Monday, June 15, 2009

Harry Potter Prize Pack Give Away!

I am a HUGE fan of the Harry Potter series! I have so many wonderful memories around the books over the years. I remember that the talk about the first book really didn't get started until the second book was out. I bought the first book in paperback at the airport and started reading it on the way home from a trip. I was hooked and couldn't wait for the second book. By the time the third book came out, the midnight release parties started at bookstores across the country. The news carried footage of the unexpected long lines of children and adults waiting in line to buy the book. My family was getting ready to move and there were boxes all over the house. So, I was sitting in the floor as I watched the television and tears started running down my cheeks when I saw the lines. Not in my lifetime had I ever seen anything like it. Children actually waiting in line for hours, dressed up as their favorite character, to buy a book. This is a reading teacher's dream!!!

My son was too young when the first three books came out but by the fourth book, I started reading them aloud to him every night. Then, he joined me in the long lines as we waited for the release of the final books. When the first movie came out, we had a HP party and took all of the kids, dressed as their favorite character, to see it. You haven't lived until you sit with a dozen 10 and 11 year-olds in a theatre!

On July 7th, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will finally be released in paperback. I've been given five Harry Potter Prize Packs to give away! The prize pack includes paperback copies of:

•Book 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
•Book 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
•Book 7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!

To enter, leave a comment about your favorite Harry Potter memory between now and midnight on Sunday, July 5th. The winner will be randomly selected on Monday, July 6th.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a breathtaking finish to a remarkable series. The final chapter to Harry Potter’s adventures will be released in paperback July 7th! It all comes down to this - a final face off between good and evil. You plan to pull out all the stops, but every time you solve one mystery, three more evolve.

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Susan Kusel said...

My favorite Harry Potter memory? Oooh, there are so many. I'd say the first time I read Book 1. I thought I knew what was going to happen... and then Rowling surprised me again and again.

Yan said...

My favorite has to be going to one of the release date celebration at Borders! My sisters and I had such a blast!

Jen said...

My favorite was cracking open Book 7 and feeling that mix of excitement and sadness that it was almost over....

Nafisa Hamid said...

i was never really a harry potter fan. I had seen the movies but neevr read the books. It was finally when one day my freinds coaxed me that i should at least read one of the books. thats when i started reading the first book and after that there was no looking back. i have read all the books and re read them again. I share my books with others , so i dont have all the books. but it would be great to have them in this gift pack. pls choose me me me me. I Love HP. I have named by plush toys also on hp characters.