to be able to go to Hogwarts. I wanted to be in Gryffindor, I wanted to learn spells and be best friends with Hermoine. 

I loved reading anyway as a child but this showed me at quite a young age how special books are. It’s something I try and promote every day in my classroom. 

To mark this occasion, Bloomsbury have published amazing versions of The Philosopher’s Stone in house colours. If you’re an avid fan you would have been sorted on the Pottermore website, I know for sure I have! It was this house I brought today: Gryffindor. 


I absolutely love it. In fact, I have no embarrassment in saying just how excited I was to see them. VERY EXCITED indeed. 

Growing up with this book, like millions others, means that I feel it is a part of me. It shaped me as a child. It taught me to be tolerant and dream big. Anything is possible of course. 

The Gryffindor copy is lovely. It’s black with the red crest on the front with the key characteristics of those in this house: courage, bravery, determination. The edging matches the house colours. Very fetching for any bookshelf indeed! 



I love it. I absolutely will have to get the other houses. You can’t just have the one can you?! Ah Ms Rowling, what a fabulous lady you are indeed. What an indescribable thing you have created. 


Big love xx

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23 responses to “20 Years Of Harry Potter

  1. 20 years! Oh my goodness. I still don’t think I’ve felt as much anticipation for any series as much as HP!

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  2. 20 Years! Unbelievable! And you were only 7? Well, I’m definitely feeling every one of my 52 years. I did go ahead and order my copy today. I can’t wait for it to come.😊

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  3. What a wonderful first post to read. I love Harry Potter too. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years.

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  4. Got to admit this one of the sexiest editions of the book yet! If I didn’t already have the books, I’d totally hunt these down. Maybe in the future I’ll actually get these just for bookshelf-sexiness-purposes. 😀

    P.S. I actually haven’t read the series yet.. I’ve seen all the movies though. I guess I’m just waiting on forgetting a bit more about the plot in the movies before diving into these books. 😛

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    • I agree. I’m a little obsessive actually and have to have all of them. Makes me sound so spoilt!!! But they are beautiful and a good way of marking the publishing date!
      Whaaat!! Read them. You’ll love it. X

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  5. Love these houses themed books! WANTS!

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  6. Oh wow what gorgeous editions!! Can’t believe it’s been so long!! And I was the same- I read them for the first time at 7 too 😀

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  8. I still remember the day of delivery of whole series at my home that is 24 march 2013. #potterheadforever #always

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  9. 20 years so soon?! Time has flown! I love all the different house color themes they used for these special edition covers! I’m a Ravenclaw, but am tempted to buy all four.

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