I have always loved books and reading you could blame growing up in a family full of educators OR blame growing up as an only child. I still remember my mother knocking on the door to make sure I was okay. Why? I was reading the Harry Potter series all day! Fast forward…Soon I will be going to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida. Bringing a book to life through film is one thing but being able to walk through a theme park is going to be so much fun. In preparation for this trip, I watched Harry Potter movies including Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story. Searching for the movies is when I saw the title: Philosopher’s Stone and again in the movie about her life.
Today I decided to check out a used bookstore, Carpe Librum. I stood in the Young Adult section for what seemed like forever. I kept looking not exactly sure what I was looking for and then I saw IT! I couldn’t believe it. The first book J.K. Rowling published before it reached the U.S. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. I just finished reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and I am pretty sure this moment was brought to me by magic. I look up to J.K. Rowling because her story tells me I too can be an author. Here are all the books I bought. See more book photography on my Instagram page.
Sidebar: The illustrated version was also released today!