BEST Used Bookstore Find – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone!


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 LibrumI 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!

August Book Challenge – Day 7 – Published in 2015

Day 7 – Published in 2015 

August Book Challenge – Day 6 – Fast Paced

Day 6 – Fast Paced 


*I do not own the book cover image.

August Book Challenge – Day 4 – Favorite Quote

Day 4 – Favorite Quote 

August Book Challenge – Day 2 – Yellow Books – My Age of Anxiety

Day 2 – Yellow Book(s)

August Book Challenge – Day 1 – AugustTBR

Here we go! 

Day 1 – AugustTBR (To Be Read).

July Book Challenge – Day 22 – Thickest Book

Day 22 – Thickest Book

Had anyone read this book about Steve Jobs? I bought it at a used book store a while back but I haven’t read it. #apple

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June Book Challenge – Day 21 – Thinnest Book

Day 21 – Thinnest Book


July Book Challenge – Day 16 – Top 5 Favorite Books

Catching up on the July Book challenge.
Day 16: Top 5 Favorite Books


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July Book Challenge – Day 12 – Book that inspired you

Day 12 – Book that inspired you


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Have you read this book or seen the movie?