I received the first four Harry Potter books — hard back — as a high school graduation gift from a neighbor. I had babysat for her many times, and she was friends with my mom. I received the first four because, in spring of 2001, those were the only Harry Potter books out.
I saw the film last night, and it was kind of emotional. To spend so much time with characters as they are developing, and to experience the finality of them — it’s intense.
Naturally, I’m about ready to crack “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” This will be the third or fourth time I’ve read it. I’m not sure.
However, I had to share the beautiful inscription with you:
“To Jaclyn — Enjoy! Read these right before you go to sleep and you will have very creative dreams. Speaking of dreams, always follow yours!”