Five Years LaterOpinion
And they said we wouldn't last!
And they said we wouldn't last!
holy wow its been soo long, when dh came out in book form i was graduating middle school, when part 2 came out i was graduating high school. now im going to be a sophomore in college, siriusly where does the time go?! someone been using a time turner on me?!! :o
Didn’t realise it has been five years. Wow!! I am still re-reading and often get asked by my hubby if the ending has changed at all. :) I often find things that I have missed before or reminders of events etc., in the book that I loved and had forgotten about. To each his own. He loves stuff to do with the American Civil War. So well said Melissa and thanks Leaky for still being here. I always enjoy following things that are happening at this site. With Pottermore here now it means we have other ways of enjoying Harry Potter again.
This was a really nice article, Mel. Makes me want to read the series again, which I think I’ll do :)
What a lovely post :) I will always love Harry potter and Leaky too. I will never forget those days with endless speculation in the leaky Lounge Forums. If I ever had to conjure a patronus I would think those days :)
“In five years from now, where will we be? Will some of us be reading the Harry Potter stories to our children? "
I will definitely read HP. It will be the first real novel that I’d read to my kids. :) Along with Harry we grew up and I want my children to do so too :)
" How many of us will be published novelists ourselves? "
I dunno about being an Author but HP has definitely triggered me into writing as a hobby. Writing has now become my much-needed let out :)
“When you see the unfailing joy, the unironic excitement, and clear-eyed ebullience that meaningful stories can inspire, we hope you’ll think of Harry, and remember the time we all spent discovering such happiness together.”
Siriusly (;)). HP has become a part of our lives isn’t it ? Harry potter will always live on forever in our minds.
Thank you leaky for such a wonderful post :)
Well said, Melissa! And thank you, Leaky, for staying with us, it’ll always feel like home for me. :)
It’s reassuring to hear that ‘Leaky will still be here.’ I’m sure I’m not the only one who has wondered where the international fandom will be able to congregate in the future, as Melissa gets ‘better offers’ from places like Pottermore and as it becomes progressively more difficult to convince potential Leaky advertisers of the size of the fan base. One thing I know for sure is that, if I were a publisher of fantasy or YA lit, I would place ads here regularly! The true believers reached on Leaky must be a gold mine for creating word-of-mouth buzz for a new or anticipated release.
Lovely Melissa lovely.
Like some of your other correspondents I am more in the Dumbledore age group a grandfather who has had the most amazing connection with his 2 granddaughters as we read played games as members of houses watched the movies played board games did drawings and r now writing our magic stories all this while we have kept watch at Leaky the wonderful fans and their Harry experience.Would that all anniversary’s contain such absolute pleasure. Happee Anniversary all
@likehagridonlyshorter: What happened at the Colorado movie premiere was horrible. My thoughts are with you, and everyone who suffered (incl. the relatives etc.)
Do not open until July 21st,2007. That was my 8th birthday. Even though I wasn’t a fan then,I still feel honored for some weird reason. 5 years from now,I’ll be 18,and hopefully a singer.
I remember that day vividly, although I have only thought about it a couple times during the last 5 years. I was on vacation with family and friends and wanted to buy the book first thing in the morning. Everything kept getting in the way, breakfast, swimming pools, roller-coasters and finally we rented a boat to go tubing on a lake. Luck would have it, the boat would only seat 8 safely and we had 9. I graciously volunteered to sit out first and the moment they set sail I was in the car heading to the store to pick up two copies. When they came back to pick me up on the dock, I waved them off twice because I hadn’t finished the first chapter.
I enjoyed your post Melissa, and your book. You are so right, there have been many great books before and since, but Harry Potter was something special. It was the last book I read aloud and I think it was her thoughtfulness that provided the opportunity, eventually they get “too big” and you have to be satisfied with parallel reading.
Congratulations on 5 years. . . and vandy, you keep writing and I’ll bet someday you’ll be a great author. I enjoyed your post too!