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Rereading Harry Potter as an Adult

Harry Potter is one of those stories you can read over and over again. I was eleven when the first book came out so it was especially magical for me to grow up with the trio, the same age as them. I read through the entire series as it came out, once more as a fresh twenty-something in college, and now I have reread the first one as a 34 year old wife and mom. It's funny how when your perspective changes the stories seem to change as well. I find myself relating and listening more to the teachers and adults in the stories than the kids, which is great because they have some really fantastic wisdom to impart. I wanted to share my journey of rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone as an adult with you, sharing the things I forgot about and also the things I noticed as an adult that I didn't notice as a kid.

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Happy Birthday JK Rowling & Harry Potter!

I know, I'm a dork, but I can't help it! My name is Alex Apostol, I'm 31 years old, and I'm still obsessed with Harry Potter! I'm sure I'm not the only one, right? Anyway, today is not only the Chosen One's birthday, but also his creator's birthday!